Figure 13-38.--Removing the driving spring rod assembly.
forward. When the bolt latch release is up and the bolt
is forward, the backplate assembly can be removed.
Located below the buffer tube sleeve are the backplate
latch and latch lock Pull out on the latch lock and up on
the latch, as shown in figure 13-37, view B. Remove the
backplate by lifting it straight up.
Remove Driving Spring
Figure 13-37.--Removing the backplate assembly.
The driving spring rod assembly consists of its inner
and outer springs and a rod. The assembly is located next
to the right sideplate inside the receiver (fig. 13-38).
Remove Backplate Assembly
To remove the assembly, push in on the head of the
driving spring rod. Push it to the left and remove the
To remove the backplate assembly, refer to figure
driving spring rod retaining pin from its seat in the right
13-37. Two conditions must exist before the backplane
sideplate. Full the complete assembly to the rear and out
assembly can be removed. First, the bolt latch release
of the receiver.
must be up and free of the bolt latch release lock. If it is
Use caution when removing the driving spring rod
not, push down on the bolt latch release (fig. 13-37, view
assembly. You should feel a slight pressure on the
A). Turn the buffer tube sleeve to the right. Keep turning
springs when the bolt is forward. Never attempt to cock
until the bolt latch release lock is free of the bolt latch
the gun while the backplate assembly is off and the
driving spring rod assembly is installed. Cocking the
The second condition is that the bolt must be
gun compresses the spring group. If the retaining pin
forward. If it is not, depress the bolt latch release. At the
slips from its seat, the rod will come flying out! Anyone
standing behind the gun could be injured.
same time, use the retracting slide handle to ease the bolt