Special Points Pertaining To Shotguns

a. The shotguns should be completely disassembled under the supervision of an officer or the chief mechanic, for cleaning and decontamina-tionT and special attention given to the points enumerated below r

(2) Interior of magazine tube and parts-

(3) Guideways and apertures in receiver.

(4) Trigger mechanism.

(5 ) Inner surface of action slide handle tube or like part,

(6) Apertures in breech bolt or like parts.

(7) Spring wells.

(8) Friction parts and inside of fore end (autoloading guns).

(9) Apertures in carrier of Winchester Gun M97.

(10) Action spring tube and spring (autoloading guns).

(11) Bayonet attachment, hand guard, and sling.

(12) Safety apertures.

(13) Bayonet and bayonet scabbard, with special attention to catch, and interior of scabbard,

(14) Gun sling- (Disassemble when cleaning and decontaminating).

Section XIII AMMUNITION

General

Nomenclature

Classification

Firing tables

Identification

Lot number

Grade

Marking

Packing and marking Care, handling, and preservation Precautions in firing

Storage

Authorized rounds

Defects found after firing Field report of accidents

83. GENERAL.

a. The information in this section pertaining to the several types of shotgun shells (shot shells) authorized for use in authorized commercial standard shotguns of pump action and autoloading types, includes description, means of identification, care, use. and ballistic data. Shotgun shells are procured by the Ordnance Department from several commercial manufacturers.

84. NOMENCLATURE.

a* Standard nomenclature is used herein in all references to specific items of issue.

85. CLASSIFICATION.

a- Based upon use, the shotgun shells used in these shotguns may be classified as:

(1) Guard or combat load—contains 11 s ounces of No. 00 buckshot. ( 2 ) Trap load-—contains 1 Va or 1 lf-4 ounces of No. 7 Vz chilled shot.

(3) Skeet load—contains 1 Vb ounces of either No. 7J/2 chilled shot or No. 9 chilled shot.

(4) Hunting load—contains any or the above mentioned loads.

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