Accession Number : ADA185127

Title :   Dynamic Tests of the 30-Round Magazine for the M16A1 While Firing from the M231 Firing Port Weapon.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept. Feb-Apr 87,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Brosseau, Timothy L

PDF Url : ADA185127

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Time displacement records of the magazine spring for the M16A1, while firing from the Firing Port Weapon, were obtained to determine if excessive spring surge was causing a stoppage problem during testing at APG. Results of the tests show there was no excessive magazine spring surge in the 30-round magazine for the M16A1 when firing from the M231 Firing Port Weapon. The results show the stoppage problem was caused by faulty magazines.

Descriptors :   *SMALL ARMS, MAGAZINES(ORDNANCE), SPRINGS, TIME INTERVALS

Subject Categories : Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE