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GlocksRock
October 5, 2004, 09:40 AM
Is there a downloadable ar-15 owners manual. I'm building an AR, and since it's my first, I have no idea how to break it down and clean it. Since I'm building it, and not buying it, I was hoping I could download a manual somehwere.

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WhoKnowsWho
October 5, 2004, 09:48 AM
www.ar15.com has assembly and disassembly instructions at http://www.ar15.com/content/
AR-15 :: Assembly
AR-15 :: Parts Diagrams
AR-15 :: Maintain Your Rifle
AR-15 :: Perform A Function Check
AR-15 :: Functional Description

Etc.

Tons of information, I read just about everything before I built mine. Good luck, have fun!

GlocksRock
October 5, 2004, 09:57 AM
Thanks, I'll check it out when I get home. The firewall at work blocks a lot of gun related stuff unfortunately.

BryanP
October 5, 2004, 10:24 AM
You can't download either of them, but if you're building an AR I can highly recommend two relatively inexpensive books.


The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide by Walt Kuleck with Clint McKee. (http://www.fulton-armory.com/Books.htm#AR15)

The AR-15 Complete Owner's Guide by Walt Kuleck and Scott A. Duff (scroll down from the above link.)

The first one is the cheaper one and is well worth the money if you're building an AR.

GlocksRock
October 5, 2004, 10:31 AM
Actually, by building one, I mean I'm buying a complete lower, and a complete upper with the featuers I want, I'm not actually assembling the rifle myself.

Harry Tuttle
October 5, 2004, 11:57 AM
what you need are the TM & FM

ARMY TM 9-1005-319-23&P
www.ar15.com/content/manuals/TM9-1005-319-23.pdf
TECHNICAL MANUAL
UNIT AND DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE MANUAL
(INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST)

TM 9-1005-319-10 (3MB PDF)
Operator's Manual w/Components List M16A2, M4, M4A
http://www.ar15.com/content/manuals/TM9-1005-319-10.pdf

FM 3-22.9(FM23-9)
html: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/3-22-9/
pdf: http://pubs.armystudyguide.com/FM/FM_3-22_9.htm
RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP
M16A1, M16A2/3, M16A4,
AND M4 CARBINE
NOVEMBER 2002
PREFACE
This manual provides guidance for planning and executing training on the 5.56-mm
M16-series rifle (M16A1/A2/A3/A4) and M4 carbine. It is a guide for commanders,
leaders, and instructors to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the
objectives or intent of the United States Army rifle marksmanship program and
FM 25-100 (Training the Force).
This manual is organized to lead the trainer through the material needed to conduct
training during initial entry training (IET) and unit sustainment training. Preliminary
subjects include discussion on the weapons’ capabilities, mechanical training, and the
fundamentals and principles of rifle marksmanship. Live-fire applications are scheduled
after the soldier has demonstrated preliminary skills.
The proponent of this publication is the U.S. Army Infantry School. Send comments
and recommendations for improving this manual to doctrine@benning.army.mil or on
DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Forms) to Commandant,
U.S. Army Infantry School, ATTN: ATSH-ATD, Fort Benning, Georgia 31905-5000;
DSN: 835-4704; commercial: (706) 545-5107.
Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and
women are included.

good sources:
http://www.biggerhammer.net/manuals/
http://www.angelfire.com/art/enchanter/reader.html

GlocksRock
October 5, 2004, 12:26 PM
That's some good reading, thanks!

WhoKnowsWho
October 5, 2004, 02:35 PM
I mean I'm buying a complete lower, and a complete upper with the featuers I want,

Buy the stripped lower, it is actually really easy to assemble to lower as long as you have a punch set, and that punch set comes in useful with other guns too.

It might be hard to find a lower with all the right parts you want. I built a no frills lower, it cost a lot less than a pre-assembled no frills lower would have cost. If I had added a match trigger or something, the savings would have been even more.

Good luck finding the lower setup like you want, trust me, it's fun to build!

GlocksRock
October 5, 2004, 02:48 PM
I already ordered a Stag Arms complete lower from Eaglefirearms.net It is identical to RRA, and it has all RRA parts, and a 6 position collapsible stock. I'm probably gonna get a RRA upper to go with it, most likely from eagefirearms, or adco, but I'm gonna go to the local gun show this weekend before I make any decisions. There are lots of AR uppers at the show, so I may just get one there if I see something I really like at a good price.

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