2-11.B. M9 MULTIPURPOSE BAYONET SYSTEM--MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS (Cont).
LATCH ASSEMBLY (Cont)
For use of lubricant, refer to paragraph 2-4.
Wipe all parts with wiping rag (item 12, app D) and apply a light coat of
Before installing, identify RH and LH lock-release levers. The
indentation in each ear must face toward the soldier and be
opposite the bayonet mounting slot. The RH lock-release lever
is to the right when the bayonet-knife is pointing away and
the saw teeth are on top of the blade.
Spring pins (1) must be ins
surface of the latch plate
is identified by an indenta
talled flush or just below the back
(2). The back of the latch plate
1. Position RH lock-release lever (1) on latch plate (2) and install spring
2. Install compression helical spring (4), LH lock-release lever (5), and
spring pin (6).