c. Replacing Pack Hardware.
(1) Adapters. Replace a damaged adapter (1) with a serviceable like item from stock. Do not attempt to
straighten a bent adapter by removing adapter chap. Install serviceable adapter, and fabricate new adapter chap as
prescribed in (9) above.
(2) Rivets. Replace a loose or damaged rivet (2) with a serviceable rivet and washer from stock. Remove
damaged rivet by cutting or filing end of rivet so that it may be withdrawn through fabric. Exercise care in removing rivet
so as not to damage fabric. Install new rivet following procedures described in paragraph 2-13.