Figure 13-19.--Separating the buffer group (buffer plunger) from
the operating group (drive spring guide).
Figure 13-17.--Releasing the stock latch.
Figure 13-20.--Pull the operating rod and bolt to the rear by
Figure 13-18.--Removing the buffer group.
pulling on the cam roller.
General disassembly begins with the bolt forward,
slowly. Allow the drive spring to expand until the end of
the cover closed, and the safety in the S position. Before
the drive spring is exposed at the rear of the receiver, as
the weapon is disassembled, be sure it has been cleared
shown in figure 13-19. Pull the buffer plunger from the
as outlined in previous sections of this chapter.
Removing the Stock Group
Removing the Operating Group
Raise the hinged shoulder rest and insert the nose of
a cartridge into the latch hole, as shown in figure 13-17.
The operating group of an M60 consists of the
With the latch depressed, remove the stock by pulling it
operating rod, bolt, drive spring, and drive spring guide.
directly to the rear.
Pull the drive spring guide and spring from the receiver
and separate them. With the left hand, grasp the pistol
Removing the Buffer Group
grip and pull the cocking handle to the rear until the bolt
is separated from the barrel socket. Continue to pull the
The M60 buffer group consists of the buffer yoke
operating rod and bolt to the rear by pulling on the cam
and the buffer, as shown in figure 13-18. Hold the palm
roller, as shown in figure 13-20.
of your hand against the exposed buffer and press
lightly, as shown in the figure. Remove the buffer yoke
When the operating rod and bolt are exposed
from the top of the receiver and withdraw the buffer
approximately 4 inches to the rear of the receiver, grasp