Automatic Gun Feeder Operation

FORWARD FEED ASSEMBLY

I UPPER FEED I SPROCKET ASSEMBLY

FORWARD FEED ASSEMBLY

Gun Feed Assembly

AUTOMATIC

FEEDER

AUTOMATIC

FEEDER

I UPPER FEED I SPROCKET ASSEMBLY

Feeder Automatic Gun
AUTO GUN RECEIVER

a. AUTOMATIC GUN FEEDER FORWARD FEED SECTION: The forward feed section pulls linked rounds into the gun; separates the rounds and links; places rounds in the bolt face; removes spent round cases from the bolt face; and aids in ejecting spent cases from the gun. The forward feed section consists of the following components:

(1) FORWARD FEED ASSEMBLY:

(a) Supports upper feed and lower feed sprocket assemblies.

(b) Supports feeder assembly rotor.

(c) Provides mounting for the forward feeder gate, lower round guide, and the two forward link strippers.

(d) Provides a mounting bracket for the forward end of the feed chutes.

(e) Supports the forward end of the ejection chute.

(2) UPPER FEED SPROCKET ASSEMBLY: The upper feed sprocket strips AP rounds from links and places them in the feeder assembly rotor.

(3) LOWER FEED SPROCKET ASSEMBLY: The lower feed sprocket strips HE rounds from links and places them in the feeder assembly rotor.

(4) ROUND POSITIONER ASSEMBLY: The round positioner assembly guides and positions the rounds during transfer from sprocket assemblies to feeder assembly rotor.

(5) FEEDER ASSEMBLY ROTOR:

(a) Takes rounds from the sprocket assemblies.

(b) Positions rounds in bolt face.

(c) Moves spent cases in front of the ejector.

(6) EJECTION CHUTE: The ejection chute guides spent cases to the eject port on the auto gun receiver.

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