Magpul PMAG D-60 5.56 60 Round Drum - Black
Weight: 0.95 pounds
The D-60 may be loaded one round at a time by hand, or by using compatible loading devices, including USGI stripper clips and clip guides, the StripLula, and others. (If one of these devices is being used, attach it to the magazine tower in the same manner as it attaches to a normal box magazine). When using a loading device, the loading lever must still be utilized. Ensure the device does not impede movement of the loading gate, as this will prevent loading.
Step 1: Deploy loading lever and rotate it counterclockwise to depress the magazine spring/round stack.
Step 2: Push rounds straight down into the magazine. Due to the loading gate, it is not required to slide the rounds under the feed lip and to the rear. Simply push rounds straight down as you would with conventional double-stack box magazines.
Step 3: Insert a round into the magazine, release the lever and rotate it to the further depress round stack. Repeat until all 60 rounds are inserted.
NOTE: As the magazine nears full, it may require more than one cycle of the loading lever to insert one round. Maintain pressure on any partially inserted round as the lever is cycled an additional time until the round inserts under feed lip.
The d-60 may be unloaded one round at a time by sliding rounds forward, freeing them of the feed lips as with conventional magazines. Ensure that the loading lever is in the down/stowed position when unloading the magazine. This is the recommended method to download the D-60. It is not necessary to download the D-60 for long term storage. It is designed to be left loaded without loss of function or degradation.
NOTE: Avoid manipulating the loading gate open. If the loading gate is held open, the D-60 will rapidly expel all remaining cartridges. Ensure that during routine handling the loading gate does not exceed 45 degrees to the feed tower.
NOTE: DO NOT attempt to unload the D-60 with the loading lever up. Unloading the D-60 with the lever in the up position may result in damage to the magazine.
Disassembly & Maintenance
Step 1: Use a small flathead screwdriver to remove the four retaining clips at the rear of the magazine. Seat the screwdriver in the slot under the clip and rotate the blade to release each clip.
NOTE: Depending on the tool or technique used some possible marring of the parts may be experiences.
DO NOT disassemble the D-60 unless it is fully downloaded.
Step 2: Remove the front cover by pulling it straight of the front of the magazine. Do not rotate the loading lever when disassembled.
Step 3: Use a screwdriver to release each of the four locking fingers attaching the rear cover to the magazine. Press in on each locking finger latch while pulling the rear cover off the rear of the magazine. Holding the first locking finger open manually will assist in unlatching subsequent fingers. When all locking fingers are released, remove the rear cover by pulling it straight off the rear of the magazine.
NOTE: DO NOT disassemble the D-60 any further. No further disassembly is needed for routine cleaning and maintenance of the magazine. Further disassembly may risk permanent damage to the D-60 and potential injury. The D-60 spring is under extreme pressure and should only be released by trained service personnel with appropriate equipment. Contact Magpul Tech Support if further assistance is required.
Step 1: Replace the rear cover, ensuring all four locking tabs seat fully. If the rear cover will not fully seat, do not force. Rotate the ratcheting wheel a few degrees (about ¼” of movement) and then allow to return slowly to the resting position to adjust the follower round stack, then seat the cover fully.
NOTE: Contact customer service if the rear cover will not seat. DO NOT force the cover into place.
Step 2: Align the loading lever with the feed tower and hold the front cover in place.
Step 3: Hook the retaining clips on the front cover and snap them over the rear cover. Check that the round stack is not bound by depressing and releasing the loading lever to check for drag or catching.
Step 1: Disassemble using above instructions.
Step 2: Inspect the feed tower assembly for cracks and excess fouling. Wipe down the exterior of the tower assembly and use compressed air or a soft, clean brush to clean the feel lip and loading gate. It is not necessary to depress the round stack to clean the feed tower during routine maintenance.
Step 3: Clean fouling and dirt from the loading lever, front cover, and ratcheting wheel using compressed air, cotton swabs, or clean cloth.
Step 4: Using cotton swabs or a clean cloth, wipe out the feed track of the main body starting at the center and moving outwards. Repeat on the rear cover feed track. Any solvents intended for routine firearms maintenance may be used on the D-6- to assist in fouling removal.
Step 5: Apply a light film coat of firearm lubricant such as CLP or commercial equivalent to the feed tracks. DO NOT use dry or graphite lubes, greases, or thick pastes on the D-60. This is best accomplished by placing lubricant on a cleaning patch or cotton swab and wiping the sides of the track surfaces where the rounds make contact in the body of the D-60 and the sides and rear ribs inside the track on the rear cover. Avoid excess lubrication. The surface only requires light film of lubricant. Visible droplets are excess lubricant and should be wiped away.
Step 6: Reassemble using above instructions.
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