serviceable condition and functioned as designed. Further information on the ASRP may be found in AR 702-6,
AR 702-12, AR 740-1, SB 742-1, TM 9-1300-206, and in the following publications:
AR 50-6, Nuclear and Chemical Weapons and Material, Chemical Surety, 12 November 1986.
AR 385-62, Regulations for Firing Guided Missiles and Heavy Rockets for Training, Target Practice and
Combat, MCO P3570.2, 5 January 1977.
AR 385-63, Policies and Procedures for Firing Ammunition for Training, Target Practice and Combat, MCO
P3570.1, 15 October 1983.
AR 385-64, Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards, 22 May 1987.
An extract from AR 702-6 is included in the Appendix at the back of this subcourse booklet.
SELECTION, INSPECTION, AND DISPOSITION OF SAMPLES
The first section of this lesson emphasized that the continuous inspection and testing of ammunition items is
and facilities limitations do not permit the inspection of every round in the stockpile, and that test firing every
round is impossible. Through extensive research and testing, DA elements have established an effective and
conclusive sampling and inspection system. This system is described in SB 742-1 and in the following
Samples must be selected as directed by a QASAS, and they must be representative of the entire lot under
evaluation. The evaluation includes the overall condition of the lot in storage and is recorded on the inspection
report. Judgment must be exercised by the QASAS to ensure maximum representation without unnecessary
Samples of items that cannot be returned to the original package configuration (such as hermetically-sealed
containers and heat-sealed barrier bags) are used on a recurring basis. If the recurring samples indicate
progressive deterioration, lot acceptability must be determined by inspecting an additional sample from the
original sealed containers.
The selection and preparation of stockpile laboratory test samples is accomplished according to the instructions
contained in SB 742-1, those in the applicable SB for the particular item, and those received from the appropriate
When an installation does not have adequate personnel, facilities, or equipment to conduct the required tests,
samples must be shipped to a designated installation where the test can be conducted. The selection and
preparation of function or trace test samples for shipment to a test facility is performed according to the
instructions in SB 742-1, those in the applicable SB for the particular item, and those received from the
appropriate headquarters. The selection and preparation of propellant samples for shipment to a test facility is
performed according to SB 742-1300-94-2, Propellant and Propelling Charges: Ammunition Surveillance
Procedures, dated 2 October 1984.