Maintenance Procedures

There are certain actions that must be taken before, during, and after firing to properly maintain the gun. See Table 2-2 for a preoperation checklist.

PART

BEFORE

DURING FIRING OR TEMPORARY CESSATION

AFTER

Bore

Make sure it is clear and clean.

Clean and oil lightly.

Moving parts

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Oil lightly and test for worn or broken parts. They should function without excessive friction.

Lubricate working parts. Observe the functioning of the gun to anticipate failures.

Inspect, clean, and oil lightly.

Check adjustment by gauge and correct if necessary.

Watch for bulged cases to prevent a ruptured (separated) case. If a

Check adjustment.

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and replace damaged or missing parts.

Ammunition

Have an adequate supply; clean, correctly loaded, and in good condition. DO NOT OIL.

Keep correctly aligned with the feedway; check resupply. Protect from sun, moisture, and dirt. Watch for link stoppage.

Clean, store carefully, and replenish supply.

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