Transferring the Rifle

Proper weapons handling is required every time a Marine passes a weapon to another Marine or receives a weapon from another Marine. It is the responsibility of the Marine receiving or taking charge of a weapon to determine its condition. Depending on the situation, there are two procedures that can be used to transfer a rifle from one Marine to another: Show Clear Transfer and Condition Unknown Transfer.

a. Show Clear Transfer. To properly pass a rifle between Marines, perform the following procedures:

The Marine handing off the rifle must:

• Remove the magazine if it is present.

• Visually inspect the chamber to ensure there is no ammunition present.

• Leave the bolt locked to the rear and hand the weapon to the other Marine. The Marine receiving the weapon must:

• Visually inspect the chamber to ensure there is no ammunition present.

• Release the bolt catch and observe the bolt going forward on an empty chamber.

• Close the ejection port cover.

Figure 3-27. Show Clear Transfer. b. Condition Unknown Transfer. The procedures for the Condition Unknown Transfer are conducted by a Marine when he takes charge of an unmanned rifle in any situation. To properly pass a rifle between Marines when its condition is unknown, the Marine receiving the weapon must perform the following procedures:

• Conduct a chamber check to determine the condition of the weapon (see paragraph 3003).

• Remove the magazine and observe if ammunition is present in the magazine. If time permits, count the rounds.

• Insert the magazine into the magazine well. 3017. Clearing Barrel Procedures a. Purpose of a Clearing Barrel. The sole purpose of a clearing barrel is to provide a safe direction in which to aim a weapon when loading; unloading; and unloading, showing clear. See figure 3-27. Clearing barrel procedures are identical to the weapons handling procedures for the rifle for loading; unloading; and unloading, showing clear.

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