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NEWS | Jan. 13, 2020

M2A1 Machine Gun: Marking the Gage

Dear Editor,

I’ve seen Soldiers incorrectly marking M2A1 gages.
Marking the M2A1 gage with a serial number is required. But care must be taken not to mark it in a critical area. Instead, Soldiers should attach a dog tag marked with the serial number.
This is the incorrect way to mark a gage.
This is the incorrect way to mark a gage.

More details are on Page 4 of TB 9-5220-216-24 (Jun 19).
Critical areas on the gage
Critical areas on the gage.

Also, armorers must avoid damaging the M2A1 gage when marking the serial number.

Karl Hayhurst
Ft Polk, LA
Editor’s note: Thanks, Karl. Great tip for keeping gages "on the mark."
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