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MIL-G-13665(Ord 24 SeDteIUber19 &4

MILITARY SPECIFICATION GUN, MACHINE, BROWNING, CALIBER .30, ML919A6 (WITH SPARE PARTS)

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1.1 This specification covers one type of Brouming, Caliber .30, Machine Gun, with shoulder stock and biped mount, emd known as Gun, Machine, Browning, Caliber .30, M1919A6. e. APPLICABLE DCCUMENTS

2.1 The following specifications, standards, dravings, end publications, of the issue in effect on date of invitation for bids, form a part of this specification: SPECIFICATIONS MILITARY MIL-P-12362 - Packaging of Machine Gun Browning, CaLiber .30, M1919A6 U. S. ARMY 52-0-1 - General Specification Governing the Manufacture end Inspection of Smell Arms Weapons, Spare end Replacement Parts, ad Accessories DRAWING ORDNANCE CORPS
D7142395 Gun,

Machine, Chllber .30, Brovning, hZ919A6

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PUBLICATIONS ORDNANCE CORPS ORD-SIP-S6 - Ordmnce Standard Inspection Procedure for Guns. Machine. Caliber .30. Browning. M1917Al,-M1919A4 Fixed and Flexible, M1919A5 Fixed, and M1919A6 (Copies of specifications, standards, drawings, end publications required by contractors in connection with specific procurement functions should be obtained from the procuring activity or as directed by the contracting officer.) 3. 3.1 RXQUIRR411NTS m.

3.1.1 Materials.- Materials shall conform to the applicable drawings end specifications, or shall be approved by the procuring agency. 3.1.2 Manufacture.

3.1.2.1 Ganerel.- Braxing, welding, heat-treatment, protective coatings for corrosion protection, riveting, staking, and other manufacturing processes shall be as specified in the applicable drawings and Specification 52-O-1. 3.1.3 Additional suecific requirements.

3.1.3.1 Sarrel.- The eol.argement of the chamber due to proof-firng shall not exceed 0.001 inch. After proof-firing, the dimensions of the chamber and bore shell not exceed the limits shown on the applicable drawing. - Following proof-firing, dimensions of the 3.1.3.2 ~ bolt shall be within the limits shown on applicable drawing, with no set-back of the face. All operating surfaces shall be smooth and free from any defects which may affect its functioning. The T-slot shall be free from any roughness which may intensify the collection of brass particles during feeding or extraction of cartridge cases. 3.1.3.3 Cover assemb~ .- The belt feed lever, slide,and pawl shall function smoothly when assembled to feed from either left-hand or right-hand side. 2

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3.1.3.4 Extractor assembl~. The extractor aesembly ehall pivot emoothly In the bolt. The ejector and the extractor cam plunger shallact freely under their aprlng tenelon.
3.1.3.5 DrlvlnR aDrinR rod essembly. The driving eprlng rod assembly ehall move freely in the bolt when both are aaeem. blad in the cesing eaeembly. 3.1.3.6 Firinu Pin aaaembl~. The firing pin aesembly ehell here shall be no hand-atoning of the slide freely in the bolt. striker point. The eear engaging notch ehell have a fine finish end the forward edge ehell be eharp and free of wire edges and burrs.

3.1.3.7 sDrims. - All springs shall be capable oigymnastication testing in accordance with the applicable drawings.
3.1.3.8 Lockim? devices. All locking devices shall maintain properad]uatment during firing and during handling of the weapon.

All other parts shall conform to shown on the applicable drawings. the ~~tii;n;;;;;i;?;~itiits 3.2 Manufacturing assemblies.- AIIassembly consisting of two or more parts combined for machining or other operationa shall conform to the requirements specified for individual parts. S.3 ~are mrts. - h%en specified, machine guns shall be accompanied by a proportional. quantity of spara parts. The quantity of each part furnished shall be as epecified by the procuring activity. (See 6.1.) 3.4 Assembled uuns.

3.4.1 The gun shell be assembled aa shown on the applicable draw~gs =d in a reamer to meet the following requirements before and after all firing tests.

3.4.1.1 Cockiw lever. The cocking lever shell retract the sear engaging notch of the firing pin not lees then 0.010 inch beyond the engaging point of the eear.
3.!+.1.2 Piring pin protrusion. The firing pin ehall protrude from the face of the bolt 0.060 to 0.068 inch when in the forward or firing position.

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The timing of the gun shall be .suohthat 3.k.l.3 Mmlm. the firing pin cannot be releaaed when the diatenoe between the forward ed8e of the barrel exteneion end the tnuuiion blook 18 0.120 inch, and such that the firing pin oan be releaaed before thie distanoe la reduced to 0.030 inch.

3.i+.l.4 Tri&b?er Pull. The trigger pull necessary to operate the gun ehall be 7 to 12 pounds-when meaeured at the center of the bow in a line at right anglee to the bore and parallel with the aide plates. The meaauremant may be made with the back plate removed. The wbapone eubmltted to the endurance teat specified herein shall ~oecapable of meeting at i.east 75 percent of the original.specified trigger pull upon completion of the endurance test.
3.4.1.5 Headspace.- Each completed weapon shell be within the proper headspace requirements when gaged with a .123-inch go end .128-inch not go gage.
3.4.1.6 Cyclic rate.- The rate of fire shall be within the range of 425 to 550 rounds per minute using U. S. Government caliber .30 standard service ball ammunition when firing from the biped mount. The normal rate may be expected to be within the range of 500 to 650 rounds per mimte when mounted on a rigid test stand approved by the Government inspector.

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Marking.

3.5.1 COmDleted weapons.- Unlees otherwise specified, each @u? shell be marked in the position and size specified on the drawings end as specified in Specification 52-0-1. 3.5.2 Components.- Components and assemblies shall be marked with the manufacturers symbol, the Ordnance part number only, or both, as specified on the part number Identlficatlon drawing or the individual part drawin~.
3.6 Gwnnastication.- Each completed gun shall be placed in a gymnastication fixture furr.ished by the contractor and mechanically gymnasticated for a minimum of 500 cycles prior to any firing tests. 3.7

Proof-firing.

3.7.1 Assembled guns.- Each gun shall be capable of withstanding proof-firing with one U. S. Government high pressure proof cartridge withoutstructural failures or distortions that would affect functioning of the weapon. 3.7.2 Suare barrels. barrel extensions. end bolte. Each barrel, barrel extension, and bolt intended as spare parfs shell
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be proof-fired using one proof cartridge each. Fixtures for proof-firing these parts shall be provided by the contractor. Following proof-firing, these parts shall meet the requirements specified herein and on the drawings. 3.8 Function firin&.- Each assembled gun shall be capable of withstanding the fiction firing test specified herein,wlth no breakeges or malfunctions of the gun or biped mount, using standard U. S. Government caliber .30 ball ammunition in metallic belts. 3.9 Endurance firing.- Assembled guns shell be capable of withstanding an endurance test Of 10,OOO rounds when tested as specified harein. Breakeges end malfunctions shall be limited to those specified in table I. U. S. Government standard caliber .30 ball ammunition, in metallic belts, shall be used in the test. 3.10 Accurac~.- Accuracy of the weapons shell be such that at least nine rounds of a 10-round burst, fired full machine gun action, shall group within a 3-inch circle when fired at a 100. foot range. Romds that cut the edge of the 3 inch circla shall be considered as acceptable.

3.11 Lubrication.- Each machine gun shall be adequately lubricated t~;h;u; ~1 firing tests end prior to Government acceptance. . . 3.12 Workmanshi~.- Standards of workmanship shell be such that equipment will meet the requirements of 3.1 through 3.11. All components, subassemblies, parts, and the final assembly shall meet the inspection requirements for defects in quality and dimensions as specified in 4.3.

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firihgpinl@e.t..: .......................... . ~tnded primers, anlarged firingpin hole ............. Pailure Istoh of ....................................... Failure close,duo to any gun omnpanamt to ........ i.... Failure ejaot....................................... to Failure mtraot oartridge oaae from chamber......... to
to extraot onrtridge from feed belt ........... to feed, bullet striking faoe of barrel ........ to feed, insufficient reboil................... to .......................... of trigger release

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Failure Failure Fhilure Psilure

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Fkulty trigger pull .................................... Hangfire, notioea~le.. ................................ .


Miafire ................................................

Piereed primer..............................' . . .......... Partial ignitio n.....................................


Suptured oartridge ease................................ Un.aantrolledfire...................................... .............................. Other mmlfunotiana, total

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Broken or Unserviceable Parts


Aooele~tor,

br.aken .................................... Barrel@, eroded....................................... . Barrelaxtanaion, broken ............................... Belt,brokan ...........................................

CooHng lever, broken, burred, or worn ................ . Cam, brokaa ........................................... Ejeotor, broken ........................................ Rxtraotor.aasambly, broken, burred,or deformed........ ~raotor oam, brokan or burred ........................ Firing pin, brogan ..................................... Firing pin spring, brokemor act....................... Rivets, 100me..........................................

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1 1 0
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Beltfeedpawl,brokenor burred...................... . . Beltfeed olido, broken or burrad ......................


Sear; brok~ ........................................... Sear eontaots, defeotiwe............................... or ................ Side or. bottom platen, spread brogan

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Striker point,defe.ative ............................... Setbaokinfaoeof bolt ................................ All otherbrokanparka .................................

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Q.MLITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS Lot size.

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4.1.1 ~The lot size of completely assembled guns, or complete sets of Darts. components. and assemblies therefor submitied for inspec~ion,-$heli be es-determined by the Government inspector end contractor based upon existing conditions end facilities. 4.1.2 Spare parts.- fienspare parts are specified by the contract, the lot size of those parts submitted for inspection shall be any quantity, but not less than a quantity proportional to the lot of completely assembled guns submitted for final inspection. 4.2 SSMDlin&.

- Unless otherwise specified herein for flrlng 4.E.I. a tests, inspection and functional tests shall be performed on each sun. Unless otherwise specified; non-conformance to.drawinss end all specified requirements shell constitute a critical defect and shaLl result in the rejection of the gun, until SUCH defect has been corrected.

4.2.2 ~. - Sempling procedures for less then 100 percent inspection shell be in accordmce with the standard sampling procedures of ORD-SIP-S6. 4.2.3 ACCeDtSnCe or reelection.- The claseiflcation of defects and acceptable quality levels (AQL~s) of ORD-SIP-S6 shell be used as the basis for acceptance or reJectlon of en inspection lot. 4.3 Insoection.- Inspectlon shall be performed in accordance with Specification 52-O-1, ORD-SIP-S6, and this specification.
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Gadng.

4.4.1 Firing Dln protrusion.- Each machine g~l shall be gagad to determine conformance with firing pin protrusion requirement. The guns shell be 8aged before end after the firing tests. Any gun not meeting this requirement shaLl be rejected. 4.4.2 Heads~ace.- Each gun shall be gaged to determine that the specified headspace requirement has been met. The guns shall meet this requirement before and after proof-firing, after each 4,000 rounds in the endurance test, and upon completion of the endurance test without further adjustment. Any gun not meetingthis requirement shell be re~ected.

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trigger pull of machine gun ~h~llbs~?ea~;~% gun notwith eaohthie re-pull compliance the trigger meeting requirement specified herein. Any quirement shall be rejected.
4.5 Teeta.- Teata ehall be performed in accordance with Speoificat-~2-O-1, ORD-SIP-S6, end this epecificatlon.

4.5.1 Proof-firing test.- Each aseembled machine gun and each spare barrel, barrel extension, and bolt ehall be proofflred using one caliber .30 Ml high pressure test cartridge fez! each gun or part teated.
4.5.1.1 Any etoppage or failure of any part ehall be cauee for rejeotion of the gun or of the part being tested. The chamber and the bore of the barrel shall be gaged after proof-firing to deteruiinecompliance with the requlraments apeclfled herein end on the drawings. If the parts specified above are found acceptable, proof marka shall be stampedin the locatione specified on the drawings.

1.5.2 F1.mctionflrim teat.- All weapons that have aucceasfilly completed the specified proof-flrlng teat shall be function fired according to the following echedule. 4.5.2.1 The first 100 guns produced under each contract shall be fired 100 rounds each. Firing shall be in interrupted bursts except that one continuous burst of 25 rounds shall be fired from each weapon. 4.5.2.2 Every tenth gun.produced thereafter shall be fired 75 rounds each with not less than 20 rounds fired in one continuous burst. 4.5.2.3 All other guns produced shall be fired a total of 35 rounds each In interrupted or continuous bursts. 1.5.2.1 Any breakage or malfunction ofany of the guaa shall be cause for rejection.of the gun being function fired. In addition. if the breakage or malfunction occurs in a weapon being flrea in the 35 round.schedule, the next 10 weapons shall be function fired In the 75 round schedule as specified herein. If these 10 weapons pass the 75 round test successfully, the origin%l schedule specified herein shall be reapplied. 4. 5.2.)+.1 Malfunction or atoppagea resulting from defectlve ammunition o??llnka in any firing teat shall not ba charged agalnat the weapon being teated. 4.5.3 Rate of flre.- The cyclic rate of fire shell be determined for every tenth gun produced, the test shall be conducted concurrently with the function firing test. The rate of fire
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Failure to meet shell be within the ranges specified herein. the cyclic rate requirements shall be causa for determining the cyclic rate on the next ten guns. If the 10 guns pass the test successfully, the test procedure shell revert back to schedule specified above. Failure to meet the cyclic rate with each of the 10 guns shall reject the lot represented by the test weapons. Endurance teet.- Thg fjndurencetest shall be con. ducted according to the following schedule.
4.5.4

4.5.4.1 One gun from the first 100 weapons produced shall oe subjected to an endurance test of 10,000 rounds. Firing shall be at the rate of approximately 50 rounds per minute, in bursts not exceeding $?0rounde. The test weapon shall be allowed to air-cool for 5 minutes after each 500 rounds and for 10 minutes after each 1000 rounds. 4.5.4.2 men the test weapon rapreaenting the initial 100 guns hae succeaefully passed the above teet, one gun from each succeeding tenth lot of 500 weapona shall aleo be fired in the 10,000 round schedule specified in 4.5.4.1.

4.5.~.5 All other lote shall be tested by aubject~~ ~;: weapon from each lot to a 5,000 round endurance test. ditiona of firing ehall be the same aa for the 10,000 round test.
b. 5.4.4 Test weapona shall be cleaned and oiled after every 500 xwunds but no parta shall be altered or raplaced except for broken parte or those parte worn to the extent of unserviceability. A record shall be kept of each replacement.

4.5.4.5 The lot from which the teet weapon was drawn shall be acceptable if the test waapon withatenda the endurance test within the limits apeciiiedin table I. k. 5.4.6 The test Weapone eubmitted to tha endurance tast shall not be accepted by the Government until they have been thoroughly reconditioned by the contractor.
4.5.5 Accuracy test.- One gun froa each lot of gum shall be submitted to an accuracy teat. The gun shall be mounted on a fixed reet approved by the inspector or on a standard caliber .~O tripod mount faataned to a eulteble base. Tha gun shall be fired on a 100 foot range to determine compliance with accuracy requirements. Gune which fail to meet thla requirement shall oe rejected end the lot shell be screened for the defect. One additional gun from the same lot shall then be tested for accuracy with the lot accepted or rejected on the performance Of this second gun.

Weapons reJected in any inspection or test, 4.6. Retests.except in the endurance test, may be conditioned ond resubmit9

MIL-G-13665(Ord) ted for the inspection or teat in which failure oocurred. The Government inspector.may, in addition, eubject the resubmitted guns to such other tests as he deems neceesary. If resubml.s8ion 1s allowed, the entire lot of guns ehall be checked and condl. tioned for the feilure or failures. 11.6.1 A retest ehall be allawed in the case of guns rejected beoause of failure in the endurance test unless, in the opinion of the Government inspector, the failure or failures indicate serious defects in the lot of guns. In such a caee, a retest shall be made only if authorized by the contracting officer and after the entire lot hae been reconditioned where net. e.scary. In the event that a retest ie made, the Government inspector shall take at random from the rejected lot a weapon to be subjected to the same endurance test. Failure of the weapon in retest shall be cause for final rejection of the lot.
!4.7 Final acceotan~ - The weapons shall be finally accepted after having paeaed the inspection end tests specified herein, been stamped with the inapectorts etemp and with the Ordnance Inspection Stamp, and packed for shipment as specified herein. 5.

PREPARATION FOR DELIVERY

5.1 Weapone.- The assembled weapons shall be prepared for shipment a~fied in Specification MIL-P.12362.
5.2 Spare parts.- Spare parts shall be packaged end packed in accordance with the spare parts packaging drawing
furnished (see 6.1) by the contracting officer.

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NOTES

6.1 OrderinR data. the following:


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Title, number, end date of this specificat.ton. Title, number, and date of applicable drawings. List of Spara parts, when reqa.ired. (see 3.3.) Site of inspections end tests. Spare parts packaging drawings. (See 5.2.)

6.2

Suggeeted contract.lral featurea.

6.2.1 Serial numbere. - The contractor should be furnished a block of serial numbers to be used for weapon identification. (See 3.5.1)

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6.2.2 Description of msnufactum. Upon request, the contractor aho~d be furnished a daacrlption of manufacture pre. V1OUO1Y employed in the manuf.sotureof this weapon.

6.2.3 Additional drawings and speclflcatlona. Upon request, with reaaone herafor, the contractor should be fumlehed any referenced drawlnge and spaclficatione he may deair6, in eddition to those originally furniehed by the contracting officer ae necessary for the materiel contracted for.
6.3 Lubrication. Lubrication Order L09-244 ehould be fumiehed _Ehe contractor to facilitate correct lubrication. 6.4 Safety durinu firing. Cara is essential to assure safety during firing. Tha chamber and bore should be dry, clean, end free of obstructions. Proof cartridge ehould be ahakan to varify that the powder la loose before using. In the event of a hangfira, the aotion of tha gun should not ba opened for at least 30 aeconde, end then should be opened rapidly by meene of a lanyard taking precaution for the eafety of parnonnal. 6.5 Defective ammunition. If defective ammunition of any type is encountered in any firing teat, the Commanding Officer, Frankford Arsenal, should be notified end samplee submitted for examination and information.

6.6 Defective belt links. If defective belt links are encountered in any firing tea&, the Commanding Officer, Rock Island Arsenal, ehould be notified and eemples submitted for examination and information.
Notice: This specification, together with specification and drawings pertaining to It and bearing a NOTICEn of eimllar reatrictione, ie intended for use only in connection with procurement by the United Statea Government, end shall not be reproduced either wholly or in part excapt when authorized in connection with Government procurement, nor ba used for any other purposa except when specifically authorized by the Chiaf of Ordnance.

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