2 4 - 1 8 . SUPPORT TUBE DISASSEMBLY PROCEDURE
TOOLS: 7/16" combination wrench
PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES: Remove platform and footrest (para 24-10)
Remove support tube (para 24-26)
Put support tube in a vertical position with bottom of tube resting on a solid surface.
Soldier A: Press down and hold outer support tube (1) so that tension on compressed
spring inside tube can be released slowly when setscrews (2) are removed.
Soldier B: Using pencil, scribe a line from support tube (1) to retainer (3) to help line
up support tube (1) with retainer (3) during assembly.
Support assembly is under spring tension. Take care that
spring does not fly out and hit you when removing
setscrews (2) and retainer (3).
Soldier B: Using wrench, remove two setscrews (2) from retainer (3).
Soldier B: Remove retainer (3) from support tube (1).
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