AUTOMATIC PISTOL, CAL..45, M1911 AND M1911A1 connector in its hole in the receiver with the fiat face of the lower part of the disconnector resting against the yoke of the trigger. Then place the sear, lugs downward, so that
it straddles the disconnector. The sear pin is then inserted
in place so that it passes through both the disconnector and
c. The sear, disconnector, and hammer being in place
and the hammer down, to replace the sear spring, locate
its lower end in the cut in the receiver with the end of the
long leaf resting on the sear; then insert the mainspring
housing until its lower end projects below the frame about
one-elghth inch, replace the grip safety, cock the hammer,
and replace the safety lock; then lower the cocked hammer,
push the mainspring housing home, and insert the main=
spring housing pin.
d. In assembling the safety lock to the receiver use the
tip of the magazine follower or the screw driver to press
the safety lock plunger home, thus allowing the seating of
the safety lock. It should be remembered that when as-
sembling the safety lock the hammer must be cocked.
e. When replacing the slide and barrel on the receiver
care must be taken that the barrel llnk is tilted forward as
far as possible and that the barrel link pin is in place.
CARE AND CLEANING
• 5. GENERAL.—a. Careful, conscientious work is required to
keep automatic pistols in a condition that will insure perfect
functioning of the mechanism and continued accuracy of
the barrel. It is essential that the entire mechanism is
kept cleaned and oiled to avoid jams.
b. The mechanism also requires care to prevent rust or
an accumulation of sand or dirt in the interior. Pistols are
easily disassembled for cleaning and oiling.
6. CARE AND CLEANING.—-a. Care and cleaning of the pistol
include the ordinary case of the pistol to preserve its condi-
tion and appearance in garrisons, posts, and camps, and in
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