ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
2-42. Small Sliding Keeper.
This task covers:
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-13)
Sewing Machine, Heavy Duty, Item 20, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12).
Pot, Melting Electric, Item 14, Appendix B
Unpacked, canopy laid flat
Thread, Nylon, Size 3, Item 25/26, Appendix D
Webbing, Nylon, Type VIII, Item 36, Appendix D
Paraffin, Item 32, Appendix D
Beeswax, Item 1, Appendix D
After stitching, a sliding keeper must provide as snug a fit as possible around the
adapter web straps while still being large enough to slide Into position over the
attaching loop with the long buffer tacked In place.
Remove original keeper by cutting stitching.
Cut a length of nylon webbing long enough to make two turn single around six plies of the
adapter web straps and wax ends (para. 2-18).
Form the keeper by folding the nylon webbing as shown (figure 2-61).
Using a heavy duty sewing machine and size 3 thread, secure small sliding keeper with three
rows of stitching.
Wax keeper until it is completely saturated.
Slide replacement keeper over end of attaching loop.