Some Soldiers aren’t using the right pin on their M2A1 machine gun’s feed tray and that’s an accident waiting to happen.
They need to ensure the correct pin, 5315-00-731-2970, is in place. They should also check to see if the feed tray cover pin is missing, worn or has burrs.
Use the correct pin in the M2A1 feed tray!
Here are a few more tips Soldiers should keep in mind.
- Never take shortcuts with the M2A1 machine gun. It could cause serious injury.
- Check the feed tray cover assembly for a broken or missing spring.
- Use TM 9-1005-213-10 (Aug 17) for proper PMCS steps.
Editor’s note: Thanks for the tips, Doug and Steve. Soldiers, make sure you replace any bad feed tray pins with the correct ones.