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Clearing procedures for the M60 Machine Gun

The first step in maintenance is to clear the weapon. This applies in all situations, not just after firing.

The first step in maintenance is to clear the weapon. This applies in all situations, not just after firing. The gunner must always assume the M60 is loaded. To clear the M60, the gunner performs the following procedures. (Subparagraph letters are keyed to the lettered callouts in the image below)

a. Moves the safety lever to the “F” position.

b. With his right hand, palm up, pulls the cocking handle in the rear. Moves the safety lever to the “S” position. Returns and locks the cocking handle in the forward position.

c. Raises the cover and conducts the four-point safety check for brass, links, or ammunition.

(1) Checks the feed pawl assembly under the cover.

(2) Checks the feed tray.

(3) Lifts the feed tray and hanger assembly and inspects the chamber.

(4) Checks the space between the face of the bolt and the chamber.

d. Closes the cover and moves the safety lever to the “F” position. Pulls the cocking handle to the rear position. Pulls the trigger and at the same time eases the bolt forward by manually riding the cocking handle forward.

e. Places the safety lever on “S” and raises the cover. (If not disassembling the gun, keep the cover down.)

 

 

Clearing Procedures for the M60 Machine Gun


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