e. Replace a damaged adjustable leg strap by fabricating a new one as described in Appendix E.
(1) Replacement of damaged quick release buckle:
(a) If only the male half quick release buckle (1) is damaged, carefully cut and remove the stitching at
the folded end of the strap (2). Remove male half of buckle, replace with a serviceable item of like construction and
(b) Thread through replacement buckle as in original construction and fold end (3) four times (five plies
thick) 1-inch wide and stitch with double box stitch pattern using size 3 thread, 6 to 8 stitches per inch, and a type HD
f. Replace a damaged Leg Strap Release Assembly with a new one.
(1) Replacement of damaged elastic keeper (1).
(a) Carefully cut and remove stitching (2) that secures the keeper to the strap.