3-2. M7 BLADE ASSEMBLY-MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS. (Cont)
When using solid film lubricant, be sure area is well ventilated.
d. Apply solid film lubricant (item 8, app D) to shiny surfaces. Allow to
dry 16 to 24 hours before handling.
If solid film lubricant comes in contact with the functional
surfaces of the lock-release lever, remove lubricant immedi-
ately by washing with dry cleaning solvent (item 5, app D).
3-3. M9 MULTIPURPOSE BAYONET SYSTEM--MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.
This task covers:
Tools and special tools
Small arms field maintenance tool kit
CLP (item 3, app D)
LSA (item 10, app D)
Wiping rag (item 12, app D)
Blade requires grinding
M9 blade is tempered, do not overheat when grinding.
1. Check blade for nicks on the cutting edge and/or the false edge. Nicks up to
3/16-inch (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. After repointing, the length of
the blade (measured from the front face of the guard to the tip of the blade)
must not be less than 6 3/4 inches (17.15 cm).