The rifles should always be in full combat readiness.
Storage of the rifle and its accessories is the responsibility of the soldier who must maintain the equipment properly and inspect it dally.
In permanent installations, the rifle is kept in the rack; the magazines are removed from the rifle, the hammer is not cocked, the safety is set, and the rear sight slide is set on the graduation P (pulled to the rear as far as possible).
Folding metal stocks are set in the folded position»
The magazines are stored unloaded in special compartments of the rifle rack or in cabinets. The magazine bags are stored together with the magazines.
Cleaning accessories of rifles with wooden butt are stored in the butt recesses, and the accessories of rifles with folding metal stock are stored in the magazine bags. In the camp, the rifles are stored In the Tifje racks the aama as in the permanent barracks.
In travel, the rifles are carried with attached but unloaded magazines, and in combat, with loaded magazines. The rifle must be set on safety. Spars magazines are carried in bags. When the troops are quartered in tents, the rifles are stored on a covering or in temporary racks. During a halt, the rifles are stored depending upon the situation, and must be protected from dirt, damage, etc.
If tha troops are quartered in houses at a populated place, the rifles are stored with attached but unloaded magazines, (loaded in combat) depending upon the type of build-ing; the*rifles are kapt on a table, bench, or shelf, or are hung on nails or hangers by means of the sling.
In travel by railroad or water routep the rifles are kept in special places or are hung, if the situation permits.
In movement in motor vehicles, in armored carriers, the rifles are held between the knees to protect then from blows. In travel, the hammer must not be cocked, and the safety must be set.
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