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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 General.................................................................................................................... 1-1
1.2 Technical Data ......................................................................................................... 1-1

Chapter 2 - Principle of Operation
2.1 General.................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.2 Tavor
Parts .............................................................................................................. 2-1
2.3 Recoiling
System Parts.............................................................................................. 2-3
2.4 Operation
Cycle ........................................................................................................ 2-4
2.5 Mechanical
Safeties .................................................................................................. 2-5

Chapter 3 - Trigger Mechanism Operation
3.1 General.................................................................................................................... 3-1
3.2 Safety
Positions ........................................................................................................ 3-2
3.2.1 Safe
Position ........................................................................................................ 3-2
3.2.2 Semi-Automatic Fire Mode .................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.3 Automatic
Fire Mode............................................................................................. 3-2

Chapter 4 - Operation
4.1 General
-
Normal Operation...................................................................................... 4-1
4.2 Safety
Operation ...................................................................................................... 4-1
4.3 Safety
Inspection...................................................................................................... 4-2
4.4 Weapon
Operation.................................................................................................... 4-2

Chapter 5 - Aiming System
5.1 General.................................................................................................................... 5-1
5.2 Sights ...................................................................................................................... 5-1

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Chapter 6 - Disassembly/Assembly Authorized at Operator Level
6.1 General ....................................................................................................................6-1
6.2 General
Instructions ..................................................................................................6-1
6.3 Preliminary
Disassembly ............................................................................................6-2
6.4 Secondary
Disassembly .............................................................................................6-3

Chapter 7 - Operator Level - Preventive Maintenance
7.1 General ....................................................................................................................7-1
7.2
Accessories and Cleaning Tools for Weapon Service ....................................................7-2
7.3 Daily
Inspection/Service ............................................................................................7-3
7.4 Weekly
Inspection/Service .........................................................................................7-3
7.5 Pre-Firing
Inspection/Service .....................................................................................7-4
7.6 Post-Firing
Inspection/Service ....................................................................................7-5
7.7 Extreme
Condition Operation .....................................................................................7-6

Chapter 8 - Disassembly and Assembly
8.1 General ....................................................................................................................8-1
8.2
List of Tools and Materials .........................................................................................8-3
8.3
Flash Suppressor Disassembly and Assembly ..............................................................8-5
8.4 Grip
Disassembly and Assembly .................................................................................8-7
8.5
Cocking Handle Disassembly and Assembly.................................................................8-9
8.6 Barrel
Disassembly
and Assembly.............................................................................8-13
8.7
Gas Cylinder Disassembly and Assembly ...................................................................8-15
8.8 Safety
Disassembly and Assembly ............................................................................8-17
8.9 Trigger
Disassembly and Assembly...........................................................................8-21
8.10
Magazine Catch Disassembly and Assembly ..............................................................8-24
8.11 Butt
Disassembly
and Assembly ...............................................................................8-30
8.12
Bolt Carrier Stopper Disassembly and Assembly ........................................................8-33
8.13
Ejection Port Cover Disassembly and Assembly .........................................................8-35
8.14 Insert
Disassembly and Assembly.............................................................................8-37

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8.15
Butt Locking Pin Disassembly and Assembly ............................................................. 8-41
8.16 Bolt
Disassembly and Assembly ............................................................................... 8-43
8.17
Bolt Carrier Guide Bar Disassembly and Assembly..................................................... 8-47
8.18
Cocking Handle Guide Disassembly and Assembly .................................................... 8-49
8.19
Cocking Bar Handle Disassembly and Assembly ........................................................ 8-55
8.20 Front
Sight
Disassembly and Assembly..................................................................... 8-57
8.21
Sight Stabilizer Sleeve Disassembly and Assembly .................................................... 8-59
8.22
Safety Sub-Assembly Disassembly and Assembly ...................................................... 8-61
8.23
Optical Sight Disassembly and Assembly .................................................................. 8-65
8.24 Bolt
Carrier
Assembly
Disassembly and Assembly ..................................................... 8-67
8.25 Mechanism
Assembly
Disassembly and Assembly...................................................... 8-70
8.26 Grenade
Launcher
Disassembly and Assembly.......................................................... 8-77
8.27 Bipod
Disassembly and Assembly ............................................................................ 8-84

Chapter 9 - Weapon Conversion from Right Handed to Left Handed User
9.1 General.................................................................................................................... 9-1
9.2 Conversion
Process................................................................................................... 9-1

Chapter 10 - Gauges
10.1 General.................................................................................................................. 10-1
10.2 List
of
Gauges ........................................................................................................ 10-1
10.3 Head
Space
Inspection ........................................................................................... 10-1
10.4 Barrel
Straightness Inspection ................................................................................. 10-4

Chapter 11 - Troubleshooting and Repair
11.1 General.................................................................................................................. 11-1


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LIST OF FIGURES

2-1 TAVOR
Parts ........................................................................................................2-1

2-2 Recoiling
System Parts..........................................................................................2-3

6-1 Primary
disassembly .............................................................................................6-2

6-2 Recoiling
System Parts..........................................................................................6-3

6-3
Removal of trigger mechanism ..............................................................................6-4

7-1 Cleaning kit ..........................................................................................................7-2


8-1
Flash Suppressor Assembly Parts ...........................................................................8-5

8-2 Flash
Suppressor
Disassembly ...............................................................................8-6

8-3 Grip
Disassembly ..................................................................................................8-7

8-4
Inserting the Laser Pointer Switch .........................................................................8-8

8-5 Tightening
the
Allen Screws ..................................................................................8-8

8-6 Cocking
Handle Assembly......................................................................................8-9

8-7
Inserting the Cocking Handle Guide Assembly ......................................................8-10

8-8
Inserting the Forward Sling Sleeve ......................................................................8-10

8-9
Screwing the Forward Sling Sleeve ......................................................................8-11

8-10 Aligning
the Holes...............................................................................................8-11

8-11 Inserting
the
Security Pin ....................................................................................8-12

8-12 Barrel
Assembly..................................................................................................8-13

8-13
Barrel Wrench in Locking Pin ...............................................................................8-14

8-14
Barrel Locking Pin (Positioned to O).....................................................................8-14

8-15 Gas
Cylinder Assembly ........................................................................................8-15

8-16 Placing
Gas
Cylinder into Receiver .......................................................................8-16

8-17 Gas
Cylinder
in Place ..........................................................................................8-16

8-18 Safety
Assembly .................................................................................................8-17

8-19 MARS
Operation Bar ...........................................................................................8-18

8-20 Inserting
Safety
Position Spring...........................................................................8-19

8-21
Inserting the Safety into Place.............................................................................8-19

8-22 Assembling
the
Safety Lever ...............................................................................8-20

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8-23 Trigger
Assembly ............................................................................................... 8-21

8-24
Inserting the Trigger Pin into the Trigger............................................................. 8-22

8-25 Trigger
in Receiver ............................................................................................. 8-22

8-26 Inserting
the
Trigger Pin..................................................................................... 8-23

8-27 Magazine
Catch Assembly................................................................................... 8-24

8-28
Installing the Magazine Release Lever Spring....................................................... 8-25

8-29
Installing the Lever into the Receiver................................................................... 8-26

8-30
Installing the Magazine Release Lever Pivot ......................................................... 8-26

8-31
Installing the Magazine Release Lever Pivot ......................................................... 8-27

8-32 Installing
the
Connector Pin ................................................................................ 8-27

8-33 Securing
the
Connector Pin................................................................................. 8-27

8-34
Installing the Magazine Connector Lever.............................................................. 8-28

8-35
Installing the Magazine Catch ............................................................................. 8-28

8-36
Installing the Magazine Catch Pin ........................................................................ 8-29

8-37 Securing
the
Magazine Catch Pin......................................................................... 8-29

8-38 Butt
Assembly.................................................................................................... 8-30

8-39 Butt
Locking Pin ................................................................................................. 8-30

8-40
Inserting the Butt Sleeve into the Butt Assembly.................................................. 8-31

8-41 Inserting
the
Butt Pivot....................................................................................... 8-32

8-42 Bolt
Carrier
Stopper Assembly............................................................................. 8-33

8-43
Installing Bolt Carrier Stopper Spring................................................................... 8-34

8-44 Installing
Bolt
Carrier Stopper ............................................................................. 8-34

8-45
Installing the Bolt Carrier Stopper into the Receiver.............................................. 8-34

8-46 Ejection
Port
Cover and Base .............................................................................. 8-35

8-47 Inserting
Ejection Port Cover Base ...................................................................... 8-36

8-48 Ejection
Port Cover............................................................................................. 8-36

8-49 Deflector
and
Tightening Screw .......................................................................... 8-37

8-50
Insert and Trigger Bar Assembly ......................................................................... 8-38

8-51
Installing the Insert into the Receiver .................................................................. 8-39

8-52
Installing the Ejection Port Shield ........................................................................ 8-39

8-53 Securing
the
Ejection Port Shield......................................................................... 8-39

8-54 Butt
Locking Pin ................................................................................................. 8-41

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