This manual is published for the information and government of the Regular Army and Organized Militia of the United States. By order of the Secretary of War. Rifle, Caliber MA3 contract for , rifles was for- years was accomplished with the by the U.S. Army on May mally established in June This manual differs from TM , Ordnance Maintenance: Rifles, U. S., cal, , Still later, the Rifle MA3 was modified by removing front and rear sight.

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It is best ,anual by reducing compound to a fluid state by indirect heating as explained in subparagraph c, below. Be sure the edges of the cupped heads of the lateral adjusting screws fit squarely in the radial notches in the lug on the rear mount ring and mount base before tightening the front mount ring screws.

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Like parts are not all inter- changeable, and replacements should be made according to parts listed in SNL B Check for loose screws in adjustment plate. Composition grips may be assembled in place of the wood grips. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Gun Sling M fig. The wire should be somewhat longer than the distance from the trigger to the butt plate and should have an L-shaped hook on the free end so that, when suspended from the trigger, the weight will hang freely when the barrel of the rifle is vertical.

You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. Aside from dipping the whole rifle, application of the protective film to the bore of the rifle is best done by dipping the cleaning brush in the preservative and running it through the bore two or three times.

Unscrew lower band screw and remove lower band swivel Rifles M and MA1. Front Sight Cover fig. Assemble bolt stop assembly by inserting pin and seat spring in its pocket in receiver to rear of magazine opening.

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Turning the windage index knob moves the yoke to the right or left to allow for windage. These instructions are supplementary to m1930a3 in Field Manuals and Technical Manuals prepared for the using arms. Check spring for functioning, fracture, and set Free length of spring B is 0. The socket can be adjusted to fit tightly on the knob of the windage screw. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. If the extractor is weak or the hook is broken, it should be replaced.


Ammunition Ml, per square inch mean 48, lb Ammunition M2, per square inch mean 50, lb Shipping weight of 10 Rifles, M, MA1, and M A3 packed in standard container The gage has a scale graduated to read in thousandths of an inch. After a little wood has been removed, a small file should be used to square up the shoulder for the upper band.

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The other bayonet is the Ml furnished with the plastic Scabbard M7 fig. Stocks, bedding, modifications and after market parts! If the right lateral adjusting screw becomes too loose to hold properly, it can be tightened in like manner.

Unscrew and take out rear sight slide binding screw. Before placing the rifle in the pack- ing chest, see that the bolt is in its forward position and that the firing mechanism is released. Place butt plate spring on shank of cap, curved side down, and thread in butt plate spring screw M and MA1 Rifles.

This usually indicates misalinement of mount rings which should be corrected par. Check front mounting recess for wear and burs, and lateral adjusting screws for looseness and burs. This rifle is basically iden- tical with the Rifle M described in subparagraph a, above. Hold bolt sleeve between forefinger and thumb of left hand fig. Press in on scabbard catch and pull bayonet catch slightly away from handle and to rear out of scabbard catch.

Independently published March 12, Language: Report item – opens m11903a3 a new window or tab. It may be necessary to lift mxnual lug slightly to slide it on mount base. Damaged threads should be chased with a die. If the fixed stud front sight. Inspect lower band for worn or burred threads on lower band screw and broken or bent lower band swiveL End of screw is expanded to prevent loss, on Rifles M A3 and MA4and should not be removed except for repairs or replace- ments.


Additional descriptive matter and illustrations are included to aid in providing a complete working knowledge of the materiel.

Check grips for cracks, dents, scoring, and protrusion over edge of blade handle. Check reinforce leather tip for looseness on body cover due to ripped stitches, cuts, or abrasions, and for condition of leather.

If screw, band, or swivel are damaged, the assembly should be replaced. The magazine spring of the Rifles Ml A3 and MA4 is assembled to the follower by pushing the narrow end of the spring into the retaining slot in bottom of follower, and then pushing spring forward until retained by projection on rear end. Short screw passes through top tang of butt plate.

It sometimes becomes necessary to remove some stock from the front tenon of the hand guard. It may be heated in a suitable tank so that the parts of the rifle may be coated by mxnual. Then, with thumb piece vertical and pressed against some rigid object, intro- duce the point of the safety lock assembling tool provided for this purpose, or a small screwdriver, if the special tool is not available, between the safety-lock spindle and mm1903a3 plunger, forcing the latter into the thumb piece until it slips over the edge of the sleeve fig.

When position of mount rings is found to be correct, tighten the mount ring screws, after checking cross hairs. Minimum monthly payments are required. Remove floor plate, magazine m1903q3, and follower together. Even today, ’03s are used by some drill teams and m103a3 guards, so its appeal extends into another century. Other offers may also be available. Cleaning should be done with clean, dry wiping cloths. The metal body is crimped into a groove in top just back of beveled rim.

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