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Enhanced vs. standard M242: there is a difference.

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If you force the enhanced breech into the standard receiver, it is a major chore to get it back out because the enhanced breech is 5 millimeters larger. And you've probably damaged the receiver.

How do you tell the breeches apart? The enhanced breech has a stepped ridge cut into its aft end. The standard breech has no ridge.

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If you're unsure which receiver you have, check the data plate on the side of the receiver.. The enhanced receiver's part number is 12524008-1 and the standard's is 12524008. For more info on differences, see WP 0002 in TM 9-1005-200-23&P.

Make sure you know which M242 you have before you order replacement parts.
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Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
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Date:May 1, 2008
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