During or after cleaning the operator should inspect the weapon and it's components for any irregularities that may causes problems during it's operation. If any potential deficiencies are noted, they should be corrected immediately and/or brought to the attention of the unit armorer.
In general, the operator should keep a watchful eye out for the following discrepancies both in the weapon as a whole and in each assembly group.
1. Improper function
2. Missing parts
3. Cosmetic flaws (cracks, dents, burrs, rust, etc.)
4. Improper assembly
5. Loss of spring tension (where applicable)
6. Uncustomary looseness (where applicable)
7. Cracked welds
8. Excessive wear
9. Absence of protective finish (where applicable) 10. Absence of proper lubrication
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