Figure 2-14.--Removing the barrel from the slide.
To remove the barrel from the slide, push in on the
Figure 2-16.--7.62-mm M14 rifle with the bipod installed.
barrel forward slightly. Lift and remove the locking
block and the barrel assembly from the slide.
When you have disassembled the pistol, check the
parts for damage or excessive wear as you clean them.
For more information on the M9 pistol, refer to Navy
Figure 2-17.--7.62-mm M14 rifle with the M6 bayonet knife.
accommodate a 20-round cartridge magazine, the M2
Shoulder weapons are designed to be held with both
hands; they are braced against the shoulder to absorb the
M14 Rifle Controls
force of recoil and to improve accuracy. The primary
Navy shoulder weapons are the M14 rifle, the
Remington M870 shotgun, and the M79 grenade
selector for automatic operation. Position the selector
launcher. We will discuss the operation and
as in view A for semiautomatic fire and as in view B for
maintenance of each of these weapons.
automatic fire. Most of the M14 rifles issued to the
Navy will not be equipped with the automatic selector;
only semiautomatic fire will be possible.
The safety is located just forward of the trigger
cooled, gas-operated, magazine-fed shoulder weapon.
guard. To prevent the weapon from firing, press the
It is designed for both semiautomatic fire and fully
safety rearward. To permit firing, press the safety
forward. The safety can only be engaged when the
automatic fire (750 rounds per minute). The M14 is
weapon is cocked.
chambered for 7.62-mm cartridges and can
Figure 2-15.--7.62-mm M14 rifle and controls--right-front view.