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071-022-0004 (SL1) - Unload a Caliber .50 M2 Machine Gun

Standards: Removed all ammunition and links from the machine gun. Cleared the weapon, ensured the chamber was empty and the weapon was in the single-shot mode.

Conditions: Given a caliber .50 M2 machine gun, mounted on a tripod or cupola, loaded with linked caliber .50 ammunition.

Standards: Removed all ammunition and links from the machine gun. Cleared the weapon, ensured the chamber was empty and the weapon was in the single-shot mode.

Performance Steps

1.   Unload a cold weapon (less than 200 rounds have been fired from the weapon).

a. Keep gun oriented on target area.

b. Place the gun in the single-shot mode.

c. Raise the cover.

d. Lift the extractor away from the ammunition belt.

e. Remove the ammunition belt from the feed-way.

f.  With palm up, pull the retracting slide handle to the rear to lock the bolt to the rear.

g. Inspect the chamber and T-slot area to ensure they contain no ammunition, links, or brass.

h. Hold charging handle, release the bolt and allow the bolt to move slowly forward.

i.   Close the cover.

2.   Unload a hot weapon (more than 200 rounds have been fired from the weapon).

a. Keep gun oriented on target area.

b. Place the gun in the single-shot mode.

c. Fire the round that is in the chamber.

d. Raise the cover and remove the ammunition belt from the feed-way.

e. Press down on the bolt-latch release to allow the bolt to go forward and chamber the round in the T-slot.

f.  Close the cover and fire the round.

g. Open the cover and inspect the chamber and T-slot area to ensure they contain no ammunition, links, or brass.

h. Hold charging handle, release the bolt and allow the bolt to move slowly forward.

i.   Close the cover.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Provide all equipment and materials listed in the task conditions. You can evaluate this task in a classroom or training area using dummy linked caliber .50 ammunition.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to unload and clear the caliber .50 M2 machine gun.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Placed the gun in the single-shot mode.

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2.   Raised the cover.

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3.   Removed the ammunition belt from the feed tray.

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4.   Closed the cover.

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5.   Pulled the bolt to the rear and locked it.

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6.   Raised cover and inspected to make sure there were no rounds in the chamber.

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7.   Held charging handle and released the bolt, allowing it to move slowly forward.

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8.   Pressed the trigger.

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Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

 

FM 23-65

 

 

TM 9-1005-213-10