3-2. M7 BLADE ASSEMBLY-MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.
THIS TASK COVERS:
Tools and Special Tools
Small arms repairman tool set (app B)
Small arms field maintenance tool kit
Abrasive cloth (item 4, app D)
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 M7 Bayonet-knife
1. Check 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.
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. Inspect plate area (1) of blade for looseness. Tighten if necessary by plac-
ing blade 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.