USV Safety Regulations

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     G. Once unit safety inspection has been completed, carbines will be capped off by file under supervision of the company commander and/or first sergeant. Carbines will be held at a 45 degree angle to the ground with the muzzle aimed at a leaf or blade of grass. Order will be given to prime and fire by file, with unit officers and NCO's observing each carbine muzzle as the piece is fired to insure that the percussion cap blast moves the leaf, thereby insuring that the flash channel is clear.

     H. Only after this procedure has been followed will a unit equipped with breechloading carbines be permitted to march for battle.

     I. This carbine safety inspection procedure will be accomplished prior to or during dress parade each day of an event.

SOP -1 SAFETY REGULATIONS -
                                                  REVOLVER SAFETY INSPECTION POINTS - Annex A(3)

     A. At inspection arms, the revolver will be presented unloaded to the inspecting officer in the half-cock position with the muzzle in the vertical position.

     B. The inspecting officer will first check the barrel with a cleaning rod or dowel of the appropriate length to insure that the bore is clear.

     C. The revolver cylinder should then be checked to insure that none of the chambers are loaded. Any reeolver presented for inspection in a loaded condition will be returned to the owner who will be instructed to discharge the piece in a safe manner and at a safe distance before returning for further inspection.

     D. After insuring that the cylinder chambers are clear, the revolver will then be checked to insure that no live percussion caps are on the nipples.

     E. The revolver will be returned to the soldier in the half-cock position with the muzzle up.

     F. Only after this procedure has been followed will a unit be allowed to march for battle.

     G. This revolver safety inspection procedure will be accomplished prior to or during dress parade each day of an event.

 

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