a. Replacing Webbing. Webbing components in (1) through (7) below may be replaced. Replacement will be
accomplished in accordance with the original construction and as prescribed herein. Sear all cut ends of webbing before
assembling webbing on pack.
Splicing and darning of the attaching strap assembly is not authorized.
(1) Quick Release Link and V-Ring Chape Assembly. To replace this assembly proceed as follows:
a Cut webbing to remove serviceable quick release link (1) and V-Ring (2).
b Cut stitching (3) that holds chapes (4) and (5) to container.
c Cut 25 1/2 inch length of Type VIII nylon webbing and sear both ends.
d Thread quick release link (1) onto one end of nylon webbing. Fold back end to form 4 1/2 inch chape
(4). Place on container (6) as in original construction and sew as shown using size 5 thread, 5 to 7 stitches per inch and
a type HD sewing machine.
e Thread V-Ring (2) onto other end of webbing. Fold end back to form 3 1/2 inch chape (5). Sew as