Dismount The Mk

To dismount the MK 19 from the vehicle-mounted or stowed position, each member of the crew performs the following steps in order within four minutes.

a. To dismount the MK 19 from the mounted position the crew performs the following actions.

(1) The squad leader:

(a) Dismounts the vehicle with binoculars and compass.

(b) Obtains the M3 tripod from the stow position.

(c) Takes the M64 gun cradle and T&E mechanism from the gunner and moves to the ground firing position.

(d) At the firing position, the gunner aligns the front tripod leg for direction and snaps the trail legs apart.

(e) Stamps the tripod legs into the ground.

(f) Zero's the T & E mechanism, if it is not zeroed.

(g) Secures the gun cradle to the M3 tripod and the T&E mechanism to the traverse bar and gun cradle.

(h) Assists the gunner in mounting the MK 19.

(a) Raises the top cover, releases the ammunition belt from the feed tray, and places it in the ammunition can.

(b) Takes the round or spent cartridge case from the bolt fingers, places it in the ammunition can, and closes the top cover.

(c) Lifts the MK 19 from the gun cradle after the driver releases it, and hands it to the driver.

(d) Releases the T&E mechanism from the pedestal with the train lock handle and removes the empty case catch bag assembly.

(e) Removes the gun cradle with the T&E mechanism attached and hands it to the squad leader.

(f) Takes the MK 19 from the driver and moves to the firing position.

(g) With the squad leader's assistance, the gunner secures the MK 19 to the gun cradle.

(a) Dismounts the vehicle and assists the gunner in clearing the weapon.

(b) Removes the ammunition can and releases the MK 19 and takes it from the gunner.

(c) Gives the MK 19 to the gunner when the gunner is ready.

(d) Stows the empty case catch bag assembly and takes the ammunition can to the firing position, while also removing the lid and ensuring the ogive ends of the rounds are pointed downrange.

(e) Returns to the vehicle and monitors the radio and/or takes more ammunition to the firing point, and maintains rear security.

(4) The squad leader and the gunner load the weapon (as in a crew drill), and place the MK 19 into action.

b. To dismount the MK 19 from the stowed position the crew performs the following actions.

(1) The squad leader:

(a) Secures the binoculars and compass.

(b) Obtains the M3 tripod, the M64 gun cradle, and the T&E mechanism from their stowed position.

(c) Moves to the ground firing position where he aligns the front tripod leg for direction and snaps the trail legs apart.

(d) Stamps the tripod legs into the ground.

(e) If required, zeros' the T&E mechanism to the traverse bar and gun cradle.

(f) Assists the gunner in mounting the MK 19.

(a) Dismounts the vehicle and obtains the MK 19 from its stowed position.

(b) Moves to the firing position with the MK 19.

(c) Secures the MK 19 into the gun cradle with the squad leader's assistance.

(a) Dismounts the vehicle and moves to the firing position with a can of ammunition.

(b) Assists in obtaining both the M3 tripod and the MK 19 from the stowed position.

(c) Removes the lid from the ammunition can and ensures the ogive ends of the rounds are pointed downrange.

(d) Returns to the vehicle, monitors the radio and/or takes more ammunition to the firing position, and maintains rear security.

(4) The squad leader and the gunner load the weapon as in the crew drill and place the MK 19 into action.

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