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071-030-0005 (SL1) - Load an MK19 Machine Gun

Standards: Loaded linked ammunition through feed throat into feeder so, when cover was closed, the round was straight and firmly seated against the bolt, and the ammunition fed correctly.

Conditions: Given a can of linked 40-mm grenade ammunition and a cleared MK19 machine gun mounted on an M3 tripod or on a vehicle. (If firing from a vehicle, ammunition can bracket must be attached to the gun mount.)

Standards: Loaded linked ammunition through feed throat into feeder so, when cover was closed, the round was straight and firmly seated against the bolt, and the ammunition fed correctly.

Performance Steps

1.   Make sure the chamber is empty, the bolt is in the forward position, and the charger handles are in the up (lock) position.

2.   Make sure the safety switch is in the safe (S) position.

WARNING: Do not let the top cover slam shut from the open position. Injury to personnel or damage to equipment could result.

3.   Insert the first round.

a. Open the top cover and insert the first round through the feed throat into the feeder, link opening first (figure 071-030-0005-1).


Figure 071-030-0005-1. Insertion of first round through feed throat

 

b. Push or slide the round across the first set of feeder pawls, making sure the round is straight and firmly seated against the bolt (figure 071-030-0005-2).


Figure 071-030-0005-2. Pushing round across feeder pawls

 

c. Index the feed slide assembly to the left and close the top cover (figure 071-030-0005-3).


Figure 071-030-0005-3. Indexing the feed slide assembly

 

4.   Charge the weapon (figure 071-030-0005-4).

a. Grasp charger handles palms down.

b. Press charger handle locks and rotate charger handles down.

c. Pull charger handles sharply to the rear until the bolt sears.

d. Push charger handles forward and rotate them up into the lock position.


Figure 071-030-0005-4. Charging the MK19 machine gun

 

5.   Load the first round.

a. Place safety switch in fire (F) position and press trigger.

Note. Bolt will move forward and load the first round on the bolt-face (half load).

b. Rotate charger handles down and pull them sharply to the rear until the bolt sears. This pulls the bolt with the loaded round into position for firing (full load).

c. Place safety switch in safe (S) position.

d. Push the chargers forward and rotate the charger handles up into the lock position. The weapon is fully loaded.

e. Leave safety switch on safe (S) position until ready to fire.

WARNING: For firing, charger handles must be FORWARD and UP. Keep your weapon pointed downrange and the line of fire clear of objects.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Provide the soldier with the equipment listed in conditions.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier to load the MK19 according to proper procedures.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Made sure the chamber was empty, the bolt was forward, and the charger handles were in the lock position.

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2.   Made sure the safety switch was in the safe (S) position.

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3.   Inserted the first round.

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a. Opened the top cover and inserted the first round through the feed throat and into the feeder, linked opening first.

 

 

b. Pushed or slid the round across the first set of feeder pawls, made sure the round was straight and firmly seated against the bolt.

 

 

c. Indexed the feed slide assembly to the left and closed the top cover.

 

 

4.   Charged the weapon.

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a. Grasped the charger handles palms down.

 

 

b. Pressed the charger handle locks and rotated charger handles down.

 

 

c. Pulled charger handles sharply to the rear until the bolt seared.

 

 

d. Pushed charger handles forward and rotated them up into the lock position.

 

 

5.   Loaded the first round.

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a. Placed safety switch on the fire (F) position and pressed the trigger.

 

 

b. Rotated charger handles down and pulled them sharply to the rear until the bolt seared.

 

 

c. Placed safety switch on the safe (S) position.

 

 

d. Pushed charger forward and rotated the charger handles up into the locked position.

 

 

e. Left safety switch in the safe (S) position until ready to fire.

 

 

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 23-27

 

 

TM 9-1010-230-10