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071-030-0006 (SL1) - Unload an MK19 Machine Gun

Standards: Unloaded the MK19 machine gun, removed ammunition and empty casings. Cleared the weapon, made sure the chamber was empty and the safety switch was in the safe (S) position.

Conditions: Given an MK19 machine gun mounted on an M3 tripod or vehicle loaded with linked 40-mm grenade ammunition.

Standards: Unloaded the MK19 machine gun, removed ammunition and empty casings.  Cleared the weapon, made sure the chamber was empty and the safety switch was in the safe (S) position.

Performance Steps

1.   Place the safety switch on the safe (S) position.

2.   Charge the weapon.

3.   Return the charger handles to the forward position and rotate only one charger handle up.

4.   Remove the live round or spent case from bolt.

a. Insert the tip of a cleaning rod through the right hand rail as close to the bolt face as possible (figure 071-030-0006-1).

b. Lift up on the cleaning rod to force the live round or case off the bolt face and out the bottom of the gun.  Catch the live round or the spent case as it falls out.

 


Figure 071-030-0006-1. Removal of Round or Spent Case

 

 

5.   Remove linked rounds from the feeder.

 

a. Open the top cover.  Check for rounds in the feeder.  If you find any rounds in the feeder, perform the following actions (figure 071-030-0006-2).

 

(1)  With one hand, reach beneath the feeder.  Press the primary and secondary positioning pawls at the same time.

 

(2)  At the same time, slide the linked rounds out of the feeder and feed throat.

 

b. Place linked rounds in the ammunition can.

 


Figure 071-030-0006-2. Removal of Linked Rounds from the Feeder

 

 

6.   Place the safety switch in the fire (F) position.

 

7.   Ride the bolt forward.

 

a. Hold one charger handle to the rear.

 

b. Press the trigger to release the bolt; ride the bolt forward.

 

c.   Make sure both charging handles are forward and in the up position.

 

8.   Place the safety switch in the safe (S) position.

 

9.   Index the feed slide assembly to the left.

 

10. Close and latch the top cover.

Evaluation Preparation: 

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

Brief Soldier:  Tell the soldier to load the MK19 according to the task steps.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

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

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2.   Charged the weapon.

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3.   Returned the charger handles to the forward position, and rotated only one charger handle up.

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4.   Removed the live round or spent case from bolt.

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a. Inserted the tip of a cleaning rod through the right-hand rail as close to the bolt face as possible.

 

 

b. Raised up on the cleaning rod to force the live round or case off the bolt face and out the bottom of the gun.  Caught the live round or the spent case as it fell out.

 

 

5.   Removed any linked rounds from the feeder.

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a. Opened the top cover.  Checked for rounds in the feeder.  If there were rounds in the feeder, performed the following actions:

 

 

(1)  With one hand, reached beneath the feeder, and pressed the primary and secondary positioning pawls at the same time.

 

 

(2)  At the same time, slid the linked rounds out of the feeder and feed throat.

 

 

b. Placed linked rounds in the ammunition can.

 

 

6.   Placed the safety switch on fire (F) position.

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7.   Rode the bolt forward.

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a. Held one charger handle to the rear.

 

 

b. Pressed the trigger to release the bolt, and ride the bolt forward.

 

 

c.  Made sure both charging handles were forward and in the up position.

 

 

8. Placed the safety switch in the safe (S) position.

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9. Indexed the feed slide assembly to the left.

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10. Closed and latched the top cover.

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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 23-27

 

 

TM 9-1010-230-10