Figure 2-20.--Loading the magazine through the cartridge
Figure 2-18.--Selector for automatic and semiautomatic fire.
There are two methods for reloading an empty
If a magazine is in the rifle, press the magazine latch
magazine in the rifle. (This method should only be used
(fig. 2-19) and remove the magazine. Pull the operating
in the field since it creates a possible accidental firing
handle all the way to the rear and check to see that the
situation.) After the last round is fired from a magazine,
weapon is free of ammunition. Then ease the operating
the magazine follower will engage the bolt lock and
rod forward to the locked position and move the safety
hold the bolt in the rear position. If this fails to happen,
to the rear (SAFE position).
make sure you did not have a misfire, then pull the
operating handle to the rear and manually depress the
bolt lock (located on the left side of the receiver), ease
the bolt down against it, then engage the safety. Insert a
5-round clip into the cartridge clip guide, as shown in
magazine. Four 5-round clips will fully load a
magazine. After you have unloaded and removed the
last clip, pull the operating handle to the rear to release
the bolt lock; then release the handle. This will let the
bolt go into battery, stripping and feeding the top round
into the chamber. The weapon is now ready to fire.
Figure 2-19.--Installation and removal of the magazine.