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Federal Supply Group (FSG): 10

NATO Supply Classification Group (NSG): 10

Note-This group includes combat weapons as well as weapon-like noncombat items, such as line throwing devices and pyrotechnic pistols. Also included in this group are weapon neutralizing equipment, such as degaussers, and deception equipment, such as camouflage nets. Excluded from this group are fire control and night devices classifiable in groups 12 or 58.

FSG 10 Weapons
FSG 10 Weapons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Federal Supply Group 10

What is Federal Supply Group 10?
FSG 10 is the Federal Supply Group (formally known as NATO Supply Classification Group NSG 10) in the USA for supply items codified in the category of Weapons.
What is NATO Supply Classification Group 10?
NSG 10 is the NATO Supply Classification Group (also known as Federal Supply Group FSG 10 in the USA) for supply items codified in the category of Weapons.
Which Federal Supply Classes are in FSG 10?
FSG 10 contains the following Federal Supply Classes (FSC) (formally known as NATO Supply Classification Class [NSC]): 1010, 1020, 1025, 1030, 1055, 1090, 1075, 1035, 1015, 1040, 1034, 1095, 1080, 1070, 1005, 1045
Which NATO Supply Classification Classes are in NSG 10?
NSG 10 contains the following NATO Supply Classification Classes (NSC) (also known as Federal Supply Class [FSC] in the USA): 1010, 1020, 1025, 1030, 1055, 1090, 1075, 1035, 1015, 1040, 1034, 1095, 1080, 1070, 1005, 1045

Supply Items Included in Federal Supply Group 10

What is an Aircraft Gun Mounting Adapter? 58 Items
An Aircraft Gun Mounting Adapter (ADAPTER,GUN MOUNTING,AIRCRAFT) is an adapter of various designs with provisions to facilitate connection of a gun or guns to a mounting in an aircraft to obtain a desired result. It may incorporate gun-firing, recoil-shock absorbing, or vibration dampener mechanisms.
CANNON,60 MILLIMETER MORTAR 16 Items
What is a Towed Light Howitzer? 20 Items
A Towed Light Howitzer (HOWITZER,LIGHT,TOWED) is a complete projectile-firing weapon with a medium muzzle velocity and curved trajectory. The bore diameter is over 30 millimeters through 125 millimeters. It may have facilities for self-propulsion to aid maneuverability into the firing position. See also HOWITZER, MEDIUM, TOWED; HOWITZER, HEAVY, TOWED; and HOWITZER, PACK.
MORTAR,60 MILLIMETER 49 Items
What is a Counter Recoil Cylinder? 34 Items
A Counter Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,COUNTER RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to compress fluid for the recuperator assembly of a gun. See also CYLINDER, RECUPERATOR.
What is a Recoil Cylinder? 62 Items
A Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to cushion the backward motion of a cannon by springs or by the slow passage of air or fluid through holes in the piston when the gun is firing.
What is a Recuperator Cylinder? 50 Items
A Recuperator Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECUPERATOR) is a cylinder with component parts designed to return a cannon to proper firing position after recoil. See also CYLINDER, COUNTERRECOIL.
What is a Rifle Bipod? 125 Items
A Rifle Bipod (BIPOD,RIFLE) is an adjustable two-legged device attached to the muzzle end of a rifle to serve as a support for the weapon during firing. Excludes MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is a Gun Mount? 384 Items
A Gun Mount (MOUNT,GUN) is an item designed to support a gun. Excludes MOUNT, HOWITZER; MOUNT, MACHINE GUN; MOUNT, MORTAR; MOUNT, RIFLE; and MOUNT, TRIPOD (as modified).
What is a Howitzer Mount? 17 Items
A Howitzer Mount (MOUNT,HOWITZER) is an item designed to support a howitzer. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, RIFLE and MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Mortar Mount? 66 Items
A Mortar Mount (MOUNT,MORTAR) is an item designed to support a mortar. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is a Rifle Mount? 118 Items
A Rifle Mount (MOUNT,RIFLE) is an item designed to support a rifle. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER and MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Rifle Tripod Mount? 21 Items
A Rifle Tripod Mount (MOUNT,TRIPOD,RIFLE) is a three-legged device having a central socket or head and the necessary attachments for supporting a recoilless rifle. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is an Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll? 35 Items
An Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll (ROLL,ORDNANCE WEAPONS SPARE PARTS) is an item made of duck, coated cloth, or similar flexible material with loops and/or pockets for retaining ordance weapons spare parts. It does not include the spare parts. See also ROLL, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES.
BARREL,GRENADE LAUNCHER 81 Items
BARREL,RIFLE 309 Items
What is a Cannon Tube? 282 Items
A Cannon Tube (TUBE,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is that part of a cannon which controls the initial direction of a projectile. The bore may be rifled and must have a diameter of more than 40 millimeters. See also BARREL (as modified), and TUBE, SUBCALIBER, CANNON.
What is a Cannon Subcaliber Tube? 27 Items
A Cannon Subcaliber Tube (TUBE,SUBCALIBER,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is mounted in the chamber of the parent weapon and may extend into the bore. It is used to reduce the caliber of larger weapons. See also TUBE, CANNON and BARREL, SUBCALIBER GUN.
What is a Mortar Mount Level? 15 Items
A Mortar Mount Level (LEVEL,MORTAR MOUNT) is a device which utilizes a cylindrical VIAL, LEVEL. It is designed for use in leveling a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Shoulder Gun Stock? 375 Items
A Shoulder Gun Stock (STOCK,GUN,SHOULDER) is an item usually made of hardwood to which the barrel assembly and other parts of a shoulder-fired gun are attached. It is usually designed in one piece, but some items may have a wooden or metal section for the attachment of gun parts to which a metal STOCK EXTENSION, GUN is attached.
What is a Muzzle Brake? 182 Items
A Muzzle Brake (BRAKE,MUZZLE) is a short, cylindrical item mounted on the muzzle of an artillery weapon to retard the force of recoil. It has a centrally bored hole, through which the projectile passes, and one or more baffles.
What is a Bore Evacuator? 40 Items
A Bore Evacuator (EVACUATOR,BORE) is a device placed on the tube of artillery weapons to force propellant gases to flow outward through the muzzle end of the bore from a cylindrical chamber around the gun tube. The chamber incloses a series of jets around the cannon tube through which the gases flow.
What is a Muzzle Plug? 48 Items
A Muzzle Plug (PLUG,MUZZLE) is a device that fits into the muzzle end of a CANNON (as modified), to serve as a protection to the cannon bore.
What is a Flash Suppressor? 240 Items
A Flash Suppressor (SUPPRESSOR,FLASH) is a device attached to the muzzle of small arms and artillery weapons to reduce the flash resulting from the secondary burning of propellent gases. It has a centrally located hole, through which the projectile passes, and a series of fins attached to the mounting ring. See also SUPPRESSOR, SMALL ARMS WEAPON.
What is a Gun Carriage Trail Spade? 40 Items
A Gun Carriage Trail Spade (SPADE,GUN CARRIAGE TRAIL) is an item designed for attachment to the end of an artillery gun carriage trail(s), which is forced or dug into the ground to restrict movement during firing. It may be a forging, casting, or of built-up construction. Includes items which are secured to the trail(s) by means of a tapered key.
What is a Firing Pin? 715 Items
A Firing Pin (PIN,FIRING) is an item used in a firing mechanism of a gun, mine, bomb, fuze, projectile, or the like, which strikes and detonates a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or a propelling charge.
What is a Cannon Equilibrator? 63 Items
A Cannon Equilibrator (EQUILIBRATOR,CANNON) is a mechanical device that compensates for the unbalance weight of the cannon and keeps the cannon in balance at all angles of elevation so that it may be elevated or depressed by a manually operated mechanism.
GRIP,RIFLE 210 Items
What is a Sear? 415 Items
A Sear is an item so designed as to retain the firing mechanism of a gun in the cocked position and release it by a rotating or sliding motion.
What is a Powered Loader-Rammer? 91 Items
A Powered Loader-Rammer (LOADER-RAMMER,POWERED) is a device specifically designed to automatically load and ram rounds of ammunition into a gun chamber at high speed. It may also include a fuze setter.
What is a Breechblock? 273 Items
A Breechblock is a movable steel block in the mechanism of a breechloading gun that seals the breech opening of the barrel during firing. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Blast Deflector? 75 Items
A Blast Deflector (DEFLECTOR,BLAST) is a device attached to the muzzle of a gun, mortar, or to the sides of a rocket launcher designed to reduce the effects of the blast and obscuration following firing. It may or may not consist of an arrangement of baffles to divert the flow of propellant gases to the sides of the weapon.
What is a Cartridge Magazine? 690 Items
A Cartridge Magazine (MAGAZINE,CARTRIDGE) is a metallic spring-loaded container of rectangular cross-sectional shape designed to hold cartridges and to be inserted into the magazine well of a pistol, rifle, or machine gun. It is an integral part of a gun, capable of being removed from the magazine well, reloaded and reused. Excludes CLIP, CARTRIDGE.
What is a Trigger Extension? 28 Items
A Trigger Extension (EXTENSION,TRIGGER) is a metallic item attached to a TRIGGER and designed to extend its length.
What is a Trigger? 616 Items
A Trigger is an item/device, part of the firing mechanism, that actuates a firing pin or initiates an explosive train.
What is a Sight Aperture? 102 Items
A Sight Aperture (APERTURE,SIGHT) is an irregularly shaped adjustable mechanical item usually integral to a SIGHT, REAR. It functions as a peephole through which the sight at the opposite end of a gun is brought into view in aiming at a target or object.
What is a Front Sight Blade? 210 Items
A Front Sight Blade (BLADE,FRONT SIGHT) is a narrow metal strip mounted perpendicular to a base and integral to a SIGHT, FRONT.
What is a Gunsight Cover? 97 Items
A Gunsight Cover (COVER,GUNSIGHT) is a removable protective item designed to fit over a SIGHT, FRONT or a SIGHT, REAR.
What is a Front Sight? 562 Items
A Front Sight (SIGHT,FRONT) is a metallic bead, blade, post, or the like, attached on the muzzle end of military carbines, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and other similar items as a sighting device. It may be provided with a hood or protective wings.
What is a Rear Sight? 604 Items
A Rear Sight (SIGHT,REAR) is an item attached to the breech end and integral to a carbine, machine gun, pistol, rifle, or the like. It may be a fixed or adjustable cross blade with a U-or V-shaped notch or aperture, or it may have elevation and windage adjustment knobs, slides, and graduated scales and be provided with aperture disks.
What is a Breech Bolt? 523 Items
A Breech Bolt (BOLT,BREECH) is a mechanism which closes the breech in a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. It is designed to push a cartridge into the chamber of a gun by sliding action. It may contain the ejector, extractor, and/or firing pin. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Rifle Mount Tripod? 30 Items
A Rifle Mount Tripod (TRIPOD,RIFLE MOUNT) is a three-legged device with the legs attached to a ring assembly or head. It is designed to receive an adapter to hold or support a MOUNT, RIFLE. The adapter is not included.
What is a Small Arms Sling? 531 Items
A Small Arms Sling (SLING,SMALL ARMS) is a looped strap mounted on the underside of a shoulder fired weapon to provide the means for carrying the weapon or steadying the weapon for firing.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush? 458 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush (BRUSH,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a brush specially designed for cleaning the bore, breech, or other component parts of an artillery weapon. It may be a brush unit only or it may be provided with a handle or staff and/or have facilities for attachment thereto.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section? 130 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section (STAFF SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden staff or metal tubing item with an integral metal coupling on one or both ends. It may be used singly or as one of two or more similar items attachable end to end. It is designed for use as a staff for attachment to and manual manipulation of a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY, rammers, and the like. See also ROD, CLEANING SMALL ARMS.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff? 54 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff (STAFF,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden or metal staff with or without a metal handle and with a head unit designed for holding a piece of fabric, cotton, or the like, for swabbing the bore of a mortar or a short barrel cannon, and the like. Excludes STAFF SECTION, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush Section? 92 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush Section (BRUSH SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is an item consisting of a coiled channel brush strip filled with radially disposed bristles and embodying a cylindrical brushing surface. It is designed as a brush replacement unit for a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is a Recoil Mechanism Buffer? 256 Items
A Recoil Mechanism Buffer (BUFFER,RECOIL MECHANISM) is a device or mechanism designed to absorb and check the recoil or counterrecoil force of a weapon when it is fired.
What is a Sear-Trigger Spring Holder? 32 Items
A Sear-Trigger Spring Holder (HOLDER,SEAR-TRIGGER SPRING) is a metallic item formed into a shape resembling the letter "U," used for insertion into two holes in the receiver assembly of a gun. It is designed to hold the trigger and sear spring in its correct operating position in a gun.
What is a Trigger Guard? 168 Items
A Trigger Guard (GUARD,TRIGGER) is a protective device consisting of a curved framework, usually of metal, on a gun or LAUNCHER, ROCKET within which a TRIGGER is located.
What is a Gun Safety Actuator? 90 Items
A Gun Safety Actuator (ACTUATOR,GUN SAFETY) is a lever, plunger, slide, or the like, designed to apply force by spring or mechanical action to activate a SAFETY (as modified).
What is a Trigger Housing? 159 Items
A Trigger Housing (HOUSING,TRIGGER) is an item, usually metallic, designed to fit into the framework of a hand or shoulder-firing weapon. It is used to provide a mounting for a TRIGGER.
What is a Breech Ring? 167 Items
A Breech Ring (RING,BREECH) is a fixed block in the mechanism of a breech loading gun into which the BREECHBLOCK fits to seal the breech opening during firing.
What is a Gun Grip Safety? 76 Items
A Gun Grip Safety (SAFETY,GUN GRIP) is an item designed to lock the trigger or other component in the firing mechanism of a small arms or artillery weapon by gripping action or by gripping and turning action.
What is a Breech Cover? 73 Items
A Breech Cover (COVER,BREECH) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose the breech of a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust, and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Mount Cover? 137 Items
A Gun Mount Cover (COVER,GUN MOUNT) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun mount for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Muzzle Cover? 298 Items
A Gun Muzzle Cover (COVER,GUN MUZZLE) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun muzzle for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Shield Cover? 27 Items
A Gun Shield Cover (COVER,GUN SHIELD) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a protective gun shield for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. It may have openings or flaps and/or windows of transparent material. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Mortar Baseplate? 79 Items
A Mortar Baseplate (BASEPLATE,MORTAR) is a circular or rectangular metal plate, with or without integral feet, designed to receive the spherical projection of the base cap of the cannon of an artillery or infantry mortar. It is used to absorb and spread the recoil force and to stabilize a mortar during firing.
What is a Mortar Mount Standard? 20 Items
A Mortar Mount Standard (STANDARD,MORTAR MOUNT) is an adjustable one-legged device which aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Mortar Mount Leg? 63 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg (LEG,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with a similar item, aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified) as a component of a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Rifle Bipod Leg? 45 Items
A Rifle Bipod Leg (LEG,RIFLE BIPOD) is an item which, in conjunction with a similar item, aids in the support of a RIFLE (as modified), as a component of a BIPOD, RIFLE. Excludes ARM, BIPOD, RECOILLESS RIFLE.
What is a Mortar Mount Foot? 31 Items
A Mortar Mount Foot (FOOT,MORTAR MOUNT) is a spiked metallic item with a rounded base designed for attachment to the end of a LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Gun Safety Lock? 149 Items
A Gun Safety Lock (LOCK,GUN SAFETY) is an item activated only by a SAFETY (as modified) and designed to lock the hammer, SEAR; TRIGGER, or other components of the firing mechanism of a gun to prevent accidental discharge.
SAFETY,RECOILLESS RIFLE 11 Items
SAFETY,SMALL ARMS 227 Items
What is a Recoil Booster? 43 Items
A Recoil Booster (BOOSTER,RECOIL) is a tubular item with inside end diameters of different dimensions used in the muzzle end of an automatic gun to retard the flow of explosive gases. It is designed to increase recoil force.
What is a Cannon Wiper Ring? 18 Items
A Cannon Wiper Ring (RING,WIPER,CANNON) is an item constructed of a malleable metal and designed for attachment to a STAFF, CLEANING, ARTILLERY or a cleaning brush used in cleaning the interior of a cannon tube. One end is threaded and the opposite end is provided with an integral ring for the attachment of a thong or rope.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder? 126 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder (CYLINDER,GAS,GUN) is a chamber, circular in cross section, fixed to the barrel of a gas operated automatic or semiautomatic weapon, such as a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. The deflection of a part of the escaping powder gases puts in motion an integral piston to operate the extracting and reloading mechanism(s).
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Lock? 35 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Lock (LOCK,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is an item designed to position and secure the gas cylinder to the barrel of a rifle or other gas operated weapons.
What is a Firing Pin Guide? 112 Items
A Firing Pin Guide (GUIDE,FIRING PIN) is a cylindrical or tubular item designed to maintain alignment of a PIN, FIRING.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Piston? 164 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Piston (PISTON,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is a cylindrical piece which moves or reciprocates under gas pressure in a CYLINDER, GAS, GUN. It is usually a single item, but may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod. Excludes threaded end types with an integral operating rod, for which, see ROD ASSEMBLY, OPERATING, GUN.
What is a Gun Operating Rod Assembly? 162 Items
A Gun Operating Rod Assembly (ROD ASSEMBLY,OPERATING,GUN) is a cylindrical item, tubular or solid, designed to transmit force or motion from a gas cylinder or the like of a machine gun, rifle or other automatic/manual gun to activiate the firing mechanism. It may have one or more integral parts with appropriate fastening devices, including a handle, head helical spring(s) plunger, yoke, and the like. Some types may include an integral piston.
What is a Blank Ammunition Firing Attachment? 198 Items
A Blank Ammunition Firing Attachment (FIRING ATTACHMENT,BLANK AMMUNITION) is an item attached to the flash suppressor or muzzle-end of a small arms weapon, such as a rifle or machine gun, or at the breech-end of an automatic gun, used with blank ammunition to simulate repetitive or self-loading action of automatic or semiautomatic weapons. It may include a breech shield to deflect breech gas or powder particles from the face of the shooter.
What is an Open Check Sight? 12 Items
An Open Check Sight (SIGHT,CHECK,OPEN) is a metallic device which protrudes horizontally from a gun barrel, and is used by a gun commander to select and/or designate a target to, or check the "on target" sight of, the gunner. It consists of a split collar which clamps on the gun barrel, a projecting arm(s) which supports a tube parallel to the gun, with front and rear sights fitted on, or into, the ends of the tube. The rear sight has azimuth and elevation boresighting adjustments. Excludes SIGHT, FRONT; SIGHT, REAR; SIGHT, BORE, BREECH and SIGHT, BORE, MUZZLE.
What is a Recoil Pad? 80 Items
A Recoil Pad (PAD,RECOIL) is a protective cushioning attached to the end of a shoulder fired weapon to absorb the shock of recoil.
What is a Gun Mount Leg? 77 Items
A Gun Mount Leg (LEG,GUN MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with similar items, aids, in the support of a gun, such as a machine gun. It is a component of a MOUNT, GUN; and is usually one of four legs.
What is a Tripod Mount Leg? 69 Items
A Tripod Mount Leg (LEG,TRIPOD MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with two similar items, aids in the support of a machine gun, recoilless gun, rifle or the like. It is a component of a MOUNT, TRIPOD (as modified); or a TRIPOD, RIFLE MOUNT; and may be a single or sectional item with an integral or nonintegral foot. Excludes LEG, GUN MOUNT. See also LEG SECTION, TRIPOD MOUNT.
What is a Tripod Mount Leg Section? 95 Items
A Tripod Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,TRIPOD MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete functioning item. It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a LEG, TRIPOD MOUNT.
What is an Automatic Gun Feeder? 141 Items
An Automatic Gun Feeder (FEEDER,AUTOMATIC GUN) is a device designed to pull cartridges from an ammunition belt or other container and to feed them into the chamber of an automatic gun. It may include a safety device to clear the weapon without expanding a complete load of an ammunition belt or container.
What is a Cartridge Receiver? 145 Items
A Cartridge Receiver (RECEIVER,CARTRIDGE) is an item, integral to a carbine, rifle, shotgun, or the like, designed to take charge from a MAGAZINE, CARTRIDGE or CLIP, MAGAZINE or a single cartridge or shell and hold it until chambered.
What is a Gun Mount Pedestal? 125 Items
A Gun Mount Pedestal (PEDESTAL,GUN MOUNT) is an item used as the supporting base for a gun mount or a machine gun mount. It excludes a cradle and/or pintle assembly.
What is a Rifle Grenade Launcher? 39 Items
A Rifle Grenade Launcher (LAUNCHER,GRENADE,RIFLE) is a device designed for attachment to the muzzle end of a RIFLE (1), (as modified) to hold a hand-rifle grenade or a rifle grenade in a position for firing. It is not equipped with any device to activate a grenade.
What is a Cartridge Ejector? 342 Items
A Cartridge Ejector (EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, or the like, which automatically throws out an empty cartridge case or unfired cartridge from the breech or receiver.
What is a Cartridge Extractor? 553 Items
A Cartridge Extractor (EXTRACTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, grenade launcher, or the like for (1) pulling an empty cartridge case or an unfired cartridge out of the chamber of the weapon, or (2) extracting a cartridge from a belt and positioning it for insertion into the chamber.
GRIP,GRENADE LAUNCHER 42 Items
What is a Mount Pintle? 234 Items
A Mount Pintle (PINTLE,MOUNT) is a forked or pinlike item used as a pivot on gun mounts, machine gun mounts and tripod mounts for lateral and/or vertical movement of machine guns, recoilless rifles, and the like. It may be drilled, grooved or slotted to accommodate a locking device. Excludes CLEVIS, ROD END; HOOK, PINTLE; and PINTLE ASSEMBLY, TOWING.
What is an Operating Lever Breechblock Cam? 48 Items
An Operating Lever Breechblock Cam (CAM,BREECHBLOCK,OPERATING LEVER) is an irregularly shaped item, whose periphery is used as an eccentric surface to engage and disengage with corresponding notches in the breechblock hinge block of a weapon, when the breechblock operating lever is depressed or elevated. It is an integral part of the breechblock operating lever.
What is a Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft? 56 Items
A Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft (SHAFT,BREECHBLOCK OPERATING LEVER) is a shaft serving as a hinge-pin for the breechblock with a lever connecting facility on one end.
What is an Elevating And Firing Cradle Support? 149 Items
An Elevating And Firing Cradle Support (SUPPORT,ELEVATING AND FIRING CRADLE) is a metallic item, designed as a framework to support the elevating mechanism and the firing transfer housing of a weapon. It has facilities for the mounting of other components to it.
What is a Towed Air Defense Artillery Gun? 36 Items
A Towed Air Defense Artillery Gun (GUN,AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY,TOWED) is a complete projectile-firing weapon equipped with fire control device(s) to detect and trace aerial targets. It is primarily designed for actively combating hostile air targets from the ground. It may be a single or multiple barreled weapon, the bore of which must be at least 20 millimeters. It does not have facilities for self-propulsion.
What is a Replenisher Cylinder? 35 Items
A Replenisher Cylinder (CYLINDER,REPLENISHER) is a cylinder with component parts designed as a reservoir to maintain a constant fluid pressure and volume in the recoil cylinder of a gun. Excludes CYLINDER (1), HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATOR and CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, ACTUATING, LINEAR.
What is a Loader-Rammer Tray? 66 Items
A Loader-Rammer Tray (TRAY,LOADER-RAMMER) is a trough-shaped device which actuates the feed mechanism of a weapon and supports the projectil
What is a Cannon Firing Hammer? 19 Items
A Cannon Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,CANNON) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a cannon, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is a Gun Firing Hammer? 14 Items
A Gun Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,GUN) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a gun, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is an Unloading Artillery Rammer? 61 Items
An Unloading Artillery Rammer (RAMMER,ARTILLERY,UNLOADING) is a hand operated item designed for attachment to a staff for unloading a single round of ammunition through the muzzle of an artillery weapon. It may also be used as a swabbing unit for cleaning the interior of a CANNON (as modified). Excludes LOADER-RAMMER, POWERED; and RAMMER, ARTILLERY, LOADING.
What is a Loading Artillery Rammer? 56 Items
A Loading Artillery Rammer (RAMMER,ARTILLERY,LOADING) is a hand operated item designed for attachment to a staff for loading a single round of ammunition into the chamber from the breech end of an artillery weapon. Excludes LOADER-RAMMER, POWERED; and RAMMER, ARTILLERY, UNLOADING.
What is a Variable Recoil Throttling Rod? 20 Items
A Variable Recoil Throttling Rod (ROD,THROTTLING,VARIABLE RECOIL) is a rotatable, headless solid metallic cylindrical item having two or more even number of opposed longitudinal tapered grooves on a portion of its length. It may have two or more difference diameters along its length. One end is processed with threads, splines, and the like for the attachment of another item for importing the required degree of rotary motion to the rod. It is designed for the specific purpose of varying the recoil length in artillery weapons. Excludes ROD, GROOVED, HEADLESS, and SHAFT (as modified).
What is a Gun Mount Pedestal Brace? 120 Items
A Gun Mount Pedestal Brace (BRACE,GUN MOUNT PEDESTAL) is a rigid item of various cross-sectional shapes, specifically designed to provide support and/or reinforcement to a gun mount pedestal.
What is a Mounted 40 Millimeter Automatic Gun? 61 Items
A Mounted 40 Millimeter Automatic Gun (GUN,AUTOMATIC,40 MILLIMETER,MOUNTED) is a complete automatic or semiauiomatic gun which consists of a CANNON (1), 40 MILLIMETER AUTOMATIC GUN; and a MOUNT, GUN; and is designed to be mounted on a vessel or a land vehicle. The gun is used for combating hostile air, sea, and/or land targets and may have more than one barrel. It may have a fire control system for picking up and tracking moving targets.
BARREL,AUTOMATIC GUN 150 Items
What is an Ammunition Box Magazine? 156 Items
An Ammunition Box Magazine (BOX MAGAZINE,AMMUNITION) is a metal boxlike item that holds ammunition and feeds it through a chute to the gun. For items specifically designed for attachment to a gun, see CHEST, AMMUNITION. Excludes BOX, AMMUNITION.
PARTS KIT,TRAVERSE MECHANISM 31 Items
What is a Breech Mechanism? 106 Items
A Breech Mechanism is a group of items that function to open and close the breech. It may include a semiautomatic drop block, case extraction, and electric firing. It may provide manual and/or automatic opening of a breech, ejection of spent cartridge case, and automatic closing when chambering the next round.
What is a Gun Cover? 399 Items
A Gun Cover (COVER,GUN) is a fabricated removable textile or plastic cover specifically designed to fully inclose a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It can be multi-sectional and has means of securing to the equipment in the form of straps, tie lines and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Projectile Conveyor Track? 29 Items
A Projectile Conveyor Track (TRACK,CONVEYOR,PROJECTILE) is a grooved plate or structural component which guides and restricts the axial movement of wheels or rollers in an ammunition feed system. It usually is located between the vehicle-mounted magazine and the ammunition feed chute of an automatic gun. It may contain facilities to mount but does not include bearings, gears and the like. Excludes ADAPTER (1), AMMUNITION CHUTE and TRAY, LOADER-RAMMER.
What is a Grenade Launcher? 238 Items
A Grenade Launcher (LAUNCHER,GRENADE) is a weapon with a rifled or smooth bore of various calibers. It is an individual or crew-served weapon. It may be used with a shoulder stock, attached under the fore-end of a rifle or mounted like a machine-gun for direct-control fire. The grenade is the projectile component of a cartridge. Excludes LAUNCHER, GRENADE, RIFLE and LAUNCHER, GRENADE, ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM.
What is an Ammunition Holder? 16 Items
An Ammunition Holder (HOLDER,AMMUNITION) is a holder specifically designed to mount and support packed or unpacked ammunition on a variety of equipment and accommodate various types of ammunition in a fixed position, facilitating quick release and replacement.
What is a Gun Charger? 58 Items
A Gun Charger (CHARGER,GUN) is an item designed to energize a GUN, AUTOMATIC (as modified). It is attached to the weapon and automatically chambers the first round.
What is a Cartridge Ejector Block? 31 Items
A Cartridge Ejector Block (BLOCK,EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a block specifically designed for an EJECTOR, CARTRIDGE.
What is an Ammunition Chute Support? 129 Items
An Ammunition Chute Support (SUPPORT,CHUTE,AMMUNITION) is an item specifically designed for a CHUTE (1), AMMUNITION.
What is a Recoil Booster Housing? 26 Items
A Recoil Booster Housing (HOUSING,BOOSTER,RECOIL) is a housing specifically designed for a BOOSTER, RECOIL.
What is an Automatic Gun Stop? 113 Items
An Automatic Gun Stop (STOP,GUN,AUTOMATIC) is an item designed to check the movement or action of a gun.
What is a Mounting Bracket? 277 Items
A Mounting Bracket (BRACKET,MOUNTING) is a bracket of various shapes (other than angle), designed to be attached to a supporting surface for the specific purpose of positioning, aligning and/or supporting another item. Excludes BRACE (as modified); BRACKET, ANGLE; and BRACKET, DOUBLE ANGLE. See also BRACKET (1), ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR; BRACKET, FIRE EXTINGUISHER; BRACKET, SOLENOID; BRACKET, TRACK, SLIDING DOOR; and RETAINER (as modified).
What is an Ammunition Chute Assembly? 190 Items
An Ammunition Chute Assembly (CHUTE ASSEMBLY,AMMUNITION) is an assembly through which ammunition is supplied to the gun or cannon preparatory to and after firing. It may include a CHUTE, AMMUNITION; CHUTE EJECTION; guides, trays and the like.
What is a Small Gun Carrier Dog? 53 Items
A Small Gun Carrier Dog (DOG,SMALL GUN CARRIER) is an item which is a component part of the firing mechanism of automatic and/or semiautomatic small guns, pistols and semiautomatic shotguns. It is designed to hold the bolt of the rear of the mechanism when the last cartridge is fired.
What is a Breechblock Stop? 101 Items
A Breechblock Stop (STOP,BREECHBLOCK) is an item designed to check the movement of a breechblock.
What is an Armament System Electrical Control Box? 577 Items
An Armament System Electrical Control Box (CONTROL BOX,ELECTRICAL,ARMAMENT SYSTEM) is a metal or plastic enclosure which includes, mounts and protects any quantity and/or combinations of electrical devices, such as switches, resistors, relays, meters, rectifiers, fuses, overload indicators, bridges, terminal boards as well as wirings and the like. It is specifically designed to control, protect, secure, measure, and switch the armament system for which the item is designed.
What is a Gun Fore End Stock? 159 Items
A Gun Fore End Stock (STOCK,FORE END,GUN) is an item made of wood or plastic usually designed with a semicircular groove to fit under the barrel of a gun and attached by metal fastening devices. It is shaped to fit the hand and is used to steady the weapon during firing. Excludes GUARD, HAND, GUN.
What is a Gun Parts Kit? 786 Items
A Gun Parts Kit (PARTS KIT,GUN) is a parts kit used to service gun(s). It may contain such items as washer(s), spring(s) and the like.
What is a Gun Maintenance Kit? 137 Items
A Gun Maintenance Kit (MAINTENANCE KIT,GUN) is a maintenance kit consisting of an extractor spindle, hand hook for cartridge removing, striker or the like.
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is a Flash Suppressor Retainer? 14 Items
A Flash Suppressor Retainer (RETAINER,SUPPRESSOR,FLASH) is a U-shaped item designed to position and retain a SUPPRESSOR, FLASH in its normal mounted position.
What is a Recoil Measuring Scale? 16 Items
A Recoil Measuring Scale (SCALE,RECOIL MEASURING) is a graduated metallic strip which is attached to a stationary part of an artillery weapon. It indicates the extent of recoil mechanism travel when charges of different ratings are fired.
What is an Obturator Ring? 42 Items
An Obturator Ring (RING,OBTURATOR) is a metallic or nonmetallic circular item specifically designed to be placed at the breech-block end of a gun barrel chamber for sealing against powder gases. It is also used to seal against powder gases between a projectile and the gun barrel.
What is a Cartridge Stop? 108 Items
A Cartridge Stop (STOP,CARTRIDGE) is a metal, wedge shaped item designed to prevent overfeeding of the cartridge by restricting its sideward movememt to a postition of exact alignment for forward insertion into a chamber.
What is a Mortar Mount Leg Section? 18 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete funtioning item, It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a MOUNT, MORTAR. See also LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Bolt Carrier? 124 Items
A Bolt Carrier (CARRIER,BOLT) is an item which supports and aligns the bolt and firing pin of a small arm weapon or automatic weapon(s) system. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
ELEVATING MECHANISM,MORTAR 36 Items
What is a Mechanical Sight Unit? 71 Items
A Mechanical Sight Unit (SIGHT UNIT,MECHANICAL) is a unit comprised of a diopter with vertical and lateral boresighting facilities, a rubber antiglare device, a front sight post, and various front sights and mounting tools. The item is required for training, practice and live-firing exercises with light guns.
TRAVERSING MECHANISM,HOWITZER 19 Items
What is an Ammunition Feeder Shaft? 61 Items
An Ammunition Feeder Shaft (SHAFT,FEEDER,AMMUNITION) is a single or multiple-piece item provided with star wheels or cams in different shapes and designed for feeding machine gun ammunition in parallel to the rammer.
What is a Turret Rotation Ring Assembly? 93 Items
A Turret Rotation Ring Assembly (RING ASSEMBLY,TURRET ROTATION) is an item which allows a vehicular appendage such as a turret, cupola, winch, ladder, and the like, to rotate through an arc of not more than 360 degrees. It usually consists of load-bearing components such as upper and lower races, ball and/or roller bearings and shields. The lower race may have gear features.
TRAVERSING MECHANISM,MORTAR 24 Items
What is a Protective Shield Assembly? 179 Items
A Protective Shield Assembly (SHIELD ASSEMBLY,PROTECTIVE) is an item specifically designed to be placed around the barrel of the weapon for the purpose of shielding the operator from misfiring, powder blast, ejected shells, etc. It is constructed of rigid material of various shapes and sizes, and may include mounting facilities.
What is a Crew-Served Weapon Elevating And Traversing Mechanism? 52 Items
A Crew-Served Weapon Elevating And Traversing Mechanism (ELEVATING AND TRAVERSING MECHANISM,CREW-SERVED WEAPON) is a device for elevating and traversing a weapon to its desired firing position.
What is a Recoil Rail Assembly? 37 Items
A Recoil Rail Assembly (RAIL ASSEMBLY,RECOIL) is an item consisting of a rail, bearing strip, bearings and the like. It is used to interface the cannon to the cradle.
What is an Elevation Firing Stop? 96 Items
An Elevation Firing Stop (STOP,ELEVATION FIRING) is a mechanically operated device designed to prevent the weapon from firing above a certain elevation.
What is a Cupola Rotation Drive Unit? 20 Items
A Cupola Rotation Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,CUPOLA ROTATION) is an assembly which allows a cupola of a vehicle to rotate on a GEAR MOUNTING, CUPOLA. It may consist of gears, a brake, electric motor (s), and controls. Excludes ACTUATOR ELECTRO-MECHANICAL, ROTARY AND DRIVE UNIT ANGLE.
What is a Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly? 26 Items
A Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly (ROD AND FOLLOWER ASSEMBLY,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item used with a separate spring to re-cock the breechblock plunger as it opens or closes. It may include pins, clips, or the like. Does not include a spring.
What is a Gun Cleaning Kit? 428 Items
A Gun Cleaning Kit (CLEANING KIT,GUN) is a collection of items including rods, brushes, swabs, solvents, lubricants and the like, specifically designed for the basic maintenance of weapons.
What is a Magazine Catch Retainer? 34 Items
A Magazine Catch Retainer (RETAINER,CATCH,MAGAZINE) is a component which has a primary function of retaining and/or covering another assembly which controls a MAGAZINE, CARTRIDGE or CLIP, CARTRIDGE on a weapon (rifle/pistol).
What is a Recoil Spring Guide? 150 Items
A Recoil Spring Guide (GUIDE,RECOIL SPRING) is a component or assembly used as a means of limiting/eliminating buckling of a pistol/gun recoil spring during the firing cycle. It is usually a pin or tube of uniform diameter over most of its length with provision at one end to retain or capture one end of the recoil spring.
What is a Disassembly Lever? 35 Items
A Disassembly Lever (LEVER,DISASSEMBLY) is a lever-driven part or assembly which allows disassembly of two or more normally joined components such as the slide and receiver groups in a PISTOL (as modified).
What is a Locking Insert? 152 Items
A Locking Insert (INSERT,LOCKING) is a component or assembly which, as part of a larger assembly, is used to lock one or more adjacent members into a desired configuration/relationship during a functioning cycle such as the firing cycle of a gun/pistol.
What is a Slide Stop? 41 Items
A Slide Stop (STOP,SLIDE) is a component or assembly which engages a SLIDE, PISTOL at full recoil during the firing cycle to prevent the slide from closing when the gun's magazine is empty.
What is a Trigger Bar? 109 Items
A Trigger Bar (BAR,TRIGGER) is a component or assembly which transfers motion from a gun's TRIGGER to other firing-cycle components such as a sear and/or HAMMER, FIRING (as modified).
What is a Hammer Strut? 42 Items
A Hammer Strut (STRUT,HAMMER) is a component or assembly which transfers force between a HAMMER, FIRING (as modified) and the spring system used to store and/or release energy to the firing pin activator during the firing cycle.
What is a Decocking Lever? 34 Items
A Decocking Lever (LEVER,DECOCKING) is a manually operated component or assembly whose function is to allow release of the stored energy in a gun's firing system without causing actuation of the PIN, FIRING.
What is a Decocking Lever Support? 36 Items
A Decocking Lever Support (SUPPORT,LEVER,DECOCKING) is a component or assembly used to hold position, or otherwise support the LEVER, DELOCKING. This element may provide support in the form of a circular bearing surface for the LEVER, DECOCKING pivot center.
What is a Magazine Catch Detent? 31 Items
A Magazine Catch Detent (DETENT,CATCH,MAGAZINE) is a component which functions as a position determinant or a motion restraint for a CATCH, MAGAZINE on a pistol or other gun system.
What is a Magazine Catch? 140 Items
A Magazine Catch (CATCH,MAGAZINE) is a manually or automatically operated quick release component or assembly used to secure a MAGAZINE, CARTRIDGE in a weapon.
What is a Gun Component Retainer? 1210 Items
A Gun Component Retainer (RETAINER,GUN COMPONENT) is an item specifically designed to position and/or restrain the movement of one or more parts in their normal mounting position on a gun or associated equipment.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section Connector? 25 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section Connector (CONNECTOR,STAFF SECTION,ARTILLERY CLEANING) is a cylindrical metallic item which may be internally threaded for part of its length and be externally knurled, splined or have other gripping/wrenching features for part or all of its length. Excludes CONNECTOR, ROD END and NUT (1), PLAIN, KNURLED.
What is a Gun Charger Handle? 63 Items
A Gun Charger Handle (HANDLE,GUN CHARGER) is a hand-operated device which activates a CHARGER, GUN. It is usually spring-loaded so that a plunger enters a cavity in a bolt and draws it back from the breech. Excludes LEVER, LOCK-RELEASE.
What is a Fuze Striker? 25 Items
A Fuze Striker (STRIKER,FUZE) is a component of a percussion firing mechanism or a fuze mechanism which strikes a primer or detonator, either directly or through a PIN, FIRING to initiate an explosive, detonating or iginiting train.
What is a Gun Carrying Handle? 46 Items
A Gun Carrying Handle (HANDLE,GUN CARRYING) is a component functioning as a handhold on a rifle or other gun system.
What is a Rear Sight Base? 101 Items
A Rear Sight Base (BASE,REAR SIGHT) is an item specifically designed as a foundation or part upon which associated parts, such as cross blade, sight leaf, or aperture, for a gunsight are mounted. It is attached to the receiver or gun barrel and essential to a carbine, machine gun, pistol, rifle or the like when aiming.
What is a Gun Mounting Adapter? 173 Items
A Gun Mounting Adapter (ADAPTER,GUN MOUNTING) is an adapter of various designs with provisions to facilitate connection of a gun or guns to a mounting to obtain a desired result. It may incorporate gun-firing, recoil-shock, absorbing, or vibration dampener mechanisms.
What is a Machine Gun Cover Assembly? 132 Items
A Machine Gun Cover Assembly (COVER ASSEMBLY,MACHINE GUN) is a fabricated metallic or plastic assembly of various shapes, specifically d esigned to fully or partially enclose machine gun components, retain and guide ammunition. It may be attached by bolt holes, slots, tabs, mounting ears, pins and the like.
What is a Cartridge Catch Bag? 37 Items
A Cartridge Catch Bag (CATCH BAG,CARTRIDGE) is an item made of flexible material specifically designed for use with the CATCH BAG ASSEMBLY. It receives expended cartridge casings or links during weapon firing. Excludes BAG, CARTRIDGE CLIP.
What is a Rail Protector? 52 Items
A Rail Protector (PROTECTOR,RAIL) is a preformed item specifically designed to protect an accessories attachment rail on rifles,machine guns and pistols.
What is a Trigger Assembly? 186 Items
A Trigger Assembly is an item consisting of a TRIGGER and all associated hardware such as springs, pins, spacers, cams, and the like. It is a component, for a rifle, machine gun, pistol or related weapon system, used to actuate a firing pin or initiate an explosive train.
What is a Trigger Subassembly? 29 Items
A Trigger Subassembly is an item consisting of a TRIGGER and a spring. If associated hardware such as pins, spacers, cams, and the like is furnished see TRIGGER ASSEMBLY. It is specifically designed for a rifle, machine gun, pistol or related weapon syster.
What is a Weapon Mounting Kit? 78 Items
A Weapon Mounting Kit (MOUNTING KIT,WEAPON) is a collection of items specifically designed for mounting one weapon onto another which allows the use of both weapons.
What is a Storage Rack Adapter? 25 Items
A Storage Rack Adapter (ADAPTER,RACK,STORAGE) is an item or a collection of items specifically designed to adapt an existing RACK, STORAGE, SMALL ARMS to allow stowage of a weapon for which it was not origninally designed.
What is a Weapon Mounted Adapter Rail? 447 Items
A Weapon Mounted Adapter Rail (ADAPTER RAIL,WEAPON MOUNTED) is a device that provide(s) rail type mounting surfaces on a rifle, carbine, machine gun or pistol. The mounting surfaces will allow the attachment of various accessories to the weapon which may include forward pistol grips(s), flashligt(s), various sighting devices, and the like. It may/may not be permanently mounted.
What is a Bolt Gas Port? 38 Items
A Bolt Gas Port (GAS PORT,BOLT) is an item attached to the bolt or bolt carrier of a gas-operated firearm. This part provides a means to transfer gas generated in the barrel to the bolt for energy to operate the bolt.
What is a Multiple Magazine Holder? 32 Items
A Multiple Magazine Holder (HOLDER,MULTIPLE MAGAZINE) is a device that holds two or more amunition magazines for rifles,pistols,or shotguns. The device must be able to hold all the magazines while one magazine is in use on the weapon. It is detachable from the weapon.
What is a Small Arms Travel Lock? 51 Items
A Small Arms Travel Lock (LOCK,TRAVEL,SMALL ARMS) is a device designed to lock a weapon in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Heatshield Assembly? 21 Items
A Heatshield Assembly is an item to allow heat to dissipate equally, to prevent a mirage of heat. The item acts as a protector to prevent burning of the skin. It may be made of plastic and/or metal. The item attaches to the barrel or receiver of a rifle or maching gun and may have other items attached such as scope or sighting devices.
What is a Subassembly Buttstock? 132 Items
A Subassembly Buttstock (BUTTSTOCK,SUBASSEMBLY) is an item consisting of parts that make up an assembly or sub-assembly of a shoulder-fired Buttstock. An item usually made of hardwood, plastic or metal to which other parts of a shoulder-fired gun are attached, such as sling, receiver, buttstock plate, retaining ring, buttstock bushings, screws, etc.
What is an Ejection Cover? 21 Items
An Ejection Cover (COVER,EJECTION) is an item used to cover an ejection port or opening of a rifle or machine gun to keep out dust, dirt, and the like. May be made of metal or plastic.
What is a Barrel Carrying Handle Assembly? 21 Items
A Barrel Carrying Handle Assembly (CARRYING HANDLE ASSEMBLY,BARREL) is an item consisting of a handle and mounting attachments such as pins, studs, bolts or the like to make up an assembly for carrying or removing the barrel of the gun. It may be fixed or rotating.
What is a Small Arms Release Lever? 73 Items
A Small Arms Release Lever (LEVER,RELEASE,SMALL ARMS) is a manually operated lever, designed to secure another item, such as a barrelassembly, or hold another assembly in position, such as a folding or adjustable buttstock assembly, and when activated, releases the item to facilitate adjustment or removal. It is a component of a spring-loaded or cam pressure mechanism. Excludes RELEASE (1), SMALL ARMS.
What is a Small Arms Fire Control Selector? 55 Items
A Small Arms Fire Control Selector (SELECTOR,FIRE CONTROL,SMALL ARMS) is an item designed to choose between firing modes of a carbine, machine gun, submachine gun, automatic rifle or other similar weapons. Modes of fire could include safe (no fire), semi-automatic burst (two (2) or more round burst), and automatic. Modes of fire could be between calibers of a single weapon such as between a bullet and grenade or a rifle round and a shotgun round. It is a component of the firing mechanism. Differentiated from ACUATOR, GUN SAFETY and SAFETY by allowing more than a fire/no fire choice.
What is a Bracket Barrel Catch? 49 Items
A Bracket Barrel Catch (CATCH,BARREL,BRACKET) is an item used in operating a quick release component or assembly to secure or lock a barrel.
What is an Ammunition Loader Assembly? 61 Items
An Ammunition Loader Assembly (LOADER ASSEMBLY,AMMUNITION) is a device which loads ammunition into a gun or gun system. It may be motorized or manually operated.
What is an Ejection Chute Section? 49 Items
An Ejection Chute Section (CHUTE SECTION,EJECTION) is an item which is a component of a CHUTE, EJECTION
What is an Automatic Gun Body Assembly? 38 Items
An Automatic Gun Body Assembly (BODY ASSEMBLY,GUN,AUTOMATIC) is a subassembly of a GUN, AUTOMATIC (as modified). It may contain a rotor, housing, breech, bolts and the like. It may contain the barrels.
What is a Bipod Head? 12 Items
A Bipod Head (HEAD,BIPOD) is a subassembly of a machine gun or rifle bipod leg assembly. An item usually made of plastic or metal. May be attached to a barrel or receiver of a rifle or machine gun and may have other items attached such as bipod legs, pins, nuts, etc.
What is an Ammunition Bracket Adapter? 87 Items
An Ammunition Bracket Adapter (ADAPTER,AMMUNITION BRACKET) is an item that holds ammunition used for various operations of a weapon system whether in cans, links, boxes, etc. The ammunition may or may not be latched, hooked or bolted down to the bracket. It may be part of a weapon system or a mount.
What is an Automatic Gun Receiver? 173 Items
An Automatic Gun Receiver (RECEIVER,AUTOMATIC GUN) is the automatic gun receiver is an item that contains or provides attachment for all automatic gun components. The receiver assembly rams and fires rounds. The receiver completes all basic firing function: extract, cock, chamber, lock, fire,unlock and eject. It also suppresses the recoil force from barrel and breech assembly.
What is a Depression Firing Stop? 23 Items
A Depression Firing Stop (STOP,DEPRESSION FIRING) is a mechanically operated device to prevent the weapon from firing below a certain elevation. For a device designed to prevent the weapon from firing above a certain elevation see STOP,ELEVATION FIRING.
What is a Recoil Buffer Assembly? 73 Items
A Recoil Buffer Assembly (BUFFER ASSEMBLY,RECOIL) is an item consisting of a BUFFER, RECOIL MECHANISM and associated components required to absorb and check the recoil or counterrecoil force of a weapon when it is fired.
What is a Grenade Launcher Hand Guard? 14 Items
A Grenade Launcher Hand Guard (GUARD,HAND,GRENADE LAUNCHER) is a protective device designed to prevent burning of the skin. It attaches to a BARREL, GRENADE LAUNCHER or the receiver of a grenade launcher. It may have other items attached such as a scope or sighting devices and may include associated hardware.
What is an Ammunition Chute? 686 Items
An Ammunition Chute (CHUTE,AMMUNITION) is a chute through which ammunition is supplied to the gun or cannon preparatory to firing.
What is an Ejection Chute? 421 Items
An Ejection Chute (CHUTE,EJECTION) is a chute through which the link or case is expelled from the gun or cannon.
What is a Cannon Cradle? 225 Items
A Cannon Cradle (CRADLE,CANNON) is an item designed to support a cannon and which allows the cannon to recoil and counterrecoil. It also provides a means of securing the recuperator and recoil cylinders or the recoil piston rod(s). It has facilities for attaching to a mount or carriage of an automatic gun, gun or howitzer.
What is a Cocking Breechblock Lever? 195 Items
A Cocking Breechblock Lever (LEVER,BREECHBLOCK,COCKING) is a lever that activates the firing pin. It is one of the component parts of the breechblock of an artillery weapon.
What is a Loader-Rammer Lever? 145 Items
A Loader-Rammer Lever (LEVER,LOADER-RAMMER) is a mechanically activated lever, designed to feed ammunition into the gun breech from the magazine. It is one of the component parts of the loader-rammer of an artillery weapon.
What is a Rifle Grenade Launcher Sight Mounting Plate? 22 Items
A Rifle Grenade Launcher Sight Mounting Plate (PLATE,MOUNTING,RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHER SIGHT) is a metallic item specifically designed to provide facilities for mounting a SIGHT, RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHER.
What is an Artillery Carriage Trail? 66 Items
An Artillery Carriage Trail (TRAIL,CARRIAGE,ARTILLERY) is a projecting metal structure, usually fabricated of tubular or plate construction, primarily designed to stabilize the weapon and keep it from moving out of its firing position. It also serves to connect the weapon to its prime mover for transportation. It may be attached directly or indirectly to the axle or bottom carriage of the weapon. Excludes OUTRIGGER, CRANE.
What is a Bipod Yoke? 48 Items
A Bipod Yoke (YOKE,BIPOD) is a device consisting of a two-flanged head for the attachment of the legs of a bipod of a machine gun, rifle or similar weapon. It usually includes two jaws incorporating quick-release features for connection or disconnection from a weapon.
What is a Cannon Firing Mechanism? 44 Items
A Cannon Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,CANNON) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILESS, (as modified); or within the base cap of a MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is a Gun Firing Mechanism? 119 Items
A Gun Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,GUN) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a GUN (as modified). Excludes HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILLESS, (as modified); and MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is an Equilibrator Piston? 63 Items
An Equilibrator Piston (PISTON,EQUILIBRATOR) is a cylindrical item which moves or reciprocates under hydraulic oil and/or gas pressure in a closed system or compresses a compression spring of an equilibrator in compensating for the unbalanced weight of a cannon. It may include an integral rod or may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod.
What is a Link-Cartridge Case Deflector? 155 Items
A Link-Cartridge Case Deflector (DEFLECTOR,LINK-CARTRIDGE CASE) is a metallic item of various shapes designed to deflect the empty cases and metallic links in a desired direction from machine guns, grenade launchers and the like.
What is an Ammunition Chute Adapter? 145 Items
An Ammunition Chute Adapter (ADAPTER,AMMUNITION CHUTE) is a metallic or plastic device specifically designed to facilitate connection and provide accommodation of ammunition to be injected or ejected through a chute, to or from the firing mechanism of machine guns, rapid firing grenade launchers, and the like.
What is an Electrohydraulic Drive Unit? 42 Items
An Electrohydraulic Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,ELECTROHYDRAULIC) is a constant speed drive consisting of a gear box and electric motor, one or more servo amplifiers (servomotors), and gears, integrally mounted and designed to convert electrohydraulic energy into output shaft torque. The torque output (rotating speed) of the drive depends on the frequency of the power pulses applied through its control assembly.
What is a Breechblock Handle? 61 Items
A Breechblock Handle (HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a device designed to actuate the rotating mechanism of the breechblock carrier and to swing the breechblock out of its recess in the barrel.
What is a Barrel Locking Lever? 57 Items
A Barrel Locking Lever (LEVER,BARREL LOCKING) is a rigid, manually operated lever attached to a locking pin, designed to lock and/or release a quick change type barrel of a weapon.
What is a Pintle Lock Handle? 54 Items
A Pintle Lock Handle (HANDLE,PINTLE LOCK) is a cylindrical, metallic item, usually L-shaped and manually operated. When rotated, it locks the PINTLE, MOUNT to prevent its lateral movement when not in use. Reverse rotation of the handle causes the notched portion on one side of it to mate with the slot or groove of the PINTLE, MOUNT, freeing the pintle for lateral movement of the gun.
What is an Ammunition Loading Tray? 52 Items
An Ammunition Loading Tray (TRAY,LOADING,AMMUNITION) is a poratble metal trough-shaped, four-legged device with handle grips used for transporting ammunition to and aligning with the breech of a weapon prior to loading.
What is a Cannon Traveling Lock? 95 Items
A Cannon Traveling Lock (LOCK,TRAVELING,CANNON) is a device designed to lock the tube in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Breechblock Hinge Block? 44 Items
A Breechblock Hinge Block (HINGE BLOCK,BREECHBLOCK) is an asymmetrical item constructed to serve as a hinge mate and/or mounting point for a HINGE, BREECHBLOCK. It has holes which permit it to be mounted with bolts or screws to the barrel chamber of a weapon. Excludes HINGE, BUTT.
What is a Cam Breechblock Plate? 54 Items
A Cam Breechblock Plate (PLATE,BREECHBLOCK,CAM) is a rectangular item used in the breechblock of a weapon. It has an eccentric surface on which the rollers of the breechblock ring can move in a groove on its face as the breechblock is rotated when it is opened or closed.
What is a Breechblock Handle Arm? 45 Items
A Breechblock Handle Arm (ARM,HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a nonradial arm designed to be used with a handle parallel to its axis for transmitting motion to a shaft with pins and springs for opening a BREECHBLOCK.
What is a Grenade Machine Gun? 11 Items
A Grenade Machine Gun (MACHINE GUN,GRENADE) is a blowback operated, link belt fed, air cooled, fully automatic weapon. It can fire grenades with anti-personnel fragmentation and light armor piercing cabability. Excludes: LAUNCHER, GRENADE.
What is a Grenade Launcher Sight? 66 Items
A Grenade Launcher Sight (SIGHT,GRENADE LAUNCHER) is an aiming device consisting of a calibrated mounting plate to which is attached a sight bar assembly to provide an accurate angular measurement of elevation for firing a grenade.
What is a Breech Cap? 13 Items
A Breech Cap (CAP,BREECH) is an item designed to attach to the breech end of a cannon tube to allow attachment to and positioning on a BASEPLATE, MORTAR. It houses the FIRING MECHANISM, CANNON used to actuate a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Bipod Leg Foot? 14 Items
A Bipod Leg Foot (FOOT,BIPOD LEG) is an item designed to be affixed to the lower end of a LEG, RIFLE BIPOD or a LEG, MACHINE GUN BIPOD as to prevent it from slipping and/or sinking into soft ground.
What is a Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece? 34 Items
A Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece (COCKING PIECE,FIRING MECHANISM) is an item of varying design used to mechanically prepare the operating parts of the weapon for firing. It may act as a lever, ride a cam path, act directly against a hammer, or otherwise prepare the weapon to fire. It normally acts directly against the initiating source. Excludes items where cocking the weapon is a secondary function.
What is a Rifle Conversion Kit? 28 Items
A Rifle Conversion Kit (CONVERSION KIT,RIFLE) is a conversion kit designed to modify a rifle or a number of rifles for a specific purpose.
What is a Towed Medium Howitzer? 30 Items
A Towed Medium Howitzer (HOWITZER,MEDIUM,TOWED) is a complete projectile-firing weapon with a medium muzzle velocity and a curved trajectory. The bore diameter is 126 millimeters through 200 millimeters. It may have facilities for self-propulsion to aid maneuverability into the firing position. See also HOWITZER, LIGHT, TOWED; and HOWITZER, HEAVY, TOWED.
What is a Counter Recoil Cylinder? 34 Items
A Counter Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,COUNTER RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to compress fluid for the recuperator assembly of a gun. See also CYLINDER, RECUPERATOR.
What is a Recoil Cylinder? 62 Items
A Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to cushion the backward motion of a cannon by springs or by the slow passage of air or fluid through holes in the piston when the gun is firing.
What is a Recuperator Cylinder? 50 Items
A Recuperator Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECUPERATOR) is a cylinder with component parts designed to return a cannon to proper firing position after recoil. See also CYLINDER, COUNTERRECOIL.
What is a Gun Mount? 384 Items
A Gun Mount (MOUNT,GUN) is an item designed to support a gun. Excludes MOUNT, HOWITZER; MOUNT, MACHINE GUN; MOUNT, MORTAR; MOUNT, RIFLE; and MOUNT, TRIPOD (as modified).
What is a Howitzer Mount? 17 Items
A Howitzer Mount (MOUNT,HOWITZER) is an item designed to support a howitzer. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, RIFLE and MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Mortar Mount? 66 Items
A Mortar Mount (MOUNT,MORTAR) is an item designed to support a mortar. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is a Rifle Mount? 118 Items
A Rifle Mount (MOUNT,RIFLE) is an item designed to support a rifle. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER and MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Rifle Tripod Mount? 21 Items
A Rifle Tripod Mount (MOUNT,TRIPOD,RIFLE) is a three-legged device having a central socket or head and the necessary attachments for supporting a recoilless rifle. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is an Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll? 35 Items
An Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll (ROLL,ORDNANCE WEAPONS SPARE PARTS) is an item made of duck, coated cloth, or similar flexible material with loops and/or pockets for retaining ordance weapons spare parts. It does not include the spare parts. See also ROLL, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES.
What is a Cannon Tube? 282 Items
A Cannon Tube (TUBE,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is that part of a cannon which controls the initial direction of a projectile. The bore may be rifled and must have a diameter of more than 40 millimeters. See also BARREL (as modified), and TUBE, SUBCALIBER, CANNON.
What is a Cannon Subcaliber Tube? 27 Items
A Cannon Subcaliber Tube (TUBE,SUBCALIBER,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is mounted in the chamber of the parent weapon and may extend into the bore. It is used to reduce the caliber of larger weapons. See also TUBE, CANNON and BARREL, SUBCALIBER GUN.
What is a Mortar Mount Level? 15 Items
A Mortar Mount Level (LEVEL,MORTAR MOUNT) is a device which utilizes a cylindrical VIAL, LEVEL. It is designed for use in leveling a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Muzzle Brake? 182 Items
A Muzzle Brake (BRAKE,MUZZLE) is a short, cylindrical item mounted on the muzzle of an artillery weapon to retard the force of recoil. It has a centrally bored hole, through which the projectile passes, and one or more baffles.
What is a Bore Evacuator? 40 Items
A Bore Evacuator (EVACUATOR,BORE) is a device placed on the tube of artillery weapons to force propellant gases to flow outward through the muzzle end of the bore from a cylindrical chamber around the gun tube. The chamber incloses a series of jets around the cannon tube through which the gases flow.
What is a Flash Suppressor? 240 Items
A Flash Suppressor (SUPPRESSOR,FLASH) is a device attached to the muzzle of small arms and artillery weapons to reduce the flash resulting from the secondary burning of propellent gases. It has a centrally located hole, through which the projectile passes, and a series of fins attached to the mounting ring. See also SUPPRESSOR, SMALL ARMS WEAPON.
What is a Gun Carriage Trail Spade? 40 Items
A Gun Carriage Trail Spade (SPADE,GUN CARRIAGE TRAIL) is an item designed for attachment to the end of an artillery gun carriage trail(s), which is forced or dug into the ground to restrict movement during firing. It may be a forging, casting, or of built-up construction. Includes items which are secured to the trail(s) by means of a tapered key.
What is a Firing Pin? 715 Items
A Firing Pin (PIN,FIRING) is an item used in a firing mechanism of a gun, mine, bomb, fuze, projectile, or the like, which strikes and detonates a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or a propelling charge.
What is a Cannon Equilibrator? 63 Items
A Cannon Equilibrator (EQUILIBRATOR,CANNON) is a mechanical device that compensates for the unbalance weight of the cannon and keeps the cannon in balance at all angles of elevation so that it may be elevated or depressed by a manually operated mechanism.
What is a Sear? 415 Items
A Sear is an item so designed as to retain the firing mechanism of a gun in the cocked position and release it by a rotating or sliding motion.
What is a Powered Loader-Rammer? 91 Items
A Powered Loader-Rammer (LOADER-RAMMER,POWERED) is a device specifically designed to automatically load and ram rounds of ammunition into a gun chamber at high speed. It may also include a fuze setter.
What is a Breechblock? 273 Items
A Breechblock is a movable steel block in the mechanism of a breechloading gun that seals the breech opening of the barrel during firing. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Blast Deflector? 75 Items
A Blast Deflector (DEFLECTOR,BLAST) is a device attached to the muzzle of a gun, mortar, or to the sides of a rocket launcher designed to reduce the effects of the blast and obscuration following firing. It may or may not consist of an arrangement of baffles to divert the flow of propellant gases to the sides of the weapon.
What is a Rifle Mount Tripod? 30 Items
A Rifle Mount Tripod (TRIPOD,RIFLE MOUNT) is a three-legged device with the legs attached to a ring assembly or head. It is designed to receive an adapter to hold or support a MOUNT, RIFLE. The adapter is not included.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush? 458 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush (BRUSH,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a brush specially designed for cleaning the bore, breech, or other component parts of an artillery weapon. It may be a brush unit only or it may be provided with a handle or staff and/or have facilities for attachment thereto.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section? 130 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section (STAFF SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden staff or metal tubing item with an integral metal coupling on one or both ends. It may be used singly or as one of two or more similar items attachable end to end. It is designed for use as a staff for attachment to and manual manipulation of a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY, rammers, and the like. See also ROD, CLEANING SMALL ARMS.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff? 54 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff (STAFF,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden or metal staff with or without a metal handle and with a head unit designed for holding a piece of fabric, cotton, or the like, for swabbing the bore of a mortar or a short barrel cannon, and the like. Excludes STAFF SECTION, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush Section? 92 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush Section (BRUSH SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is an item consisting of a coiled channel brush strip filled with radially disposed bristles and embodying a cylindrical brushing surface. It is designed as a brush replacement unit for a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is a Recoil Mechanism Buffer? 256 Items
A Recoil Mechanism Buffer (BUFFER,RECOIL MECHANISM) is a device or mechanism designed to absorb and check the recoil or counterrecoil force of a weapon when it is fired.
What is a Sear-Trigger Spring Holder? 32 Items
A Sear-Trigger Spring Holder (HOLDER,SEAR-TRIGGER SPRING) is a metallic item formed into a shape resembling the letter "U," used for insertion into two holes in the receiver assembly of a gun. It is designed to hold the trigger and sear spring in its correct operating position in a gun.
What is a Breech Cover? 73 Items
A Breech Cover (COVER,BREECH) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose the breech of a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust, and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Mount Cover? 137 Items
A Gun Mount Cover (COVER,GUN MOUNT) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun mount for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Muzzle Cover? 298 Items
A Gun Muzzle Cover (COVER,GUN MUZZLE) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun muzzle for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Shield Cover? 27 Items
A Gun Shield Cover (COVER,GUN SHIELD) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a protective gun shield for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. It may have openings or flaps and/or windows of transparent material. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Mortar Baseplate? 79 Items
A Mortar Baseplate (BASEPLATE,MORTAR) is a circular or rectangular metal plate, with or without integral feet, designed to receive the spherical projection of the base cap of the cannon of an artillery or infantry mortar. It is used to absorb and spread the recoil force and to stabilize a mortar during firing.
What is a Mortar Mount Standard? 20 Items
A Mortar Mount Standard (STANDARD,MORTAR MOUNT) is an adjustable one-legged device which aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Mortar Mount Leg? 63 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg (LEG,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with a similar item, aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified) as a component of a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Mortar Mount Foot? 31 Items
A Mortar Mount Foot (FOOT,MORTAR MOUNT) is a spiked metallic item with a rounded base designed for attachment to the end of a LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Cannon Wiper Ring? 18 Items
A Cannon Wiper Ring (RING,WIPER,CANNON) is an item constructed of a malleable metal and designed for attachment to a STAFF, CLEANING, ARTILLERY or a cleaning brush used in cleaning the interior of a cannon tube. One end is threaded and the opposite end is provided with an integral ring for the attachment of a thong or rope.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder? 126 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder (CYLINDER,GAS,GUN) is a chamber, circular in cross section, fixed to the barrel of a gas operated automatic or semiautomatic weapon, such as a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. The deflection of a part of the escaping powder gases puts in motion an integral piston to operate the extracting and reloading mechanism(s).
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Lock? 35 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Lock (LOCK,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is an item designed to position and secure the gas cylinder to the barrel of a rifle or other gas operated weapons.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Piston? 164 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Piston (PISTON,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is a cylindrical piece which moves or reciprocates under gas pressure in a CYLINDER, GAS, GUN. It is usually a single item, but may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod. Excludes threaded end types with an integral operating rod, for which, see ROD ASSEMBLY, OPERATING, GUN.
What is a Gun Operating Rod Assembly? 162 Items
A Gun Operating Rod Assembly (ROD ASSEMBLY,OPERATING,GUN) is a cylindrical item, tubular or solid, designed to transmit force or motion from a gas cylinder or the like of a machine gun, rifle or other automatic/manual gun to activiate the firing mechanism. It may have one or more integral parts with appropriate fastening devices, including a handle, head helical spring(s) plunger, yoke, and the like. Some types may include an integral piston.
What is a Gun Mount Leg? 77 Items
A Gun Mount Leg (LEG,GUN MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with similar items, aids, in the support of a gun, such as a machine gun. It is a component of a MOUNT, GUN; and is usually one of four legs.
What is a Tripod Mount Leg? 69 Items
A Tripod Mount Leg (LEG,TRIPOD MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with two similar items, aids in the support of a machine gun, recoilless gun, rifle or the like. It is a component of a MOUNT, TRIPOD (as modified); or a TRIPOD, RIFLE MOUNT; and may be a single or sectional item with an integral or nonintegral foot. Excludes LEG, GUN MOUNT. See also LEG SECTION, TRIPOD MOUNT.
What is a Tripod Mount Leg Section? 95 Items
A Tripod Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,TRIPOD MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete functioning item. It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a LEG, TRIPOD MOUNT.
What is a Gun Mount Pedestal? 125 Items
A Gun Mount Pedestal (PEDESTAL,GUN MOUNT) is an item used as the supporting base for a gun mount or a machine gun mount. It excludes a cradle and/or pintle assembly.
What is a Cartridge Ejector? 342 Items
A Cartridge Ejector (EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, or the like, which automatically throws out an empty cartridge case or unfired cartridge from the breech or receiver.
What is a Cartridge Extractor? 553 Items
A Cartridge Extractor (EXTRACTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, grenade launcher, or the like for (1) pulling an empty cartridge case or an unfired cartridge out of the chamber of the weapon, or (2) extracting a cartridge from a belt and positioning it for insertion into the chamber.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder? 25 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder (CYLINDER,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item designed to house a piston and other necessary component parts of a CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, EQUILIBRATOR.
What is a Mount Pintle? 234 Items
A Mount Pintle (PINTLE,MOUNT) is a forked or pinlike item used as a pivot on gun mounts, machine gun mounts and tripod mounts for lateral and/or vertical movement of machine guns, recoilless rifles, and the like. It may be drilled, grooved or slotted to accommodate a locking device. Excludes CLEVIS, ROD END; HOOK, PINTLE; and PINTLE ASSEMBLY, TOWING.
What is a Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft? 56 Items
A Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft (SHAFT,BREECHBLOCK OPERATING LEVER) is a shaft serving as a hinge-pin for the breechblock with a lever connecting facility on one end.
What is a Breechblock Trigger Housing? 17 Items
A Breechblock Trigger Housing (HOUSING,TRIGGER,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item which completely incloses a trigger and is actuated by the manipulation of another component of the weapon. It is mounted adjacent to the breechblock of the weapon and receives its impetus from rotation of the breechblock.
What is an Elevating And Firing Cradle Support? 149 Items
An Elevating And Firing Cradle Support (SUPPORT,ELEVATING AND FIRING CRADLE) is a metallic item, designed as a framework to support the elevating mechanism and the firing transfer housing of a weapon. It has facilities for the mounting of other components to it.
What is a Firing Transfer Housing? 24 Items
A Firing Transfer Housing (HOUSING,FIRING TRANSFER) is a rectangular item which encloses, supports and aligns the components of the firing transfer assembly of a weapon. It serves to actuate the weapon through a stimulas received by cable. It is of multiple piece construction.
What is a Replenisher Cylinder? 35 Items
A Replenisher Cylinder (CYLINDER,REPLENISHER) is a cylinder with component parts designed as a reservoir to maintain a constant fluid pressure and volume in the recoil cylinder of a gun. Excludes CYLINDER (1), HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATOR and CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, ACTUATING, LINEAR.
What is a Cannon Firing Hammer? 19 Items
A Cannon Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,CANNON) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a cannon, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is a Gun Firing Hammer? 14 Items
A Gun Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,GUN) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a gun, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly? 31 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly (CYLINDER ASSEMBLY,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item containing a piston and other component parts designed to compensate for the unbalanced weight of a cannon at all angles of elevation by means of compression springs, gas, and/or hydraulic oil.
What is a Variable Recoil Throttling Rod? 20 Items
A Variable Recoil Throttling Rod (ROD,THROTTLING,VARIABLE RECOIL) is a rotatable, headless solid metallic cylindrical item having two or more even number of opposed longitudinal tapered grooves on a portion of its length. It may have two or more difference diameters along its length. One end is processed with threads, splines, and the like for the attachment of another item for importing the required degree of rotary motion to the rod. It is designed for the specific purpose of varying the recoil length in artillery weapons. Excludes ROD, GROOVED, HEADLESS, and SHAFT (as modified).
What is a Gun Mount Pedestal Brace? 120 Items
A Gun Mount Pedestal Brace (BRACE,GUN MOUNT PEDESTAL) is a rigid item of various cross-sectional shapes, specifically designed to provide support and/or reinforcement to a gun mount pedestal.
What is a Breech Mechanism? 106 Items
A Breech Mechanism is a group of items that function to open and close the breech. It may include a semiautomatic drop block, case extraction, and electric firing. It may provide manual and/or automatic opening of a breech, ejection of spent cartridge case, and automatic closing when chambering the next round.
What is a Gun Cover? 399 Items
A Gun Cover (COVER,GUN) is a fabricated removable textile or plastic cover specifically designed to fully inclose a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It can be multi-sectional and has means of securing to the equipment in the form of straps, tie lines and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Projectile Extractor? 42 Items
A Projectile Extractor (EXTRACTOR,PROJECTILE) is a manually operated device specifically designed for removing a projectile from the tube of a weapon. Includes dummy and training projectiles designed for insertion into a gun tube. It may be a mechanical screw type or hydraulic pressure type.
What is an Ammunition Holder? 16 Items
An Ammunition Holder (HOLDER,AMMUNITION) is a holder specifically designed to mount and support packed or unpacked ammunition on a variety of equipment and accommodate various types of ammunition in a fixed position, facilitating quick release and replacement.
What is a Cartridge Ejector Block? 31 Items
A Cartridge Ejector Block (BLOCK,EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a block specifically designed for an EJECTOR, CARTRIDGE.
What is a Breechblock Stop? 101 Items
A Breechblock Stop (STOP,BREECHBLOCK) is an item designed to check the movement of a breechblock.
What is an Armament System Electrical Control Box? 577 Items
An Armament System Electrical Control Box (CONTROL BOX,ELECTRICAL,ARMAMENT SYSTEM) is a metal or plastic enclosure which includes, mounts and protects any quantity and/or combinations of electrical devices, such as switches, resistors, relays, meters, rectifiers, fuses, overload indicators, bridges, terminal boards as well as wirings and the like. It is specifically designed to control, protect, secure, measure, and switch the armament system for which the item is designed.
What is a Gun Parts Kit? 786 Items
A Gun Parts Kit (PARTS KIT,GUN) is a parts kit used to service gun(s). It may contain such items as washer(s), spring(s) and the like.
What is a Gun Maintenance Kit? 137 Items
A Gun Maintenance Kit (MAINTENANCE KIT,GUN) is a maintenance kit consisting of an extractor spindle, hand hook for cartridge removing, striker or the like.
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is a Recoil Measuring Scale? 16 Items
A Recoil Measuring Scale (SCALE,RECOIL MEASURING) is a graduated metallic strip which is attached to a stationary part of an artillery weapon. It indicates the extent of recoil mechanism travel when charges of different ratings are fired.
What is an Obturator Ring? 42 Items
An Obturator Ring (RING,OBTURATOR) is a metallic or nonmetallic circular item specifically designed to be placed at the breech-block end of a gun barrel chamber for sealing against powder gases. It is also used to seal against powder gases between a projectile and the gun barrel.
What is a Cartridge Stop? 108 Items
A Cartridge Stop (STOP,CARTRIDGE) is a metal, wedge shaped item designed to prevent overfeeding of the cartridge by restricting its sideward movememt to a postition of exact alignment for forward insertion into a chamber.
What is a Torque Lock? 39 Items
A Torque Lock (LOCK,TORQUE) is a device which fixes an artillery cannon in an azimuth or elevation position during the firing process. Excludes LOCK, TRAVELING, CANNON.
What is a Mortar Mount Leg Section? 18 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete funtioning item, It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a MOUNT, MORTAR. See also LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Cannon Travel Lock Support? 35 Items
A Cannon Travel Lock Support (SUPPORT,TRAVEL LOCK,CANNON) is an item which allows the gun mount and cannon of an artillery piece to rest when the weapon is being stored or moved in a non-combat area. Excludes LOCK, TRAVELING, CANNON.
What is a Protective Shield Assembly? 179 Items
A Protective Shield Assembly (SHIELD ASSEMBLY,PROTECTIVE) is an item specifically designed to be placed around the barrel of the weapon for the purpose of shielding the operator from misfiring, powder blast, ejected shells, etc. It is constructed of rigid material of various shapes and sizes, and may include mounting facilities.
What is a Recoil Rail Assembly? 37 Items
A Recoil Rail Assembly (RAIL ASSEMBLY,RECOIL) is an item consisting of a rail, bearing strip, bearings and the like. It is used to interface the cannon to the cradle.
What is an Elevation Firing Stop? 96 Items
An Elevation Firing Stop (STOP,ELEVATION FIRING) is a mechanically operated device designed to prevent the weapon from firing above a certain elevation.
What is a Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly? 26 Items
A Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly (ROD AND FOLLOWER ASSEMBLY,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item used with a separate spring to re-cock the breechblock plunger as it opens or closes. It may include pins, clips, or the like. Does not include a spring.
What is a Gun Barrel Insulation Blanket? 29 Items
A Gun Barrel Insulation Blanket (INSULATION BLANKET,GUN BARREL) is an item of heat resistant material specifically designed to cover or partially cover and insulate a gun-barrel in order that it may be maintained at a constant temperature. It may be furnished with separate or attached fastening devices.
What is a Gun Cleaning Kit? 428 Items
A Gun Cleaning Kit (CLEANING KIT,GUN) is a collection of items including rods, brushes, swabs, solvents, lubricants and the like, specifically designed for the basic maintenance of weapons.
What is a Gun Component Retainer? 1210 Items
A Gun Component Retainer (RETAINER,GUN COMPONENT) is an item specifically designed to position and/or restrain the movement of one or more parts in their normal mounting position on a gun or associated equipment.
What is a Fuze Striker? 25 Items
A Fuze Striker (STRIKER,FUZE) is a component of a percussion firing mechanism or a fuze mechanism which strikes a primer or detonator, either directly or through a PIN, FIRING to initiate an explosive, detonating or iginiting train.
What is a Small Arms Travel Lock? 51 Items
A Small Arms Travel Lock (LOCK,TRAVEL,SMALL ARMS) is a device designed to lock a weapon in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Depression Firing Stop? 23 Items
A Depression Firing Stop (STOP,DEPRESSION FIRING) is a mechanically operated device to prevent the weapon from firing below a certain elevation. For a device designed to prevent the weapon from firing above a certain elevation see STOP,ELEVATION FIRING.
What is a Cannon Cradle? 225 Items
A Cannon Cradle (CRADLE,CANNON) is an item designed to support a cannon and which allows the cannon to recoil and counterrecoil. It also provides a means of securing the recuperator and recoil cylinders or the recoil piston rod(s). It has facilities for attaching to a mount or carriage of an automatic gun, gun or howitzer.
What is a Cocking Breechblock Lever? 195 Items
A Cocking Breechblock Lever (LEVER,BREECHBLOCK,COCKING) is a lever that activates the firing pin. It is one of the component parts of the breechblock of an artillery weapon.
What is a Loader-Rammer Lever? 145 Items
A Loader-Rammer Lever (LEVER,LOADER-RAMMER) is a mechanically activated lever, designed to feed ammunition into the gun breech from the magazine. It is one of the component parts of the loader-rammer of an artillery weapon.
What is an Artillery Carriage Trail? 66 Items
An Artillery Carriage Trail (TRAIL,CARRIAGE,ARTILLERY) is a projecting metal structure, usually fabricated of tubular or plate construction, primarily designed to stabilize the weapon and keep it from moving out of its firing position. It also serves to connect the weapon to its prime mover for transportation. It may be attached directly or indirectly to the axle or bottom carriage of the weapon. Excludes OUTRIGGER, CRANE.
What is a Cannon Firing Mechanism? 44 Items
A Cannon Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,CANNON) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILESS, (as modified); or within the base cap of a MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is a Gun Firing Mechanism? 119 Items
A Gun Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,GUN) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a GUN (as modified). Excludes HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILLESS, (as modified); and MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is an Equilibrator Piston? 63 Items
An Equilibrator Piston (PISTON,EQUILIBRATOR) is a cylindrical item which moves or reciprocates under hydraulic oil and/or gas pressure in a closed system or compresses a compression spring of an equilibrator in compensating for the unbalanced weight of a cannon. It may include an integral rod or may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod.
What is an Electrohydraulic Drive Unit? 42 Items
An Electrohydraulic Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,ELECTROHYDRAULIC) is a constant speed drive consisting of a gear box and electric motor, one or more servo amplifiers (servomotors), and gears, integrally mounted and designed to convert electrohydraulic energy into output shaft torque. The torque output (rotating speed) of the drive depends on the frequency of the power pulses applied through its control assembly.
What is a Breechblock Handle? 61 Items
A Breechblock Handle (HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a device designed to actuate the rotating mechanism of the breechblock carrier and to swing the breechblock out of its recess in the barrel.
What is a Pintle Lock Handle? 54 Items
A Pintle Lock Handle (HANDLE,PINTLE LOCK) is a cylindrical, metallic item, usually L-shaped and manually operated. When rotated, it locks the PINTLE, MOUNT to prevent its lateral movement when not in use. Reverse rotation of the handle causes the notched portion on one side of it to mate with the slot or groove of the PINTLE, MOUNT, freeing the pintle for lateral movement of the gun.
What is a Cannon Traveling Lock? 95 Items
A Cannon Traveling Lock (LOCK,TRAVELING,CANNON) is a device designed to lock the tube in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Breechblock Hinge Block? 44 Items
A Breechblock Hinge Block (HINGE BLOCK,BREECHBLOCK) is an asymmetrical item constructed to serve as a hinge mate and/or mounting point for a HINGE, BREECHBLOCK. It has holes which permit it to be mounted with bolts or screws to the barrel chamber of a weapon. Excludes HINGE, BUTT.
What is a Cam Breechblock Plate? 54 Items
A Cam Breechblock Plate (PLATE,BREECHBLOCK,CAM) is a rectangular item used in the breechblock of a weapon. It has an eccentric surface on which the rollers of the breechblock ring can move in a groove on its face as the breechblock is rotated when it is opened or closed.
What is a Breechblock Handle Arm? 45 Items
A Breechblock Handle Arm (ARM,HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a nonradial arm designed to be used with a handle parallel to its axis for transmitting motion to a shaft with pins and springs for opening a BREECHBLOCK.
What is a Breech Cap? 13 Items
A Breech Cap (CAP,BREECH) is an item designed to attach to the breech end of a cannon tube to allow attachment to and positioning on a BASEPLATE, MORTAR. It houses the FIRING MECHANISM, CANNON used to actuate a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece? 34 Items
A Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece (COCKING PIECE,FIRING MECHANISM) is an item of varying design used to mechanically prepare the operating parts of the weapon for firing. It may act as a lever, ride a cam path, act directly against a hammer, or otherwise prepare the weapon to fire. It normally acts directly against the initiating source. Excludes items where cocking the weapon is a secondary function.
CANNON,155 MILLIMETER GUN 14 Items
CANNON,155 MILLIMETER HOWITZER 27 Items
What is a Towed Medium Howitzer? 30 Items
A Towed Medium Howitzer (HOWITZER,MEDIUM,TOWED) is a complete projectile-firing weapon with a medium muzzle velocity and a curved trajectory. The bore diameter is 126 millimeters through 200 millimeters. It may have facilities for self-propulsion to aid maneuverability into the firing position. See also HOWITZER, LIGHT, TOWED; and HOWITZER, HEAVY, TOWED.
RECOIL MECHANISM,155 MILLIMETER HOWITZER 15 Items
What is a Counter Recoil Cylinder? 34 Items
A Counter Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,COUNTER RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to compress fluid for the recuperator assembly of a gun. See also CYLINDER, RECUPERATOR.
What is a Recoil Cylinder? 62 Items
A Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to cushion the backward motion of a cannon by springs or by the slow passage of air or fluid through holes in the piston when the gun is firing.
What is a Recuperator Cylinder? 50 Items
A Recuperator Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECUPERATOR) is a cylinder with component parts designed to return a cannon to proper firing position after recoil. See also CYLINDER, COUNTERRECOIL.
What is a Gun Mount? 384 Items
A Gun Mount (MOUNT,GUN) is an item designed to support a gun. Excludes MOUNT, HOWITZER; MOUNT, MACHINE GUN; MOUNT, MORTAR; MOUNT, RIFLE; and MOUNT, TRIPOD (as modified).
What is a Howitzer Mount? 17 Items
A Howitzer Mount (MOUNT,HOWITZER) is an item designed to support a howitzer. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, RIFLE and MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Mortar Mount? 66 Items
A Mortar Mount (MOUNT,MORTAR) is an item designed to support a mortar. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is an Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll? 35 Items
An Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll (ROLL,ORDNANCE WEAPONS SPARE PARTS) is an item made of duck, coated cloth, or similar flexible material with loops and/or pockets for retaining ordance weapons spare parts. It does not include the spare parts. See also ROLL, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES.
What is a Cannon Tube? 282 Items
A Cannon Tube (TUBE,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is that part of a cannon which controls the initial direction of a projectile. The bore may be rifled and must have a diameter of more than 40 millimeters. See also BARREL (as modified), and TUBE, SUBCALIBER, CANNON.
What is a Cannon Subcaliber Tube? 27 Items
A Cannon Subcaliber Tube (TUBE,SUBCALIBER,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is mounted in the chamber of the parent weapon and may extend into the bore. It is used to reduce the caliber of larger weapons. See also TUBE, CANNON and BARREL, SUBCALIBER GUN.
What is a Mortar Mount Level? 15 Items
A Mortar Mount Level (LEVEL,MORTAR MOUNT) is a device which utilizes a cylindrical VIAL, LEVEL. It is designed for use in leveling a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Muzzle Brake? 182 Items
A Muzzle Brake (BRAKE,MUZZLE) is a short, cylindrical item mounted on the muzzle of an artillery weapon to retard the force of recoil. It has a centrally bored hole, through which the projectile passes, and one or more baffles.
What is a Bore Evacuator? 40 Items
A Bore Evacuator (EVACUATOR,BORE) is a device placed on the tube of artillery weapons to force propellant gases to flow outward through the muzzle end of the bore from a cylindrical chamber around the gun tube. The chamber incloses a series of jets around the cannon tube through which the gases flow.
What is a Muzzle Plug? 48 Items
A Muzzle Plug (PLUG,MUZZLE) is a device that fits into the muzzle end of a CANNON (as modified), to serve as a protection to the cannon bore.
What is a Flash Suppressor? 240 Items
A Flash Suppressor (SUPPRESSOR,FLASH) is a device attached to the muzzle of small arms and artillery weapons to reduce the flash resulting from the secondary burning of propellent gases. It has a centrally located hole, through which the projectile passes, and a series of fins attached to the mounting ring. See also SUPPRESSOR, SMALL ARMS WEAPON.
What is a Gun Carriage Trail Spade? 40 Items
A Gun Carriage Trail Spade (SPADE,GUN CARRIAGE TRAIL) is an item designed for attachment to the end of an artillery gun carriage trail(s), which is forced or dug into the ground to restrict movement during firing. It may be a forging, casting, or of built-up construction. Includes items which are secured to the trail(s) by means of a tapered key.
What is a Firing Pin? 715 Items
A Firing Pin (PIN,FIRING) is an item used in a firing mechanism of a gun, mine, bomb, fuze, projectile, or the like, which strikes and detonates a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or a propelling charge.
What is a Cannon Equilibrator? 63 Items
A Cannon Equilibrator (EQUILIBRATOR,CANNON) is a mechanical device that compensates for the unbalance weight of the cannon and keeps the cannon in balance at all angles of elevation so that it may be elevated or depressed by a manually operated mechanism.
What is a Sear? 415 Items
A Sear is an item so designed as to retain the firing mechanism of a gun in the cocked position and release it by a rotating or sliding motion.
What is a Powered Loader-Rammer? 91 Items
A Powered Loader-Rammer (LOADER-RAMMER,POWERED) is a device specifically designed to automatically load and ram rounds of ammunition into a gun chamber at high speed. It may also include a fuze setter.
What is a Breechblock? 273 Items
A Breechblock is a movable steel block in the mechanism of a breechloading gun that seals the breech opening of the barrel during firing. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Blast Deflector? 75 Items
A Blast Deflector (DEFLECTOR,BLAST) is a device attached to the muzzle of a gun, mortar, or to the sides of a rocket launcher designed to reduce the effects of the blast and obscuration following firing. It may or may not consist of an arrangement of baffles to divert the flow of propellant gases to the sides of the weapon.
What is a Trigger? 616 Items
A Trigger is an item/device, part of the firing mechanism, that actuates a firing pin or initiates an explosive train.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush? 458 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush (BRUSH,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a brush specially designed for cleaning the bore, breech, or other component parts of an artillery weapon. It may be a brush unit only or it may be provided with a handle or staff and/or have facilities for attachment thereto.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section? 130 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section (STAFF SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden staff or metal tubing item with an integral metal coupling on one or both ends. It may be used singly or as one of two or more similar items attachable end to end. It is designed for use as a staff for attachment to and manual manipulation of a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY, rammers, and the like. See also ROD, CLEANING SMALL ARMS.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff? 54 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff (STAFF,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden or metal staff with or without a metal handle and with a head unit designed for holding a piece of fabric, cotton, or the like, for swabbing the bore of a mortar or a short barrel cannon, and the like. Excludes STAFF SECTION, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush Section? 92 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush Section (BRUSH SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is an item consisting of a coiled channel brush strip filled with radially disposed bristles and embodying a cylindrical brushing surface. It is designed as a brush replacement unit for a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is a Recoil Mechanism Buffer? 256 Items
A Recoil Mechanism Buffer (BUFFER,RECOIL MECHANISM) is a device or mechanism designed to absorb and check the recoil or counterrecoil force of a weapon when it is fired.
What is a Sear-Trigger Spring Holder? 32 Items
A Sear-Trigger Spring Holder (HOLDER,SEAR-TRIGGER SPRING) is a metallic item formed into a shape resembling the letter "U," used for insertion into two holes in the receiver assembly of a gun. It is designed to hold the trigger and sear spring in its correct operating position in a gun.
What is a Breech Ring? 167 Items
A Breech Ring (RING,BREECH) is a fixed block in the mechanism of a breech loading gun into which the BREECHBLOCK fits to seal the breech opening during firing.
What is a Breech Cover? 73 Items
A Breech Cover (COVER,BREECH) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose the breech of a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust, and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Mount Cover? 137 Items
A Gun Mount Cover (COVER,GUN MOUNT) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun mount for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Muzzle Cover? 298 Items
A Gun Muzzle Cover (COVER,GUN MUZZLE) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun muzzle for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Shield Cover? 27 Items
A Gun Shield Cover (COVER,GUN SHIELD) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a protective gun shield for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. It may have openings or flaps and/or windows of transparent material. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Mortar Baseplate? 79 Items
A Mortar Baseplate (BASEPLATE,MORTAR) is a circular or rectangular metal plate, with or without integral feet, designed to receive the spherical projection of the base cap of the cannon of an artillery or infantry mortar. It is used to absorb and spread the recoil force and to stabilize a mortar during firing.
What is a Mortar Mount Standard? 20 Items
A Mortar Mount Standard (STANDARD,MORTAR MOUNT) is an adjustable one-legged device which aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Mortar Mount Leg? 63 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg (LEG,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with a similar item, aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified) as a component of a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Mortar Mount Foot? 31 Items
A Mortar Mount Foot (FOOT,MORTAR MOUNT) is a spiked metallic item with a rounded base designed for attachment to the end of a LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Cannon Wiper Ring? 18 Items
A Cannon Wiper Ring (RING,WIPER,CANNON) is an item constructed of a malleable metal and designed for attachment to a STAFF, CLEANING, ARTILLERY or a cleaning brush used in cleaning the interior of a cannon tube. One end is threaded and the opposite end is provided with an integral ring for the attachment of a thong or rope.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder? 126 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder (CYLINDER,GAS,GUN) is a chamber, circular in cross section, fixed to the barrel of a gas operated automatic or semiautomatic weapon, such as a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. The deflection of a part of the escaping powder gases puts in motion an integral piston to operate the extracting and reloading mechanism(s).
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Lock? 35 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Lock (LOCK,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is an item designed to position and secure the gas cylinder to the barrel of a rifle or other gas operated weapons.
What is a Firing Pin Guide? 112 Items
A Firing Pin Guide (GUIDE,FIRING PIN) is a cylindrical or tubular item designed to maintain alignment of a PIN, FIRING.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Piston? 164 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Piston (PISTON,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is a cylindrical piece which moves or reciprocates under gas pressure in a CYLINDER, GAS, GUN. It is usually a single item, but may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod. Excludes threaded end types with an integral operating rod, for which, see ROD ASSEMBLY, OPERATING, GUN.
What is a Gun Operating Rod Assembly? 162 Items
A Gun Operating Rod Assembly (ROD ASSEMBLY,OPERATING,GUN) is a cylindrical item, tubular or solid, designed to transmit force or motion from a gas cylinder or the like of a machine gun, rifle or other automatic/manual gun to activiate the firing mechanism. It may have one or more integral parts with appropriate fastening devices, including a handle, head helical spring(s) plunger, yoke, and the like. Some types may include an integral piston.
What is a Recoil Pad? 80 Items
A Recoil Pad (PAD,RECOIL) is a protective cushioning attached to the end of a shoulder fired weapon to absorb the shock of recoil.
What is a Gun Mount Leg? 77 Items
A Gun Mount Leg (LEG,GUN MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with similar items, aids, in the support of a gun, such as a machine gun. It is a component of a MOUNT, GUN; and is usually one of four legs.
What is a Gun Mount Pedestal? 125 Items
A Gun Mount Pedestal (PEDESTAL,GUN MOUNT) is an item used as the supporting base for a gun mount or a machine gun mount. It excludes a cradle and/or pintle assembly.
What is a Cartridge Ejector? 342 Items
A Cartridge Ejector (EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, or the like, which automatically throws out an empty cartridge case or unfired cartridge from the breech or receiver.
What is a Cartridge Extractor? 553 Items
A Cartridge Extractor (EXTRACTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, grenade launcher, or the like for (1) pulling an empty cartridge case or an unfired cartridge out of the chamber of the weapon, or (2) extracting a cartridge from a belt and positioning it for insertion into the chamber.
What is a Howitzer Carriage? 23 Items
A Howitzer Carriage (CARRIAGE,HOWITZER) is a wheeled unit designed to support the breechlock and the tube or the cannon section of the howitzer. It consists of the top and bottom carriages, trails, and the elevating and traversing mechanisms.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder? 25 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder (CYLINDER,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item designed to house a piston and other necessary component parts of a CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, EQUILIBRATOR.
What is a Mount Pintle? 234 Items
A Mount Pintle (PINTLE,MOUNT) is a forked or pinlike item used as a pivot on gun mounts, machine gun mounts and tripod mounts for lateral and/or vertical movement of machine guns, recoilless rifles, and the like. It may be drilled, grooved or slotted to accommodate a locking device. Excludes CLEVIS, ROD END; HOOK, PINTLE; and PINTLE ASSEMBLY, TOWING.
What is a Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft? 56 Items
A Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft (SHAFT,BREECHBLOCK OPERATING LEVER) is a shaft serving as a hinge-pin for the breechblock with a lever connecting facility on one end.
What is a Breechblock Trigger Housing? 17 Items
A Breechblock Trigger Housing (HOUSING,TRIGGER,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item which completely incloses a trigger and is actuated by the manipulation of another component of the weapon. It is mounted adjacent to the breechblock of the weapon and receives its impetus from rotation of the breechblock.
What is an Elevating And Firing Cradle Support? 149 Items
An Elevating And Firing Cradle Support (SUPPORT,ELEVATING AND FIRING CRADLE) is a metallic item, designed as a framework to support the elevating mechanism and the firing transfer housing of a weapon. It has facilities for the mounting of other components to it.
What is a Firing Transfer Housing? 24 Items
A Firing Transfer Housing (HOUSING,FIRING TRANSFER) is a rectangular item which encloses, supports and aligns the components of the firing transfer assembly of a weapon. It serves to actuate the weapon through a stimulas received by cable. It is of multiple piece construction.
What is a Replenisher Cylinder? 35 Items
A Replenisher Cylinder (CYLINDER,REPLENISHER) is a cylinder with component parts designed as a reservoir to maintain a constant fluid pressure and volume in the recoil cylinder of a gun. Excludes CYLINDER (1), HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATOR and CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, ACTUATING, LINEAR.
What is a Loader-Rammer Tray? 66 Items
A Loader-Rammer Tray (TRAY,LOADER-RAMMER) is a trough-shaped device which actuates the feed mechanism of a weapon and supports the projectil
What is a Cannon Firing Hammer? 19 Items
A Cannon Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,CANNON) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a cannon, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is a Gun Firing Hammer? 14 Items
A Gun Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,GUN) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a gun, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly? 31 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly (CYLINDER ASSEMBLY,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item containing a piston and other component parts designed to compensate for the unbalanced weight of a cannon at all angles of elevation by means of compression springs, gas, and/or hydraulic oil.
What is an Unloading Artillery Rammer? 61 Items
An Unloading Artillery Rammer (RAMMER,ARTILLERY,UNLOADING) is a hand operated item designed for attachment to a staff for unloading a single round of ammunition through the muzzle of an artillery weapon. It may also be used as a swabbing unit for cleaning the interior of a CANNON (as modified). Excludes LOADER-RAMMER, POWERED; and RAMMER, ARTILLERY, LOADING.
What is a Loading Artillery Rammer? 56 Items
A Loading Artillery Rammer (RAMMER,ARTILLERY,LOADING) is a hand operated item designed for attachment to a staff for loading a single round of ammunition into the chamber from the breech end of an artillery weapon. Excludes LOADER-RAMMER, POWERED; and RAMMER, ARTILLERY, UNLOADING.
What is a Variable Recoil Throttling Rod? 20 Items
A Variable Recoil Throttling Rod (ROD,THROTTLING,VARIABLE RECOIL) is a rotatable, headless solid metallic cylindrical item having two or more even number of opposed longitudinal tapered grooves on a portion of its length. It may have two or more difference diameters along its length. One end is processed with threads, splines, and the like for the attachment of another item for importing the required degree of rotary motion to the rod. It is designed for the specific purpose of varying the recoil length in artillery weapons. Excludes ROD, GROOVED, HEADLESS, and SHAFT (as modified).
What is a Gun Mount Pedestal Brace? 120 Items
A Gun Mount Pedestal Brace (BRACE,GUN MOUNT PEDESTAL) is a rigid item of various cross-sectional shapes, specifically designed to provide support and/or reinforcement to a gun mount pedestal.
PARTS KIT,TRAVERSE MECHANISM 31 Items
What is a Breech Mechanism? 106 Items
A Breech Mechanism is a group of items that function to open and close the breech. It may include a semiautomatic drop block, case extraction, and electric firing. It may provide manual and/or automatic opening of a breech, ejection of spent cartridge case, and automatic closing when chambering the next round.
What is a Gun Cover? 399 Items
A Gun Cover (COVER,GUN) is a fabricated removable textile or plastic cover specifically designed to fully inclose a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It can be multi-sectional and has means of securing to the equipment in the form of straps, tie lines and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Projectile Extractor? 42 Items
A Projectile Extractor (EXTRACTOR,PROJECTILE) is a manually operated device specifically designed for removing a projectile from the tube of a weapon. Includes dummy and training projectiles designed for insertion into a gun tube. It may be a mechanical screw type or hydraulic pressure type.
What is an Ammunition Holder? 16 Items
An Ammunition Holder (HOLDER,AMMUNITION) is a holder specifically designed to mount and support packed or unpacked ammunition on a variety of equipment and accommodate various types of ammunition in a fixed position, facilitating quick release and replacement.
What is a Cartridge Ejector Block? 31 Items
A Cartridge Ejector Block (BLOCK,EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a block specifically designed for an EJECTOR, CARTRIDGE.
What is a Breechblock Stop? 101 Items
A Breechblock Stop (STOP,BREECHBLOCK) is an item designed to check the movement of a breechblock.
What is an Armament System Electrical Control Box? 577 Items
An Armament System Electrical Control Box (CONTROL BOX,ELECTRICAL,ARMAMENT SYSTEM) is a metal or plastic enclosure which includes, mounts and protects any quantity and/or combinations of electrical devices, such as switches, resistors, relays, meters, rectifiers, fuses, overload indicators, bridges, terminal boards as well as wirings and the like. It is specifically designed to control, protect, secure, measure, and switch the armament system for which the item is designed.
What is a Gun Parts Kit? 786 Items
A Gun Parts Kit (PARTS KIT,GUN) is a parts kit used to service gun(s). It may contain such items as washer(s), spring(s) and the like.
What is a Gun Maintenance Kit? 137 Items
A Gun Maintenance Kit (MAINTENANCE KIT,GUN) is a maintenance kit consisting of an extractor spindle, hand hook for cartridge removing, striker or the like.
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is a Recoil Measuring Scale? 16 Items
A Recoil Measuring Scale (SCALE,RECOIL MEASURING) is a graduated metallic strip which is attached to a stationary part of an artillery weapon. It indicates the extent of recoil mechanism travel when charges of different ratings are fired.
What is an Obturator Ring? 42 Items
An Obturator Ring (RING,OBTURATOR) is a metallic or nonmetallic circular item specifically designed to be placed at the breech-block end of a gun barrel chamber for sealing against powder gases. It is also used to seal against powder gases between a projectile and the gun barrel.
What is a Cartridge Stop? 108 Items
A Cartridge Stop (STOP,CARTRIDGE) is a metal, wedge shaped item designed to prevent overfeeding of the cartridge by restricting its sideward movememt to a postition of exact alignment for forward insertion into a chamber.
What is a Torque Lock? 39 Items
A Torque Lock (LOCK,TORQUE) is a device which fixes an artillery cannon in an azimuth or elevation position during the firing process. Excludes LOCK, TRAVELING, CANNON.
What is a Mortar Mount Leg Section? 18 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete funtioning item, It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a MOUNT, MORTAR. See also LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Sleeve Cleaning Cloth? 10 Items
A Sleeve Cleaning Cloth (CLOTH,CLEANING,SLEEVE) is a textile item which attaches to artillery or cleaning brush to remove residue from charges and projectiles.
TRAVERSING MECHANISM,HOWITZER 19 Items
What is a Cannon Recoil Guide? 22 Items
A Cannon Recoil Guide (GUIDE,RECOIL,CANNON) is a metallic strip which aligns and supports a CANNON (1), (as modified) during recoil. It may be attached by rivets, screws, and the like.
What is a Turret Rotation Ring Assembly? 93 Items
A Turret Rotation Ring Assembly (RING ASSEMBLY,TURRET ROTATION) is an item which allows a vehicular appendage such as a turret, cupola, winch, ladder, and the like, to rotate through an arc of not more than 360 degrees. It usually consists of load-bearing components such as upper and lower races, ball and/or roller bearings and shields. The lower race may have gear features.
What is a Cannon Travel Lock Support? 35 Items
A Cannon Travel Lock Support (SUPPORT,TRAVEL LOCK,CANNON) is an item which allows the gun mount and cannon of an artillery piece to rest when the weapon is being stored or moved in a non-combat area. Excludes LOCK, TRAVELING, CANNON.
What is an Obturator Spindle? 34 Items
An Obturator Spindle (SPINDLE,OBTURATOR) is a disc shaped metallic item with a stem which provides a seat for pad, obturator and the like. Excludes SHAFT, SHOULDERED.
What is a Protective Shield Assembly? 179 Items
A Protective Shield Assembly (SHIELD ASSEMBLY,PROTECTIVE) is an item specifically designed to be placed around the barrel of the weapon for the purpose of shielding the operator from misfiring, powder blast, ejected shells, etc. It is constructed of rigid material of various shapes and sizes, and may include mounting facilities.
What is a Turret Rotation Drive Unit? 44 Items
A Turret Rotation Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,TURRET ROTATION) is an assembly which allows the turret of an armored vehicle to rotate on its gears. It may consist of gears, a brake, an electric motor, and controls. Excludes TRAVERSING MECHANISM (1), (as modified) and DRIVE UNIT, ANGLE.
What is a Cupola Rotation Drive Unit? 20 Items
A Cupola Rotation Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,CUPOLA ROTATION) is an assembly which allows a cupola of a vehicle to rotate on a GEAR MOUNTING, CUPOLA. It may consist of gears, a brake, electric motor (s), and controls. Excludes ACTUATOR ELECTRO-MECHANICAL, ROTARY AND DRIVE UNIT ANGLE.
What is a Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly? 26 Items
A Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly (ROD AND FOLLOWER ASSEMBLY,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item used with a separate spring to re-cock the breechblock plunger as it opens or closes. It may include pins, clips, or the like. Does not include a spring.
What is a Gun Barrel Insulation Blanket? 29 Items
A Gun Barrel Insulation Blanket (INSULATION BLANKET,GUN BARREL) is an item of heat resistant material specifically designed to cover or partially cover and insulate a gun-barrel in order that it may be maintained at a constant temperature. It may be furnished with separate or attached fastening devices.
What is a Gun Cleaning Kit? 428 Items
A Gun Cleaning Kit (CLEANING KIT,GUN) is a collection of items including rods, brushes, swabs, solvents, lubricants and the like, specifically designed for the basic maintenance of weapons.
What is a Gun Component Retainer? 1210 Items
A Gun Component Retainer (RETAINER,GUN COMPONENT) is an item specifically designed to position and/or restrain the movement of one or more parts in their normal mounting position on a gun or associated equipment.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section Connector? 25 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section Connector (CONNECTOR,STAFF SECTION,ARTILLERY CLEANING) is a cylindrical metallic item which may be internally threaded for part of its length and be externally knurled, splined or have other gripping/wrenching features for part or all of its length. Excludes CONNECTOR, ROD END and NUT (1), PLAIN, KNURLED.
What is a Fuze Striker? 25 Items
A Fuze Striker (STRIKER,FUZE) is a component of a percussion firing mechanism or a fuze mechanism which strikes a primer or detonator, either directly or through a PIN, FIRING to initiate an explosive, detonating or iginiting train.
What is a Cartridge Catch Bag? 37 Items
A Cartridge Catch Bag (CATCH BAG,CARTRIDGE) is an item made of flexible material specifically designed for use with the CATCH BAG ASSEMBLY. It receives expended cartridge casings or links during weapon firing. Excludes BAG, CARTRIDGE CLIP.
What is a 155 Millimeter Howitzer Ground Vehicle Armament Subsystem? 97 Items
A 155 Millimeter Howitzer Ground Vehicle Armament Subsystem (ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM,GROUND VEHICLE,155 MILLIMETER HOWITZER) is an armament subsystem with a 155 millimeter howitzer which is mounted on combat vehicles.
What is a Small Arms Travel Lock? 51 Items
A Small Arms Travel Lock (LOCK,TRAVEL,SMALL ARMS) is a device designed to lock a weapon in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is an Ammunition Chute? 686 Items
An Ammunition Chute (CHUTE,AMMUNITION) is a chute through which ammunition is supplied to the gun or cannon preparatory to firing.
What is a Cannon Cradle? 225 Items
A Cannon Cradle (CRADLE,CANNON) is an item designed to support a cannon and which allows the cannon to recoil and counterrecoil. It also provides a means of securing the recuperator and recoil cylinders or the recoil piston rod(s). It has facilities for attaching to a mount or carriage of an automatic gun, gun or howitzer.
What is a Cocking Breechblock Lever? 195 Items
A Cocking Breechblock Lever (LEVER,BREECHBLOCK,COCKING) is a lever that activates the firing pin. It is one of the component parts of the breechblock of an artillery weapon.
What is a Loader-Rammer Lever? 145 Items
A Loader-Rammer Lever (LEVER,LOADER-RAMMER) is a mechanically activated lever, designed to feed ammunition into the gun breech from the magazine. It is one of the component parts of the loader-rammer of an artillery weapon.
What is an Artillery Carriage Trail? 66 Items
An Artillery Carriage Trail (TRAIL,CARRIAGE,ARTILLERY) is a projecting metal structure, usually fabricated of tubular or plate construction, primarily designed to stabilize the weapon and keep it from moving out of its firing position. It also serves to connect the weapon to its prime mover for transportation. It may be attached directly or indirectly to the axle or bottom carriage of the weapon. Excludes OUTRIGGER, CRANE.
What is a Cannon Firing Mechanism? 44 Items
A Cannon Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,CANNON) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILESS, (as modified); or within the base cap of a MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is a Gun Firing Mechanism? 119 Items
A Gun Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,GUN) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a GUN (as modified). Excludes HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILLESS, (as modified); and MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is an Equilibrator Piston? 63 Items
An Equilibrator Piston (PISTON,EQUILIBRATOR) is a cylindrical item which moves or reciprocates under hydraulic oil and/or gas pressure in a closed system or compresses a compression spring of an equilibrator in compensating for the unbalanced weight of a cannon. It may include an integral rod or may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod.
What is an Electrohydraulic Drive Unit? 42 Items
An Electrohydraulic Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,ELECTROHYDRAULIC) is a constant speed drive consisting of a gear box and electric motor, one or more servo amplifiers (servomotors), and gears, integrally mounted and designed to convert electrohydraulic energy into output shaft torque. The torque output (rotating speed) of the drive depends on the frequency of the power pulses applied through its control assembly.
What is a Breechblock Handle? 61 Items
A Breechblock Handle (HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a device designed to actuate the rotating mechanism of the breechblock carrier and to swing the breechblock out of its recess in the barrel.
What is an Ammunition Loading Tray? 52 Items
An Ammunition Loading Tray (TRAY,LOADING,AMMUNITION) is a poratble metal trough-shaped, four-legged device with handle grips used for transporting ammunition to and aligning with the breech of a weapon prior to loading.
What is a Cannon Traveling Lock? 95 Items
A Cannon Traveling Lock (LOCK,TRAVELING,CANNON) is a device designed to lock the tube in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Breechblock Hinge Block? 44 Items
A Breechblock Hinge Block (HINGE BLOCK,BREECHBLOCK) is an asymmetrical item constructed to serve as a hinge mate and/or mounting point for a HINGE, BREECHBLOCK. It has holes which permit it to be mounted with bolts or screws to the barrel chamber of a weapon. Excludes HINGE, BUTT.
What is a Cam Breechblock Plate? 54 Items
A Cam Breechblock Plate (PLATE,BREECHBLOCK,CAM) is a rectangular item used in the breechblock of a weapon. It has an eccentric surface on which the rollers of the breechblock ring can move in a groove on its face as the breechblock is rotated when it is opened or closed.
What is a Breechblock Handle Arm? 45 Items
A Breechblock Handle Arm (ARM,HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a nonradial arm designed to be used with a handle parallel to its axis for transmitting motion to a shaft with pins and springs for opening a BREECHBLOCK.
What is a Breech Cap? 13 Items
A Breech Cap (CAP,BREECH) is an item designed to attach to the breech end of a cannon tube to allow attachment to and positioning on a BASEPLATE, MORTAR. It houses the FIRING MECHANISM, CANNON used to actuate a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece? 34 Items
A Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece (COCKING PIECE,FIRING MECHANISM) is an item of varying design used to mechanically prepare the operating parts of the weapon for firing. It may act as a lever, ride a cam path, act directly against a hammer, or otherwise prepare the weapon to fire. It normally acts directly against the initiating source. Excludes items where cocking the weapon is a secondary function.
What is a Counter Recoil Cylinder? 34 Items
A Counter Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,COUNTER RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to compress fluid for the recuperator assembly of a gun. See also CYLINDER, RECUPERATOR.
What is a Recoil Cylinder? 62 Items
A Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to cushion the backward motion of a cannon by springs or by the slow passage of air or fluid through holes in the piston when the gun is firing.
What is a Recuperator Cylinder? 50 Items
A Recuperator Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECUPERATOR) is a cylinder with component parts designed to return a cannon to proper firing position after recoil. See also CYLINDER, COUNTERRECOIL.
What is a Mortar Mount? 66 Items
A Mortar Mount (MOUNT,MORTAR) is an item designed to support a mortar. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is an Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll? 35 Items
An Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll (ROLL,ORDNANCE WEAPONS SPARE PARTS) is an item made of duck, coated cloth, or similar flexible material with loops and/or pockets for retaining ordance weapons spare parts. It does not include the spare parts. See also ROLL, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES.
What is a Cannon Tube? 282 Items
A Cannon Tube (TUBE,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is that part of a cannon which controls the initial direction of a projectile. The bore may be rifled and must have a diameter of more than 40 millimeters. See also BARREL (as modified), and TUBE, SUBCALIBER, CANNON.
What is a Cannon Subcaliber Tube? 27 Items
A Cannon Subcaliber Tube (TUBE,SUBCALIBER,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is mounted in the chamber of the parent weapon and may extend into the bore. It is used to reduce the caliber of larger weapons. See also TUBE, CANNON and BARREL, SUBCALIBER GUN.
What is a Mortar Mount Level? 15 Items
A Mortar Mount Level (LEVEL,MORTAR MOUNT) is a device which utilizes a cylindrical VIAL, LEVEL. It is designed for use in leveling a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Muzzle Brake? 182 Items
A Muzzle Brake (BRAKE,MUZZLE) is a short, cylindrical item mounted on the muzzle of an artillery weapon to retard the force of recoil. It has a centrally bored hole, through which the projectile passes, and one or more baffles.
What is a Bore Evacuator? 40 Items
A Bore Evacuator (EVACUATOR,BORE) is a device placed on the tube of artillery weapons to force propellant gases to flow outward through the muzzle end of the bore from a cylindrical chamber around the gun tube. The chamber incloses a series of jets around the cannon tube through which the gases flow.
What is a Muzzle Plug? 48 Items
A Muzzle Plug (PLUG,MUZZLE) is a device that fits into the muzzle end of a CANNON (as modified), to serve as a protection to the cannon bore.
What is a Flash Suppressor? 240 Items
A Flash Suppressor (SUPPRESSOR,FLASH) is a device attached to the muzzle of small arms and artillery weapons to reduce the flash resulting from the secondary burning of propellent gases. It has a centrally located hole, through which the projectile passes, and a series of fins attached to the mounting ring. See also SUPPRESSOR, SMALL ARMS WEAPON.
What is a Gun Carriage Trail Spade? 40 Items
A Gun Carriage Trail Spade (SPADE,GUN CARRIAGE TRAIL) is an item designed for attachment to the end of an artillery gun carriage trail(s), which is forced or dug into the ground to restrict movement during firing. It may be a forging, casting, or of built-up construction. Includes items which are secured to the trail(s) by means of a tapered key.
What is a Firing Pin? 715 Items
A Firing Pin (PIN,FIRING) is an item used in a firing mechanism of a gun, mine, bomb, fuze, projectile, or the like, which strikes and detonates a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or a propelling charge.
What is a Cannon Equilibrator? 63 Items
A Cannon Equilibrator (EQUILIBRATOR,CANNON) is a mechanical device that compensates for the unbalance weight of the cannon and keeps the cannon in balance at all angles of elevation so that it may be elevated or depressed by a manually operated mechanism.
What is a Powered Loader-Rammer? 91 Items
A Powered Loader-Rammer (LOADER-RAMMER,POWERED) is a device specifically designed to automatically load and ram rounds of ammunition into a gun chamber at high speed. It may also include a fuze setter.
What is a Breechblock? 273 Items
A Breechblock is a movable steel block in the mechanism of a breechloading gun that seals the breech opening of the barrel during firing. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Blast Deflector? 75 Items
A Blast Deflector (DEFLECTOR,BLAST) is a device attached to the muzzle of a gun, mortar, or to the sides of a rocket launcher designed to reduce the effects of the blast and obscuration following firing. It may or may not consist of an arrangement of baffles to divert the flow of propellant gases to the sides of the weapon.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush? 458 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush (BRUSH,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a brush specially designed for cleaning the bore, breech, or other component parts of an artillery weapon. It may be a brush unit only or it may be provided with a handle or staff and/or have facilities for attachment thereto.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section? 130 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section (STAFF SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden staff or metal tubing item with an integral metal coupling on one or both ends. It may be used singly or as one of two or more similar items attachable end to end. It is designed for use as a staff for attachment to and manual manipulation of a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY, rammers, and the like. See also ROD, CLEANING SMALL ARMS.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff? 54 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff (STAFF,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden or metal staff with or without a metal handle and with a head unit designed for holding a piece of fabric, cotton, or the like, for swabbing the bore of a mortar or a short barrel cannon, and the like. Excludes STAFF SECTION, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush Section? 92 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush Section (BRUSH SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is an item consisting of a coiled channel brush strip filled with radially disposed bristles and embodying a cylindrical brushing surface. It is designed as a brush replacement unit for a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is a Recoil Mechanism Buffer? 256 Items
A Recoil Mechanism Buffer (BUFFER,RECOIL MECHANISM) is a device or mechanism designed to absorb and check the recoil or counterrecoil force of a weapon when it is fired.
What is a Sear-Trigger Spring Holder? 32 Items
A Sear-Trigger Spring Holder (HOLDER,SEAR-TRIGGER SPRING) is a metallic item formed into a shape resembling the letter "U," used for insertion into two holes in the receiver assembly of a gun. It is designed to hold the trigger and sear spring in its correct operating position in a gun.
What is a Breech Ring? 167 Items
A Breech Ring (RING,BREECH) is a fixed block in the mechanism of a breech loading gun into which the BREECHBLOCK fits to seal the breech opening during firing.
What is a Breech Cover? 73 Items
A Breech Cover (COVER,BREECH) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose the breech of a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust, and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Mount Cover? 137 Items
A Gun Mount Cover (COVER,GUN MOUNT) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun mount for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Muzzle Cover? 298 Items
A Gun Muzzle Cover (COVER,GUN MUZZLE) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun muzzle for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Shield Cover? 27 Items
A Gun Shield Cover (COVER,GUN SHIELD) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a protective gun shield for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. It may have openings or flaps and/or windows of transparent material. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Mortar Baseplate? 79 Items
A Mortar Baseplate (BASEPLATE,MORTAR) is a circular or rectangular metal plate, with or without integral feet, designed to receive the spherical projection of the base cap of the cannon of an artillery or infantry mortar. It is used to absorb and spread the recoil force and to stabilize a mortar during firing.
What is a Mortar Mount Leg? 63 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg (LEG,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with a similar item, aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified) as a component of a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Mortar Mount Foot? 31 Items
A Mortar Mount Foot (FOOT,MORTAR MOUNT) is a spiked metallic item with a rounded base designed for attachment to the end of a LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Cannon Wiper Ring? 18 Items
A Cannon Wiper Ring (RING,WIPER,CANNON) is an item constructed of a malleable metal and designed for attachment to a STAFF, CLEANING, ARTILLERY or a cleaning brush used in cleaning the interior of a cannon tube. One end is threaded and the opposite end is provided with an integral ring for the attachment of a thong or rope.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder? 126 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder (CYLINDER,GAS,GUN) is a chamber, circular in cross section, fixed to the barrel of a gas operated automatic or semiautomatic weapon, such as a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. The deflection of a part of the escaping powder gases puts in motion an integral piston to operate the extracting and reloading mechanism(s).
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Lock? 35 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Lock (LOCK,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is an item designed to position and secure the gas cylinder to the barrel of a rifle or other gas operated weapons.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Piston? 164 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Piston (PISTON,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is a cylindrical piece which moves or reciprocates under gas pressure in a CYLINDER, GAS, GUN. It is usually a single item, but may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod. Excludes threaded end types with an integral operating rod, for which, see ROD ASSEMBLY, OPERATING, GUN.
What is a Gun Operating Rod Assembly? 162 Items
A Gun Operating Rod Assembly (ROD ASSEMBLY,OPERATING,GUN) is a cylindrical item, tubular or solid, designed to transmit force or motion from a gas cylinder or the like of a machine gun, rifle or other automatic/manual gun to activiate the firing mechanism. It may have one or more integral parts with appropriate fastening devices, including a handle, head helical spring(s) plunger, yoke, and the like. Some types may include an integral piston.
What is a Cartridge Ejector? 342 Items
A Cartridge Ejector (EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, or the like, which automatically throws out an empty cartridge case or unfired cartridge from the breech or receiver.
What is a Cartridge Extractor? 553 Items
A Cartridge Extractor (EXTRACTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, grenade launcher, or the like for (1) pulling an empty cartridge case or an unfired cartridge out of the chamber of the weapon, or (2) extracting a cartridge from a belt and positioning it for insertion into the chamber.
What is a Gun Carriage? 27 Items
A Gun Carriage (CARRIAGE,GUN) is a wheeled unit designed to support the breechlock and the tube or the cannon section of the gun. It consists of the top and bottom carriages, trails, and the elevating and traversing mechanisms.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder? 25 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder (CYLINDER,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item designed to house a piston and other necessary component parts of a CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, EQUILIBRATOR.
What is a Mount Pintle? 234 Items
A Mount Pintle (PINTLE,MOUNT) is a forked or pinlike item used as a pivot on gun mounts, machine gun mounts and tripod mounts for lateral and/or vertical movement of machine guns, recoilless rifles, and the like. It may be drilled, grooved or slotted to accommodate a locking device. Excludes CLEVIS, ROD END; HOOK, PINTLE; and PINTLE ASSEMBLY, TOWING.
What is a Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft? 56 Items
A Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft (SHAFT,BREECHBLOCK OPERATING LEVER) is a shaft serving as a hinge-pin for the breechblock with a lever connecting facility on one end.
What is a Breechblock Trigger Housing? 17 Items
A Breechblock Trigger Housing (HOUSING,TRIGGER,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item which completely incloses a trigger and is actuated by the manipulation of another component of the weapon. It is mounted adjacent to the breechblock of the weapon and receives its impetus from rotation of the breechblock.
What is an Elevating And Firing Cradle Support? 149 Items
An Elevating And Firing Cradle Support (SUPPORT,ELEVATING AND FIRING CRADLE) is a metallic item, designed as a framework to support the elevating mechanism and the firing transfer housing of a weapon. It has facilities for the mounting of other components to it.
What is a Firing Transfer Housing? 24 Items
A Firing Transfer Housing (HOUSING,FIRING TRANSFER) is a rectangular item which encloses, supports and aligns the components of the firing transfer assembly of a weapon. It serves to actuate the weapon through a stimulas received by cable. It is of multiple piece construction.
What is a Replenisher Cylinder? 35 Items
A Replenisher Cylinder (CYLINDER,REPLENISHER) is a cylinder with component parts designed as a reservoir to maintain a constant fluid pressure and volume in the recoil cylinder of a gun. Excludes CYLINDER (1), HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATOR and CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, ACTUATING, LINEAR.
What is a Loader-Rammer Tray? 66 Items
A Loader-Rammer Tray (TRAY,LOADER-RAMMER) is a trough-shaped device which actuates the feed mechanism of a weapon and supports the projectil
What is a Cannon Firing Hammer? 19 Items
A Cannon Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,CANNON) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a cannon, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is a Gun Firing Hammer? 14 Items
A Gun Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,GUN) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a gun, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly? 31 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly (CYLINDER ASSEMBLY,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item containing a piston and other component parts designed to compensate for the unbalanced weight of a cannon at all angles of elevation by means of compression springs, gas, and/or hydraulic oil.
What is an Unloading Artillery Rammer? 61 Items
An Unloading Artillery Rammer (RAMMER,ARTILLERY,UNLOADING) is a hand operated item designed for attachment to a staff for unloading a single round of ammunition through the muzzle of an artillery weapon. It may also be used as a swabbing unit for cleaning the interior of a CANNON (as modified). Excludes LOADER-RAMMER, POWERED; and RAMMER, ARTILLERY, LOADING.
What is a Loading Artillery Rammer? 56 Items
A Loading Artillery Rammer (RAMMER,ARTILLERY,LOADING) is a hand operated item designed for attachment to a staff for loading a single round of ammunition into the chamber from the breech end of an artillery weapon. Excludes LOADER-RAMMER, POWERED; and RAMMER, ARTILLERY, UNLOADING.
What is a Variable Recoil Throttling Rod? 20 Items
A Variable Recoil Throttling Rod (ROD,THROTTLING,VARIABLE RECOIL) is a rotatable, headless solid metallic cylindrical item having two or more even number of opposed longitudinal tapered grooves on a portion of its length. It may have two or more difference diameters along its length. One end is processed with threads, splines, and the like for the attachment of another item for importing the required degree of rotary motion to the rod. It is designed for the specific purpose of varying the recoil length in artillery weapons. Excludes ROD, GROOVED, HEADLESS, and SHAFT (as modified).
PARTS KIT,TRAVERSE MECHANISM 31 Items
What is a Breech Mechanism? 106 Items
A Breech Mechanism is a group of items that function to open and close the breech. It may include a semiautomatic drop block, case extraction, and electric firing. It may provide manual and/or automatic opening of a breech, ejection of spent cartridge case, and automatic closing when chambering the next round.
What is a Gun Cover? 399 Items
A Gun Cover (COVER,GUN) is a fabricated removable textile or plastic cover specifically designed to fully inclose a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It can be multi-sectional and has means of securing to the equipment in the form of straps, tie lines and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Projectile Extractor? 42 Items
A Projectile Extractor (EXTRACTOR,PROJECTILE) is a manually operated device specifically designed for removing a projectile from the tube of a weapon. Includes dummy and training projectiles designed for insertion into a gun tube. It may be a mechanical screw type or hydraulic pressure type.
What is an Ammunition Holder? 16 Items
An Ammunition Holder (HOLDER,AMMUNITION) is a holder specifically designed to mount and support packed or unpacked ammunition on a variety of equipment and accommodate various types of ammunition in a fixed position, facilitating quick release and replacement.
What is a Cartridge Ejector Block? 31 Items
A Cartridge Ejector Block (BLOCK,EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a block specifically designed for an EJECTOR, CARTRIDGE.
What is a Breechblock Stop? 101 Items
A Breechblock Stop (STOP,BREECHBLOCK) is an item designed to check the movement of a breechblock.
What is an Armament System Electrical Control Box? 577 Items
An Armament System Electrical Control Box (CONTROL BOX,ELECTRICAL,ARMAMENT SYSTEM) is a metal or plastic enclosure which includes, mounts and protects any quantity and/or combinations of electrical devices, such as switches, resistors, relays, meters, rectifiers, fuses, overload indicators, bridges, terminal boards as well as wirings and the like. It is specifically designed to control, protect, secure, measure, and switch the armament system for which the item is designed.
What is a Gun Parts Kit? 786 Items
A Gun Parts Kit (PARTS KIT,GUN) is a parts kit used to service gun(s). It may contain such items as washer(s), spring(s) and the like.
What is a Gun Maintenance Kit? 137 Items
A Gun Maintenance Kit (MAINTENANCE KIT,GUN) is a maintenance kit consisting of an extractor spindle, hand hook for cartridge removing, striker or the like.
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is a Recoil Measuring Scale? 16 Items
A Recoil Measuring Scale (SCALE,RECOIL MEASURING) is a graduated metallic strip which is attached to a stationary part of an artillery weapon. It indicates the extent of recoil mechanism travel when charges of different ratings are fired.
What is an Obturator Ring? 42 Items
An Obturator Ring (RING,OBTURATOR) is a metallic or nonmetallic circular item specifically designed to be placed at the breech-block end of a gun barrel chamber for sealing against powder gases. It is also used to seal against powder gases between a projectile and the gun barrel.
What is a Cartridge Stop? 108 Items
A Cartridge Stop (STOP,CARTRIDGE) is a metal, wedge shaped item designed to prevent overfeeding of the cartridge by restricting its sideward movememt to a postition of exact alignment for forward insertion into a chamber.
What is a Torque Lock? 39 Items
A Torque Lock (LOCK,TORQUE) is a device which fixes an artillery cannon in an azimuth or elevation position during the firing process. Excludes LOCK, TRAVELING, CANNON.
What is a Mortar Mount Leg Section? 18 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete funtioning item, It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a MOUNT, MORTAR. See also LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Sleeve Cleaning Cloth? 10 Items
A Sleeve Cleaning Cloth (CLOTH,CLEANING,SLEEVE) is a textile item which attaches to artillery or cleaning brush to remove residue from charges and projectiles.
TRAVERSING MECHANISM,HOWITZER 19 Items
What is a Cannon Recoil Guide? 22 Items
A Cannon Recoil Guide (GUIDE,RECOIL,CANNON) is a metallic strip which aligns and supports a CANNON (1), (as modified) during recoil. It may be attached by rivets, screws, and the like.
What is a Cannon Travel Lock Support? 35 Items
A Cannon Travel Lock Support (SUPPORT,TRAVEL LOCK,CANNON) is an item which allows the gun mount and cannon of an artillery piece to rest when the weapon is being stored or moved in a non-combat area. Excludes LOCK, TRAVELING, CANNON.
What is an Obturator Spindle? 34 Items
An Obturator Spindle (SPINDLE,OBTURATOR) is a disc shaped metallic item with a stem which provides a seat for pad, obturator and the like. Excludes SHAFT, SHOULDERED.
What is a Protective Shield Assembly? 179 Items
A Protective Shield Assembly (SHIELD ASSEMBLY,PROTECTIVE) is an item specifically designed to be placed around the barrel of the weapon for the purpose of shielding the operator from misfiring, powder blast, ejected shells, etc. It is constructed of rigid material of various shapes and sizes, and may include mounting facilities.
What is a Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly? 26 Items
A Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly (ROD AND FOLLOWER ASSEMBLY,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item used with a separate spring to re-cock the breechblock plunger as it opens or closes. It may include pins, clips, or the like. Does not include a spring.
What is a Gun Cleaning Kit? 428 Items
A Gun Cleaning Kit (CLEANING KIT,GUN) is a collection of items including rods, brushes, swabs, solvents, lubricants and the like, specifically designed for the basic maintenance of weapons.
What is a Gun Component Retainer? 1210 Items
A Gun Component Retainer (RETAINER,GUN COMPONENT) is an item specifically designed to position and/or restrain the movement of one or more parts in their normal mounting position on a gun or associated equipment.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section Connector? 25 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section Connector (CONNECTOR,STAFF SECTION,ARTILLERY CLEANING) is a cylindrical metallic item which may be internally threaded for part of its length and be externally knurled, splined or have other gripping/wrenching features for part or all of its length. Excludes CONNECTOR, ROD END and NUT (1), PLAIN, KNURLED.
What is a Fuze Striker? 25 Items
A Fuze Striker (STRIKER,FUZE) is a component of a percussion firing mechanism or a fuze mechanism which strikes a primer or detonator, either directly or through a PIN, FIRING to initiate an explosive, detonating or iginiting train.
What is a Small Arms Travel Lock? 51 Items
A Small Arms Travel Lock (LOCK,TRAVEL,SMALL ARMS) is a device designed to lock a weapon in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Cannon Cradle? 225 Items
A Cannon Cradle (CRADLE,CANNON) is an item designed to support a cannon and which allows the cannon to recoil and counterrecoil. It also provides a means of securing the recuperator and recoil cylinders or the recoil piston rod(s). It has facilities for attaching to a mount or carriage of an automatic gun, gun or howitzer.
What is a Cocking Breechblock Lever? 195 Items
A Cocking Breechblock Lever (LEVER,BREECHBLOCK,COCKING) is a lever that activates the firing pin. It is one of the component parts of the breechblock of an artillery weapon.
What is a Loader-Rammer Lever? 145 Items
A Loader-Rammer Lever (LEVER,LOADER-RAMMER) is a mechanically activated lever, designed to feed ammunition into the gun breech from the magazine. It is one of the component parts of the loader-rammer of an artillery weapon.
What is an Artillery Carriage Trail? 66 Items
An Artillery Carriage Trail (TRAIL,CARRIAGE,ARTILLERY) is a projecting metal structure, usually fabricated of tubular or plate construction, primarily designed to stabilize the weapon and keep it from moving out of its firing position. It also serves to connect the weapon to its prime mover for transportation. It may be attached directly or indirectly to the axle or bottom carriage of the weapon. Excludes OUTRIGGER, CRANE.
What is a Cannon Firing Mechanism? 44 Items
A Cannon Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,CANNON) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILESS, (as modified); or within the base cap of a MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is a Gun Firing Mechanism? 119 Items
A Gun Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,GUN) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a GUN (as modified). Excludes HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILLESS, (as modified); and MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is an Equilibrator Piston? 63 Items
An Equilibrator Piston (PISTON,EQUILIBRATOR) is a cylindrical item which moves or reciprocates under hydraulic oil and/or gas pressure in a closed system or compresses a compression spring of an equilibrator in compensating for the unbalanced weight of a cannon. It may include an integral rod or may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod.
What is an Electrohydraulic Drive Unit? 42 Items
An Electrohydraulic Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,ELECTROHYDRAULIC) is a constant speed drive consisting of a gear box and electric motor, one or more servo amplifiers (servomotors), and gears, integrally mounted and designed to convert electrohydraulic energy into output shaft torque. The torque output (rotating speed) of the drive depends on the frequency of the power pulses applied through its control assembly.
What is a Breechblock Handle? 61 Items
A Breechblock Handle (HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a device designed to actuate the rotating mechanism of the breechblock carrier and to swing the breechblock out of its recess in the barrel.
What is an Ammunition Loading Tray? 52 Items
An Ammunition Loading Tray (TRAY,LOADING,AMMUNITION) is a poratble metal trough-shaped, four-legged device with handle grips used for transporting ammunition to and aligning with the breech of a weapon prior to loading.
What is a Cannon Traveling Lock? 95 Items
A Cannon Traveling Lock (LOCK,TRAVELING,CANNON) is a device designed to lock the tube in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Breechblock Hinge Block? 44 Items
A Breechblock Hinge Block (HINGE BLOCK,BREECHBLOCK) is an asymmetrical item constructed to serve as a hinge mate and/or mounting point for a HINGE, BREECHBLOCK. It has holes which permit it to be mounted with bolts or screws to the barrel chamber of a weapon. Excludes HINGE, BUTT.
What is a Cam Breechblock Plate? 54 Items
A Cam Breechblock Plate (PLATE,BREECHBLOCK,CAM) is a rectangular item used in the breechblock of a weapon. It has an eccentric surface on which the rollers of the breechblock ring can move in a groove on its face as the breechblock is rotated when it is opened or closed.
What is a Breechblock Handle Arm? 45 Items
A Breechblock Handle Arm (ARM,HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a nonradial arm designed to be used with a handle parallel to its axis for transmitting motion to a shaft with pins and springs for opening a BREECHBLOCK.
What is a Breech Cap? 13 Items
A Breech Cap (CAP,BREECH) is an item designed to attach to the breech end of a cannon tube to allow attachment to and positioning on a BASEPLATE, MORTAR. It houses the FIRING MECHANISM, CANNON used to actuate a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece? 34 Items
A Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece (COCKING PIECE,FIRING MECHANISM) is an item of varying design used to mechanically prepare the operating parts of the weapon for firing. It may act as a lever, ride a cam path, act directly against a hammer, or otherwise prepare the weapon to fire. It normally acts directly against the initiating source. Excludes items where cocking the weapon is a secondary function.
What is an Aircraft Rocket Launcher? 43 Items
An Aircraft Rocket Launcher (LAUNCHER,ROCKET,AIRCRAFT) is a launcher designed for aircraft installation. It is designed for attaching, arming, releasing and/or ejecting one or more ROCKET (as modified). See also LAUNCHER, ROCKET and LAUNCHER, MONORAIL, ROCKET.
What is an Aircraft Rocket Launcher Fairing? 17 Items
An Aircraft Rocket Launcher Fairing (FAIRING,AIRCRAFT ROCKET LAUNCHER) is an item designed to be mounted on a LAUNCHER, ROCKET, AIRCRAFT shaped so as to reduce the air resistance.
BARREL,GRENADE LAUNCHER 81 Items
What is a Rocket Launcher? 153 Items
A Rocket Launcher (LAUNCHER,ROCKET) is a launcher designed to support and hold in position for firing a rocket(s). It may be fixed or portable. See also LAUNCHER (as modified).
What is a Shoulder Gun Stock? 375 Items
A Shoulder Gun Stock (STOCK,GUN,SHOULDER) is an item usually made of hardwood to which the barrel assembly and other parts of a shoulder-fired gun are attached. It is usually designed in one piece, but some items may have a wooden or metal section for the attachment of gun parts to which a metal STOCK EXTENSION, GUN is attached.
What is a Shoulder Rocket Launcher Stock? 12 Items
A Shoulder Rocket Launcher Stock (STOCK,ROCKET LAUNCHER,SHOULDER) is a formed metal strip attached to a shoulder-fired LAUNCHER, ROCKET used to steady the weapon during aiming and firing.
What is a Firing Pin? 715 Items
A Firing Pin (PIN,FIRING) is an item used in a firing mechanism of a gun, mine, bomb, fuze, projectile, or the like, which strikes and detonates a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or a propelling charge.
What is a Blast Deflector? 75 Items
A Blast Deflector (DEFLECTOR,BLAST) is a device attached to the muzzle of a gun, mortar, or to the sides of a rocket launcher designed to reduce the effects of the blast and obscuration following firing. It may or may not consist of an arrangement of baffles to divert the flow of propellant gases to the sides of the weapon.
What is a Trigger Extension? 28 Items
A Trigger Extension (EXTENSION,TRIGGER) is a metallic item attached to a TRIGGER and designed to extend its length.
What is a Trigger? 616 Items
A Trigger is an item/device, part of the firing mechanism, that actuates a firing pin or initiates an explosive train.
What is a Sight Aperture? 102 Items
A Sight Aperture (APERTURE,SIGHT) is an irregularly shaped adjustable mechanical item usually integral to a SIGHT, REAR. It functions as a peephole through which the sight at the opposite end of a gun is brought into view in aiming at a target or object.
What is a Front Sight Blade? 210 Items
A Front Sight Blade (BLADE,FRONT SIGHT) is a narrow metal strip mounted perpendicular to a base and integral to a SIGHT, FRONT.
What is a Front Sight? 562 Items
A Front Sight (SIGHT,FRONT) is a metallic bead, blade, post, or the like, attached on the muzzle end of military carbines, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and other similar items as a sighting device. It may be provided with a hood or protective wings.
What is a Rear Sight? 604 Items
A Rear Sight (SIGHT,REAR) is an item attached to the breech end and integral to a carbine, machine gun, pistol, rifle, or the like. It may be a fixed or adjustable cross blade with a U-or V-shaped notch or aperture, or it may have elevation and windage adjustment knobs, slides, and graduated scales and be provided with aperture disks.
What is a Breech Bolt? 523 Items
A Breech Bolt (BOLT,BREECH) is a mechanism which closes the breech in a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. It is designed to push a cartridge into the chamber of a gun by sliding action. It may contain the ejector, extractor, and/or firing pin. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Trigger Guard? 168 Items
A Trigger Guard (GUARD,TRIGGER) is a protective device consisting of a curved framework, usually of metal, on a gun or LAUNCHER, ROCKET within which a TRIGGER is located.
What is a Trigger Housing? 159 Items
A Trigger Housing (HOUSING,TRIGGER) is an item, usually metallic, designed to fit into the framework of a hand or shoulder-firing weapon. It is used to provide a mounting for a TRIGGER.
What is a Breech Ring? 167 Items
A Breech Ring (RING,BREECH) is a fixed block in the mechanism of a breech loading gun into which the BREECHBLOCK fits to seal the breech opening during firing.
What is a Breech Cover? 73 Items
A Breech Cover (COVER,BREECH) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose the breech of a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust, and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Mount Cover? 137 Items
A Gun Mount Cover (COVER,GUN MOUNT) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun mount for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Muzzle Cover? 298 Items
A Gun Muzzle Cover (COVER,GUN MUZZLE) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun muzzle for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Shield Cover? 27 Items
A Gun Shield Cover (COVER,GUN SHIELD) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a protective gun shield for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. It may have openings or flaps and/or windows of transparent material. Excludes TARPAULIN.
SAFETY,GRENADE LAUNCHER 24 Items
What is a Cartridge Ejector? 342 Items
A Cartridge Ejector (EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, or the like, which automatically throws out an empty cartridge case or unfired cartridge from the breech or receiver.
GRIP,GRENADE LAUNCHER 42 Items
What is a Breechblock Trigger Housing? 17 Items
A Breechblock Trigger Housing (HOUSING,TRIGGER,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item which completely incloses a trigger and is actuated by the manipulation of another component of the weapon. It is mounted adjacent to the breechblock of the weapon and receives its impetus from rotation of the breechblock.
What is an Elevating And Firing Cradle Support? 149 Items
An Elevating And Firing Cradle Support (SUPPORT,ELEVATING AND FIRING CRADLE) is a metallic item, designed as a framework to support the elevating mechanism and the firing transfer housing of a weapon. It has facilities for the mounting of other components to it.
What is a Firing Transfer Housing? 24 Items
A Firing Transfer Housing (HOUSING,FIRING TRANSFER) is a rectangular item which encloses, supports and aligns the components of the firing transfer assembly of a weapon. It serves to actuate the weapon through a stimulas received by cable. It is of multiple piece construction.
What is a Reaction Cylinder Assembly? 38 Items
A Reaction Cylinder Assembly (CYLINDER ASSEMBLY,REACTION) is a spring loaded and/or gas filled mechanism designed to exert an opposite force which will be used to absorb, dampen, and/or neutralize applied force. Excludes SHOCK ABSORBER, DIRECT ACTION; and SHOCK ABSORBER, LEVER ACTION.
What is a Rocket Tie Down Strap Assembly? 22 Items
A Rocket Tie Down Strap Assembly (STRAP ASSEMBLY,TIE DOWN,ROCKET) is an assembly consisting of one or more lined preformed metallic band(s), turnbuckle(s), hook(s), and the like. It is used to tiedown and secure a rocket to its launcher during periods of transportation and when the rocket is not in a firing condition. Excludes STRAP, RETAINING.
What is a Subcaliber Ammunition Practice Launcher? 29 Items
A Subcaliber Ammunition Practice Launcher (LAUNCHER,PRACTICE,SUBCALIBER AMMUNITION) is a shoulder-fired tubular launcher specifically designed to accommodate subcaliber ammunition. It duplicates the tactical launcher in size, weight, balance and appearance.
What is an Armored Vehicle Mounted Rocket Launcher? 30 Items
An Armored Vehicle Mounted Rocket Launcher (LAUNCHER,ROCKET,ARMORED VEHICLE MOUNTED) is a complete rocket launcher mounted on an armored vehicle. It may have multiple-launch capabilities and may include built-in reloading facilities such as a hoisting boom.
What is a Subcaliber Rocket Launcher Adapter? 10 Items
A Subcaliber Rocket Launcher Adapter (ADAPTER,LAUNCHER,SUBCALIBER ROCKET) is an item designed for insertion into the launching tube(s) of a LAUNCHER,ROCKET to allow the firing of subcaliber rockets during practice and training.
What is a Breech Mechanism? 106 Items
A Breech Mechanism is a group of items that function to open and close the breech. It may include a semiautomatic drop block, case extraction, and electric firing. It may provide manual and/or automatic opening of a breech, ejection of spent cartridge case, and automatic closing when chambering the next round.
What is a Gun Cover? 399 Items
A Gun Cover (COVER,GUN) is a fabricated removable textile or plastic cover specifically designed to fully inclose a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It can be multi-sectional and has means of securing to the equipment in the form of straps, tie lines and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Rocket Launcher Parts Kit? 35 Items
A Rocket Launcher Parts Kit (PARTS KIT,ROCKET LAUNCHER) is a group of two or more items required for maintenance and/or repair of rocket launchers.
What is a Grenade Launcher Mount? 121 Items
A Grenade Launcher Mount (MOUNT,GRENADE LAUNCHER) is an item designed to accommodate one or more grenade launchers.
What is a Cartridge Ejector Block? 31 Items
A Cartridge Ejector Block (BLOCK,EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a block specifically designed for an EJECTOR, CARTRIDGE.
What is a Reaction Cylinder Piston? 44 Items
A Reaction Cylinder Piston (PISTON,REACTION CYLINDER) is a cylindrical piece which moves or reciprocates under force in a CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, REACTION. It is usually a single item, but may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod, Excludes threaded end types with an integral operating rod for, which see ROD ASSEMBLY, OPERATING, GUN.
What is a Rocket Launcher Positioning Plate? 23 Items
A Rocket Launcher Positioning Plate (PLATE,POSITIONING,ROCKET LAUNCHER) is an item designed to be mounted on the side of a rocket launcher to allow adjustment to the angle of launch.
What is a Breechblock Stop? 101 Items
A Breechblock Stop (STOP,BREECHBLOCK) is an item designed to check the movement of a breechblock.
What is an Armament System Electrical Control Box? 577 Items
An Armament System Electrical Control Box (CONTROL BOX,ELECTRICAL,ARMAMENT SYSTEM) is a metal or plastic enclosure which includes, mounts and protects any quantity and/or combinations of electrical devices, such as switches, resistors, relays, meters, rectifiers, fuses, overload indicators, bridges, terminal boards as well as wirings and the like. It is specifically designed to control, protect, secure, measure, and switch the armament system for which the item is designed.
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is an Armament Subsystem Grenade Launcher? 47 Items
An Armament Subsystem Grenade Launcher (LAUNCHER,GRENADE,ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM) is a weapon with a rifled and/or smooth barrel of various calibers. It may be a single shot or an automatic-type weapon designed for attachment to aircra ft, ships, tracked vehicles, and the like. It may consist of two more remotely-controlled grenade launchers, fire control devices, covers, grenade storage bins, and the like. The grenade usually is the projectile component of a cartridge. Excludes LAUNCHER, GRENADE and LAUNCHER, GRENADE, RIFLE.
What is a Cartridge Stop? 108 Items
A Cartridge Stop (STOP,CARTRIDGE) is a metal, wedge shaped item designed to prevent overfeeding of the cartridge by restricting its sideward movememt to a postition of exact alignment for forward insertion into a chamber.
What is a Trigger Assembly? 186 Items
A Trigger Assembly is an item consisting of a TRIGGER and all associated hardware such as springs, pins, spacers, cams, and the like. It is a component, for a rifle, machine gun, pistol or related weapon system, used to actuate a firing pin or initiate an explosive train.
What is a Close Defense Projectile-Canister Discharger? 54 Items
A Close Defense Projectile-Canister Discharger (DISCHARGER,PROJECTILE-CANISTER,CLOSE DEFENSE) is a smooth bore weapon of fixed elevation having multiple barrels, fitted to the exterior of a vehicle. It is used to fire projectiles and/or smoke canisters and the like to provide protection for the vehicle. Excludes DISCHARG ER, GRENADE, SMOKE, COUNTERMEASURE.
What is a Rocket Launcher Cleaning Staff? 10 Items
A Rocket Launcher Cleaning Staff (STAFF,CLEANING,ROCKET LAUNCHER) is a round wooden or metal staff with or without a metal handle and with an integral metal coupling on one or both ends, designed for use as a staff for attachment to and manual manipulation of a bore brush for rocket and pyrotechnic launchers.
What is a Highly Mobile Rocket Launcher? 11 Items
A Highly Mobile Rocket Launcher (LAUNCHER,ROCKET,HIGHLY MOBILE) is a complete rocket launcher mounted on a medium tactical vehicle chassis. The unit is lightweight, and air transportable. It has munitions, a weapon system an on board reload system, and a tire inflation system for mobility requirements. It carries on board one pod of rockets or one missile. See also, LAUNCHER, ROCKET ARMORED VEHICLE MOUNTED.
What is an Aircraft Rocket Launcher Front Grid? 14 Items
An Aircraft Rocket Launcher Front Grid (FRONT GRID,ROCKET LAUNCHER,AIRCRAFT) is a flat item with holes corresponding to the rocket diameter, mounted on the fore part of a LAUNCHER, ROCKET, AIRCRAFT and used to maintain the MEMBRANE SEAL, ROCKET LAUNCHER, AIRCRAFT on the front of the launcher.
What is an Aircraft Rocket Launcher Tube? 22 Items
An Aircraft Rocket Launcher Tube (TUBE,ROCKET LAUNCHER,AIRCRAFT) is a tubular item which is a component of a LAUNCHER (1), ROCKET, AIRCRAFT, designed to support and guide for loading and firing a rocket.
What is a Rocket Launcher Protective Cover? 32 Items
A Rocket Launcher Protective Cover (COVER,PROTECTIVE,ROCKET LAUNCHER) is a fabricated removable textile item with or without a supporting framework. It is designed for attachment to a LAUNCHER, ROCKET to serve as a protection from dust and moisture and as a security measure against observation during transport.
What is a Cocking Breechblock Lever? 195 Items
A Cocking Breechblock Lever (LEVER,BREECHBLOCK,COCKING) is a lever that activates the firing pin. It is one of the component parts of the breechblock of an artillery weapon.
What is a Rocket Launcher Sight? 10 Items
A Rocket Launcher Sight (SIGHT,ROCKET LAUNCHER) is a detachable folding sighting device which is mounted on a LAUNCHER, ROCKET. Used in sighting for direct fire. It is opened and closed against spring action.
What is a Grenade Launcher Installation Kit? 23 Items
A Grenade Launcher Installation Kit (INSTALLATION KIT,GRENADE LAUNCHER) is an installation kit used to adapt or attach a grenade launcher(s) to an armored or tracked vehicle and the like.
What is a Breechblock Handle? 61 Items
A Breechblock Handle (HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a device designed to actuate the rotating mechanism of the breechblock carrier and to swing the breechblock out of its recess in the barrel.
What is a Gun Cheek Rest? 35 Items
A Gun Cheek Rest (CHEEK REST,GUN) is an item designed to be mounted on the gun butt or similar area of a shoulder-fired weapon. It improves shooter's comfort and/or raises the shooter's eye to a proper sighting position. It may be removable.
What is a Bore Brush Thong? 27 Items
A Bore Brush Thong (THONG,BORE BRUSH) is an item designed for attachment to and for pulling a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY and a BRUSH, CLEANING, SMALL ARMS through the bore of a gun for cleaning purposes.
What is a Weapon Controller Grip Assembly? 101 Items
A Weapon Controller Grip Assembly (GRIP ASSEMBLY,CONTROLLER,WEAPON) is a hand grip, usually of pistol grip design, designed to be mounted in the sighting station of a helicopter, combat tank, or other combat vehicle. It incorporates electrical controls for remotely actuating firing and/or sighting movement of a machine gun(s), grenade launcher(s), rocket launcher(s), and the like, or a combination thereof. Excludes GRIP ASSEMBLY, CONTROLLER, AIRCRAFT.
What is an Artillery Seal Replacement Parts Kit? 49 Items
An Artillery Seal Replacement Parts Kit (PARTS KIT,SEAL REPLACEMENT,ARTILLERY) is a parts kit consisting of gaskets, washers, performed packing, pins, rings and other related items, used for resealing or replacing worn or broken parts on light, medium and heavy artillery guns and howitzers. Excludes REPAIR KIT, FIELD ARTILLERY MAINTENANCE; and INSTALLATION KIT.
What is a Field Artillery Equipment Kit? 29 Items
A Field Artillery Equipment Kit (EQUIPMENT KIT,FIELD ARTILLERY) is a collection of items not all having the same basic name, which are used to make the field artillery operational.
What is an Ammunition Stowage Rack? 85 Items
An Ammunition Stowage Rack (RACK,AMMUNITION STOWAGE) is an open frame structure for the stowage of ammunition, which may or may not contain subdivisions.
What is an Auxiliary Firing Device? 12 Items
An Auxiliary Firing Device (FIRING DEVICE,AUXILIARY) is a manually operated item which is used to generate an electrical impulse to detonate a sensitive explosive which initiates the explosive train or propelling charge. It is designed to be a component of the electrical firing circuit, of a weapon, for use under emergency conditions.
What is a Grip Assembly Mounting Plate? 18 Items
A Grip Assembly Mounting Plate (PLATE,MOUNTING,GRIP ASSEMBLY) is a metallic item specifically designed to provide facilities for mounting a GRIP ASSEMBLY, CONTROLLER, WEAPON.
HOUSING,GRIP ASSEMBLY 11 Items
What is an Obturator Ring? 42 Items
An Obturator Ring (RING,OBTURATOR) is a metallic or nonmetallic circular item specifically designed to be placed at the breech-block end of a gun barrel chamber for sealing against powder gases. It is also used to seal against powder gases between a projectile and the gun barrel.
What is a Weapon Controller Grip Assembly Adapter? 18 Items
A Weapon Controller Grip Assembly Adapter (ADAPTER,GRIP ASSEMBLY,CONTROLLER,WEAPON) is an adapter which permits a GRIP ASSEMBLY, CONTROLLER, WEAPON to be used for various applications.
What is a Helicopter Armament Subsystem Mount? 83 Items
A Helicopter Armament Subsystem Mount (MOUNT,ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM,HELICOPTER) is an item designed to be mounted on a helicopter for supporting an armament subsystem. It may include ammunition box(es), ammunition feed facilities, gunner(s) and/or pilot control panel(s), electronic control box(es), turret, gun charger(s), and the like.
What is an Armament Mount Housing? 27 Items
An Armament Mount Housing (HOUSING,ARMAMENT MOUNT) is a rigid, truncated, conical shaped housing designed to be attached to an aircraft to provide a mounting surface for a weapon mount and to provide a protective enclosure for gear assemblies, electrical and hydraulic components, and the like used to control the weapon(s).
What is a Firing Assembly Base Plate? 21 Items
A Firing Assembly Base Plate (PLATE,BASE,FIRING ASSEMBLY) is an item which provides a stable base to emplace the weapon upon during fire missions. Stability is achieved by using this assembly which increases the ground surface area upon which the weapon is placed prior to firing. EXCLUDES: SUPPORT, ELEVATING AND FIRING CRADLE.
What is an Adjustable Weapon Mounting Arm Assembly? 38 Items
An Adjustable Weapon Mounting Arm Assembly (ARM ASSEMBLY,WEAPON MOUNTING,ADJUSTABLE) is an item specifically designed to manually retain, adjust, and regulate the traversing and elevating assembly as well as gun mount on various weapons. The item may consist of an adjustable bar, adjustable arm, arm serrated plate, arm insert, and travel lock. It can be adjusted to provide a definite means of securing, loading and positioning the weapon. Excludes LEVER, MANUAL CONTROL.
What is a Remotely Operated Armament Subsystem? 39 Items
A Remotely Operated Armament Subsystem (ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM,REMOTELY OPERATED) is a remotely operated weapon system designed for the attachment to numerous ground vehicles and capable of mounting various weapons to engage personnel, vehicles, battle field emplacements and the like. It may include firing solenoid(s), gun charger(s), and fire control sensor(s), and it also may contain one or more drive motors, actuators, displays and joysticks and associated hardware.
What is a Control-Motor-Generator Group? 15 Items
A Control-Motor-Generator Group is two or more components or mechanisms which do not operate as a set or mechanical system but which are used as part of a set or mechanical system, or which may be added to one or more sets or mechanical systems to provide control facilities and supply power by means of a motor-generator.
What is a Degaussing Control? 43 Items
A Degaussing Control (CONTROL,DEGAUSSING) is an item that automatically varies current in a ship's degaussing coils as the ship changes heading or rolls and pitches.
FLOAT,MINE SWEEPING 88 Items
What is a Mine Sweeping Chain Bridle? 40 Items
A Mine Sweeping Chain Bridle (BRIDLE,CHAIN,MINE SWEEPING) is an item consisting of one or more chains, the ends of which are provided with a means of attaching to an item of mine sweeping equipment. The function of the item is to insure that the equipment is towed in the correct position and to provide a means for adjusting the towed position.
CUTTER,MINE SWEEPING 34 Items
What is a Mine Sweeping Wedge Stop? 35 Items
A Mine Sweeping Wedge Stop (STOP,WEDGE,MINE SWEEPING) is a device designed to securely grasp a wire rope and thereby provide a stop for the attached mine sweeping equipment.
What is a Mine Sweeping Acoustic Device? 27 Items
A Mine Sweeping Acoustic Device (ACOUSTIC DEVICE,MINE SWEEPING) is a submersible self-powered unit designed to be towed by a surface vessel. It is designed to emit acoustic out-put suitable for mine countermeasures.
What is a Mine Sweeping Multiplane Kite-Otter? 12 Items
A Mine Sweeping Multiplane Kite-Otter (KITE-OTTER,MULTIPLANE,MINE SWEEPING) is an item similar in shape to a section of a ladder, that is used to depress and/or divert mine sweeping equipment as it is towed through the water. Excludes DEPRESSOR, MINE SWEEPING; and DEPRESSOR, AUXILIARY, MINE SWEEPING.
OTTER,MINE SWEEPING 13 Items
What is a Control-Power Supply Group? 25 Items
A Control-Power Supply Group is a collection of items, which provide controlling facilities and supply operating power to other components.
What is a Mine Sweeping Equipment? 71 Items
A Mine Sweeping Equipment is a collection of items designed for detection and destruction of underwater mines. It consists of mechanically operating equipment and mechanically or electrically operated sound generators or generators of artificial magnetic fields, or a combination thereof.
What is a Mine Hunting Body Maintenance Kit? 80 Items
A Mine Hunting Body Maintenance Kit (MAINTENANCE KIT,MINE HUNTING BODY) is a maintenance kit for components of a BODY, MINE HUNTING.
What is a Counter Recoil Cylinder? 34 Items
A Counter Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,COUNTER RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to compress fluid for the recuperator assembly of a gun. See also CYLINDER, RECUPERATOR.
What is a Recoil Cylinder? 62 Items
A Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to cushion the backward motion of a cannon by springs or by the slow passage of air or fluid through holes in the piston when the gun is firing.
What is a Recuperator Cylinder? 50 Items
A Recuperator Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECUPERATOR) is a cylinder with component parts designed to return a cannon to proper firing position after recoil. See also CYLINDER, COUNTERRECOIL.
What is a Mortar Mount? 66 Items
A Mortar Mount (MOUNT,MORTAR) is an item designed to support a mortar. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is an Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll? 35 Items
An Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll (ROLL,ORDNANCE WEAPONS SPARE PARTS) is an item made of duck, coated cloth, or similar flexible material with loops and/or pockets for retaining ordance weapons spare parts. It does not include the spare parts. See also ROLL, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES.
What is a Cannon Tube? 282 Items
A Cannon Tube (TUBE,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is that part of a cannon which controls the initial direction of a projectile. The bore may be rifled and must have a diameter of more than 40 millimeters. See also BARREL (as modified), and TUBE, SUBCALIBER, CANNON.
What is a Cannon Subcaliber Tube? 27 Items
A Cannon Subcaliber Tube (TUBE,SUBCALIBER,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is mounted in the chamber of the parent weapon and may extend into the bore. It is used to reduce the caliber of larger weapons. See also TUBE, CANNON and BARREL, SUBCALIBER GUN.
What is a Mortar Mount Level? 15 Items
A Mortar Mount Level (LEVEL,MORTAR MOUNT) is a device which utilizes a cylindrical VIAL, LEVEL. It is designed for use in leveling a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Muzzle Brake? 182 Items
A Muzzle Brake (BRAKE,MUZZLE) is a short, cylindrical item mounted on the muzzle of an artillery weapon to retard the force of recoil. It has a centrally bored hole, through which the projectile passes, and one or more baffles.
What is a Bore Evacuator? 40 Items
A Bore Evacuator (EVACUATOR,BORE) is a device placed on the tube of artillery weapons to force propellant gases to flow outward through the muzzle end of the bore from a cylindrical chamber around the gun tube. The chamber incloses a series of jets around the cannon tube through which the gases flow.
What is a Flash Suppressor? 240 Items
A Flash Suppressor (SUPPRESSOR,FLASH) is a device attached to the muzzle of small arms and artillery weapons to reduce the flash resulting from the secondary burning of propellent gases. It has a centrally located hole, through which the projectile passes, and a series of fins attached to the mounting ring. See also SUPPRESSOR, SMALL ARMS WEAPON.
What is a Gun Carriage Trail Spade? 40 Items
A Gun Carriage Trail Spade (SPADE,GUN CARRIAGE TRAIL) is an item designed for attachment to the end of an artillery gun carriage trail(s), which is forced or dug into the ground to restrict movement during firing. It may be a forging, casting, or of built-up construction. Includes items which are secured to the trail(s) by means of a tapered key.
What is a Firing Pin? 715 Items
A Firing Pin (PIN,FIRING) is an item used in a firing mechanism of a gun, mine, bomb, fuze, projectile, or the like, which strikes and detonates a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or a propelling charge.
What is a Cannon Equilibrator? 63 Items
A Cannon Equilibrator (EQUILIBRATOR,CANNON) is a mechanical device that compensates for the unbalance weight of the cannon and keeps the cannon in balance at all angles of elevation so that it may be elevated or depressed by a manually operated mechanism.
What is a Powered Loader-Rammer? 91 Items
A Powered Loader-Rammer (LOADER-RAMMER,POWERED) is a device specifically designed to automatically load and ram rounds of ammunition into a gun chamber at high speed. It may also include a fuze setter.
What is a Breechblock? 273 Items
A Breechblock is a movable steel block in the mechanism of a breechloading gun that seals the breech opening of the barrel during firing. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Blast Deflector? 75 Items
A Blast Deflector (DEFLECTOR,BLAST) is a device attached to the muzzle of a gun, mortar, or to the sides of a rocket launcher designed to reduce the effects of the blast and obscuration following firing. It may or may not consist of an arrangement of baffles to divert the flow of propellant gases to the sides of the weapon.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush? 458 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush (BRUSH,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a brush specially designed for cleaning the bore, breech, or other component parts of an artillery weapon. It may be a brush unit only or it may be provided with a handle or staff and/or have facilities for attachment thereto.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section? 130 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section (STAFF SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden staff or metal tubing item with an integral metal coupling on one or both ends. It may be used singly or as one of two or more similar items attachable end to end. It is designed for use as a staff for attachment to and manual manipulation of a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY, rammers, and the like. See also ROD, CLEANING SMALL ARMS.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff? 54 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff (STAFF,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden or metal staff with or without a metal handle and with a head unit designed for holding a piece of fabric, cotton, or the like, for swabbing the bore of a mortar or a short barrel cannon, and the like. Excludes STAFF SECTION, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush Section? 92 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush Section (BRUSH SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is an item consisting of a coiled channel brush strip filled with radially disposed bristles and embodying a cylindrical brushing surface. It is designed as a brush replacement unit for a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is a Recoil Mechanism Buffer? 256 Items
A Recoil Mechanism Buffer (BUFFER,RECOIL MECHANISM) is a device or mechanism designed to absorb and check the recoil or counterrecoil force of a weapon when it is fired.
What is a Sear-Trigger Spring Holder? 32 Items
A Sear-Trigger Spring Holder (HOLDER,SEAR-TRIGGER SPRING) is a metallic item formed into a shape resembling the letter "U," used for insertion into two holes in the receiver assembly of a gun. It is designed to hold the trigger and sear spring in its correct operating position in a gun.
What is a Breech Cover? 73 Items
A Breech Cover (COVER,BREECH) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose the breech of a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust, and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Mount Cover? 137 Items
A Gun Mount Cover (COVER,GUN MOUNT) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun mount for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Muzzle Cover? 298 Items
A Gun Muzzle Cover (COVER,GUN MUZZLE) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun muzzle for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Shield Cover? 27 Items
A Gun Shield Cover (COVER,GUN SHIELD) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a protective gun shield for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. It may have openings or flaps and/or windows of transparent material. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Mortar Baseplate? 79 Items
A Mortar Baseplate (BASEPLATE,MORTAR) is a circular or rectangular metal plate, with or without integral feet, designed to receive the spherical projection of the base cap of the cannon of an artillery or infantry mortar. It is used to absorb and spread the recoil force and to stabilize a mortar during firing.
What is a Mortar Mount Leg? 63 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg (LEG,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with a similar item, aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified) as a component of a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Mortar Mount Foot? 31 Items
A Mortar Mount Foot (FOOT,MORTAR MOUNT) is a spiked metallic item with a rounded base designed for attachment to the end of a LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder? 126 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder (CYLINDER,GAS,GUN) is a chamber, circular in cross section, fixed to the barrel of a gas operated automatic or semiautomatic weapon, such as a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. The deflection of a part of the escaping powder gases puts in motion an integral piston to operate the extracting and reloading mechanism(s).
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Lock? 35 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Lock (LOCK,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is an item designed to position and secure the gas cylinder to the barrel of a rifle or other gas operated weapons.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Piston? 164 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Piston (PISTON,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is a cylindrical piece which moves or reciprocates under gas pressure in a CYLINDER, GAS, GUN. It is usually a single item, but may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod. Excludes threaded end types with an integral operating rod, for which, see ROD ASSEMBLY, OPERATING, GUN.
What is a Gun Operating Rod Assembly? 162 Items
A Gun Operating Rod Assembly (ROD ASSEMBLY,OPERATING,GUN) is a cylindrical item, tubular or solid, designed to transmit force or motion from a gas cylinder or the like of a machine gun, rifle or other automatic/manual gun to activiate the firing mechanism. It may have one or more integral parts with appropriate fastening devices, including a handle, head helical spring(s) plunger, yoke, and the like. Some types may include an integral piston.
What is a Cartridge Ejector? 342 Items
A Cartridge Ejector (EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, or the like, which automatically throws out an empty cartridge case or unfired cartridge from the breech or receiver.
What is a Cartridge Extractor? 553 Items
A Cartridge Extractor (EXTRACTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, grenade launcher, or the like for (1) pulling an empty cartridge case or an unfired cartridge out of the chamber of the weapon, or (2) extracting a cartridge from a belt and positioning it for insertion into the chamber.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder? 25 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder (CYLINDER,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item designed to house a piston and other necessary component parts of a CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, EQUILIBRATOR.
What is a Mount Pintle? 234 Items
A Mount Pintle (PINTLE,MOUNT) is a forked or pinlike item used as a pivot on gun mounts, machine gun mounts and tripod mounts for lateral and/or vertical movement of machine guns, recoilless rifles, and the like. It may be drilled, grooved or slotted to accommodate a locking device. Excludes CLEVIS, ROD END; HOOK, PINTLE; and PINTLE ASSEMBLY, TOWING.
What is a Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft? 56 Items
A Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft (SHAFT,BREECHBLOCK OPERATING LEVER) is a shaft serving as a hinge-pin for the breechblock with a lever connecting facility on one end.
What is a Replenisher Cylinder? 35 Items
A Replenisher Cylinder (CYLINDER,REPLENISHER) is a cylinder with component parts designed as a reservoir to maintain a constant fluid pressure and volume in the recoil cylinder of a gun. Excludes CYLINDER (1), HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATOR and CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, ACTUATING, LINEAR.
What is a Loader-Rammer Tray? 66 Items
A Loader-Rammer Tray (TRAY,LOADER-RAMMER) is a trough-shaped device which actuates the feed mechanism of a weapon and supports the projectil
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly? 31 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly (CYLINDER ASSEMBLY,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item containing a piston and other component parts designed to compensate for the unbalanced weight of a cannon at all angles of elevation by means of compression springs, gas, and/or hydraulic oil.
What is a Variable Recoil Throttling Rod? 20 Items
A Variable Recoil Throttling Rod (ROD,THROTTLING,VARIABLE RECOIL) is a rotatable, headless solid metallic cylindrical item having two or more even number of opposed longitudinal tapered grooves on a portion of its length. It may have two or more difference diameters along its length. One end is processed with threads, splines, and the like for the attachment of another item for importing the required degree of rotary motion to the rod. It is designed for the specific purpose of varying the recoil length in artillery weapons. Excludes ROD, GROOVED, HEADLESS, and SHAFT (as modified).
PARTS KIT,TRAVERSE MECHANISM 31 Items
What is a Breech Mechanism? 106 Items
A Breech Mechanism is a group of items that function to open and close the breech. It may include a semiautomatic drop block, case extraction, and electric firing. It may provide manual and/or automatic opening of a breech, ejection of spent cartridge case, and automatic closing when chambering the next round.
What is a Gun Cover? 399 Items
A Gun Cover (COVER,GUN) is a fabricated removable textile or plastic cover specifically designed to fully inclose a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It can be multi-sectional and has means of securing to the equipment in the form of straps, tie lines and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is an Ammunition Holder? 16 Items
An Ammunition Holder (HOLDER,AMMUNITION) is a holder specifically designed to mount and support packed or unpacked ammunition on a variety of equipment and accommodate various types of ammunition in a fixed position, facilitating quick release and replacement.
What is a Cartridge Ejector Block? 31 Items
A Cartridge Ejector Block (BLOCK,EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a block specifically designed for an EJECTOR, CARTRIDGE.
What is a Breechblock Stop? 101 Items
A Breechblock Stop (STOP,BREECHBLOCK) is an item designed to check the movement of a breechblock.
What is a Gun Parts Kit? 786 Items
A Gun Parts Kit (PARTS KIT,GUN) is a parts kit used to service gun(s). It may contain such items as washer(s), spring(s) and the like.
What is a Gun Maintenance Kit? 137 Items
A Gun Maintenance Kit (MAINTENANCE KIT,GUN) is a maintenance kit consisting of an extractor spindle, hand hook for cartridge removing, striker or the like.
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is an Obturator Ring? 42 Items
An Obturator Ring (RING,OBTURATOR) is a metallic or nonmetallic circular item specifically designed to be placed at the breech-block end of a gun barrel chamber for sealing against powder gases. It is also used to seal against powder gases between a projectile and the gun barrel.
What is a Cartridge Stop? 108 Items
A Cartridge Stop (STOP,CARTRIDGE) is a metal, wedge shaped item designed to prevent overfeeding of the cartridge by restricting its sideward movememt to a postition of exact alignment for forward insertion into a chamber.
What is a Mortar Mount Leg Section? 18 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete funtioning item, It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a MOUNT, MORTAR. See also LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Protective Shield Assembly? 179 Items
A Protective Shield Assembly (SHIELD ASSEMBLY,PROTECTIVE) is an item specifically designed to be placed around the barrel of the weapon for the purpose of shielding the operator from misfiring, powder blast, ejected shells, etc. It is constructed of rigid material of various shapes and sizes, and may include mounting facilities.
What is a Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly? 26 Items
A Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly (ROD AND FOLLOWER ASSEMBLY,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item used with a separate spring to re-cock the breechblock plunger as it opens or closes. It may include pins, clips, or the like. Does not include a spring.
What is a Gun Cleaning Kit? 428 Items
A Gun Cleaning Kit (CLEANING KIT,GUN) is a collection of items including rods, brushes, swabs, solvents, lubricants and the like, specifically designed for the basic maintenance of weapons.
What is a Gun Component Retainer? 1210 Items
A Gun Component Retainer (RETAINER,GUN COMPONENT) is an item specifically designed to position and/or restrain the movement of one or more parts in their normal mounting position on a gun or associated equipment.
What is a Fuze Striker? 25 Items
A Fuze Striker (STRIKER,FUZE) is a component of a percussion firing mechanism or a fuze mechanism which strikes a primer or detonator, either directly or through a PIN, FIRING to initiate an explosive, detonating or iginiting train.
What is a Small Arms Travel Lock? 51 Items
A Small Arms Travel Lock (LOCK,TRAVEL,SMALL ARMS) is a device designed to lock a weapon in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Cocking Breechblock Lever? 195 Items
A Cocking Breechblock Lever (LEVER,BREECHBLOCK,COCKING) is a lever that activates the firing pin. It is one of the component parts of the breechblock of an artillery weapon.
What is a Loader-Rammer Lever? 145 Items
A Loader-Rammer Lever (LEVER,LOADER-RAMMER) is a mechanically activated lever, designed to feed ammunition into the gun breech from the magazine. It is one of the component parts of the loader-rammer of an artillery weapon.
What is an Artillery Carriage Trail? 66 Items
An Artillery Carriage Trail (TRAIL,CARRIAGE,ARTILLERY) is a projecting metal structure, usually fabricated of tubular or plate construction, primarily designed to stabilize the weapon and keep it from moving out of its firing position. It also serves to connect the weapon to its prime mover for transportation. It may be attached directly or indirectly to the axle or bottom carriage of the weapon. Excludes OUTRIGGER, CRANE.
What is an Equilibrator Piston? 63 Items
An Equilibrator Piston (PISTON,EQUILIBRATOR) is a cylindrical item which moves or reciprocates under hydraulic oil and/or gas pressure in a closed system or compresses a compression spring of an equilibrator in compensating for the unbalanced weight of a cannon. It may include an integral rod or may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod.
What is a Breechblock Handle? 61 Items
A Breechblock Handle (HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a device designed to actuate the rotating mechanism of the breechblock carrier and to swing the breechblock out of its recess in the barrel.
What is an Ammunition Loading Tray? 52 Items
An Ammunition Loading Tray (TRAY,LOADING,AMMUNITION) is a poratble metal trough-shaped, four-legged device with handle grips used for transporting ammunition to and aligning with the breech of a weapon prior to loading.
What is a Cannon Traveling Lock? 95 Items
A Cannon Traveling Lock (LOCK,TRAVELING,CANNON) is a device designed to lock the tube in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Breechblock Hinge Block? 44 Items
A Breechblock Hinge Block (HINGE BLOCK,BREECHBLOCK) is an asymmetrical item constructed to serve as a hinge mate and/or mounting point for a HINGE, BREECHBLOCK. It has holes which permit it to be mounted with bolts or screws to the barrel chamber of a weapon. Excludes HINGE, BUTT.
What is a Cam Breechblock Plate? 54 Items
A Cam Breechblock Plate (PLATE,BREECHBLOCK,CAM) is a rectangular item used in the breechblock of a weapon. It has an eccentric surface on which the rollers of the breechblock ring can move in a groove on its face as the breechblock is rotated when it is opened or closed.
What is a Breechblock Handle Arm? 45 Items
A Breechblock Handle Arm (ARM,HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a nonradial arm designed to be used with a handle parallel to its axis for transmitting motion to a shaft with pins and springs for opening a BREECHBLOCK.
What is a Breech Cap? 13 Items
A Breech Cap (CAP,BREECH) is an item designed to attach to the breech end of a cannon tube to allow attachment to and positioning on a BASEPLATE, MORTAR. It houses the FIRING MECHANISM, CANNON used to actuate a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece? 34 Items
A Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece (COCKING PIECE,FIRING MECHANISM) is an item of varying design used to mechanically prepare the operating parts of the weapon for firing. It may act as a lever, ride a cam path, act directly against a hammer, or otherwise prepare the weapon to fire. It normally acts directly against the initiating source. Excludes items where cocking the weapon is a secondary function.
What is an Aircraft Gun Mounting Adapter? 58 Items
An Aircraft Gun Mounting Adapter (ADAPTER,GUN MOUNTING,AIRCRAFT) is an adapter of various designs with provisions to facilitate connection of a gun or guns to a mounting in an aircraft to obtain a desired result. It may incorporate gun-firing, recoil-shock absorbing, or vibration dampener mechanisms.
CANNON,105 MILLIMETER GUN 15 Items
CANNON,81 MILLIMETER MORTAR 25 Items
What is a Towed Light Howitzer? 20 Items
A Towed Light Howitzer (HOWITZER,LIGHT,TOWED) is a complete projectile-firing weapon with a medium muzzle velocity and curved trajectory. The bore diameter is over 30 millimeters through 125 millimeters. It may have facilities for self-propulsion to aid maneuverability into the firing position. See also HOWITZER, MEDIUM, TOWED; HOWITZER, HEAVY, TOWED; and HOWITZER, PACK.
MORTAR,81 MILLIMETER 44 Items
RECOIL MECHANISM,105 MILLIMETER HOWITZER 18 Items
What is a Counter Recoil Cylinder? 34 Items
A Counter Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,COUNTER RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to compress fluid for the recuperator assembly of a gun. See also CYLINDER, RECUPERATOR.
What is a Recoil Cylinder? 62 Items
A Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to cushion the backward motion of a cannon by springs or by the slow passage of air or fluid through holes in the piston when the gun is firing.
What is a Recuperator Cylinder? 50 Items
A Recuperator Cylinder (CYLINDER,RECUPERATOR) is a cylinder with component parts designed to return a cannon to proper firing position after recoil. See also CYLINDER, COUNTERRECOIL.
What is a Rifle Bipod? 125 Items
A Rifle Bipod (BIPOD,RIFLE) is an adjustable two-legged device attached to the muzzle end of a rifle to serve as a support for the weapon during firing. Excludes MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is a Gun Mount? 384 Items
A Gun Mount (MOUNT,GUN) is an item designed to support a gun. Excludes MOUNT, HOWITZER; MOUNT, MACHINE GUN; MOUNT, MORTAR; MOUNT, RIFLE; and MOUNT, TRIPOD (as modified).
What is a Howitzer Mount? 17 Items
A Howitzer Mount (MOUNT,HOWITZER) is an item designed to support a howitzer. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, RIFLE and MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Mortar Mount? 66 Items
A Mortar Mount (MOUNT,MORTAR) is an item designed to support a mortar. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is a Rifle Mount? 118 Items
A Rifle Mount (MOUNT,RIFLE) is an item designed to support a rifle. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER and MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Rifle Tripod Mount? 21 Items
A Rifle Tripod Mount (MOUNT,TRIPOD,RIFLE) is a three-legged device having a central socket or head and the necessary attachments for supporting a recoilless rifle. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is an Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll? 35 Items
An Ordnance Weapons Spare Parts Roll (ROLL,ORDNANCE WEAPONS SPARE PARTS) is an item made of duck, coated cloth, or similar flexible material with loops and/or pockets for retaining ordance weapons spare parts. It does not include the spare parts. See also ROLL, TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES.
What is a Cannon Tube? 282 Items
A Cannon Tube (TUBE,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is that part of a cannon which controls the initial direction of a projectile. The bore may be rifled and must have a diameter of more than 40 millimeters. See also BARREL (as modified), and TUBE, SUBCALIBER, CANNON.
What is a Cannon Subcaliber Tube? 27 Items
A Cannon Subcaliber Tube (TUBE,SUBCALIBER,CANNON) is a cylindrical metallic item which is mounted in the chamber of the parent weapon and may extend into the bore. It is used to reduce the caliber of larger weapons. See also TUBE, CANNON and BARREL, SUBCALIBER GUN.
What is a Mortar Mount Level? 15 Items
A Mortar Mount Level (LEVEL,MORTAR MOUNT) is a device which utilizes a cylindrical VIAL, LEVEL. It is designed for use in leveling a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Muzzle Brake? 182 Items
A Muzzle Brake (BRAKE,MUZZLE) is a short, cylindrical item mounted on the muzzle of an artillery weapon to retard the force of recoil. It has a centrally bored hole, through which the projectile passes, and one or more baffles.
What is a Bore Evacuator? 40 Items
A Bore Evacuator (EVACUATOR,BORE) is a device placed on the tube of artillery weapons to force propellant gases to flow outward through the muzzle end of the bore from a cylindrical chamber around the gun tube. The chamber incloses a series of jets around the cannon tube through which the gases flow.
What is a Muzzle Plug? 48 Items
A Muzzle Plug (PLUG,MUZZLE) is a device that fits into the muzzle end of a CANNON (as modified), to serve as a protection to the cannon bore.
What is a Flash Suppressor? 240 Items
A Flash Suppressor (SUPPRESSOR,FLASH) is a device attached to the muzzle of small arms and artillery weapons to reduce the flash resulting from the secondary burning of propellent gases. It has a centrally located hole, through which the projectile passes, and a series of fins attached to the mounting ring. See also SUPPRESSOR, SMALL ARMS WEAPON.
What is a Gun Carriage Trail Spade? 40 Items
A Gun Carriage Trail Spade (SPADE,GUN CARRIAGE TRAIL) is an item designed for attachment to the end of an artillery gun carriage trail(s), which is forced or dug into the ground to restrict movement during firing. It may be a forging, casting, or of built-up construction. Includes items which are secured to the trail(s) by means of a tapered key.
What is a Straight Shaft? 23 Items
A Straight Shaft (SHAFT,STRAIGHT) is a straight shaft having two or more of the following conditions: a specified surface finish designation in the range of 1 to 125 microinches (o.o25 to 3.2 micrometers), arithmetical average (aa), machined peripheral flat(s), circular groove (s), keyway(s), splines, threads, or holes. It is not designed for use in aligning by fitting into corresponding holes of another item. It may be drilled for lubricating holes. For items having an integral gear(s) or worm(s), see GEARSHAFT (as modified). For items designed to support rotating members see AXLE(1), STRAIGHT. For items not having the above conditions see PIN, STRAIGHT, HEADLESS. For items having machined ends which constitute steps see SHAFT(1), SHOULDERED; AXLE(1), SHOULDERED; and BOLT, FLUID PASSAGE.
What is a Firing Pin? 715 Items
A Firing Pin (PIN,FIRING) is an item used in a firing mechanism of a gun, mine, bomb, fuze, projectile, or the like, which strikes and detonates a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or a propelling charge.
What is a Cannon Equilibrator? 63 Items
A Cannon Equilibrator (EQUILIBRATOR,CANNON) is a mechanical device that compensates for the unbalance weight of the cannon and keeps the cannon in balance at all angles of elevation so that it may be elevated or depressed by a manually operated mechanism.
GRIP,RIFLE 210 Items
What is a Sear? 415 Items
A Sear is an item so designed as to retain the firing mechanism of a gun in the cocked position and release it by a rotating or sliding motion.
What is a Powered Loader-Rammer? 91 Items
A Powered Loader-Rammer (LOADER-RAMMER,POWERED) is a device specifically designed to automatically load and ram rounds of ammunition into a gun chamber at high speed. It may also include a fuze setter.
What is a Breechblock? 273 Items
A Breechblock is a movable steel block in the mechanism of a breechloading gun that seals the breech opening of the barrel during firing. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Blast Deflector? 75 Items
A Blast Deflector (DEFLECTOR,BLAST) is a device attached to the muzzle of a gun, mortar, or to the sides of a rocket launcher designed to reduce the effects of the blast and obscuration following firing. It may or may not consist of an arrangement of baffles to divert the flow of propellant gases to the sides of the weapon.
What is a Cartridge Magazine? 690 Items
A Cartridge Magazine (MAGAZINE,CARTRIDGE) is a metallic spring-loaded container of rectangular cross-sectional shape designed to hold cartridges and to be inserted into the magazine well of a pistol, rifle, or machine gun. It is an integral part of a gun, capable of being removed from the magazine well, reloaded and reused. Excludes CLIP, CARTRIDGE.
What is a Trigger? 616 Items
A Trigger is an item/device, part of the firing mechanism, that actuates a firing pin or initiates an explosive train.
What is a Sight Aperture? 102 Items
A Sight Aperture (APERTURE,SIGHT) is an irregularly shaped adjustable mechanical item usually integral to a SIGHT, REAR. It functions as a peephole through which the sight at the opposite end of a gun is brought into view in aiming at a target or object.
What is a Front Sight Blade? 210 Items
A Front Sight Blade (BLADE,FRONT SIGHT) is a narrow metal strip mounted perpendicular to a base and integral to a SIGHT, FRONT.
What is a Gunsight Cover? 97 Items
A Gunsight Cover (COVER,GUNSIGHT) is a removable protective item designed to fit over a SIGHT, FRONT or a SIGHT, REAR.
What is a Front Sight? 562 Items
A Front Sight (SIGHT,FRONT) is a metallic bead, blade, post, or the like, attached on the muzzle end of military carbines, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and other similar items as a sighting device. It may be provided with a hood or protective wings.
What is a Rear Sight? 604 Items
A Rear Sight (SIGHT,REAR) is an item attached to the breech end and integral to a carbine, machine gun, pistol, rifle, or the like. It may be a fixed or adjustable cross blade with a U-or V-shaped notch or aperture, or it may have elevation and windage adjustment knobs, slides, and graduated scales and be provided with aperture disks.
What is a Breech Bolt? 523 Items
A Breech Bolt (BOLT,BREECH) is a mechanism which closes the breech in a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. It is designed to push a cartridge into the chamber of a gun by sliding action. It may contain the ejector, extractor, and/or firing pin. Excludes BOLT, AUTOMATIC WEAPON.
What is a Rifle Mount Tripod? 30 Items
A Rifle Mount Tripod (TRIPOD,RIFLE MOUNT) is a three-legged device with the legs attached to a ring assembly or head. It is designed to receive an adapter to hold or support a MOUNT, RIFLE. The adapter is not included.
What is a Small Arms Sling? 531 Items
A Small Arms Sling (SLING,SMALL ARMS) is a looped strap mounted on the underside of a shoulder fired weapon to provide the means for carrying the weapon or steadying the weapon for firing.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush? 458 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush (BRUSH,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a brush specially designed for cleaning the bore, breech, or other component parts of an artillery weapon. It may be a brush unit only or it may be provided with a handle or staff and/or have facilities for attachment thereto.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section? 130 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section (STAFF SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden staff or metal tubing item with an integral metal coupling on one or both ends. It may be used singly or as one of two or more similar items attachable end to end. It is designed for use as a staff for attachment to and manual manipulation of a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY, rammers, and the like. See also ROD, CLEANING SMALL ARMS.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff? 54 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff (STAFF,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is a round wooden or metal staff with or without a metal handle and with a head unit designed for holding a piece of fabric, cotton, or the like, for swabbing the bore of a mortar or a short barrel cannon, and the like. Excludes STAFF SECTION, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Brush Section? 92 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Brush Section (BRUSH SECTION,CLEANING,ARTILLERY) is an item consisting of a coiled channel brush strip filled with radially disposed bristles and embodying a cylindrical brushing surface. It is designed as a brush replacement unit for a BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY.
What is a Recoil Mechanism Buffer? 256 Items
A Recoil Mechanism Buffer (BUFFER,RECOIL MECHANISM) is a device or mechanism designed to absorb and check the recoil or counterrecoil force of a weapon when it is fired.
What is a Sear-Trigger Spring Holder? 32 Items
A Sear-Trigger Spring Holder (HOLDER,SEAR-TRIGGER SPRING) is a metallic item formed into a shape resembling the letter "U," used for insertion into two holes in the receiver assembly of a gun. It is designed to hold the trigger and sear spring in its correct operating position in a gun.
What is a Gun Safety Actuator? 90 Items
A Gun Safety Actuator (ACTUATOR,GUN SAFETY) is a lever, plunger, slide, or the like, designed to apply force by spring or mechanical action to activate a SAFETY (as modified).
What is a Breech Ring? 167 Items
A Breech Ring (RING,BREECH) is a fixed block in the mechanism of a breech loading gun into which the BREECHBLOCK fits to seal the breech opening during firing.
What is a Gun Grip Safety? 76 Items
A Gun Grip Safety (SAFETY,GUN GRIP) is an item designed to lock the trigger or other component in the firing mechanism of a small arms or artillery weapon by gripping action or by gripping and turning action.
What is a Breech Cover? 73 Items
A Breech Cover (COVER,BREECH) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose the breech of a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust, and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Mount Cover? 137 Items
A Gun Mount Cover (COVER,GUN MOUNT) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun mount for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Muzzle Cover? 298 Items
A Gun Muzzle Cover (COVER,GUN MUZZLE) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a gun muzzle for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Gun Shield Cover? 27 Items
A Gun Shield Cover (COVER,GUN SHIELD) is a fabricated removable textile, leather, or plastic cover specifically designed to fully or partially inclose a protective gun shield for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It has means of securing to the equipment such as straps, tie lines, zipper fasteners and the like. It may have openings or flaps and/or windows of transparent material. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Mortar Baseplate? 79 Items
A Mortar Baseplate (BASEPLATE,MORTAR) is a circular or rectangular metal plate, with or without integral feet, designed to receive the spherical projection of the base cap of the cannon of an artillery or infantry mortar. It is used to absorb and spread the recoil force and to stabilize a mortar during firing.
What is a Mortar Mount Standard? 20 Items
A Mortar Mount Standard (STANDARD,MORTAR MOUNT) is an adjustable one-legged device which aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Mortar Mount Leg? 63 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg (LEG,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with a similar item, aids in the support of a MORTAR (as modified) as a component of a MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Rifle Bipod Leg? 45 Items
A Rifle Bipod Leg (LEG,RIFLE BIPOD) is an item which, in conjunction with a similar item, aids in the support of a RIFLE (as modified), as a component of a BIPOD, RIFLE. Excludes ARM, BIPOD, RECOILLESS RIFLE.
What is a Mortar Mount Foot? 31 Items
A Mortar Mount Foot (FOOT,MORTAR MOUNT) is a spiked metallic item with a rounded base designed for attachment to the end of a LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
What is a Gun Safety Lock? 149 Items
A Gun Safety Lock (LOCK,GUN SAFETY) is an item activated only by a SAFETY (as modified) and designed to lock the hammer, SEAR; TRIGGER, or other components of the firing mechanism of a gun to prevent accidental discharge.
SAFETY,RECOILLESS RIFLE 11 Items
What is a Recoil Booster? 43 Items
A Recoil Booster (BOOSTER,RECOIL) is a tubular item with inside end diameters of different dimensions used in the muzzle end of an automatic gun to retard the flow of explosive gases. It is designed to increase recoil force.
What is a Cannon Wiper Ring? 18 Items
A Cannon Wiper Ring (RING,WIPER,CANNON) is an item constructed of a malleable metal and designed for attachment to a STAFF, CLEANING, ARTILLERY or a cleaning brush used in cleaning the interior of a cannon tube. One end is threaded and the opposite end is provided with an integral ring for the attachment of a thong or rope.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder? 126 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder (CYLINDER,GAS,GUN) is a chamber, circular in cross section, fixed to the barrel of a gas operated automatic or semiautomatic weapon, such as a carbine, machine gun, rifle, and the like. The deflection of a part of the escaping powder gases puts in motion an integral piston to operate the extracting and reloading mechanism(s).
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Lock? 35 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Lock (LOCK,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is an item designed to position and secure the gas cylinder to the barrel of a rifle or other gas operated weapons.
What is a Firing Pin Guide? 112 Items
A Firing Pin Guide (GUIDE,FIRING PIN) is a cylindrical or tubular item designed to maintain alignment of a PIN, FIRING.
What is a Gun Gas Cylinder Piston? 164 Items
A Gun Gas Cylinder Piston (PISTON,GUN GAS CYLINDER) is a cylindrical piece which moves or reciprocates under gas pressure in a CYLINDER, GAS, GUN. It is usually a single item, but may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod. Excludes threaded end types with an integral operating rod, for which, see ROD ASSEMBLY, OPERATING, GUN.
What is a Gun Operating Rod Assembly? 162 Items
A Gun Operating Rod Assembly (ROD ASSEMBLY,OPERATING,GUN) is a cylindrical item, tubular or solid, designed to transmit force or motion from a gas cylinder or the like of a machine gun, rifle or other automatic/manual gun to activiate the firing mechanism. It may have one or more integral parts with appropriate fastening devices, including a handle, head helical spring(s) plunger, yoke, and the like. Some types may include an integral piston.
What is an Open Check Sight? 12 Items
An Open Check Sight (SIGHT,CHECK,OPEN) is a metallic device which protrudes horizontally from a gun barrel, and is used by a gun commander to select and/or designate a target to, or check the "on target" sight of, the gunner. It consists of a split collar which clamps on the gun barrel, a projecting arm(s) which supports a tube parallel to the gun, with front and rear sights fitted on, or into, the ends of the tube. The rear sight has azimuth and elevation boresighting adjustments. Excludes SIGHT, FRONT; SIGHT, REAR; SIGHT, BORE, BREECH and SIGHT, BORE, MUZZLE.
What is a Recoil Pad? 80 Items
A Recoil Pad (PAD,RECOIL) is a protective cushioning attached to the end of a shoulder fired weapon to absorb the shock of recoil.
What is a Gun Mount Leg? 77 Items
A Gun Mount Leg (LEG,GUN MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with similar items, aids, in the support of a gun, such as a machine gun. It is a component of a MOUNT, GUN; and is usually one of four legs.
What is a Tripod Mount Leg? 69 Items
A Tripod Mount Leg (LEG,TRIPOD MOUNT) is an item which, in conjunction with two similar items, aids in the support of a machine gun, recoilless gun, rifle or the like. It is a component of a MOUNT, TRIPOD (as modified); or a TRIPOD, RIFLE MOUNT; and may be a single or sectional item with an integral or nonintegral foot. Excludes LEG, GUN MOUNT. See also LEG SECTION, TRIPOD MOUNT.
What is a Tripod Mount Leg Section? 95 Items
A Tripod Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,TRIPOD MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete functioning item. It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a LEG, TRIPOD MOUNT.
What is a Cartridge Receiver? 145 Items
A Cartridge Receiver (RECEIVER,CARTRIDGE) is an item, integral to a carbine, rifle, shotgun, or the like, designed to take charge from a MAGAZINE, CARTRIDGE or CLIP, MAGAZINE or a single cartridge or shell and hold it until chambered.
What is a Lock-Release Lever? 76 Items
A Lock-Release Lever (LEVER,LOCK-RELEASE) is a rigid, manually operated lever, designed to secure another item or instrument in position, and when activated, releases the item to allow adjustment, removal, or operation. It has a single hole, and is a component of a spring-loaded mechanism, a cam pressure mechanism, or a cam lever operated pin.
What is a Gun Mount Pedestal? 125 Items
A Gun Mount Pedestal (PEDESTAL,GUN MOUNT) is an item used as the supporting base for a gun mount or a machine gun mount. It excludes a cradle and/or pintle assembly.
What is a Rifle Grenade Launcher? 39 Items
A Rifle Grenade Launcher (LAUNCHER,GRENADE,RIFLE) is a device designed for attachment to the muzzle end of a RIFLE (1), (as modified) to hold a hand-rifle grenade or a rifle grenade in a position for firing. It is not equipped with any device to activate a grenade.
What is a Cartridge Ejector? 342 Items
A Cartridge Ejector (EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, or the like, which automatically throws out an empty cartridge case or unfired cartridge from the breech or receiver.
What is a Cartridge Extractor? 553 Items
A Cartridge Extractor (EXTRACTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, grenade launcher, or the like for (1) pulling an empty cartridge case or an unfired cartridge out of the chamber of the weapon, or (2) extracting a cartridge from a belt and positioning it for insertion into the chamber.
What is a Howitzer Carriage? 23 Items
A Howitzer Carriage (CARRIAGE,HOWITZER) is a wheeled unit designed to support the breechlock and the tube or the cannon section of the howitzer. It consists of the top and bottom carriages, trails, and the elevating and traversing mechanisms.
What is an Artillery Firing Platform? 11 Items
An Artillery Firing Platform (PLATFORM,FIRING,ARTILLERY) is an item having a flat surface with an adjustable support under each of the four corners. It is designed to support artillery weapon, ammunition, and crew. It is to be placed by helicopter in soft soil that may be covered with no more than two feet of water. It serves as the base for delivering effective fire support from the artillery weapon.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder? 25 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder (CYLINDER,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item designed to house a piston and other necessary component parts of a CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, EQUILIBRATOR.
What is a Mount Pintle? 234 Items
A Mount Pintle (PINTLE,MOUNT) is a forked or pinlike item used as a pivot on gun mounts, machine gun mounts and tripod mounts for lateral and/or vertical movement of machine guns, recoilless rifles, and the like. It may be drilled, grooved or slotted to accommodate a locking device. Excludes CLEVIS, ROD END; HOOK, PINTLE; and PINTLE ASSEMBLY, TOWING.
What is an Operating Lever Breechblock Cam? 48 Items
An Operating Lever Breechblock Cam (CAM,BREECHBLOCK,OPERATING LEVER) is an irregularly shaped item, whose periphery is used as an eccentric surface to engage and disengage with corresponding notches in the breechblock hinge block of a weapon, when the breechblock operating lever is depressed or elevated. It is an integral part of the breechblock operating lever.
What is a Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft? 56 Items
A Breechblock Operating Lever Shaft (SHAFT,BREECHBLOCK OPERATING LEVER) is a shaft serving as a hinge-pin for the breechblock with a lever connecting facility on one end.
What is a Recoilless Rifle Locking Clamp? 13 Items
A Recoilless Rifle Locking Clamp (CLAMP,LOCKING,RECOILLESS RIFLE) is a "C" shaped, metallic item which by rigid compression, when locked in position, secures the leg of a recoilless rifle mount to the body of a vehicle.
What is a Breechblock Trigger Housing? 17 Items
A Breechblock Trigger Housing (HOUSING,TRIGGER,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item which completely incloses a trigger and is actuated by the manipulation of another component of the weapon. It is mounted adjacent to the breechblock of the weapon and receives its impetus from rotation of the breechblock.
What is an Elevating And Firing Cradle Support? 149 Items
An Elevating And Firing Cradle Support (SUPPORT,ELEVATING AND FIRING CRADLE) is a metallic item, designed as a framework to support the elevating mechanism and the firing transfer housing of a weapon. It has facilities for the mounting of other components to it.
What is a Firing Transfer Housing? 24 Items
A Firing Transfer Housing (HOUSING,FIRING TRANSFER) is a rectangular item which encloses, supports and aligns the components of the firing transfer assembly of a weapon. It serves to actuate the weapon through a stimulas received by cable. It is of multiple piece construction.
What is a Towed Air Defense Artillery Gun? 36 Items
A Towed Air Defense Artillery Gun (GUN,AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY,TOWED) is a complete projectile-firing weapon equipped with fire control device(s) to detect and trace aerial targets. It is primarily designed for actively combating hostile air targets from the ground. It may be a single or multiple barreled weapon, the bore of which must be at least 20 millimeters. It does not have facilities for self-propulsion.
What is a Replenisher Cylinder? 35 Items
A Replenisher Cylinder (CYLINDER,REPLENISHER) is a cylinder with component parts designed as a reservoir to maintain a constant fluid pressure and volume in the recoil cylinder of a gun. Excludes CYLINDER (1), HYDRAULIC ACCUMULATOR and CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, ACTUATING, LINEAR.
What is a Loader-Rammer Tray? 66 Items
A Loader-Rammer Tray (TRAY,LOADER-RAMMER) is a trough-shaped device which actuates the feed mechanism of a weapon and supports the projectil
What is a Cannon Firing Hammer? 19 Items
A Cannon Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,CANNON) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a cannon, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is a Gun Firing Hammer? 14 Items
A Gun Firing Hammer (HAMMER,FIRING,GUN) is a metallic item, a component of the firing mechanism of a gun, designed to strike a firing pin.
What is an Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly? 31 Items
An Equilibrator Cylinder Assembly (CYLINDER ASSEMBLY,EQUILIBRATOR) is an item containing a piston and other component parts designed to compensate for the unbalanced weight of a cannon at all angles of elevation by means of compression springs, gas, and/or hydraulic oil.
What is an Unloading Artillery Rammer? 61 Items
An Unloading Artillery Rammer (RAMMER,ARTILLERY,UNLOADING) is a hand operated item designed for attachment to a staff for unloading a single round of ammunition through the muzzle of an artillery weapon. It may also be used as a swabbing unit for cleaning the interior of a CANNON (as modified). Excludes LOADER-RAMMER, POWERED; and RAMMER, ARTILLERY, LOADING.
What is a Loading Artillery Rammer? 56 Items
A Loading Artillery Rammer (RAMMER,ARTILLERY,LOADING) is a hand operated item designed for attachment to a staff for loading a single round of ammunition into the chamber from the breech end of an artillery weapon. Excludes LOADER-RAMMER, POWERED; and RAMMER, ARTILLERY, UNLOADING.
What is a Variable Recoil Throttling Rod? 20 Items
A Variable Recoil Throttling Rod (ROD,THROTTLING,VARIABLE RECOIL) is a rotatable, headless solid metallic cylindrical item having two or more even number of opposed longitudinal tapered grooves on a portion of its length. It may have two or more difference diameters along its length. One end is processed with threads, splines, and the like for the attachment of another item for importing the required degree of rotary motion to the rod. It is designed for the specific purpose of varying the recoil length in artillery weapons. Excludes ROD, GROOVED, HEADLESS, and SHAFT (as modified).
What is a Gun Mount Pedestal Brace? 120 Items
A Gun Mount Pedestal Brace (BRACE,GUN MOUNT PEDESTAL) is a rigid item of various cross-sectional shapes, specifically designed to provide support and/or reinforcement to a gun mount pedestal.
MORTAR,120 MILLIMETER,TOWED 20 Items
MORTAR,120 MILLIMETERS 32 Items
CANNON,120 MILLIMETER MORTAR 11 Items
What is an Ammunition Box Magazine? 156 Items
An Ammunition Box Magazine (BOX MAGAZINE,AMMUNITION) is a metal boxlike item that holds ammunition and feeds it through a chute to the gun. For items specifically designed for attachment to a gun, see CHEST, AMMUNITION. Excludes BOX, AMMUNITION.
PARTS KIT,TRAVERSE MECHANISM 31 Items
What is a 105 Millimeter Gun Ground Vehicle Armament Subsystem? 10 Items
A 105 Millimeter Gun Ground Vehicle Armament Subsystem (ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM,GROUND VEHICLE,105 MILLIMETER GUN) is an armament subsystem designed for attachment of one or more 105 millimeter guns to a combat reconnaissance or assault type vehicles.
What is a Breech Mechanism? 106 Items
A Breech Mechanism is a group of items that function to open and close the breech. It may include a semiautomatic drop block, case extraction, and electric firing. It may provide manual and/or automatic opening of a breech, ejection of spent cartridge case, and automatic closing when chambering the next round.
What is a Gun Cover? 399 Items
A Gun Cover (COVER,GUN) is a fabricated removable textile or plastic cover specifically designed to fully inclose a gun for protection from damaging elements such as moisture, dust and the like. It can be multi-sectional and has means of securing to the equipment in the form of straps, tie lines and the like. Excludes TARPAULIN.
What is a Projectile Conveyor Track? 29 Items
A Projectile Conveyor Track (TRACK,CONVEYOR,PROJECTILE) is a grooved plate or structural component which guides and restricts the axial movement of wheels or rollers in an ammunition feed system. It usually is located between the vehicle-mounted magazine and the ammunition feed chute of an automatic gun. It may contain facilities to mount but does not include bearings, gears and the like. Excludes ADAPTER (1), AMMUNITION CHUTE and TRAY, LOADER-RAMMER.
What is a Projectile Extractor? 42 Items
A Projectile Extractor (EXTRACTOR,PROJECTILE) is a manually operated device specifically designed for removing a projectile from the tube of a weapon. Includes dummy and training projectiles designed for insertion into a gun tube. It may be a mechanical screw type or hydraulic pressure type.
What is a Grenade Launcher? 238 Items
A Grenade Launcher (LAUNCHER,GRENADE) is a weapon with a rifled or smooth bore of various calibers. It is an individual or crew-served weapon. It may be used with a shoulder stock, attached under the fore-end of a rifle or mounted like a machine-gun for direct-control fire. The grenade is the projectile component of a cartridge. Excludes LAUNCHER, GRENADE, RIFLE and LAUNCHER, GRENADE, ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM.
What is an Ammunition Holder? 16 Items
An Ammunition Holder (HOLDER,AMMUNITION) is a holder specifically designed to mount and support packed or unpacked ammunition on a variety of equipment and accommodate various types of ammunition in a fixed position, facilitating quick release and replacement.
What is a Cartridge Ejector Block? 31 Items
A Cartridge Ejector Block (BLOCK,EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a block specifically designed for an EJECTOR, CARTRIDGE.
What is an Ammunition Chute Support? 129 Items
An Ammunition Chute Support (SUPPORT,CHUTE,AMMUNITION) is an item specifically designed for a CHUTE (1), AMMUNITION.
What is a Recoil Booster Housing? 26 Items
A Recoil Booster Housing (HOUSING,BOOSTER,RECOIL) is a housing specifically designed for a BOOSTER, RECOIL.
What is an Ammunition Chute Assembly? 190 Items
An Ammunition Chute Assembly (CHUTE ASSEMBLY,AMMUNITION) is an assembly through which ammunition is supplied to the gun or cannon preparatory to and after firing. It may include a CHUTE, AMMUNITION; CHUTE EJECTION; guides, trays and the like.
What is a Breechblock Stop? 101 Items
A Breechblock Stop (STOP,BREECHBLOCK) is an item designed to check the movement of a breechblock.
What is an Armament System Electrical Control Box? 577 Items
An Armament System Electrical Control Box (CONTROL BOX,ELECTRICAL,ARMAMENT SYSTEM) is a metal or plastic enclosure which includes, mounts and protects any quantity and/or combinations of electrical devices, such as switches, resistors, relays, meters, rectifiers, fuses, overload indicators, bridges, terminal boards as well as wirings and the like. It is specifically designed to control, protect, secure, measure, and switch the armament system for which the item is designed.
What is a Gun Parts Kit? 786 Items
A Gun Parts Kit (PARTS KIT,GUN) is a parts kit used to service gun(s). It may contain such items as washer(s), spring(s) and the like.
What is a Gun Maintenance Kit? 137 Items
A Gun Maintenance Kit (MAINTENANCE KIT,GUN) is a maintenance kit consisting of an extractor spindle, hand hook for cartridge removing, striker or the like.
RIFLE,RECOILLESS,84 MILLIMETER 14 Items
CENTER SECTION,AMMUNITION CHUTE 18 Items
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is a Recoil Measuring Scale? 16 Items
A Recoil Measuring Scale (SCALE,RECOIL MEASURING) is a graduated metallic strip which is attached to a stationary part of an artillery weapon. It indicates the extent of recoil mechanism travel when charges of different ratings are fired.
What is an Obturator Ring? 42 Items
An Obturator Ring (RING,OBTURATOR) is a metallic or nonmetallic circular item specifically designed to be placed at the breech-block end of a gun barrel chamber for sealing against powder gases. It is also used to seal against powder gases between a projectile and the gun barrel.
What is a Cartridge Stop? 108 Items
A Cartridge Stop (STOP,CARTRIDGE) is a metal, wedge shaped item designed to prevent overfeeding of the cartridge by restricting its sideward movememt to a postition of exact alignment for forward insertion into a chamber.
What is a Torque Lock? 39 Items
A Torque Lock (LOCK,TORQUE) is a device which fixes an artillery cannon in an azimuth or elevation position during the firing process. Excludes LOCK, TRAVELING, CANNON.
What is a Mortar Mount Leg Section? 18 Items
A Mortar Mount Leg Section (LEG SECTION,MORTAR MOUNT) is an item which in itself is not a complete funtioning item, It consists of parts which, together with other similar parts, form a MOUNT, MORTAR. See also LEG, MORTAR MOUNT.
ELEVATING MECHANISM,MORTAR 36 Items
What is a Sleeve Cleaning Cloth? 10 Items
A Sleeve Cleaning Cloth (CLOTH,CLEANING,SLEEVE) is a textile item which attaches to artillery or cleaning brush to remove residue from charges and projectiles.
What is a Mechanical Sight Unit? 71 Items
A Mechanical Sight Unit (SIGHT UNIT,MECHANICAL) is a unit comprised of a diopter with vertical and lateral boresighting facilities, a rubber antiglare device, a front sight post, and various front sights and mounting tools. The item is required for training, practice and live-firing exercises with light guns.
TRAVERSING MECHANISM,HOWITZER 19 Items
What is a Turret Rotation Ring Assembly? 93 Items
A Turret Rotation Ring Assembly (RING ASSEMBLY,TURRET ROTATION) is an item which allows a vehicular appendage such as a turret, cupola, winch, ladder, and the like, to rotate through an arc of not more than 360 degrees. It usually consists of load-bearing components such as upper and lower races, ball and/or roller bearings and shields. The lower race may have gear features.
What is a Cannon Travel Lock Support? 35 Items
A Cannon Travel Lock Support (SUPPORT,TRAVEL LOCK,CANNON) is an item which allows the gun mount and cannon of an artillery piece to rest when the weapon is being stored or moved in a non-combat area. Excludes LOCK, TRAVELING, CANNON.
TRAVERSING MECHANISM,MORTAR 24 Items
What is an Obturator Spindle? 34 Items
An Obturator Spindle (SPINDLE,OBTURATOR) is a disc shaped metallic item with a stem which provides a seat for pad, obturator and the like. Excludes SHAFT, SHOULDERED.
What is a Protective Shield Assembly? 179 Items
A Protective Shield Assembly (SHIELD ASSEMBLY,PROTECTIVE) is an item specifically designed to be placed around the barrel of the weapon for the purpose of shielding the operator from misfiring, powder blast, ejected shells, etc. It is constructed of rigid material of various shapes and sizes, and may include mounting facilities.
What is a Recoil Rail Assembly? 37 Items
A Recoil Rail Assembly (RAIL ASSEMBLY,RECOIL) is an item consisting of a rail, bearing strip, bearings and the like. It is used to interface the cannon to the cradle.
What is a Recoil Mechanism Buffer Compensator? 12 Items
A Recoil Mechanism Buffer Compensator (COMPENSATOR,BUFFER,RECOIL MECHANISM) is an item which replenishes the required fluid pressure for the buffer after discharge of the round.
What is an Elevation Firing Stop? 96 Items
An Elevation Firing Stop (STOP,ELEVATION FIRING) is a mechanically operated device designed to prevent the weapon from firing above a certain elevation.
What is a Cupola Rotation Drive Unit? 20 Items
A Cupola Rotation Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,CUPOLA ROTATION) is an assembly which allows a cupola of a vehicle to rotate on a GEAR MOUNTING, CUPOLA. It may consist of gears, a brake, electric motor (s), and controls. Excludes ACTUATOR ELECTRO-MECHANICAL, ROTARY AND DRIVE UNIT ANGLE.
What is a Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly? 26 Items
A Breechblock Rod And Follower Assembly (ROD AND FOLLOWER ASSEMBLY,BREECHBLOCK) is a metallic item used with a separate spring to re-cock the breechblock plunger as it opens or closes. It may include pins, clips, or the like. Does not include a spring.
What is a 105 Millimeter Gun? 12 Items
A 105 Millimeter Gun (GUN,105 MILLIMETER) is a CANNON (1), 105 MILLIMETER, (as modified) which has an integrate mount and recoil apparatus. The mount and recoil apparatus cannot be supplied separately. Excludes CANNON (1), (as modified).
What is a Gun Barrel Insulation Blanket? 29 Items
A Gun Barrel Insulation Blanket (INSULATION BLANKET,GUN BARREL) is an item of heat resistant material specifically designed to cover or partially cover and insulate a gun-barrel in order that it may be maintained at a constant temperature. It may be furnished with separate or attached fastening devices.
What is a Gun Cleaning Kit? 428 Items
A Gun Cleaning Kit (CLEANING KIT,GUN) is a collection of items including rods, brushes, swabs, solvents, lubricants and the like, specifically designed for the basic maintenance of weapons.
What is a Gun Component Retainer? 1210 Items
A Gun Component Retainer (RETAINER,GUN COMPONENT) is an item specifically designed to position and/or restrain the movement of one or more parts in their normal mounting position on a gun or associated equipment.
What is an Artillery Cleaning Staff Section Connector? 25 Items
An Artillery Cleaning Staff Section Connector (CONNECTOR,STAFF SECTION,ARTILLERY CLEANING) is a cylindrical metallic item which may be internally threaded for part of its length and be externally knurled, splined or have other gripping/wrenching features for part or all of its length. Excludes CONNECTOR, ROD END and NUT (1), PLAIN, KNURLED.
What is a Gun Charger Handle? 63 Items
A Gun Charger Handle (HANDLE,GUN CHARGER) is a hand-operated device which activates a CHARGER, GUN. It is usually spring-loaded so that a plunger enters a cavity in a bolt and draws it back from the breech. Excludes LEVER, LOCK-RELEASE.
What is a Fuze Striker? 25 Items
A Fuze Striker (STRIKER,FUZE) is a component of a percussion firing mechanism or a fuze mechanism which strikes a primer or detonator, either directly or through a PIN, FIRING to initiate an explosive, detonating or iginiting train.
What is a Mortar Insert Sleeve? 10 Items
A Mortar Insert Sleeve (SLEEVE,INSERT,MORTAR) is an item which provides proper spacing between outside diameter of subcaliber tube and inside diameter of weapon system cannon tube.
What is a Gun Carrying Handle? 46 Items
A Gun Carrying Handle (HANDLE,GUN CARRYING) is a component functioning as a handhold on a rifle or other gun system.
What is a Rear Sight Base? 101 Items
A Rear Sight Base (BASE,REAR SIGHT) is an item specifically designed as a foundation or part upon which associated parts, such as cross blade, sight leaf, or aperture, for a gunsight are mounted. It is attached to the receiver or gun barrel and essential to a carbine, machine gun, pistol, rifle or the like when aiming.
What is an Armored Vehicle Expended Cartridge Box? 21 Items
An Armored Vehicle Expended Cartridge Box (BOX,EXPENDED CARTRIDGE,ARMORED VEHICLE) is a metallic container mounted on board an armored assault vehicle to receive expended cartridges from the direct fire gun during the fire.
What is a Cartridge Catch Bag? 37 Items
A Cartridge Catch Bag (CATCH BAG,CARTRIDGE) is an item made of flexible material specifically designed for use with the CATCH BAG ASSEMBLY. It receives expended cartridge casings or links during weapon firing. Excludes BAG, CARTRIDGE CLIP.
What is a Trigger Assembly? 186 Items
A Trigger Assembly is an item consisting of a TRIGGER and all associated hardware such as springs, pins, spacers, cams, and the like. It is a component, for a rifle, machine gun, pistol or related weapon system, used to actuate a firing pin or initiate an explosive train.
What is a Trigger Subassembly? 29 Items
A Trigger Subassembly is an item consisting of a TRIGGER and a spring. If associated hardware such as pins, spacers, cams, and the like is furnished see TRIGGER ASSEMBLY. It is specifically designed for a rifle, machine gun, pistol or related weapon syster.
What is a Mortar Protective Bar? 10 Items
A Mortar Protective Bar (BAR,PROTECTIVE,MORTAR) is an item which provides protection of the firing pin safety mechanism during trailer mounting and dismounting of the weapon system.
What is a Mortar Platform Step? 17 Items
A Mortar Platform Step (STEP,PLATFORM,MORTAR) is an item which provides proper operator elevation and positioning during loading and firing of the weapon system.
What is a Weapon Mounting Kit? 78 Items
A Weapon Mounting Kit (MOUNTING KIT,WEAPON) is a collection of items specifically designed for mounting one weapon onto another which allows the use of both weapons.
What is a Storage Rack Adapter? 25 Items
A Storage Rack Adapter (ADAPTER,RACK,STORAGE) is an item or a collection of items specifically designed to adapt an existing RACK, STORAGE, SMALL ARMS to allow stowage of a weapon for which it was not origninally designed.
What is a Small Arms Travel Lock? 51 Items
A Small Arms Travel Lock (LOCK,TRAVEL,SMALL ARMS) is a device designed to lock a weapon in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Small Arms Release Lever? 73 Items
A Small Arms Release Lever (LEVER,RELEASE,SMALL ARMS) is a manually operated lever, designed to secure another item, such as a barrelassembly, or hold another assembly in position, such as a folding or adjustable buttstock assembly, and when activated, releases the item to facilitate adjustment or removal. It is a component of a spring-loaded or cam pressure mechanism. Excludes RELEASE (1), SMALL ARMS.
What is a Small Arms Fire Control Selector? 55 Items
A Small Arms Fire Control Selector (SELECTOR,FIRE CONTROL,SMALL ARMS) is an item designed to choose between firing modes of a carbine, machine gun, submachine gun, automatic rifle or other similar weapons. Modes of fire could include safe (no fire), semi-automatic burst (two (2) or more round burst), and automatic. Modes of fire could be between calibers of a single weapon such as between a bullet and grenade or a rifle round and a shotgun round. It is a component of the firing mechanism. Differentiated from ACUATOR, GUN SAFETY and SAFETY by allowing more than a fire/no fire choice.
What is a Depression Firing Stop? 23 Items
A Depression Firing Stop (STOP,DEPRESSION FIRING) is a mechanically operated device to prevent the weapon from firing below a certain elevation. For a device designed to prevent the weapon from firing above a certain elevation see STOP,ELEVATION FIRING.
ELEVATING MECHANISM,TANK 13 Items
What is an Ammunition Chute? 686 Items
An Ammunition Chute (CHUTE,AMMUNITION) is a chute through which ammunition is supplied to the gun or cannon preparatory to firing.
What is an Ejection Chute? 421 Items
An Ejection Chute (CHUTE,EJECTION) is a chute through which the link or case is expelled from the gun or cannon.
What is a Cannon Cradle? 225 Items
A Cannon Cradle (CRADLE,CANNON) is an item designed to support a cannon and which allows the cannon to recoil and counterrecoil. It also provides a means of securing the recuperator and recoil cylinders or the recoil piston rod(s). It has facilities for attaching to a mount or carriage of an automatic gun, gun or howitzer.
What is a Cocking Breechblock Lever? 195 Items
A Cocking Breechblock Lever (LEVER,BREECHBLOCK,COCKING) is a lever that activates the firing pin. It is one of the component parts of the breechblock of an artillery weapon.
What is a Loader-Rammer Lever? 145 Items
A Loader-Rammer Lever (LEVER,LOADER-RAMMER) is a mechanically activated lever, designed to feed ammunition into the gun breech from the magazine. It is one of the component parts of the loader-rammer of an artillery weapon.
What is a Rifle Grenade Launcher Sight Mounting Plate? 22 Items
A Rifle Grenade Launcher Sight Mounting Plate (PLATE,MOUNTING,RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHER SIGHT) is a metallic item specifically designed to provide facilities for mounting a SIGHT, RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHER.
What is a Detent Plunger? 64 Items
A Detent Plunger (PLUNGER,DETENT) is a metallic item, solid or tubular, having one closed end formed to fit into a shallow recess or groove, or having a flat or concave surface used to exert pressure against a component part. It is designed for use with a SPRING, HELICAL, COMPRESSION, which exerts pressure to hold a shaft, pin, or the like, in a semirigid position in housings or other mechanical devices. Does not have internal or external threads. Excludes PLUNGER, QUICK RELEASE. For electrical items, see DETENT, SWITCH and PLUNGER, SOLENOID. See also CATCH, FRICTION.
What is an Artillery Carriage Trail? 66 Items
An Artillery Carriage Trail (TRAIL,CARRIAGE,ARTILLERY) is a projecting metal structure, usually fabricated of tubular or plate construction, primarily designed to stabilize the weapon and keep it from moving out of its firing position. It also serves to connect the weapon to its prime mover for transportation. It may be attached directly or indirectly to the axle or bottom carriage of the weapon. Excludes OUTRIGGER, CRANE.
What is a Bipod Yoke? 48 Items
A Bipod Yoke (YOKE,BIPOD) is a device consisting of a two-flanged head for the attachment of the legs of a bipod of a machine gun, rifle or similar weapon. It usually includes two jaws incorporating quick-release features for connection or disconnection from a weapon.
What is a Special Purpose Thermal Insulation? 31 Items
A Special Purpose Thermal Insulation (INSULATION,THERMAL,SPECIAL PURPOSE) is an item composed of natural or synthetic material in various shapes and sizes. It is specifically designed to provide insulation for the outer skin and/or internal components of missiles, bombs, and the like, against the affect of aerodynamic heating and/or operating heat. See also INSULATION, THERMAL, AIRCRAFT.
What is a Cannon Firing Mechanism? 44 Items
A Cannon Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,CANNON) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILESS, (as modified); or within the base cap of a MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is a Gun Firing Mechanism? 119 Items
A Gun Firing Mechanism (FIRING MECHANISM,GUN) is an item designed to detonate a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or propelling charge by percussion and/or electrical means. It is mounted on or within the BREECHBLOCK of a GUN (as modified). Excludes HOWITZER, (as modified); RIFLE, RECOILLESS, (as modified); and MORTAR (as modified). See also PIN, FIRING.
What is an Equilibrator Piston? 63 Items
An Equilibrator Piston (PISTON,EQUILIBRATOR) is a cylindrical item which moves or reciprocates under hydraulic oil and/or gas pressure in a closed system or compresses a compression spring of an equilibrator in compensating for the unbalanced weight of a cannon. It may include an integral rod or may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod.
What is a Link-Cartridge Case Deflector? 155 Items
A Link-Cartridge Case Deflector (DEFLECTOR,LINK-CARTRIDGE CASE) is a metallic item of various shapes designed to deflect the empty cases and metallic links in a desired direction from machine guns, grenade launchers and the like.
What is an Ammunition Chute Adapter? 145 Items
An Ammunition Chute Adapter (ADAPTER,AMMUNITION CHUTE) is a metallic or plastic device specifically designed to facilitate connection and provide accommodation of ammunition to be injected or ejected through a chute, to or from the firing mechanism of machine guns, rapid firing grenade launchers, and the like.
What is an Electrohydraulic Drive Unit? 42 Items
An Electrohydraulic Drive Unit (DRIVE UNIT,ELECTROHYDRAULIC) is a constant speed drive consisting of a gear box and electric motor, one or more servo amplifiers (servomotors), and gears, integrally mounted and designed to convert electrohydraulic energy into output shaft torque. The torque output (rotating speed) of the drive depends on the frequency of the power pulses applied through its control assembly.
What is a Breechblock Handle? 61 Items
A Breechblock Handle (HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a device designed to actuate the rotating mechanism of the breechblock carrier and to swing the breechblock out of its recess in the barrel.
What is a Pintle Lock Handle? 54 Items
A Pintle Lock Handle (HANDLE,PINTLE LOCK) is a cylindrical, metallic item, usually L-shaped and manually operated. When rotated, it locks the PINTLE, MOUNT to prevent its lateral movement when not in use. Reverse rotation of the handle causes the notched portion on one side of it to mate with the slot or groove of the PINTLE, MOUNT, freeing the pintle for lateral movement of the gun.
What is an Ammunition Loading Tray? 52 Items
An Ammunition Loading Tray (TRAY,LOADING,AMMUNITION) is a poratble metal trough-shaped, four-legged device with handle grips used for transporting ammunition to and aligning with the breech of a weapon prior to loading.
What is a Cannon Traveling Lock? 95 Items
A Cannon Traveling Lock (LOCK,TRAVELING,CANNON) is a device designed to lock the tube in a stationary position during transit or storage. It may or may not include necessary attachments for mounting.
What is a Breechblock Hinge Block? 44 Items
A Breechblock Hinge Block (HINGE BLOCK,BREECHBLOCK) is an asymmetrical item constructed to serve as a hinge mate and/or mounting point for a HINGE, BREECHBLOCK. It has holes which permit it to be mounted with bolts or screws to the barrel chamber of a weapon. Excludes HINGE, BUTT.
What is a Cam Breechblock Plate? 54 Items
A Cam Breechblock Plate (PLATE,BREECHBLOCK,CAM) is a rectangular item used in the breechblock of a weapon. It has an eccentric surface on which the rollers of the breechblock ring can move in a groove on its face as the breechblock is rotated when it is opened or closed.
What is a Breechblock Handle Arm? 45 Items
A Breechblock Handle Arm (ARM,HANDLE,BREECHBLOCK) is a nonradial arm designed to be used with a handle parallel to its axis for transmitting motion to a shaft with pins and springs for opening a BREECHBLOCK.
What is a Grenade Launcher Sight? 66 Items
A Grenade Launcher Sight (SIGHT,GRENADE LAUNCHER) is an aiming device consisting of a calibrated mounting plate to which is attached a sight bar assembly to provide an accurate angular measurement of elevation for firing a grenade.
What is a Breech Cap? 13 Items
A Breech Cap (CAP,BREECH) is an item designed to attach to the breech end of a cannon tube to allow attachment to and positioning on a BASEPLATE, MORTAR. It houses the FIRING MECHANISM, CANNON used to actuate a MORTAR (as modified).
What is a Bipod Leg Foot? 14 Items
A Bipod Leg Foot (FOOT,BIPOD LEG) is an item designed to be affixed to the lower end of a LEG, RIFLE BIPOD or a LEG, MACHINE GUN BIPOD as to prevent it from slipping and/or sinking into soft ground.
What is a Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece? 34 Items
A Firing Mechanism Cocking Piece (COCKING PIECE,FIRING MECHANISM) is an item of varying design used to mechanically prepare the operating parts of the weapon for firing. It may act as a lever, ride a cam path, act directly against a hammer, or otherwise prepare the weapon to fire. It normally acts directly against the initiating source. Excludes items where cocking the weapon is a secondary function.
What is a Mechanical Smoke Generator? 106 Items
A Mechanical Smoke Generator (GENERATOR,SMOKE,MECHANICAL) is a generator for producing quantities of dense particulate clouds for the purpose of concealing objects from enemy observation.
What is an Airplane Smoke Tank? 14 Items
An Airplane Smoke Tank (SMOKE TANK,AIRPLANE) is a metal container with attachments designed for mounting on an aircraft. It is used for containing and discharging materials such as screening smokes.
What is a Smoke Mechanical Generator Set? 10 Items
A Smoke Mechanical Generator Set (GENERATOR SET,SMOKE MECHANICAL) is a group of related items consisting of two or more smoke generators which may be used independently or collectively by means of attachments, to produce various quantities of particulate clouds (smoke), for the purpose of concealing objects from enemy observation. The generator set may be designed for mounting on a vehicle or trailer for greater mobility.
What is a Smoke Generator Mounting Kit? 11 Items
A Smoke Generator Mounting Kit (MOUNTING KIT,SMOKE GENERATOR) is a collection of items specifically designed for mounting and adapting a smoke generator to tactical vehicular use.
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is a Countermeasure Smoke Grenade Discharger? 54 Items
A Countermeasure Smoke Grenade Discharger (DISCHARGER,GRENADE,SMOKE,COUNTERMEASURE) is a smooth bore weapon of fixed elevation having multiple barrels, fitted to the exterior of a vehicle. It is used to project smoke grenades which provide protective screening for the vehicle.
What is a Manually Carried Riot Control Agent Disperser? 13 Items
A Manually Carried Riot Control Agent Disperser (DISPERSER,RIOT CONTROL AGENT,MANUALLY CARRIED) is an empty disperser consisting of a cylinder with a hand-grip actuator for expelling its contents. It is designed to be pressurized with a riot control agent filler and hand-held while being used for riot control, mob dispersal, restraint of hostile personnel, and the like.
What is a Line Throwing Device? 83 Items
A Line Throwing Device is an item which fires or launches a line-carrying projectile. May include applicable equipment such as projectiles and lines.
What is a Firing Lanyard? 80 Items
A Firing Lanyard (LANYARD,FIRING) is a length of textile webbing, fiber rope, or the like, cut to a definite length, having a hook on one end to be attached to the firing mechanism and usually an adjustable keeper on the end designed to be worn on the arm. It is used to fire the weapon without requiring a crewman's hands to be on the firing mechanism. Excludes GRIP ASSEMBLY, CONTROLLER, WEAPON.
PROJECTILE,LINE THROWING GUN 27 Items
What is a Pyrotechnic Pistol? 83 Items
A Pyrotechnic Pistol (PISTOL,PYROTECHNIC) is a single shot device designed specifically for projecting pyrotechnic signals. This item may or may not be provided with a method of mounting to an adapter.
What is a Rifle Scabbard? 40 Items
A Rifle Scabbard (SCABBARD,RIFLE) is changed the (AEUSA) on 060117 to US usage.
HOLSTER,REVOLVER 51 Items
SCABBARD,BAYONET 62 Items
SCABBARD,BAYONET-KNIFE 26 Items
What is an Aircraft Bomb Container? 25 Items
An Aircraft Bomb Container (CONTAINER,BOMB,AIRCRAFT) is a suspension device installed on, but not permanently fixed to an aircraft. It is designed for inclosing, attaching, arming and releasing of bombs. It may also be utilized to accommodate other projectiles.
What is an Aircraft Bomb Rack? 210 Items
An Aircraft Bomb Rack (RACK,BOMB,AIRCRAFT) is a suspension device fixed to an aircraft. It is designed for attaching, arming, and releasing one or more bombs. It may also be utilized to accommodate other items, such as mines, rockets, torpedoes, fuel tanks, rescue equipment, sonobuoys, flares, or the like.
RACK,STORAGE,SMALL ARMS 535 Items
What is an Aircraft Bomb Shackle? 87 Items
An Aircraft Bomb Shackle (SHACKLE,BOMB,AIRCRAFT) is a suspension device installed in, but not permanently fixed to, an aircraft. It is designed for attaching, arming, and releasing a bomb. It may also be utilized to accommodate other items such as mines, rockets, torpedoes, fuel tanks, rescue equipment, sonobuoys, flares, and the like.
What is an Aircraft Bomb Ejector Rack? 265 Items
An Aircraft Bomb Ejector Rack (RACK,BOMB EJECTOR,AIRCRAFT) is a suspension device permanently fixed to an aircraft. It is designed for attaching, arming, releasing and ejecting one or more bombs, or the like.
What is a Hand Pyrotechnic Projector? 21 Items
A Hand Pyrotechnic Projector (PROJECTOR,PYROTECHNIC,HAND) is a manually-operated, muzzle-loading, barrel-type projector used for projecting flares or signals. It is fired by striking the hand knob against the hand, ground or other object. Excludes PROJECTOR, SIGNAL, GROUND.
What is a Bayonet? 84 Items
A Bayonet is an edged steel item with a tapered point and a formed handle with an underhand grip designed to be attached to the muzzle end of a rifle, shotgun, or the like. The blade is more than twice the length of the handle and it is usually provided with a blood groove. See also BAYONET-KNIFE.
What is a Bayonet-Knife? 55 Items
A Bayonet-Knife is an edged steel item with a tapered point and a formed handle for overhand or underhand gripping. It is designed for use as a hand weapon, for general purpose use in the field, or as a bayonet when attached to the muzzle end of a carbine, rifle, or the like. The blade is less than twice the length of the handle and it is usually without a blood groove. See also BAYONET.
What is a Bomb Dispenser? 19 Items
A Bomb Dispenser (DISPENSER,BOMB) is an aerodynamically shaped item designed to be externally mounted but not permanently fixed on high speed aircraft to carry and eject small bombs. Excludes RACK, BOMB EJECTOR, AIRCRAFT; and SHACKLE, BOMB, AIRCRAFT.
What is a Firing Pin? 715 Items
A Firing Pin (PIN,FIRING) is an item used in a firing mechanism of a gun, mine, bomb, fuze, projectile, or the like, which strikes and detonates a sensitive explosive to initiate an explosive train or a propelling charge.
GRIP,PISTOL 337 Items
What is a Sear? 415 Items
A Sear is an item so designed as to retain the firing mechanism of a gun in the cocked position and release it by a rotating or sliding motion.
What is a Trigger? 616 Items
A Trigger is an item/device, part of the firing mechanism, that actuates a firing pin or initiates an explosive train.
What is a Trigger Guard? 168 Items
A Trigger Guard (GUARD,TRIGGER) is a protective device consisting of a curved framework, usually of metal, on a gun or LAUNCHER, ROCKET within which a TRIGGER is located.
What is a Combat Knife? 160 Items
A Combat Knife (KNIFE,COMBAT) is an edged steel item with a tapered point and a formed handle for overhand and underhand gripping. It is designed for use as a hand weapon and for general purpose use in the field. It is usually provided with a blood groove. See also KNIFE, HUNTING; BAYONET; and BAYONET-KNIFE.
What is a Cartridge Ejector? 342 Items
A Cartridge Ejector (EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a device in the breech mechanism of a gun, rifle, or the like, which automatically throws out an empty cartridge case or unfired cartridge from the breech or receiver.
What is a Reaction Cylinder Assembly? 38 Items
A Reaction Cylinder Assembly (CYLINDER ASSEMBLY,REACTION) is a spring loaded and/or gas filled mechanism designed to exert an opposite force which will be used to absorb, dampen, and/or neutralize applied force. Excludes SHOCK ABSORBER, DIRECT ACTION; and SHOCK ABSORBER, LEVER ACTION.
What is a Pistol Holster? 1179 Items
A Pistol Holster (HOLSTER,PISTOL) is a holster designed to hold and protect a pistol. It usually conforms to the shape of the pistol and has an opening to facilitate withdrawl of the pistol by it's handle. It is worn on the waist, shoulder, hip, or thigh of a person. A belt, strap, or harness may be furnished with the item.
What is a Small Arms Case? 172 Items
A Small Arms Case (CASE,SMALL ARMS) is a case designed to store small arms.
What is a Bomb Rack Fairing? 157 Items
A Bomb Rack Fairing (FAIRING,BOMB RACK) is an item designed to be mounted on a RACK, BOMB, AIRCRAFT or a RACK, BOMB EJECTOR, AIRCRAFT shaped so as to reduce the air resistance.
What is an Obturator? 38 Items
An Obturator is a device for preventing the escape of gas through the breech mechanism of a weapon or around the base of a projectile.
What is a Bomb Rack Brace? 32 Items
A Bomb Rack Brace (BRACE,BOMB RACK) is a rigid item of various cross-sectional shapes, specifically designed to provide support and/or reinforcement to a RACK, BOMB, AIRCRAFT or a RACK, BOMB EJECTOR, AIRCRAFT.
What is a Foot Ejector? 119 Items
A Foot Ejector (EJECTOR,FOOT) is a device in the bomb rack which forces external stores away from the aircraft during release.
What is a Cartridge Ejector Block? 31 Items
A Cartridge Ejector Block (BLOCK,EJECTOR,CARTRIDGE) is a block specifically designed for an EJECTOR, CARTRIDGE.
What is an Ammunition Chute Support? 129 Items
An Ammunition Chute Support (SUPPORT,CHUTE,AMMUNITION) is an item specifically designed for a CHUTE (1), AMMUNITION.
What is an Accessories Stowage Box Cover? 21 Items
An Accessories Stowage Box Cover (COVER,BOX,ACCESSORIES STOWAGE) is a cover which may be of various shapes and material such as coated or uncoated textile weave or plastic designed to cover a BOX, ACCESSORIES STOWAGE. Fasteners may be included.
What is a Reaction Cylinder Piston? 44 Items
A Reaction Cylinder Piston (PISTON,REACTION CYLINDER) is a cylindrical piece which moves or reciprocates under force in a CYLINDER ASSEMBLY, REACTION. It is usually a single item, but may have facilities for attachment to an operating rod, Excludes threaded end types with an integral operating rod for, which see ROD ASSEMBLY, OPERATING, GUN.
What is an Aircraft Bomb Ejector Rack Plate? 15 Items
An Aircraft Bomb Ejector Rack Plate (PLATE,BOMB EJECTOR RACK,AIRCRAFT) is a flat metal item as modified that is designed to postion the linkage of RACK, BOMB EJECTOR, AIRCRAFT.
What is an Aircraft Bomb Rack Housing? 12 Items
An Aircraft Bomb Rack Housing (HOUSING,BOMB RACK,AIRCRAFT) is a housing designed to enclose, support, and align the components of a RACK, BOMB, AIRCRAFT. It is of multiple piece construction.
What is an Arming Unit? 38 Items
An Arming Unit is an electrical device designed to arm or disarm for launch, drop, or release of ordnance in an armed state or condition.
What is a Bomb Rack Support? 23 Items
A Bomb Rack Support (SUPPORT,RACK,BOMB) is an item designed to position and hold a RACK, BOMB EJECTOR, AIRCRAFT.
What is a Breech Housing? 67 Items
A Breech Housing (HOUSING,BREECH) is the outer component of the breech mechanism designed to enclose, support, and protect the impulse or ejector cartridge.
What is a Bomb Rack Hook? 42 Items
A Bomb Rack Hook (HOOK,RACK,BOMB) is a rigid item designed to support and secure a RACK, BOMB, AIRCRAFT or a RACK, BOMB EJECTOR, AIRCRAFT to the aircraft.
What is a Bomb Rack Cover? 22 Items
A Bomb Rack Cover (COVER,RACK,BOMB) is a removeable protection item designed to fit over a RACK, BOMB, AIRCRAFT or a RACK, BOMB EJECTOR, AIRCRAFT.
What is an Armament System Electrical Control Box? 577 Items
An Armament System Electrical Control Box (CONTROL BOX,ELECTRICAL,ARMAMENT SYSTEM) is a metal or plastic enclosure which includes, mounts and protects any quantity and/or combinations of electrical devices, such as switches, resistors, relays, meters, rectifiers, fuses, overload indicators, bridges, terminal boards as well as wirings and the like. It is specifically designed to control, protect, secure, measure, and switch the armament system for which the item is designed.
What is a Weapon Gun Modification Kit? 735 Items
A Weapon Gun Modification Kit (MODIFICATION KIT,GUN,WEAPON) is an item or collective items employed to modify weap0ns.
What is an Obturator Ring? 42 Items
An Obturator Ring (RING,OBTURATOR) is a metallic or nonmetallic circular item specifically designed to be placed at the breech-block end of a gun barrel chamber for sealing against powder gases. It is also used to seal against powder gases between a projectile and the gun barrel.
What is a Bomb Rack Ejector Cartridge Retainer? 13 Items
A Bomb Rack Ejector Cartridge Retainer (RETAINER,EJECTOR CARTRIDGE,BOMB RACK) is a single piece or assembly used to hold the explosive cartridge in a bomb rack. This cartridge when ignited releases and ejects the bomb from the bomb rack. For assembly pieces see CAP, EJECTOR CARTRIDGE, BOMB RACK and SLEEVE, EJECTOR CARTRIDGE, BOMB RACK.
What is a Bomb Rack Safety? 15 Items
A Bomb Rack Safety (SAFETY,BOMB RACK) is a device designed to prevent the accidental release of munitions from the bombrack of aircraft. The item may or may not be mechanically actuated and has an electrical interrupter. May or may not provide an indication of the locked or unlocked position.
What is a Fuze Striker? 25 Items
A Fuze Striker (STRIKER,FUZE) is a component of a percussion firing mechanism or a fuze mechanism which strikes a primer or detonator, either directly or through a PIN, FIRING to initiate an explosive, detonating or iginiting train.
What is a Gun Flange? 108 Items
A Gun Flange (FLANGE,GUN) is an item having a rim, edge or collar for keeping it in place. It is designed specifically to be used on machine guns and the like.
What is a Bomb Rack Structural Component Fitting? 94 Items
A Bomb Rack Structural Component Fitting (FITTING,STRUCTURAL COMPONENT,BOMB RACK) is an item of unique shapes and cross-sectional configurations specifically designed with dimensional tolerances and finishes. It may be metallic and/or nonmetallic and must be able to mate with or join like items with RACK, BOMB, AIRCRAFT application. The item may consist of more than one (1) piece to form an assembly. Do not use this name if a more specific item name exists.
What is a Storage Rack Adapter? 25 Items
A Storage Rack Adapter (ADAPTER,RACK,STORAGE) is an item or a collection of items specifically designed to adapt an existing RACK, STORAGE, SMALL ARMS to allow stowage of a weapon for which it was not origninally designed.
What is a Bomb Rack Metering Orifice Assembly? 15 Items
A Bomb Rack Metering Orifice Assembly (ORIFICE ASSEMBLY,METERING,BOMB RACK) is a device that controls the amount of gas pressure to the ejector piston of a RACK, BOMB EJECTOR, AIRCRAFT.
What is an Alarm Pistol? 13 Items
An Alarm Pistol (PISTOL,ALARM) is a semi-automatic or automatic handgun which is mainly designed to fire blank cartridges and/or launch illuminating signals. It is used to give an alarm,a starting signal for a sporting event,for self defense,etc. Excludes PISTOL (as modified);and REVOLVER (as modified).
What is a Munitions Ejector Cylinder Block? 18 Items
A Munitions Ejector Cylinder Block (BLOCK,CYLINDER,MUNITIONS EJECTOR) is a device specially designed to accommodate the transfer of pressure from the breech assembly to a piston like device that provides positive ejection force for a weapon or weapons from a RACK, BOMB, AIRCRAFT or the like.
SCABBARD,COMBAT KNIFE 20 Items
What is a Bomb Dispenser Adapter Kit? 10 Items
A Bomb Dispenser Adapter Kit (ADAPTER KIT,BOMB DISPENSER) is an adapter kit containing items such as suspension lugs, sway brace pods, and mounting hardware. It may include pullout cables. It is used to adapt a DISPENSER, BOMB to different models of fighter aircraft.
What is a Bomb Dispenser Sway Brace Block? 26 Items
A Bomb Dispenser Sway Brace Block (BLOCK,SWAY BRACE,BOMB DISPENSER) is a rectangular shaped metal block with mounting holes. Top and bottom surfaces are contoured to match the mating surface. It is used to restrain a DISPENSER, BOMB from swaying when mounted to the aircraft.
What is an Ammunition Chute? 686 Items
An Ammunition Chute (CHUTE,AMMUNITION) is a chute through which ammunition is supplied to the gun or cannon preparatory to firing.
What is an Automatic Pyrotechnic Projector? 10 Items
An Automatic Pyrotechnic Projector (PROJECTOR,PYROTECHNIC,AUTOMATIC) is a specifically designed device which utilizes a pyrotechnic cartridge(s) for projecting a high-burst flare(s) or signal(s). It is capable of remote operation and automatic charging. Excludes PROJECTOR,PYROTECHNIC,HAND and PROJECTOR,SIGNAL,GROUND.
What is a Gas Gun? 10 Items
A Gas Gun (GUN,GAS) is a manually operated, smooth bore, shoulder fired weapon. It is primarily designed to fire cartridges and projectiles containing a chemical agent. It may also be used to project pyrotechnic signals.
What is a Mechanical Constant Speed Drive? 16 Items
A Mechanical Constant Speed Drive (DRIVE,CONSTANT SPEED,MECHANICAL) is a mechanical device designed to receive variable input speeds and to deliver a predetermined constant output speed.
What is a Mine Dispenser? 12 Items
A Mine Dispenser (DISPENSER,MINE) is an item designed to carry and dispense mines from aircraft or ground vehicles.
What is an Aircraft Utility Dispenser? 30 Items
An Aircraft Utility Dispenser (DISPENSER,UTILITY,AIRCRAFT) is an aerodynamic item designed to be externally mounted, but not permanently attached to a fixed or rotary wing aircraft. It has adjustable compartments to simultaneously carry and eject flares, bombs, bomblets, mines, radar chaff, decoys, clothing, rations, medical supplies, and the like. For items that independently carry and eject, see DISPENSER, BOMB; DISPENSER, COUNTERMEASURES CHAFF; DISPENSER, FLARE; DISPENSER, GRENADE; DISPENSER, MINE; DISPENSER, RADIOSONDE SET; and DISPENSER, SIGNAL, AIRCRAFT.
What is a Non-Lethal Firing Device? 24 Items
A Non-Lethal Firing Device (FIRING DEVICE,NON-LETHAL) is an item designed to house and/or activate or launch a non-lethal payload.
What is a Non-Lethal Projectile? 10 Items
A Non-Lethal Projectile (PROJECTILE,NON-LETHAL) is an object intended for less than lethal employment, designed to be propelled from a FIRING DEVICE, NON-LETHAL.
What is a Paintball Gun? 10 Items
A Paintball Gun (GUN,PAINTBALL) is a compressed gas powered weapon designed to shoot paintballs.
What is a Camouflage Net Release Cable Assembly? 13 Items
A Camouflage Net Release Cable Assembly (CABLE ASSEMBLY,CAMOUFLAGE NET RELEASE) is a cable assembly of a definite continuous length intended for the uniting and quick release of two or more camouflage nets.
What is a Wire Camouflage Netting? 12 Items
A Wire Camouflage Netting (NETTING,CAMOUFLAGE,WIRE) is a material which is made up of wires, woven, welded, twisted or wrapped with additional wire in such a manner as to form meshes. The material is 72 inches (1,828.8 mm) wide and is garnished with camouflage material of one or more types. When netting is garnished with glass fibers, a second layer of wire netting having 4 inch (101.6 mm) mesh is always placed over the top of the garnishing. Without garnishing, this material is known as FENCING WIRE and WIRE FABRIC.
What is a Camouflage Net Support Cap? 17 Items
A Camouflage Net Support Cap (CAP,CAMOUFLAGE NET SUPPORT) is an umbrella shaped object composed of wires which form the ribs and circles. It is fastened on top of camouflage net supports with three spring prongs and used to facilitate the handling of drape type camouflage net installations.
What is a Camouflage Net Supporting Rib? 18 Items
A Camouflage Net Supporting Rib (RIB,SUPPORTING,CAMOUFLAGE NET) is a metal item consisting of lengths of tubing joined together with links in such a way that the lengths can be folded. Pipe sleeves on the tubing keep the lengths of tubing locked in position when in use. May or may not have rib clamping straps.
What is a Camouflage Net Support? 143 Items
A Camouflage Net Support (SUPPORT,CAMOUFLAGE NET) is a metal item usually constructed of pipe, which may or may not have a base, clamp, collector plate, cap or collar. Specifically designed for supporting drape nets or the cable frame work of flat top camouflage nets.
What is a Camouflage Net Cover Shade Curtain? 32 Items
A Camouflage Net Cover Shade Curtain (CURTAIN,COVER SHADE,CAMOUFLAGE NET) is a curtain fabricated by weaving or knotting together braided or twisted cords or strands so as to form meshes or openings. All edges are reinforced with tape, and gussets are set into the edges to which loops may or may not be attached; trapezoidal in shape and containing loop or D-ring release device on one edge.
What is a Fiber Camouflage Net? 627 Items
A Fiber Camouflage Net (NET,CAMOUFLAGE,FIBER) is an item fabricated by weaving or knotting together braided or twisted cords or strands so as to form meshes or openings. All edges are reinforced with tape and each corner may be fitted with an attaching device. Net may or may not be garnished with camouflage materials.
DECOY TARGET,FULL TRACKED TANK 23 Items
What is a Camouflage Net Bag? 121 Items
A Camouflage Net Bag (BAG,CAMOUFLAGE NET) is a container made of flexible material designed for storing and/or transporting a camouflage net(s).
What is a Fabric Camouflage Strip? 22 Items
A Fabric Camouflage Strip (STRIP,CAMOUFLAGE,FABRIC) is a narrow piece of fabric, with unfinished edges, cut in widths from 2 inches (50.8 mm) to 3 inches (76.2 mm), from a coarse loosely woven textile generally jute or cotton. It is treated for mildew and flame resistance and is impregnated with coloring matter that has low infrared reflectance. It is woven into netting to form a camouflage cover. Excludes CLOTH, OSNABURG; STRIP, COATED CLOTH; and TAPE TEXTILE.
What is a Field Artillery Camouflage Net Set? 24 Items
A Field Artillery Camouflage Net Set (CAMOUFLAGE NET SET,FIELD ARTILLERY) is a collection of items consisting of camouflage nets, ropes, and the like. Used to conceal material and personnel necessary to man field artillery piece (s).
What is a Camouflage Screening System? 141 Items
A Camouflage Screening System is two or more various shaped garnished camouflage nets made of materials which provide texture, color, reflectance and electrical properties to conceal weapons, vehicles, troops, equipment, and activities from observation by visual, near infrared, ultraviolet ray and radar energy means. It may include joining lanyards, repair kit and carrying case. Excludes CAMOUFLAGE NET SET, (as modified).
What is a Camouflage Screening System Support? 56 Items
A Camouflage Screening System Support (SUPPORT,CAMOUFLAGE SCREENING SYSTEM) is a collection of items utilized with and in support of a CAMOUFLAGE SCREENING SYSTEM, including but not limited to poles, support batten spreaders, batten adapters, stakes and carrying case.
What is a Camouflage Net Set Repair Kit? 65 Items
A Camouflage Net Set Repair Kit (REPAIR KIT,CAMOUFLAGE NET SET) is a repair kit consisting of items, such as needles, cloth, net, and other necessary items for the repair of netting.
What is a Thermal Radiation Camouflage Sheet? 96 Items
A Thermal Radiation Camouflage Sheet (SHEET,CAMOUFLAGE,THERMAL RADIATION) is a sheet of flexible material, manufactured in various shapes and sizes with or without eyelets, which is used to cover equipment on the ground to mask the emission of thermal radiation within the far infrared spectrum. The sheet when supplied with eyelets can be interlocked by using mushroom shaped rubber toggles or the like to cover a wider area.
What is a Camouflage Screening Cover? 262 Items
A Camouflage Screening Cover (COVER,CAMOUFLAGE SCREENING) is a fabricated, removable textile or plastic cover designed to conceal a rocket launcher, guided missile or the like, by making the equipment inconspicuous against the natural background, It may be radar transparent or radar scattering, with a camouflage pattern of either woodland, desert, or snow. May include attaching hardware.
What is a Camouflage Net Support Bag? 45 Items
A Camouflage Net Support Bag (BAG,SUPPORT,CAMOUFLAGE NET) is a container made of flexible material. It is designed for transporting and/or storing camouflage net supports.
What is a Camouflage Set? 341 Items
A Camouflage Set is a collection of items consisting of camouflage net(s), camouflage sheet(s), camouflage cover(s) or any combination of the three, together with ropes, framework components, pegs used to conceal personnel, gun equipment, vehicles, aircraft and the like. Excludes CAMOUFLAGE SCREENING SYSTEM.
What is a Camouflage Set Bag? 44 Items
A Camouflage Set Bag (BAG,CAMOUFLAGE SET) is a container made from flexible material designed for storing and/or transportation of camouflage nets, sheets, covers or the like. It is normally closed by means of draw cords or the like and may include carrying handles. It may be used to contain ropes, framework components, pegs and associated equipments. Includes foldable type sheets that form a bag shape. Excludes BAG, CAMOUFLAGE NET, BAG TEXTILE and BAG, SUPPORT, CAMOUFLAGE NET.
What is a Camouflage Screen? 219 Items
A Camouflage Screen (SCREEN,CAMOUFLAGE) is an item designed to conceal objects under it by disguising the true nature of those objects. The item consist of netting and garland. Excludes CAMOUFLAGE SCREENING SYSTEM.
What is a Support Pole? 36 Items
A Support Pole (POLE,SUPPORT) is a hollow cylindrical shaped object designed to support a SCREEN, CAMOUFLAGE. see SUPPORT, CAMOUFLAGE SCREENING SYSTEM. Excludes SUPPORT, CAMOUFLAGE NET.
What is a Radar Scattering Camouflage Net System? 19 Items
A Radar Scattering Camouflage Net System (CAMOUFLAGE NET SYSTEM,RADAR SCATTERING) is a collection of concealment systems, each consisting of a camouflage screening system, hexagon and rhombic shaped screens, a screen repair kit and carrying case. A support system; stakes, support poles, shape disruptors and carrying case used to reduce the visual, electro-optic, radar, and infrared signature characteristics of tactically deployed aviation and ground equipment. The collection of camouflage nets have radar scattering properties which may not be limited to ultralight weight and is snag resistant. Variants included but not limited to woodlands, desert, arctic, and urban configurations.
What is a Radar Transparent Camouflage Net System? 10 Items
A Radar Transparent Camouflage Net System (CAMOUFLAGE NET SYSTEM,RADAR TRANSPARENT) is a collection of concealment systems, each consisting of a camouflage net system made up of hexagon and rhombic shaped screens, a screen repair kit and carrying case. A support system; stakes, support poles, ahape disruptors and carrying case used to reduce the visual, electro-optic, and infrared signature characteristics of tactically deployed aviation and ground radar equipment. The collection of camouflage nets are radar transparent and may not be limited to ultralight weight and are snag resistant. Variants included but are not limited to woodlands, desert, arctic, and urban configurations.
What is a Camouflage Carrying Case? 84 Items
A Camouflage Carrying Case (CASE,CARRYING,CAMOUFLAGE) is an item used to pack the camouflage screen system or camouflage support system for movement and storage. Excludes BAG SUPPORT, CAMOUFLAGE NET, and CHEST, CAMOUFLAGE NET SUPPORT.
COVER,TURRET BASE 46 Items
HOLDER,SPRING 14 Items
What is a Knob? 33 Items
A Knob is an item designed to transmit manual, rotary or linear motion to other devices. May include detachable or nondetachable stud (shaft), pointer, or skirt. It may have reference markings in the form of dots, arrows, hairlines, and/or symbols which may be used in conjunction with a calibrated panel, vernier indicator, and the like to indicate the position or motion of items. For items having spokes or simulated spokes radiating from near the center to near the outside rim of the item and relatively thin round disk-shaped items 3 inches (76.2 mm) in diameter or over, see HANDWHEEL. For items calibrated in units or series of divisions to denote relative positioning of devices see DIAL, CONTROL. Excludes DOORKNOB; and HANDLE (as modified).
What is a Rod End Clevis? 10 Items
A Rod End Clevis (CLEVIS,ROD END) is a forked part, having transverse hole(s) or slot(s) in each arm (prong) to accommodate a bolt, pin, or the like, and having a connection facility opposite the fork. It is designed to be attached to a shaft, rod, turnbuckle or the like by welding, threading, and/or pinning. May include provisions for locking. See also YOKE, UNIVERSAL JOINT and CONNECTOR, ROD END. For items specifically designed for aviation, see CLEVIS, ROD END, AVIATION.
What is a Compression Helical Spring? 338 Items
A Compression Helical Spring (SPRING,HELICAL,COMPRESSION) is an open coiled spring, wound in various forms and from different shapes and types of materials and finished at the ends, designed to provide resistance to compression forces. Excludes springs designed for thermal actuation (springs in which the torsion forces are designed to be counteracted by changes in temperature) and SPRING, REINFORCING, HOSE.
What is an Extension Helical Spring? 24 Items
An Extension Helical Spring (SPRING,HELICAL,EXTENSION) is an open-or close-coiled spring, wound in various forms and from different shapes and types of materials and finished at the ends, so designed to provide resistance to pulling forces. The close-coiled springs may incorporate the special feature of initial tension created between the coils when wound so that an initial load must be applied to separate them. Excludes SPRING, REINFORCING, HOSE.
What is a Torsion Helical Spring? 62 Items
A Torsion Helical Spring (SPRING,HELICAL,TORSION) is an open-or close-wound coil spring consisting of one or more helical coils, wound from different shapes and types of material and finished at the ends, designed to exert pressure in a rotating direction around the coil axis. Excludes springs designed for thermal actuation (springs in which the torsion forces are counteracted by changes in temperature) and SPRING, REINFORCING, HOSE.
What is an Aircraft Gun Mounting Adapter? 58 Items
An Aircraft Gun Mounting Adapter (ADAPTER,GUN MOUNTING,AIRCRAFT) is an adapter of various designs with provisions to facilitate connection of a gun or guns to a mounting in an aircraft to obtain a desired result. It may incorporate gun-firing, recoil-shock absorbing, or vibration dampener mechanisms.
What is a Cartridge Clip Bag? 29 Items
A Cartridge Clip Bag (BAG,CARTRIDGE CLIP) is an item of flexible material with fasteners for attachment to a machine gun, antiaircraft gun, or the like for use as a container to receive expended cartridge clips during firing.
What is an Empty Cartridge Bag? 181 Items
An Empty Cartridge Bag (BAG,EMPTY CARTRIDGE) is an item of flexible material with fasteners for attachment to a machine gun, antiaircraft gun, or other weapon for use as a container to receive expended cartridges during firing.
What is a Small Arms Cleaning Swab? 84 Items
A Small Arms Cleaning Swab (SWAB,SMALL ARMS CLEANING) is a piece of fabric, wick, twine, or the like, usually of cotton, of various shapes or lengths, designed for use with a PULLTHROUGH, SMALL ARMS CLEANING; or ROD, CLEANING, SMALL ARMS in the cleaning of small arms weapons.
What is a 7.62 Millimeter Machine Gun Helicopter Armament Subsystem? 28 Items
A 7.62 Millimeter Machine Gun Helicopter Armament Subsystem (ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEM,HELICOPTER,7.62 MILLIMETER MACHINE GUN) is an armament subsystem designed for attachment of one or more MACHINE GUN, 7.62 MILLIMETER to a HELICOPTER (as modified).
What is a Caliber .30 Carbine? 27 Items
A Caliber .30 Carbine (CARBINE,CALIBER .30) is a small arms weapon with comparatively short barrel, magazine-fed, gas operated, self-loading, automatic or semiautomatic, which is usually fired from the shoulder. See also RIFLE (as modified).
RIFLE,CALIBER .22 96 Items
RIFLE,CALIBER .30 43 Items
RIFLE,CALIBER .30,AUTOMATIC 10 Items
RIFLE,7.62 MILLIMETER 435 Items
PISTOL,CALIBER .22,AUTOMATIC 79 Items
PISTOL,CALIBER .32,AUTOMATIC 21 Items
PISTOL,CALIBER .380,AUTOMATIC 13 Items
PISTOL,CALIBER .45,AUTOMATIC 31 Items
What is a 20 Millimeter Automatic Gun? 118 Items
A 20 Millimeter Automatic Gun (GUN,AUTOMATIC,20 MILLIMETER) is a complete assembly consisting of a barrel, breech, and firing mechanisms designed to be fired from a mount on a self-propelled vehicle.
What is a 30 Millimeter Automatic Gun? 68 Items
A 30 Millimeter Automatic Gun (GUN,AUTOMATIC,30 MILLIMETER) is a complete assembly consisting of a barrel, breech, and firing mechanisms designed to be fired from a mount on a self-propelled vehicle.
MACHINE GUN,CALIBER .30 25 Items
MACHINE GUN,CALIBER .50 134 Items
MACHINE GUN,7.62 MILLIMETER 299 Items
SUBMACHINE GUN,CALIBER .45 10 Items
What is a Caliber .22 Revolver? 10 Items
A Caliber .22 Revolver (REVOLVER,CALIBER .22) is a revolver designed to chamber, fire and extract a CARTRIDGE, CALIBER .22.
REVOLVER,CALIBER .38 23 Items
What is a Caliber .38 Special Revolver? 36 Items
A Caliber .38 Special Revolver (REVOLVER,CALIBER .38 SPECIAL) is a revolver designed to chamber, fire and extract a CARTRIDGE, CALIBER .38 SPECIAL. Excludes REVOLVER, CALIBER .38.
What is a Counter Recoil Cylinder? 34 Items
A Counter Recoil Cylinder (CYLINDER,COUNTER RECOIL) is a cylinder with component parts designed to compress fluid for the recuperator assembly of a gun. See also CYLINDER, RECUPERATOR.
What is a Machine Gun Bipod? 61 Items
A Machine Gun Bipod (BIPOD,MACHINE GUN) is an adjustable two-legged device attached to the muzzle end of a machine gun to serve as a support for the weapon during firing. Excludes MOUNT, GUN.
What is a Rifle Bipod? 125 Items
A Rifle Bipod (BIPOD,RIFLE) is an adjustable two-legged device attached to the muzzle end of a rifle to serve as a support for the weapon during firing. Excludes MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is a Gun Mount? 384 Items
A Gun Mount (MOUNT,GUN) is an item designed to support a gun. Excludes MOUNT, HOWITZER; MOUNT, MACHINE GUN; MOUNT, MORTAR; MOUNT, RIFLE; and MOUNT, TRIPOD (as modified).
What is a Rifle Mount? 118 Items
A Rifle Mount (MOUNT,RIFLE) is an item designed to support a rifle. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; MOUNT, HOWITZER and MOUNT, MORTAR.
What is a Machine Gun Tripod Mount? 67 Items
A Machine Gun Tripod Mount (MOUNT,TRIPOD,MACHINE GUN) is a three-legged device having a central socket or head and the necessary attachments for supporting a machine gun. Excludes MOUNT, GUN; and MOUNT, RIFLE.
What is a Rifle Tripod Mount? 21 Items
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