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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.

2.   Raised the cover.

3.   Removed the ammunition belt from the feed tray.

4.   Closed the cover.

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

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

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

8.   Pressed the trigger.

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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FM
23-65

 

 

TM
9-1005-213-10

 


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