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071-030-0007 (SL1) - Perform a Function Check on an MK19 Machine Gun

Standards: Conducted an operational check of the MK19 machine gun to make sure it was correctly assembled and functioned properly.

Conditions: Given a cleared MK19 machine gun mounted on an M3 tripod or vehicle carrier.

Standards: Conducted an operational check of the MK19 machine gun to make sure it was correctly assembled and functioned properly.

Performance Steps

WARNING: Before performing any procedure, make sure the weapon is clear of ammunition.

1.   Check the functioning of the safety switch.

a. With the cover closed, place safety switch on safe (S).

b. Pull the bolt to rear, push charger handles to forward position, and rotate handles up.

c. Press the trigger. Bolt should not go forward.

d. Place the safety switch on fire (F) position.

e. Press the trigger. Bolt should spring forward.

f.  Place the safety switch on safe (S) and leave the bolt in forward position.

2.   Open top cover assembly and inspect the feed tray assembly and the chamber to ensure the gun is clear.

a. Open the top cover.

b. Touch the firing pin. If it is not protruding, recharge and release the bolt spring under pressure.

c. Inspect the bolt face to make sure it is not worn, dirty, pitted, corroded, or in need of lubrication.

WARNING: Do not allow the top cover to slam shut from the raised position. Doing so could injure your hand or damage the equipment.

3.   Check the feed slide assembly and feeder.

a. Move the secondary drive lever back and forth. The feed slide assembly should move freely.

b. Press the feed pawls to check for spring pressure.

c. Inspect the link guide for roughness and galling.

Note. Before closing the top cover, always make sure that�-
Secondary drive lever is engaged with the feed slide pin.
Feed slide assembly is to the left.
Bolt is forward.

Note. Never try to force the top cover closed. Doing so could damage the equipment.

d. Close and latch the top cover.

4.   If you find any deficiencies that you cannot correct, the MK19 is unserviceable. Report the deficiencies to your supervisor.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: At the test site, provide the soldier with the equipment listed in task conditions.

Brief Soldier: Tell soldier to perform a function check to determine if the MK19 machine gun functions properly.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Checked functioning of safety switch.

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2.   Inspected interior of receiver assembly for missing or damaged parts.

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3.   Checked feed slide assembly and feeder.

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4.   Reported deficiencies to supervisor.

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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

 

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Related

 

 

TM 9-1010-230-10