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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Gunsmithing tips for modifying your P14 and M rifles.

There are no spare parts issued for replacement for tele- scopic sight assemblies. Unless the rifle is to be disassembled further, the trigger maunal magazine assembly should be reinstalled at once, as the guard screws hold the barrel, receiver, and stock groups together.

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Prepare a soft brass plug, one end turned and threaded to screw into m1093a3 end of bolt, the other end, either square or round, to be gripped by any suitable rotating mem- ber, preferably a bit brace or breast drill. Check for broken or misalined mnaual hairs in reticle should run vertical and horizontal. In general, maintenance operations are of a first-aid nature.

Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. If moved laterally, the vertical and horizontal alinement of the reticle will become shifted.

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If screw, band, or swivel are damaged, the assembly should be replaced. When wood of grips shows signs of dryness, OIL, linseed, raw, should be applied, allowed to soak in thoroughly, and the grips then wiped clean.

Check grips for cracks, dents, scoring, and protrusion over edge of blade handle. Punch- ing new holes will weaken strap. Large numbers of ’03s were also used for training purposes. Check for wear and burs. There is a small hole in one end of the bolt stop spring.


Full text of ” Ordnance maintenance: Drive out butt plate pin and remove butt plate cap. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Front and rear stock screws and nuts are now standard for the Rifle M A3. If these undercuts of the fixed base are burred or bind the movable base too tightly, the movable base should be removed and the shav- ing tools C and D for the front and rear ends of the rear sight fixed base, used when available to shave the surface to a proper fit.

With the muzzle of the rifle held firmly in a vise, copper jaws being used, and the butt of the rifle supported on the bench, drill a hole 0.

Clean, manusl, and thoroughly wash all traces of the COM- POUND, valve grinding, fine, from all surfaces, as it is very important that no trace remain to cause undue wear and injury to the mechanism. If below the mark, the front end of base must be raised. How to choose the right ammunition or hand load for this classic rifle! Share your thoughts with other customers.

While the bore is wet, a clean brush, if available, should be run all the way through and all the way back three or four mahual to remove any hardened particles in the bore.

With the modifications of and the adoption of the. If there is any apparent movement between the reticle cross hairs and the mark, parallax is present. If neces- sary to replace base on account of wear in the front mount ring mount- ing recess, or other damage, the new base must be leveled with respect to the bore line of the rifle.

Other offers may also be available. Army Ordnance Department evaluated the Mauser rifle and fabricated several prototypes based heavily on the design.

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The magazine, however, may be loaded by inserting single cartridges by hand, one after the other. To disassemble, unscrew butt plate spring screw and remove butt plate spring Rifles M and MA1.

Do not remove clips unless necessary, as they may become bent out of shape. The MA3 was fitted with an M1 clamp-type grenade launcher for anti-tank grenades, used until the 2.


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Each click represents a change of 1 minute of angle or m1903aa3 horizontal change of impact of 1 inch at a range of yards. The slings M and M C can also be used. The bayonets and bayonet manuaal used with the rifles should be cared for in a similar manner, and frequently inspected for rust 1m903a3 rear end of lower portion of the magazine spring high enough to clear lug on floor plate and draw spring out of its mortise Rifles M and MA1. For details of their use, see paragraph If the fixed stud front sight.

In latethe Remington Arms Co. Janual position of mount rings is found to be correct, tighten the mount ring mabual, after checking cross hairs. 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. The bayonet stud band of the Rifles M A3 and MA4, which corresponds to the upper band of the Rifles M and MA1, is removed in a similar manner by removing the bayo- net stud band screw.

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. Push or drive out pin using small pin drift, and remove rear sight leaf. If threads are worn so as to make screws loose, screws should be replaced.

The effectiveness of rifle fire during com- bat decreases as the range to mnaual target increases. Figure 67 shows adjustable parts of the sight NOTE: The rifle should be cleaned and prepared with particular care.