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Problem: Check For: What To Do:
Won’t Fire Selector lever on SAFE
Too much oil in firing pin recess
Defective ammunition
Too much carbon on firing pin or in firing pin recess
Put it on FIRE
Wipe out with pipe cleaner
Remove and discard
Clean
Won’t Extract

Dirty or corroded ammo

Carbon in chamber

Fouling or carbon in extractor recess or lip

Remove stuck round - push out with cleaning rod

Clean chamber

Clean extractor

Won't feed

Dirty or corroded ammo

Dirty magazine

Defective magazine

Too many rounds in magazine

Action of buffer assembly is restricted

Magazine not fully seated

Clean

Clean

Replace

Take out excess

Take out buffer and spring. Clean them.

Adjust magazine catch: turn catch clockwise to tighten and counter clockwise to loosen.

Double Feed Defective magazine Replace
Won’t Chamber

Dirty or corroded ammo

Damaged ammo

Carbon in chamber

Dirt, corrosion, or carbon buildup in barrel or bolt face.

Clean

Clean

Clean

Clean

Won’t Lock

Frozen extractor

Restricted buffer assembly

Remove & clean

Remove & clean

Won’t Extract Restricted movement of bolt carrier group Remove, clean, & lube.
Selector Lever Binds

Needs oil

Dirt or sand under trigger

Lubricate with CLP

Clean

Bolt Carrier
“Hung up”
Round jammed between bolt & charging handle or is double feeding

 
Remove magazine. Push in on the bottom of the bolt latch. While pulling down on the charging handle, tap the rifle butt on the ground. Bolt should lock to the rear.
Warning: Keep clear of muzzle.
Caution: After round is removed, bolt is under tension.
Note: If this procedure fails, use a section of cleaning rod to push the bolt
fully to the rear through the ejection port.
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