Part name: Gas Cylinder
Part Function: The Gas Cylinder Lock
is responsible for keeping the gas cylinder in place
on the barrel.
Special Notes: The Gas
Cylinder Lock screws onto the barrel near
the muzzle and snugs down onto the Gas Cylinder
in order to hold it in place. The Gas Cylinder Lock
Screw Valve is then pushed through the Gas Cylinder
Lock and threaded into the Gas Cylinder.
Other items of interest in this
photograph: GI Army Helmet. Not much good for stopping
a bullet head on, but a lifesaver against ricochets
Gas Cylinder Lock assembled on
the M1 rifle
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002