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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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In the semi-automatic MI Garand rifle was adopted, and new ’03 production came to a virtual halt at Springfield. Press rear end of floor plate forward and inward at the same time, forcing floor plate into its seat in trigger guard.

Remove bolt stop assembly by inserting a small punch m19033 the manuzl in the end of the spring and drawing it from its pocket until pin is free to be pulled out The bolt stop pin and spnng are a permanent assembly.

Cleaning brush must be clean. Drive out bolt sleeve lock pin from top, and remove bolt sleeve lock and spring, being careful not to lose spring. At all atmos- pheric temperatures OIL, lubricating, preservative, special, is suitable for this purpose. Special financing available Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time.

It is then withdrawn sufficiently to allow the fixed stud to be closed to the correct dimen- sion. This rifle is identical with the Rifle Ml described in subparagraph a, above, with the excep- tion of the stock assembly. Back to home page. Burs and scratches on wood grips should be smoothed with a fine flat file.

General tools used for inspection are listed in SNL B-3 as company accessories for the rifle. The mount base, shims, front and rear mount rings, and their component screws may be replaced. Then, with thumb piece vertical and pressed against some rigid object, intro- manuxl the n1903a3 of manuao safety lock assembling mwnual provided for this purpose, or a small screwdriver, if the special tool is not available, between the safety-lock spindle and 1m903a3 plunger, forcing the latter into the thumb piece until it slips over the edge of the sleeve fig.


The cartridge can not come out of magazine well until pushed forward by the bolt. Free length of catch spring B 14 is 0.

Burs on bayonet stud should be removed with a sharpening stone.

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The one is the Bayonet M which is furnished with either the fabric covered Scabbard M or the plastic Scabbard M3 figs. Hand Guard or Barrel Guard Assembly. Do not remove the adjustment plate from the sight tube as the cross hairs in the reticle are very delicate and easily broken, and foreign matter may enter the sight tube. Excessive play should be remedied by replacement of parts.

This procedure is explained in paragraph Check bushing for looseness in top, deformation, wear, and burs. Be careful not to lose the spring and plunger. This sight is furnished with a dust cap assembly for protection of the lenses.

To prepare the weapon for storage, refer to para- graph Rough spots on leather reinforce, caused by scratches or gouges, may be smoothed by paring with sharp, flat blade. Nicks and burs on mouthpiece top, or top bushing, should be removed with smooth file. To make this test, proceed as follows: This bayonet is basically identical with the Bayonet M as stated in paragraph President Theodore Roosevelt was a particular opponent of the rod bayonet concept and called the device ” 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.

Thread in and tighten the right lateral adjusting screw to hold the rear mount ring in posi- tion, and then partially tighten the two mount ring screws in the front mount ring.

Extensive testing revealed that the modified Mauser design was a great improvement over the Kanual, and, on June 19,the “United Manuzl Magazine Rifle, Caliber. Slightly peen the top surface of the spline on the barrel The peening should be just enough to make a snug fit between the slot in the fixed stud and the spline when as- sembled.

Assembly and Dissassembly Maintenance and Repair.


Add to watch list. See the seller’s listing for full details. The Springfield in. The shim is used for leveling the base with respect to the bore line of the barrel when assembled at manufacture. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. Looseness of the movable base can usually be corrected by tapping either one janual both of the overhanging lugs of the fixed base ordinarily the rear oneusing a bronze block or a drift so that the lug is bent slightly.

Full text of “Ordnance maintenance : U.S. rifles, cal. , M, MA1, MA3 and MA4”

It is inflammable, and precautions must be taken to avoid overheating. The raised ridge on the top of the follower M19G3 has two relief cuts on the left side. It will be noted in this connection that the dovetailed gage acts as a stop in closing the fixed stud.

It is provided for removing cleaning rods, cut patches, etc. Care must be exercised not to allow majual oil to get into the mechanism of the rifle as it will harden and prevent functioning. Inspect butt plate assembly for rust, burred or loose butt plate screws, tension of butt plate spring, and broken butt plate cap or trap, Rifles M A3 and MA4.

The recoil lug of the receiver fits into a mortise in the stock, and the front guard screw which is screwed into the lug holds the stock firmly between the guard and the forward under surface of the receiver. Remove it by striking m1093a3 face of thumb piece a light blow.

This method can be depended upon for the necessary protection particularly if regularly scheduled inspection cannot be undertaken. It may be necessary to tap gently on front and rear of trigger guard to loosen.

For surf landing mmanual or where high humidity or salt water spray is present, use OIL, lubricating, preserva- tive, medium. Floor Plate and Follower. Care must be taken not to bur the threads in the fixed stud.