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ROYAL AIR FORCE. COMMON CORE AND DEPLOYMENT SKILLS AIDE-MEMOIRE

If there are rounds in the magazine and the chamber and body are clear, check the magazine is correctly fitted, operate the bolt release catch, tap forward on the cocking handle and continue firing.

◉ If there is an obstruction in the body or chamber, remove the magazine, clear the obstruction, replace the magazine, operate the bolt release catch, tap forward on the cocking handle and continue firing.

◉ If the rifle stops firing and you find that the cocking handle is fully to the rear, and the magazine is empty, change the magazine, operate the bolt release, tap forward on the cocking handle and continue firing.

◉ If after carrying out the IA and the remedy for an empty chamber and rounds in the magazine, the weapon fires one or two rounds and stops again, and, after repeating the IA you find the same condition, operate the bolt release, tap forward on the cocking handle, put the safety catch to 'S' and, using a round or the combination tool, depress the plunger and turn the gas plug to 'E'. Put the safety catch to T and continue firing.

◉ As soon as practicable the gas assembly is to be cleaned, reset to 'N' and the combination tool returned to the cleaning roll.

◉ Any round involved in a stoppage or used as a tool is not to be re-loaded or fired.

◉ Adjust position after any stoppage and before continuing firing.

L85A2/L86A2 FUNCTION TEST

◉ Cock the weapon, put the safety catch to 'S' and attempt to fire the weapon, it should not fire.

◉ Set the change lever to 'R' and the safety catch to 'F', operate the trigger action.

◉ Whilst holding the trigger back, cock the weapon and release the trigger. The hammer should be felt/heard engaging the main sear. Operate the trigger, the weapon should fire.

◉ Set the change lever to 'A' and the safety catch to 'F'. Cock the weapon, the hammer should be held to the rear.

◉ Operate the trigger, the rifle should fire.

◉ Whilst holding the trigger back, cock the weapon.

◉ As the bolt moves forward the hammer should fall to strike the firing pin.

◉ Release the trigger, set the safety catch to 'S' and the change lever to 'R', close the dust cover.

THE SLING ASSEMBLY


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