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Pistol grip changed in new TM.

Dear Half-Mast,

The new M249 TM 9-1005201-23&P (Apr 13) does not show the same configuration for the pistol grip as the previous version did.

Fig C-7 in the old version showed the pistol grip, NSN 1005-01-306-9442; a pin, NSN 5315-01-3097192; and the locking plate assembly, NSN 1005-01131-1911. Fig 8 in the new version shows only the pistol grip. Is this a mistake?

SGT M.S.

Dear Sergeant M.S.,

No, it's not a mistake. The pin and locking plate assembly are no longer part of the pistol grip. You need only the pistol grip.

Pistol grip no longer requires locking plate assembly and pin

Half-Mast

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Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2014
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