CHAPTER 3 DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Section I MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
3-1. M6 BAYONET-KNIFE - MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.
THIS TASK COVERS:
Tools and Special Tools
Small arms repairman tool kit (app B)
Small arms field maintenance tool kit
Brush (item 2, app D)
CLP (item 3, app D)
Dry cleaning solvent (item 5, app D)
LSA (item 10, app D)
Rubber gloves (item 7, app D)
Solid film lubricant (item 8, app D)
Wash pan (item 11, app D)
Wiping rag (item 12, app D)
paragraph 2-9.A Disassembly,
lubricate, and Reassembly of
M6 and M7 Bayonet-knives
paragraph 2-9.A. grips are
removed from M6 Bayonet-knife
1. Inspect blade for nicks on the cutting edge. Nicks up to 3/16-in. (0.48 cm)
can be removed by grinding. Ground areas shall be blended with adjacent
surfaces. Blades with deeper nicks should be replaced.
2. Repair broken point on blade by grinding and/or stoning. After repointing,
the length of the blade (measured from the front face of the guard to the tip
of the blade) must be at least 6-1/8 in. (15.56 cm). If less than 6 1/8 inch,
3. Check plate area (1) of blade assembly for looseness.
If required, tighten
by placing blade assembly in vise and stake or peen end of shank (2) over plate.
Make sure that sufficient clearance remains to permit retention of the bayonet
to the rifle.