Maintenance

This chapter addresses the proper care of the machine gun to ensure its overall effectiveness and efficient functioning The information includes the gunners knowledge in disassembly and assembly, inspection, and maintenance procedures of the gun, its mount, the T&E, and its ammunition.

2-1. SAFETY

The paramount consideration while training with the machine gun is safety. It is imperative that the weapon be cleared properly before disassembly and inspection. (See Figure 2-1 for step-by-step procedures.)

2-1. SAFETY

The paramount consideration while training with the machine gun is safety. It is imperative that the weapon be cleared properly before disassembly and inspection. (See Figure 2-1 for step-by-step procedures.)

Figure 2-1. Clearing the weapon.

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