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FDL-3 Assembly: Mag Release

Required Tools
Thin Allen Key
#2 Phillips Screwdriver
Instructions

Prep

Gather Mag Release Parts

  1. Identify mag block. Full and forty nose versions are identical.

  2. Identify mag lever. Full and forty nose versions are identical. Shorty and HIR versions are identical.

Identify Parts

Mag Block and Lever

  1. Identify mag catch. Full and forty nose versions are identical.

  2. Identify mag pivot. Only applicable to full and forty nose. Both are identical.

  3. Identify mag link. Long versions are for auto tail. Short versions are for semi tail. Shorty and HIR versions are identical and have no hole. Full and forty versions are identical and have hole.

Identify Parts

Mag Catch, Link and Pivot

The following steps are only applicable to full and forty noses.

For shorty and HIR noses proceed to Step 6.

  1. Insert spring in side of mag block.

Step 1

Insert Spring

  1. Preassemble catch, lever, pivot and link.

  2. Ramp on end of link should face down like a ski slope.

  3. Use thin allen key to compress spring. Hold

Step 2

Assemble Bits

  1. Insert catch, lever, pivot and link in mag block.

  2. Ensure properly seated, hold and remove allen key.

Step 3

Insert Bits

  1. Insert assembled mag release in rear of magwell.

  2. Should slide in easily and operate freely from lever and paddle.

Step 4

Insert Mag Release

  1. Secure mag release with 6-32 x 1" screw in left side of underbelly.

  2. Congrats, you've assembled your full/forty mag release.

Step 5

Secure Release

The following steps are only applicable to shorty and HIR noses.

For full and forty noses return to Step 1.

  1. Insert spring in side of mag block.

Step 6

Insert Spring

  1. Preassemble catch and lever.

  2. Use thin allen key to compress spring. Hold

Step 7

Assemble Bits

  1. Insert catch and lever in mag block.

  2. Ensure properly seated, hold and remove allen key.

Step 8

Insert Bits

  1. Insert link into magwell/underbelly.

  2. Ramp on end of link should face down like a ski slope.

Step 9

Insert Link

  1. Insert assembled mag release in rear of magwell.

  2. Should slide in easily and operate freely from lever and paddle.

Step 10

Insert Mag Release

  1. Secure mag release with 6-32 x 1" screw in left side of underbelly.

  2. Congrats, you've assembled your shorty/HIR mag release.

Step 11

Secure Release