If it is necessary to inspect the contents, lift the container and determine which is the heavier end. The heavier
end contains the projectile, and it is the end you open first. Remove the end caps. You should see two small air
vacuum holes in each end of the container that are 180 degrees apart. These holes allow air to get inside the
container so that the end caps can be removed easily. If these holes are missing, the container must be replaced
after you inspect the contents. Carefully remove the projectile. For protection, a U-shaped metal packing stop
will be around the fuze. A cardboard sleeve also used to protect the fuze and to separate the projectile from the
cartridge case is permanently mounted inside the container. Next, open the other end of the container and
remove the cartridge case. Set the cartridge case in one of the end caps in order to protect the primer. See
The semifixed round is then ready to be inspected.
Figure 1-10. Removing the Contents from a Fiber Container.