IF YOUR RIFLE STOPS FIRING: Perform the following immediate actions…
If the Rifle won't fire, look for trouble and apply remedial action.
WARNING: If your rifle stops firing with a live round in the chamber of a hot barrel, remove the round fast. However, if you cannot remove it 10 seconds, remove the magazine and wait 15 minutes with the rifle pointing in a safe direction (always check that the “SAFE” direction remains safe during that time) This way you won't get hurt by a round cooking off.
Regardless, keep your face away from the ejection port while clearing the hot chamber.
If your rifle still fails to fire after performing steps 1 through 5 above, check again for a jammed cartridge case.
If your rifle still fails to fire, check the troubleshooting section in this manual, or take the rifle to a qualified gunsmith.
WARNING: If an audible “POP” or reduced RECOIL is experienced during firing, IMMEDIATELY CEASE FIRE! Then…
Do not apply the IMMEDIATE ACTIONS described previously. If a bullet is stuck in the barrel of the weapon, do not try
to remove it! Take the rifle to a qualified gunsmith.
|Problem...||Check For...||What To Do...|
|Won't Fire|| |
Selector lever on SAFE.
Put it on FIRE.
|Bolt Won’t Unlock||Dirty or burred bolt||Clean or see a qualified gunsmith.|
|Won’t Extract||Broken extractor spring. |
Carbon in chamber.
Fouling or carbon in extractor recess or lip.
See a qualified gunsmith.
|Won’t Feed|| |
Dirty or corroded ammo.
Too many rounds in magazine.
Action of buffer assembly is restricted.
Magazine not fully seated.
PRESS MAGAZINE CATCH BUTTON ON RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE
Take out excess.
Take out buffer and spring; clean them.
Adjust magazine catch.
|Double Feed||Defective magazine.||Replace.|
|Won't Chamber|| |
Dirty or corroded ammo.
Carbon in chamber or on gas tube.
|Won’t Lock|| |
Dirt, corrosion, or carbon buildup in barrel locking lugs.
|Won't Extract||Frozen extractor. |
Restricted buffer assembly.
Restricted movement of bolt carrier group.
Remove and clean.
Remove and clean.Remove, clean, and lube. (Make sure gas tube fits into carrier key and that the carrier moves freely before replacing).
|Short Recoil|| |
Correct alignment of gaps in bolt rings.
Carbon or dirt in carrier key, or on outside of gas tube.
Q-tip or pipe cleaner pieces
“Gaps” in the gas rings should be staggered 120 around the bolt body for maximum effectiveness.
Clean carrier key, or around area of gas tube.
|Bolt Fails to |
Dirty or corroded bolt latch.
Clean out if possible or have rifle checked by a qualified gunsmith.
|Needs oil. |
Dirt or sand under trigger.
|Lubricate with CLP. |
|Bolt Carrier |
|Round jammed between bolt and charging handle and/or double feed.|| |
Keep clear of muzzle!
After round is removed, bolt is under tension!