When necessary to store ammunition in the open, it must be raised on dunnage at least 6 inches from the ground and protected with a cover, leaving enough space for air circulation. Since ammunition and explosives are adversely affected by moisture and high temperatures, the following must be adhered to:
• Do not open ammunition boxes until ready to use.
• Protect ammunition from high temperatures and the direct rays of the sun.
• Do not attempt to disassemble ammunition or any of its components.
• Never use lubricants or grease on ammunition.
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