Gage, profile and alignment
Swipe, Cloth, Test
IRI,RI,PI,UBLI (NOTE 2
Note 1. Profile and alignment gaging required only if not accomplished during IRI, or if round is visibly damaged.
(Profile andalignment gaging is required only one time during life cycle of lot.)
Note 2. Swipe (smear) test will only be performed on damaged and/or corroded projectiles.
and Method of Inspection
a. Projectile loose in cartridge case (M900)
a. Windshield or windshield tip bent or damaged
b. Windshield loose (lateral or longitudinal
c. Bourrelet cracked or loose
d. Missing parts (e.g., bourrelet, obturator,
windshield tip bourrelet screws)
e. Corrosion on projectile parts (pitting)
f. Corrosion of primer as specified by TM 9-1300-
g. Yellow/yellowish white projectile corrosion
h. Failure of cartridge to gage
i. Damaged inner or outer container
j. Hose clamp(s) not removed from sabot
l. Primer staking missing
m. Obturating band damaged (e.g., cracked,
broken, or gouged).
n. Sabot damaged (e.g., cracked, broken, or
o. Lateral movement of projectile (M774 and
p. Rust, metal tears or cracks in cartridge case
(M833 and M900)
q. Damage to cartridge which may expose DU
a. Damaged inner or outer container
b. Protective windshield cushion missing
gaps, windshield interfaces or if physical damage to projectile
J-6. Inspection description and notes.
is noted which could expose DU core.
a. Cartridges having any major defects will be reported
according to DA PAM 738-750, regardless of dollar value.
Defective quantities that are authorized for repair or
f. Inspect packing material according to chapter 2.
demilitarization will be transferred as directed by HQ, JMC, to
g. Testing to date has not shown electric primer assembled
a facility licensed to perform these procedures.
to these cartridges to be sensitive to initiation from mechanical
b. Replacement containers and protective windshield impact. Primers or igniters above flush are therefore to be
cushion should be requisitioned as required according to the considered major defects rather than critical. (Any straight
edge rule is suitable for checking this characteristic.)
procedures in applicable technical manuals.
c. Refer to paragraph
h. Primers must be staked in two places, approximately
180 degrees apart. Stakes should show evidence of moving
cartridge case material into joint at cartridge case to primer.
d. Projectile will be swipe tested according to paragraph J- Stakes on primers with wrench holes will not necessarily
of the following conditions exist: Corrosion
in sabot deform wrench hole.
If there is no evidence of metal