This is a discussion on Proper use of combo tool? within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I did a search but came up empty. Is there somewhere that I can see what the proper use of the combo tool is? Thanks ...
Most military operators manuals will explain the use of the combo tool.
It's most common use is that of a wrench to loosen and tighten the gas plug. It is first of all the handle for the GI gleaning rod. The solid end is used to strip the bolt (it doesn't work well as a bolt assembly tool) and the small blade to adjust the screw in the windage knob. The open end is used a tool to push rounds out of the stripper clips into the magazine. The last item doesn't seem to be common knowledge.
and last but not least the chamber brush fits in the big hole
in the end to store in the buttstock. I find the Combo Tool
very expedient for bolt assembly or disassembly, it takes
a little practise and cost's about 1/10th of a bolt tool.