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Special Tools for Special Ops: Brownells® Introduces Model-Specific Field Maintenance Packs

Soldiers can’t carry bulky firearms maintenance kits into the field. Brownells® has a solution: three new compact, field maintenance packs, the M16/M4 field pack, Remington 700 field pack and 1911 auto field pack.

Each pack features firearm-specific tools, preventing confusion and downtime spent rummaging through large field cases. Constructed from 1000 denier, O.D. green Cordura nylon, the cases feature individual tool pouches to securely store equipment for transport and additional space for manuals and spare parts.

“The right tool for the job – that’s the founding principle for the Brownells model-specific field maintenance kits,” said Tim Dillon, Brownells law enforcement/military group manager. “The kits are lightweight, quiet and have been specifically designed to contain the tools needed to support demanding weapons maintenance and repairs in remote field locations.”

The packs have heavy-duty #9 YKK zippers with oversized pulls making access quick and easy. And with each kit so compact and portable, soldiers carry all the necessary tools without excessive weight.

The M16/M4 (stock #080-000-458BA) field pack consists of the tools needed for removal of the barrel nut, flash hider and lower receiver extension without damaging any components. The kit features a no. 81 MAGNA-TIP hollow handle and bits, 1/8-, 1/16- and 1/4-inch pin punches, 1/2-inch drive handle, 3/4-inch nylon/brass hammer, buttstock tool, combination wrench, lower receiver vise block, A1/A2 sight wrench, carrier carbon scraper and a deluxe model buttstock cleaning kit. (MSRP $219.95)

The Remington 700 field pack (stock #080-000-457BA) is designed to maintain this durable sniper rifle platform in even the harshest field environment. The kit consists of all the tools needed for complete rifle disassembly and bolt breakdown, with the exception of removing the barrel. Included in the kit are: a Magnetic Law Enforcement MAGNA-TIP screwdriver handle with no. 185-3 bit, extractor rivet anvil, firing pin tool, bolt brush, rifle bench block, 45 inch-pound torque T-handle, 1/4-inch square-to-hex drive converter, ball-hex “L” wrench set, bolt ejector tool set, bolt disassembly tool, nylon/brass hammer, 1/16- and 1/8-inch pin punches, .120-inch brass alignment/push punch and a 12x24-inch bench/field mat. (MSRP: $354.95)

Designed to keep model 1911 autos working at their peak, the 1911 Auto field pack (stock #080-000-456BA) is ideal for field stripping if the gun needs to be cleaned, repaired or have parts replaced. The kit consists of a no. 81 MAGNA-TIP hollow handle and numerous bits, grip bushing staker, lug iron, bushing wrench, plunger tube crimper kit, safety detent depressor, trigger stirrup die, nylon/brass hammer, pistol bench block, three nylon punches, front sight staking tool, extractor removal tool, .092- and .120-inch diameter brass push punches, mainspring housing pin pusher and a bench/field mat. (MSRP: $319.95)

Each field pack has a front panel with a clear I.D. card sleeve and a loop strip for name tape. The packs also have two, 3/4-inch wide, nylon grab handles for easy carry.

For a complete list of components in each kit, visit http://www.brownells.com and search by the stock number. Additional field maintenance packs will be released in 2007. Specialty kits can be assembled on request for other weapons platforms and equipment domestic and foreign. Call Tim Dillon with Brownells’ Mil/LE Supply Group at (800) 741-0308 for more information.

Brownells is the world’s largest supplier of factory gun parts, gunsmithing tools, equipment and firearms accessories. Since 1939, Brownells has been serving gunsmiths and firearms enthusiasts with the products they need to repair, protect and accessorize their firearms. Today, the company stocks over 30,000 items, and its long-familiar horizontal-format catalog is well-known to shooters and gunsmiths worldwide as being uniquely Brownells. Products can be ordered by toll-free phone, fax or through the company’s Website. For more information, call (800) 741-0015, Dept. #PD8, or visit the Brownells website.

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