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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.

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

3.   Inserted the first round.

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.

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.

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


 

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