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3. Back-strap retainers. Replace as follows:
a. Cut the stitching; remove the damaged keeper and the loose threads.
b. Cut a 71/8-inch length of type VI nylon webbing; sear the ends of the webbing.
c. Fold-under one end, 1-inch; sew with a box-X-stitch formation. Use a heavy-duty sewing
machine, size 3 nylon thread, and 5 to 8 stitches per inch.
d. Measure 2¾-inches from the seared end of the webbing, and place a 1¾-inch square piece of
type III nylon duck on the opposite side of the webbing from the folded end.