Inspection and Maintenance of Semifixed
and Separate-Loading Ammunition
Soldier's Manual Tasks: 093-400-1222 and 093-400-1228
You will learn how to inspect and maintain a complete semifixed round and the projectile of a separate-loading
When you have completed this lesson, you should be able to describe the procedures required to
inspect and maintain semifixed and separate-loading ammunition.
You will have this subcourse book and will work without supervision.
Inspection and maintenance of semifixed and separate-loading ammunition will be in accordance
with TM 9-1300-250 and TM 9-1300-251-20.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from TM 9-1300-250 and TM 9-1300-251-20.
A complete semifixed round consists of a cartridge case and a projectile. The complete round is packaged as a
complete unit. The major components of separate-loading ammunitionthe projectile, the propelling charge, the
fuze, and the primerare packaged separately. Of these components, the projectile is the only component you
will inspect, and this inspection is limited to the body and the fuze well.
Inspect the markings stenciled on the projectile, paying close attention to the nomenclature, the lot number, and
the weight zone markings (see Figure 2-1). If these numbers are not legible, set the round aside for remarking.
Inspect the body of the projectile for rust, corrosion, and dirt. If necessary, clean the projectile using fine
sandpaper, a rag, a corrosion-removing compound, or a nonsparking wire brush (see Figure 2-2). Inspect the
rotating band for corrosion and minor scratches, dents, and cuts. Remove corrosion and minor scratches from
the rotating band using fine sandpaper or steel wool. If the corrosion or the scratches cannot be removed or if the
dents or cuts distort the shape of the projectile, set the round aside for disposal.