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NEWS | Feb. 2, 2022

M240/M249 Machine Gun: Store With the Bolt Forward


Dear Editor,
        
Here at Ft Leonard Wood, MO, we have noticed some M240 and M249 machine guns are being stored with the bolts locked to the rear.
        
To reduce unnecessary wear on the drive spring, the machine gun should be stored with the bolt in the forward position.

Brent Fiegenbaum
Vincent Pint
Cody Foster
Rick Hallas
Small Arms Repairers
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