CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
SECTION I. GENERAL INFORMATION
a. Type of Manual. Organizational and Direct Support (DS) Maintenance.
b. Model Numbers and Equipment Names. M6 Bayonet-knife, M7 Bayonet-knife, M10
Bayonet-knife Scabbard and M9 Multipurpose Bayonet System.
c. Purpose of Equipment. The M6 Bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M14
Rifle series and as a hand weapon. The M7 Bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on
the M16 Rifle series, the M4 Carbine and as a hand weapon. The M9 Multipurpose
Bayonet System is used as a bayonet on the M16 Rifle series, on the M4 Carbine,
as a hand weapon, as a general field and utility knife as well as a wire cutter
together with its scabbard, and as a saw.
1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS AND REPORTS. Department of the Army forms and
procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM
738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
1-3. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE. Refer to TM 750-244-7
for procedures concerning destruction of this materiel.
1-4. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT. Refer to SB 740-95-1 for storage or
1-5. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR). If your M6 Bayonet-
knife, M7 Bayonet-knife, M10 Bayonet-knife Scabbard or M9 Multipurpose Bayonet
System needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the
only one who can tell us what you dont like about your equipment. Let us know
why you dont like the design. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report).
Mail it to us at: Commander, US Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command,
AMSMC-QAD, Rock Island, IL 61299-6000. Well send ycu a reply.
1-6. CORROSION PREVENTION. Instructions on corrosion prevention are found in
paragraphs 2-4, 2-5, 2-7, 2-8, 2-9.A, 2-9,B, 2-10, 2-11.A, 2-11.B, 2-11.C,
2-11.D, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, and 3-4.
Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
1-7. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MODELS.