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Tips to Re-Assemble Your Springfield M1A

Springfield M1AThe U.S. Military M-14 rifle is available to civilians in semi-automatic form from Springfield Armory. Several slightly altered versions are marketed, as well, usually with a shorter barrel and modified muzzle attachment. These variations should pose no particular difficulty for the disassembler. Other than that, all the existing copies of the M-14 should follow the standard disassembly steps with little or no deviation.

When it comes time to reassemble your M1A, however, it will be critical to remember these important points:

The pin projection on the inside of the right triggerguard arm should be behind the tab on the bottom of the hammer. This pin cocks the hammer when the trigger guard is pulled down.

The pin projection on the inside of the right triggerguard arm should be behind the tab on the bottom of the hammer. This pin cocks the hammer when the trigger guard is pulled down.

 

When reinstalling the bolt, angle it in such a fashion so that the left lug will slide down into its slot and the rear of the bolt clears the lower receiver lug.

When reinstalling the bolt, angle it in such a fashion so that the left lug will slide down into its slot and the rear of the bolt clears the lower receiver lug.

Note: The same basic assembly/disassembly steps for the Springfield M1A also apply to the following guns:
Springfield SOCOM 16
Springfield SOCOM II
Springfield M1A Scout
Springfield M21 Tactical
U.S. M-14
Polytech M14S

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