Location And Discription Of Major Components

A BARREL ASSEMBLY - Houses cartridge for firing and directs projectile.

B BUFFER ASSEMBLY - Absorbs recoil of bolt and operating rod assembly at the end of recoil movement.

C DRIVING SPRING ROD ASSEMBLY - Provides energy for returning bolt and operating rod assembly to firing position.

D BOLT AND OPERATING ROD ASSEMBLY - Provides feeding, stripping, chambering, firing, extraction, and ejection of cartridges using the projectile propelling gas for power.

E TRIGGER HOUSING ASSEMBLY - Controls the firing of the machine gun.

F COVER ASSEMBLY - Feeds linked belt and holds cartridges in position for stripping, feeding, and chambering. The cover assemblies for M240B, M240D, M240E1, M240G and M240N have an optical rail sight.

G FEED TRAY - Serves as a guide for positioning cartridges to assist in chambering.

H RECEIVER ASSEMBLY - Serves as a support for all major components. Houses action of weapon, and through a series of cam ways controls functioning of the weapon.

M240 Description Major Components

M240/M240C Machine Gun

240b Machine Gun Parts

M240B Machine Gun

M240b Nomenclature

M240D Machine Gun

Trigger Housing Assembly For M240

M240E1 Machine Gun

M240g Major Components

M240G Machine Gun

Trigger Housing Assembly For M240

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M240N Machine Gun

1BL0332

M240

M240B

M240C

M240D

M240E1

M240G

M240N

Feeds from the right

X

Feeds from the left

X

X

X

X

X

X

Bolt and Operating Rod Assembly (11826070)

X

X

X

Bolt and Operating Rod Assembly (12976866)

X

X

X

X

Cover Assembly (11826165)

X

Cover Assembly (11826038)

X

Cover Assembly (12977101)

X

X

X

X

X

Receiver Assembly (11826192)

X

X

Receiver Assembly (12597044)

X

Receiver Assembly (12976834)

X

Receiver Assembly (12977104)

X

Receiver Assembly (12997566)

X

Receiver Assembly (12999179)

X

Barrel Assembly (11825985)

X

X

Barrel Assembly (12597035)

X

Barrel Assembly (12976817)

X

Barrel Assembly (12976818)

X

X

X

Trigger Assembly (11826230)

X

X

Trigger Assembly (12597070)

X

Trigger Assembly (12976869)

X

X

X

Trigger Housing Assembly (12977108)

X

Buffer Assembly (11826211)

X

X

Buffer and Spade Grip Assembly (12597057)

X

X

Buttstock and Buffer Assembly (12976851)

X

Buttstock and Buffer Assembly (12988986)

X

X

Charger Cable (11826145)

X

X

Cocking Handle Assembly (12597045)

X

Cocking Handle Assembly (12976835)

X

X

X

Cocking Handle Assembly (12977105)

X

Procedures are written for the M240 machine gun but apply to all models except where noted. Do not mix and match parts listed for one model configuration on a different model.

12.29 Kg (27.1 lbs) (M240B) 10.39 Kg (22.9 lbs)(M240D) 11.66 Kg (25.7 lbs) (M240E1) 11.70 Kg (25.8 lbs) (M240G) 10.93 Kg (24.1 lbs) (M240N)

Rapid: 200 RDS/M (2-3 sec between bursts) - Change barrel every 2 minutes.

Rate of Fire: You get sustained and rapid rates through practice.

Cyclic: 650 to 950 RDS/M - Not intended to fire at 950 RDS/M. This will cause accelerated wear/damage to the barrel and rest of weapon. 600-650 RDS/M - M240B with Hydraulic Buffer.

Sustained: 100 RDS/M (4-5 sec between bursts) - Change barrel every 10 minutes.

Range: Maximum range: 3,725 meters

Maximum effective (point): 800 meters M122A1 Tripod (M240B)

(M122 Tripod with Flex Mount Assembly (M240G) (Marine Corps only))

(MK16 MOD 2 Stand or MK58 Bracket and Lock Assembly with MK97 Mount (M240N))

Maximum effective (area): 1,800 meters with M122A1 Tripod (M240B)

(M122 Tripod with Flex Mount Assembly (M240G) (Marine Corps only))

Tracer burnout: Approximately 900 meters

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