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A TEST OF RIFLE, CALIB3ER .223, AR-15

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Report No. DPS-96 (011. Code No. 5530. 11.553)

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APPROVED:

L. F. MOOEr

H. A. NOBLE FOR THE DIRECTOR

FOR OFFICU4L USE ONLY

it miodified rain test vas condiuc'Wed. DPS-96 Dates of Test: 21 September to 20 October 1960 ABSTRACT Three rifles were subjected to the light automatic rifle tent and two rifles were subjected to additional accuracy testo. Caliber .000 rounds in the endurance tnt. A total of 24.7.92 pounds when fully loaded and en over-all length of 38. the average number of rounds fired was 128. was broken during disassembly of the extractor.25 per hundred rounds.3. but no cook-off occurred in firing 120 roundn in 39 seconds. Only ten parts were broken In firing 18.DEVELOPMENT ALND PROOF SERVICES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MARYLAND AUTHORITY: TT ORD 10508 A TEST OF RIFLE.443 rounds were fired. see note on fg 14. A cook-off occurred after firing 140 rounds in 54 seconds.t at 78 feet was 3104 feet per second. The average velocity of the 55-grain bull. 5 inches. During automatic firing in this test. which has a weight of 6. dust. When fired with a telescopic sight from a bench rest at 100 yards two rifles gave an average mean radius of 1.8. fires Cartridge. Tie average number of rounds fired semiautomatically in one minute in the rate-of-aimed-fire test was 84. One of these parts.223. In the 100-yard bench-rest accurttey test the average man radius for 10-round targets was 1.8 inches. extreme-cold and rain tests. CALIBER . and the average number of hits was 41. The AR-15 rifle gave near normal performance in the unlubricared.function rate with the rifle held normally was 0.223. FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . The averao ma . AR-15 tMoore/ch Report No.land it completed the mud t-st. an extractor spring.1 inches for four 10-shot groups from each rifle with each of two lots of ammunition. The AR-15 rifle.2 and the average number of hits obtained on the "E" target at a range of 100 yards was 77.

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A lever on the left side above the grip.035 inch before unlocking of the bolt is -o. gives the 55-grain bullet a muzzle velocity of 3200 feet per second.223. in line with the bore to minimize rotation of the rifle about the shoulder during firing. Sling swivels and a carrying handle are provided. The bolt locks in a barrel extension. A plastic stock. the barrel.2 inches forward of the bolt.e. This design permits the use of a lightweight receiver to heuse thp operating parts.. This round.1 SCRI TZI0 OF KY'ZU3L Rifle. Caliber .223. and it is directed thrcvgh an ?.092-lunh-dimeter p--.1. provides a trigger safety.. Additional accessories in- clude bayonet. Holes in the rigbt side of the carrier permit gas to escape when the bolt has been rotated to the unlocked position.pleted. Gas passes thrcugh a O. The bolt' carrier is equApped with a tube whioch fits over the gas tube to direct the gas inside the e-rtier where it applies a force against the bolt and the carrier. by mean3 of seven :. fate (vith the tlt in the locked position). The lover part of the front sight is machined wo form a bayonot lug. grenade-Iaunhing sight. and smiautmastic and autmatic fire. A thre-prong muzzle attachaent is threaded to the barrel to sere s a flash suppresosor. AR-15 The AR-15 (Figures I through 5) is a lightweight. A cover is provided for the ejection port iL the receiver. A two-piece hand guard of metal and plastic is designed for convenient disassembly and rapid dissipation of heat. Caliber .-h Is permanently assembled to the barrel. 2. The rifl. The rifle tested previously was an experimental model produced in a limited quantity.20-in':h-inside-diameter tube to the belt carrier.:. The carrier is forned to the rear 0. is chambered f6r Cartridge. vhl. gas-operated rfle equipped with a 20-round. Teletype ORD 10508 dated 12 September 1960 directs that three AR-15 rifles be subjected to the 3tandard Light Automatic Rifle Test.'. detachable magazine. The results of that test are contained in Reference 1.klg lugs. the rear tgether. a grenade launcher. The stock has a rubber butt. FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY -1W COPj . is used in conjunction with a high line of sight and a separate p-ip. The bolt carrier is a massive pert which has a can cut t-: s:cmodat*e a pin assembled in the bolt for rotating the bolt thrugb 2 degree. when fired in the AR-15 rifle. +i. N1TRODUCTION The-AR-15 rifle was previously tested at this station between 20 March end 21 ovember 1958. The rifle submitted for this test was mass-produced and it incorporated various minor design changes from the experimental rifle. The trigger guard is hinged to permit the trigger to be operated while wearing mittens. and a front support f~r a bayonet. 2. The bolt and carrier then trael t. and a telesc:pic sight. A bolt catch retains the bolt to the rear after the last round has been fired. located in 13. A charging handle at the rear of the receiver is designed to permit operation while w aring mittens. bipod. for locking and unlosking.

Top and right siide views. . Rifle. Calibei .6ABERDEErN S1-0-8310-4lOD6 PROVING GROUND 21 September 1960 Project TSl-2/26-. MR-15.223. Fiptire 1.

-rOD6 21 SePteitber 1960 Project T. RfUle. A-R-1b3. Leftt side anid bottomi views.)1-2/265. . F'igure 2.ABERDkEN MOiVING GROUND S1-0-841055. Galiber C~23.

The disconnect ratains the homr in the rearward position until tb! trigger h"s returned to its forward position in semautmtic fire.er is in two parts to permit convenient remova7 of the operating parts. A firing pin. When the lever is *wtated to the fo-iard position (AUTO) it permits a greater movement of the trigqer. or similar tool. The operating parts can be disassembled with a round. but not of the discnnet. is retained in the carrier by another pin. A sprivg-loaded ejector is located in the bolt. The upper recei. by means of a spring-loaded plunger. When th2e homr is rotated to the rear by the carrier the Wping-loaded discocnect engages a~ lug on the rear of the hainer.bere is insufficient movemeut to permit the trigger to disengage the hemeer. :n automtic fire the disconect has no functimn Should the trigger be held to -the rear with the lever set for autmtic fire the automatic sear will hold the harmer to the rear until the automtic sear is rotated by the carc~ier on 1-s foroar-J movement. and the homer will rotate forva-d alightly to contact the trigger. *The upper receiver is st-cured to the barrel assembly by m'eans of a nut and it houses the bolt and carrier aszemblies. and . The firing mechanism can be disassenblei vitbou'.Use is made of the stock to house a large action spring which operates in a direct line with the carrier. The action spring operates in a tube threaded to the lover receiver. A limite. The firing mechanism uses a hadoer. This serves as a iafety feature to prevent contact of the pin with the round except when the bolt i. The upper and lover receivers can be separated by removWg tht receiver pivot pin.p-_-!a' tools 6 FOR OFFiCJAL USE ONLY . than when in the downward positior. and sev'ves as a base for the grip and stock. The forward movement of the haer is controlled by the disconanet and trigger in eeuiajtcmatic fire and by the automatic sear and trigger in autoatic fire.gr. by pushing out the rear pin.vhich is rotated -to the cocked position byv the carrier. It also permits the automatic sear to rotate forward to eagage a lug on the h-zzsr. which retains tke cam pin in the bolt. This permits the lover receiver to be rotated away from the upper receiver to expose the bolt carrier which can be withdrawn to the rear. The action spring and buffer LssexblW are retained in the lourer receiver extension. The lower receiver houses the eirinC j echanism. The action spring and buffer assembly can be removed fromn the tabe by depressing a spring-loaded plunger.. Mhen the lever is rotated w-the downward position (SM11) sufficient movenent of the trigger is permitted to disengage the hainr. reinforced-by a rib. Firing will continue unti. the lover receiver by means of pins.aching..' movement of the firiag pin is permitted in the carrier. The hosmer will remain at the rear until the triger is again operated.ver is desIgnet to provide a carryirg handle which also serves as a base for the rear sight and a telescopic sight. . Whe-n the lever 16 rotaaed to the rear position (SAPE) it blocks the trigger. TNo lugs are provided on the bottom of the upper receiver for att. provides a support for the magazine. The extractor is The receiv. the trigger is released. The stock is retained in position by a screw through the butt to the tube. When the trigger moves to its forward position the hamer disengages froa the d! 6connect permitting it to rotate forward to engagel the tri~.s in the locked position. When the trigger is permitted to rotate to its ftorwwrd position the avt uwtl samr will disengage the haer.

The barrel has a diameter of 0. Ten elownated holes at the top and sit at the bottom of the hand guard are provided for heat dissipation.s fro the rifle it is necessery only to retract the ring and rotate each band guard to the side.0 inches long and weighs 0. which also serves a a support for the gas tube. The front of the hand guatds fit in a yoke pcsitioed on the barrel between the front sight and a shou:der on the barrel and the rear fit in a spring-loaded ring.3056 inch per notch. replaced with one containing rounds by depressing the portion of the catch which extends outside the receiver on the left side or by retracting the charging handle and then releaving it. This permits an adjustment of the rear sight of 0. The hand guards consist of an alumnm liner attached to a plastic shell by meas of ten rivets. Use is made of the hmmer rpring to retain the trigger pin in assembly. 'When the magazine is empty the follower forc*s the catch up to ensag. 1 inches and a blade length of 7. is retained on the barrel by two pins.The automatic sear.65 inch at a point forward of the enlarged chamber section and a minimum diameter of 0. A drum rttached to the screw permits the rear sight to be adjusted for windage vi i a round or other suitable tool The drum has five holea to accept a spring-loaded plunger. trigger and hamer pius are retained in assembly by springs vhich engage in a circumferential groove In the pin. The bayonet for the AR-15 rifle "as an ovez -ali length cf 12. Use is mrAe of lightweight and rost-resistant materials in the fabrication of 'Lbe AR-15 rifle. The ej. The sight is spring-loded to expose one of two 0. 56 inch (excluding the threaded section at the muzzle). A catch holds it in the closed position over the port.0056 inch per hole. The front sight. ie (-62 pound. The post has five notches in its circumerence to accopodate a spring-loaded plunger. The bolt may be disengaged from the . The catch is disengaged automatically by a cam on the carrier vben th' carrier moves to the rear. 7 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . 32 pound. 070 inch at the top. No special technique is required to fire the AR-15 rifle. a truncated cone with a diameter of 0..015 inch. The magazine can be disengaged without removl of the band from the gap (right-handed shooter). of one minute of angle per hole. The rear sight is an L-shaped part pivoted on a screy.0 InchesA ' he weight of the bpynne. the bolt and retain it at the rear. A coating is applied to the hand guasrds. The catch is operated by a button on the right side of the receiver. The front sight post. To disassemble the hand gaard. stock and grip to provide a dark green color.-ction port cover is spring-loaded so that it is held against the receiver during firing. This represents an adjustment The difference in height betv~en the two The magazine is retained in the lower receiver by a catch vwich engages the magasine on the left side. This permits a movement of the post of 0. is threaded to the front sight to permit an adjustpent for elevation. aperVure is 0.atch vhen the magazine has been renoed . The scabbard is 13. 078-incli-ismter apertures on the line of fire.

Rifle fiel. Figure 3. Caliber -.318-OOI-2876-1005-5&-5?/ORD-60 Pro.ject T31-2/265. 21 September 1960 223. AR-iS. . Rifle.d stripped.

Rifles Caliber . . AR-15.SABERD1EEN PROVING GROUND S18-OO1-2875-1005-54-3P/ORD-60 21 September 1960 Project TS1-2/265.223. Figure 4 Front and rear sights.

07 172.74 25.24 inches.1 The length of the round is 2.3 2-2.2 25. STANDARD ~IGHT AI7SS TJ8 I TC RuINT EXAMIXTIOK a.59 92. Proecile Praln Primed Case Cmlt on 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Average 54.06 9!.2 Cartridge. 0 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY .41 54. except the rain and extreme-cold phases. Caliber . Test V was not conducted.8 174.35 25.86 54.224 inch.6 173.73 inch. 53 92. 2. b.83 25. The propellant is an 10 type.2h 54.81 54. The rifle will be disassembled a4 an examination made of all parts.42 25.6 25. was PL-Special Lubricatinv Oil General Purpose Preservative.59 25.082 Inch.8 173.71 172. and oe was used in the disassembly and assembly test. The diameter of the flash bole In the case is 0. The length of the case is 1 75 inches and the lezbth of the bullet Is 0.89 55. Lubriplate was uted in the rain test.24 54.2 173. T20L selected at random gave the following weights in grains: Round No.48 92.345 92.223 Ten rounds of lo.52 93. The number and names of all parts and the types of spring&s will be recorded.37 93. 3.5 171. 35 92.61 25.87 54.83 25.72 54. 3 lubricant The lubricant used in all pbases of the test where lubricant was used.9 173. The procedure for the standard light automatic rifle test follows.7 173.40 25.60 93.71 25.4.55 93..80 5 .2.89 92.88 54. MIL-L-644B. IETAIE CP TST Three rifles were subjected to firing tests. The bullet diameter a 0.7 172. PD 500 oil was used in the extreme-cold phase.

b. The average trigger pull v)1. oe 10-round target will be fired from a bench rest. The veight of the ccoplete rifle. d. One 10-round tarpt will be fired frm the prone position using FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . To disassemble the rifle eculetely. Dimensions recorded will include barrel length. and stock dimensions. Four ten-round targets will be fired at range of 100 yards from a machine rest or from a bench rest by an exqpert rifleman. f. and reassembled. cleaed. The length of the rifle and other pertinent dimensions ill be recor ed.c. DISASSDML AXD A S4BLY The tize and the nmber end type of tools required for each of the following operation# will be recorded: a. one 10-round target vill be fired from a bench rest. To assemble the rifle after ecopleto disassembly. (5) One hundred rounds will be fired as rapidly as possible. oiled. (2) he rifle will be disassembled (field stripped). ACCtWACY a. To Aimount the operating parts and maga ine mehbenim (field To semble the operatin parts end as sine maeAblm. a. The rifle vill be photographed in various conditions of disassembly. A test will be conducted to invostipte the accuracy that can be obtained vhen the rifle is fired under verious conditions similar to those encountered in combat. b. Three riflemen will each fire the following course at 100 yards with the test rifle: (1) With sights prorly adjusted nd with a fouled bore. line of sight above bore. be determined. e. component parts and accessories will be recorded. sight radius. strip). (4) a sling. d. (3) Starting with a cold and oiled bore.

With the rifle held left side up. b. TEST V FlASH The cumaative flash from 20 rounds fired semiautomatically in a completely dark range will be recorded photographically by means of 4-'by.(6) Inmediately after firing the 100 rounds one 10-round target will be fired from a bench rest. breakages and replacement of yarts will be record d. cleaned and oiled after each 600 rLunds. With the rifle held right side up. e. With the rifle held loosely in the hands. With the rifle held in a normal manner at a depression of 80 degrees. With the rifle held In a normal . Six individuals will fire a standard qualification course with the TEST IV The rifle ill be fired 6000 rounds for endurance. before and after the endurance test. firing &lternately 100 rounds sxLautomatically and 100 rounds automatically. d. f. With the rifle held loosely in the hands at a depression of 80 degrees. rifle. The instrumental velocity will be measured on 20 romds. A suitable control rifle may be used. "he entire mechanism tmy be disassemled. Accuracy will be checked betore and after the test. c. 5-inch *'E" target is a silhouette target corresponding to a kneeling man (Ref FM- 23-51). Three rifle-mn will each fire ten three-round bursts . e. All malfunctions. The course will be repeated from the prone position. g. Three individuals will fire as many aimed shots as possible in a one-minute period viMh each semiautomatic and automatic fire. The course will be fired three times per individual and the hits recorded on the B* target at 100 yards. c. 12 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . (7) Another 10-round target will be fired immediately from the prone position using a sling. The rifle will be cooled after each 100 rounds. In the endurance test 100 rounds will be fired sedautomatically and 100 rounds will be fired automatically under each of the following cvndition-: a. d.at a range of 25 yards from the standing position.ner at an elevation of 80 degrees. With the rifle held loosely in the hands at an elevation of 80 degrees.

After . It will be fully loaded and the safety will be placed in the "ON" position. The camera will be placed at a right angle to the muzzle at a distance of 4. TEST -VXJT DUST The rifle will be cleaned and lightly oiled. TEST VI UNIUMICED The rifle will be cleaned in solvent and left in an urlubricated condition. One hundred rounds will then be fired alternating between semimUtomatic and automatic fire. lightly oiled. will be poured at a rate of five pounds per minute through the pourhole while the blower 1. The sand is approximately the Aame grading as that used in the dust test. 13 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . TEST ViI EMTOM COLD The rifle will be cleaned. The rifle will be immersed completely in the mud for a period of 15 seconds. TEST IX MUD The rifle will be cleaned. which is made by mixing nine pounds of Grace 0 Albany sand with one pound of clean silica core sand which passed 190 percent throagh a 30 mesh sieve.4 percent through a 100 mesh. lightly oiled.5 and a film having a Weston rating of 100. The rifle will then be placed in the dust box and exposed to the dust for one minute top side up and for one minute upside down. The dust mixture. 80 percent through a 50 mesh.5 feet. If satisfactory functioning is obtained. taniautomatically. The shooter will remove the tape from the muzzle and attempt to clean the rifle by wiping with the bare hands and by blowing on the congested areas of the action. and 3.camera using a lens opening of f 2.-"Is nerl an attempt will be made to fire 20 rounds (or the capacity of the *Ladzine. The mud mixture is mde in the proportion of ten pounds of red clay and two pounds of clean river sand with eight quarts of water. for a 12-hour period prior to firing. The shooter will attdmp to clean the rifle by wijing with his bare hands and by blowing sharply on the congested areas of the actioiL An attempt will be made to fire 20 rounds (or the capacity of the magazine). An attempt will be made to fire 20 rounds (or the capacity of the inagazine). and placed with a loaded magazine "o" room maintained at -65*F. a similar number of rounds will be fired automatically after an additional two hours.s turned #t a handle speed of 60 revolutions per minute. and the muzzle taped to exclude the mud from the bore.

five minutes with the bolt retracted and for five minutes with the bolt closed.'IQXMINATI0N) NE NCIATUE LIST The names of the parts correspond to the numbers in Figure 5 as follows: 1. restlts. The following procadure vill The rifle. lubricated and subjected to spray which is directed over the entire rifle by reans of a i/2-inch pipe having 0. are attacheO as Appendix B. Complete test date.059-inch holes spaced 1/2-inch apart. After this time the Gun will be fired 100 rounds semiautomntically. Before firing. An attempt will be made to bracket the cook-off point in number of rounds fired. Bolt Cam L is procedure ias modified in this test. There follows a summary of LW. Tie pipe ill be positioned three feet above the be used: rifle. except that the gun will be c. The procedure in 'c" will. The procedure in "e" witll be repeated. in that the bolt .. will be exposed to the spray for a. 2. :V.TEST X 1RAIN~ The rifle will be cleaned:. to facilitate removal of lter the bore. "a" ill be repeated. 1 d. except that the rifle will be exposed to the spray rLth muzzle up. Firing Pin Retaining Pin. Pin. exposed to the spray with muzzle down. The firing will be conducted as rapidl as possible employing preloadod magazines. The rifle will be fired 100 rounds semiautomatically in a horizontal position. the muzzle of the rifle will be depressed to permit water accumulating in the bore to run out. The rifle will bc loaded whc-n the bolt is closed. FOR OFFICLaL USE ONLY .as retracted from slightl. The procedure in fired automatically. The procedure in "c" will be repeated except that the rifle will be e. in a horizontal position. b. Te procedure in "a" will be repeated. TEST XI COOK-(FF The rifle will be subjected to a test to determine the minimum number of rounds which may be fired before sufficient heating of the chamber occurs to result in a premature explosion of the cartridge. when the muzzle ims depressed. be repeated except that the gun will be fired autoxutically.

60 21 Septeamber 1960 Project TS1-2/265. Rifle. Figure 5. Rifle disassembled.223. AR-15.F. I - moa SABERDEEN PROVING GROUND S1 8 -OO1-2877-1005-54-4P/ORD. Ca~iber . .

Hand Guard Assembly LR composed of: Hand Guard. Ejector 6. Front Sight Detent 19. 10. 8. 15. L Liner. 16. 13. 9jector Spring. Socket lead Cap (2) 12. Front Pins. 4. Front Sight Detent. Gas Tube Sight. 17. Bolt (3) 7. Charging Handle Handle. 23. Spring. Spring. Dolt Assembly composed of: Dolt Ring. 20. L Rivets (10) FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 16 . Firing Bolt Carrier and Key Assembly composed of: Ca rier. Bolt Carrier Screv. Front Sight Taper 21 and 22. charging Catch. Pin. Extractor Extractor Pin. Etractor Min. Pin.3. Bolt Key. 9. 11. 18. 14. Front Sight Spring. Ejector 5. Charging Randle Pin. Charging Handle Catch Post.

Hear Sight Detent 28. Ejection Port Cover Ring. Ejection Port Cover 35.24. Sight. Flash Pin. Rear Sight Drum. Ejection Port Spring. Detent. 40. Upper Ring. Hand Guard Slip Ring. Barrel Pin. 38. Rear Sight Windage Dn Screw. Ejection Port Cover Pin Retaining Cover. Rear Sight Pin. Gas Washer. Front 25. 37. Barrel Indexing Nut. 32. 31. 39. Swivel. Tube. Spring.) 34. Flash Suppressor Lock Suppressor. Rear 27. Pin. Hand Guard Slip Ring (An asembly not designed for disassembly. Extension. Rear Sight Windage Barrel and Upper Receiver Assembly composed of: Barrel 33. 29. 17 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . 30. 36. Rear Sight Windage Spring. Hand Guard Snap Spring. Front Swivel 26. Barrel Receiver.

Catch. 56. Automatic Spring.41. Cap. Rear Slirg Swivel Swivel. 51. 43. 49. Automatic Sear Sear. Ejection Port Cover Pin. 61. Spring. Retainer. Automatic Sear 58. RH Liner. 57. Hamer Pin. RH Rivets (10) 45. Ejection Port Cover Catch Hand Guard Assembly RH composed of: Hand Guard. Disconnect 18 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . Rear Sling Swivel 52. Butt Cap Stock Block. 46. Buffer Spring. Ejection Port Cover Catch 42. Automatic Sear Disconnect Autcmatic Sear Assembly composed of: Bushing. Hamer 53. 47. Hand Guard Screw. Rear Sling Pin. 50. 44. Hamer Pin. 54. Buffer Retainer Safety 6o. Spring. 59. 48. Rear Sling Swivel base Pin. 55. Spring.

79. Safety Detent 82. Lower Receiver Zxtenti' Receiver. 73. 67. Pin. Buffer Otxter Ring. Buffer Inner and Ring. Trigger Guard Spring. Spring. 84. 70. Receiver Pivot (An asembly not designed for disasseably. Pistol Lockwasher 19 FO. Ring. 72.62. Trigger Pin. 68. BufZer End 78. Trigger Guard 86. Trigger Guard Pivot Guard. Action Guide. Spring. Buffer 0uter Ring. 71. 74. 85. Takedown Detent. Grip. Action Spring Pin. Trigger Extention. 83. 76. 66. 77. Trigger Trigger Pin. Cap. 81. Buffer Ead 75. 87. 64. OFFICIAL USE ONLY .) Spring. 88. Buffer Ring. Lower Receiver 65. Buffer Pin. Trigger Guarl Plunger. Takedov-n Pin Pin. 80. Safety Spring. Takedown Pin Detent Detent. 63. 69. Lover Pin.

Screw.50 o. MJazian Floor Weights and measurements are averages for rifles number 614.10 8. mogazine spring.69 0. 20 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . Bolt. 99. Weights are girev in pounds and measurements in inches. Magazine Catch Spring. Magazine Catch 97. 682 and 835. 91. Bolt 90. Pistol Grip Catch. b Includes bolt assembly. 1Plunger.0228 a0 Rifle vith loaded magazine Recoiling parts Stock And guards Flash suppressor and vasher Trigger pull (average of 5 trials for each rifle) 6. buffer assembly and action spring. Tube.7 a2 1 rounds can be inserted but the magazine was loaded with a mmxiaun of 20 in this test. WBIGHTS Rifle vithout magazine or sling (vith flash suppressor) Empty miagazin. 93. one round of ammunition Magazine capacity (rounds) 6. Follower. 100. Catch 92. uwgzine Plato.92 b. 94.24 0. Magazine Catch 96. Bolt Catch Pin. Wagazine Floor Plate Rivts (3) 98. 95. lutton. bolt carrier asseably. Bolt ca'ch Plate.18 0. Spring.89.98 D. Maazine Assebly ccuposed of: Retafner.

0 1.0 2.2 IM 3.4 5 Av4.7 1. 5 number of tools required to disassemble riflu 7 min 49 sec Time required to disassemble rifle Number of tools required to assemble rifle after disassembly 5 19 min 17 see Time required to assemble rifle after disassembly Number of tools required to dismount operating parts and magaine Time required to dismott operating parts and magazine b 5 Bec Number of parts required to asemble operating parts Time required to assemble operating parts and aegaziue TEST III Legend: MR .9 5. line extending wcross butt. Avae between a normal to the ine of 4re a NO tool is required.5 2 1 .5 3 4.3 MD 0.8 1.Mean Radius xVD .8 2..0 Sight radius Line of sight above bore Butt to trigger Pitch from line of bore Line of sight to forward end of comb Barrel: Rifling One turn in Number of grooves Number of parts Number of coil springs NMiber of flat springs Number of torsion springs &50 1.2 5. 3. 614 MR~ No! 1.8 37.5 12. Rifle No. but it was found convenient to use a tool to start or position the takedown pin.5 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY .0 4.WASUREKETS Over-all length with flash suppressor Over-all length without flash suppressor Barrel length (face of bolt to muzzle) 38.9 1.0 6 1 15 2 19.2 682 835 1.Mean Vertical Deviation WHD .5 20.8 TIT a_ (DISASSDOLY AND ASSODLY) The time given is the average required for two trials by each of three Individuals. 21 0.8 WD! 3.9 14.8 5.Xxtrew Vertical Deviation b 6 sec (ACMUA) D CI - xtreme Horimztal Deviation Extreme Spread Center of Impact Bench-Rest Accuracy The averages for four 10-shot targets fired from a bench rest at a range of 100 yards are given in inches.an Horizontal Deviation ZVD .9 0.7 0. 0 rm .

Rifle Number 614 __2 Number of broken or damged parts replaced during firing2 cycles Number of broken or damaged parts replaced between firing 0 cycles bThe extractor spring was broken during dis'. therefore.6 2.1 22.2 8.0 5.6 68. Firing vas from the prone position. data generated in this phase are of little value unless a control weapon is used. 3O-Shot Target Mean Fran Mean for Shots Firing Fired Aiztomatically' AiminA Point WV EH 52.5 4.0 1.8 41. The vibration of the action spring could be felt on tbe face during firing.3 3.5 8.0 103.4 8. each fired under a different condition at a range of 100 yards.9 Standing aThe first shot in each burst is considered a samiuutcmatcally-fired shot.0 34. 614 682 Mean From Normal CI MR ES Extreme Shot to Norwm1.9 2. of Bursts --26 No.2 835 Average 5. Rifle No.9 20.2 11. of Shot* Fired 84. for each rifle are given in inches.9 2.ssembly.5 9. yTFire No.7 No.2 128.2 Prone __ U0.9 45.9 8.3 In the rate-of-aimed-fire test the shooter attempted to fire four bursts per mazgaine in the autooatic-fire phase.1 Automatic Accuracy The averages for ten three-ro md bursts by each of three shooters at a range of 25 yards are given in inches. was not conducted because the error of the individual is a large factor in the scores produced and. Rate of Aime? Fire The average nuaber of shots fired and nuaber of hits obtained on the "N" target at a rane of 100 yards in one minite (three trials by each of three riflemn) are given below.2 6. b 2 0 5 1 22 FOR OPFICIAL USE ONLY .1 49. of Hits Obtained Semiautomatic Autowtic 77.Combat Accuracy The averages for five targets. CI 3.o . An asbestbs &love v s worn by the shooter in the combat-acturacy and rate of-aimed-fire tests because the rifle was found to be unca~fortable to hold by the hand guards after firing 130 rounds t a rapid rate. e. Test phasA III.

and a greater number of parts were broken.11 Average velocity loss in firing 6000 rounds (feet per second) 148 Average accuracy before test (MR at 100 yards) Average accuracy after test (MR at 100 yards) 1. and it appears probable that this rifle was fired a large number of rounds befor3 it was submitted for this test.0 0.0 0 22 0.0 1. Only the bolt and bolt-carrier assemblies were removed from the rifle and cleaned after each 600-round firing cycle in the endurance test.0 0. Rifle Number Number of Malfunctions Remarks 614 682 0 0 835 0 23 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY .0 0. in this test. Rifle Number Number of Malfunctions Remarks The bolt failed to remain at the rear after the last round in magazine.6 154 1.4 2.5 0.7 2.3 Rifle number 835 gave poorer endurance performance than the other two rifles in this test. there was a greater loss in velocity.0 0. and 20 rounds were fired automatically after an additional exposure of 2 hours. 614 682 835 1 0 0 TET VII (reTRe coLD) Twenty rounds were fired semiautomatically in each rifle after an exposure of 12 hours to a temperature of -65"F.0 1.0 0. but the bore was not cleaned during the endurance test.3 2.0 0.5 1.0 0.MALFUN. The bore on rifle number 835 showed much greater wear than the other rifles after the endurance test.0 0.0 176 1.25 0.25 0. TEST Vi (uNLUBICAmD) A total of 100 rounds were fired in each rifle (50 rounds were fired semiautomatically and 50 rounds were fired automatically) after the rifle had been cleaned in solvent and left in an unlubricated condition.41 0. No stoppages occurred which could be attributed to a lack of maintenance.'TIONS PER HUNDRED ROUNDS Rifle Rifle !ifle 31fle Rifle Rifle held held held held held held loosely in handa right side up left side up at an elevation of 80" at a depression of 800 normally 0. The chamber was cleaned with a brush after each firing cycle.

and 10 were fired automatically from each rifle after exposure to the dust. 614 682 0 2 835 0 Rifle Number Number of Rounds Fired Type Fire Number of Malfunctions Remarks 614 614 10 10 Semiautomatic Automatic 0 6 682 682 10 10 10 Semiautomatic Automtic Semiautomatic 2 2 682 5 682 10 Semiautomatica 9 &It was attempted to fire automatically but to the AUTO position. and 1 failure to eject. Rifle Number Number of Malfunctions Remarks A failure to feed occurred because the magazine was not latched and a failure to extract occurred (partial rim shear of case). 2 failures to feed. and 1 failure to feed occuw red. the lover could not be rotated 24 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . and 6 failures of the trigger to go forward occurred. The bolt carrier lacked energy to lock the bolt on 2 occasions. The bolt carrier lacked energy to lock the bolt on 3 occasions.TEST VIII (DUST) Ten rounds were fired semiautomatically. The trigger failed to go forward on 2 occasions. The trigger failed to go forward on 4 occasions. the bolt failed to remain at the rear after the last round in the magazine on 1 occasion. The bolt carrier lacked energy to lock the bolt on 2 occasions.

The bolt carrier lacked energy to lock the bolt on 1 occasion. A faulty bolt catch caused several st~oppages.-off rund. and 2 failures to feed occurred. 682 and 835 at TEST X (RA3N) Ztch rifle was fired 600 rounds alternating between semiautomatic and automatic Zire. aazi 4 failures to feed occurred. TEST xi (COOK-OFF) Rifle Number 614 614 Number of Rounds Fired 140 160 Time for Fir 1 Results No cook-off. The bolt carrier lacked energy to lock the bolt 835 835 835 835 6 Automatic 9 on 7 occasions. The bolt failed to lock fully on the first round from the magazine with muzzle up on 1 occasion. on 7 occasions the bolt failed to remain at the rear after firing the last round in a magazine. The bolt carrier lacked energy to lock the bolt on 5 occasions. 25 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . Rifle Number 614 Nmber of Malfunctions 1 Remarks The bolt failed to lock fully on the first round from the magazine with muzzle up. min 15 sec 50 sec aTime from firing first round to chambering of cook. A cook-off occurred in 18 seconds. and on one occasion the trigger pin partial ly disassembled causing the rifle to fire automatically. Twenty addi+ional rounds were fired in rifles number the request of a representative.Rifle Number Number of Rounds Fired 13 7 14 Type Fire Semiautomatic Automatic Semiautomatic Number of Malfunctions 1 1 9 Remarks The trigger failed to go forward on 1 occasion. 682 835 1 9 As above.

6 2.3 0.1 1. Rifle No. 26 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY .8 2.9 0.6 4.65 0.2 1.6 3.85 0.7 o.35 4.8 4.3 3.0 1. No cook-off. Average measurements for four . 1.2 1.4 1.7 0.1 4.2 1.4 2.75 4. Fired from a machine rest using lot T2OL.25 3.5 2.75 5.6 0.8 0.7 0.2 4.85 3.0 2.1 1.6 ].0 0.9 2.8 3.1 3.8 0.2 1.8 0. aTime from firing first round to chamber:ng of cook-off round.75 0. 689 MR J4VD NHD LEVD ED ES 645 Fired from a bench rest with lot UI4F using a telescop sight.2 2. SPECIAL ACCURACY TESTS Several additional tests were conducted at a range cf 100 yards to further investigate the accuracy of the AR-15 rifle.9 0.2 2.7 0. There follows a summary of results.0 1.6 0.Rifle Number Number of Rounds Fired Time for Firin_ Results 682 835 140 120 54 sec 39 sec A cook-off occurred in 51 seconds. Complet2 data are included in Appendix B.8 0.2 3. The average difference in center of impact when firing with and without the bayonet was 1.8 5.9 2.ired from a bench rest with lot T20L using a telescopic sight.2 3.1 3.7 0.8 3.9 0.1 5.8 3.1 AverMge 0.6 4.8 inches at 100 yards.7 0.8 3.2 3.7 0.uvoround targets are given in inches. 689 645 Average 689 645 Average 689 645 Average 1.5 Frired from a machine rest with lot U14F.0 4.7 3.9 0.0 1.2 5.7 0.4 3.

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S. "ATest of Rifle. 1960 Sept . Butler G. 1960 Mr. G. B. Gorey 7 Oct. Sept. ff. 1960 to 10 1960 1960 1960 1960 Mr. Rifle. W. Sept. W. R. Kf. Landers RuPRES1R Cd Code B Code A Code C Code C Code D Eglin Air For"e Base. Gunther Rockerfeller G. Mr. Mr. McDonald G. Deibel A. M. NAME W. Lt. Stoner S/Sgt. H. Col. Sept. to 21 to 21 to 26 to 27 to 26 to 26 Sept. Mr.9 19 22 23 23 23 26 28 29 Sept. Butler W. 3. Texas Code A Code C Code A Code C Lackland Air Force Baze. R. 1960 4 Oct. 1960 6 to 10 Oct. M. 1960 to 10 Oct. 224. TeXas Lackland Air Force Base. Mr. 196o 3 to 8Oct. R. G:. 1960 Sept. Aberdeen Proving Ground. Rockerfeller E. ff. Caliber . Rockerfe11l~r E. Gunther R. Farris Lt. 1960 Mr. H. F. Oct. L. Stoner McDonald R. to 1 Oct. 1960 1 to 8 oct. 196o 7 and 8 Oct. Sept. E. Gustafson Mr. Mr. OBSERVERS DATE 19 to 19 19 19 3. R. 1960 1960 Sept. Caliber ." Fifty-Seventh Report on Ordnance Project No.P. Sept. Mr. Mr. Mr-. Moore. Florida Code A Code C Code D Code C Code D Lackland Air Force Base. February 1959. Sept. L. Stoner G. Mr. Mr. B. A. Texas Lackland Air Force Base. 1960 6 oct.22. Texas CONABC Liaison Officer 28 FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . Mr. Fa-ris 29 Sept. J. L. N. and Pertinent Ammunition. M. McDonald A. J.rey S/Sgt. 196o L+. Lightweight Military. 1960 to 1 Oct. L.mEMC 1. 1960 Sept. Sept. G. AR-15. J. TS2-2015. Butler Mr.

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Punch. O.055-inch Punch. Screwdriver. 36 sec 19 min.9 min. 2. Punch. 2 sec 8 min. 58 sec 7 min. Hammer. i/ 4 -inch blade Ha~er. 19 sec 8 min. 27 sec 6 min. 44 sec 18 min.1o6-inch Screwdriver. 4. 49 sec Time and t-ols rt quired to assemble rifle after disassembly: TooL. 23 sec 7 min. 090-Irch 3.10 6 -4nch 4.055-Inch 2.APPENDIX B Test Data Disassembly and Assembly Tests Dates of Test: 19 October 1960 Time and tools required to disassemble rifle as illustrated in photograph S18-001-2877-I005-54-4p/oRD-60: Tools required: 1. 59 sec 18 min. 4 4 sec 7 min. 0. 14 sec 7 mun. 52 sec RLler 19 min. 1/ 4 -pound brass Eller NOowt~'r '"ria. 16 sec 7 min. required: 1. 1/4-inch blade 5. Crother -IndivicAua1 Hendricks Ave e 18 2 Average min. 28 sec ffendriks 21 min. 59 sec 19 min. 0. 57 sec 7 min. 5. 3. 0. i see 18 min. 5 sec 17 min. 52 sec 19 rin. 0 . 32 see Average 19 min. 090-Inch Punch. 17 sec B-1 . Punch. 1 2 Average Crowhejr 19 min. O. IL sec 1. 30 sec 8 min. 1/4-pound brass Tilo. 12 sec 8 min. Punch.

magazine.ler Trial No. Crowthr RsnOOicM Averaze 1 2 Average 6 sec 6 sic 6 sec 5 sec 6 sec 6 sec 7 sec 5 sec 6 sec 6 sec 6 sac 6 sec B-2 . Individual Iller Trial No.ck Average 5 sec 1 2 Average Tim 6 sec 6 sec 6 eec 5sec 5 sec 5 sec 4 sec 4 sec 4 sec 5 sec 5 sec and tools required to asneale the operating parts and sagazine. Croither Hendl. as illustrated in photograph Sl8-O01-2876-1OO5-51-5P/ORD-60: Tools required: No tool is required but it was found convenient to use a tool to start the takedown pin. Individual U. Tools required: No tool is required but it was found conveniebt to use a tool to position the takedown pin.Thrw and tools required to dismount the operating parts anO.

FF . M a Fired two or wre rourds with one rearwar movement of trigger.Bolt catch engaged before last round in rifle was fired. BCZ . w Failure to extract.Function B-ports Legend: A S FF FJ FX S5 = Automatic.Satisfactory. SAT .Failure to feed. to go forward. 313 = Bolt carrier lacked energy to lock bolt (other than first round). w Single shot. . B1-3 . w Failure of trigge. 7IM a Failure of bolt to remain at rear after firing last round. . 'BC a Failure of bolt to lock fully on first round from m zne.Failure to fire. w Semiautomatic.Failure to eject.

Fired by Hendricks from standing position. '530 to 1556 B-4 . 10 10 10 10 10 eptember 1960 Fired by Hendricks from a bench-rest. pin indent in primer. Caliber .No. Caliber .223. Davis. 2 A-MAPW mS in firing 1540 1544 22 s S Fired by Hendricks from prone positio with sling and asbestos glovo. AR-15. 117 1524 1532 1539 10 66 76 86 186 196 206 8 8 S A SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT Fired by Hendricks from a bench-rest. Fired by Hendricks from a bench-rest. Number 614 Cartridge. 25-Yard Automtic-Acuxacy Test 0825 3 30 209 239 8 A SAT SAT Fouling shots.223. and the veights and measurements were 100-Yard Bendh-Rest Accuracy Test 21 September 1960 The rifle was field strijped end lubricated. 4O S Fired by Hendricks from a bench-rest. Fired by . Rds Time Fired Total No. ACCLUACY MS 114F The rifle was inspected. of Ms Fired on Test Type Fire Function Remarks Rifle.enricks from prone position with sling and asbestos glove. Lot recorded. Fired by. 107 1052 to 1106 16 16 56 3 dAT SAT Sighting uhota fired by Hendricks.

A small sheet metal screw Approximately 1/4-inch long 1440 to fell out of the hand guard. 1 perforation in firing pin indent in primer. Rds Fired Total No.ooe position with sling and ar-bestos glove. Fired by Hendricksfrom prou position with sling 45 to "andasbestos glove. perforations in firing pin B-5 .Time No. Fired by Hendricks from prone position with sling and anbestos glove. 1 perforation in firing pin indent in primer. iho 717 A I-JIC Fired by Hendricks from •u46 1345 to 1346 88 805 s SAT prone position with sling and asbestos glove. 1246 to 1259 100-Yard Fate-Of-AMed7-Fre Test 1515 to 1516 80 352 S SAT Fired by Hendricks from prone position with sling and asbestos glove. i44i 139 944 A SAT Fired by Hendricks from p. of Rds Fired on Test Type FIre Function Remarks 23 September 1960 0851 3 30 242 272 S A SAT SAT Fouling shots. 2 indent in primer. 26 September 196o 0930 to 0931 126 478 A SAT '040 to 1011 99 577 5 SAT Fired by Hendricks from prone povition with sling and asbestos glove. 3 perforations in firing pin n'dent in primer. Fired by Hendricks from prone position with sling. 1 a-wALU lek in primer Joint.

Time No. 0930 1019 100 100 1269 1369 B A SAT 1-FIR Light firing pin indent in priner. 1058 143 100 100 1469 1569 s A 2-F. cleaned and lubricated. 22 947 969 S B SAT SAT Fouling shots. 3. Rifle held normally. 3. 1137 138 to 1143 3. cleaned and lubricated. of Mds Fired on Test Type Fire Function Remarks 3 RAH TEST Velocity Test 27 September 1960 The rifle was disassembled.356 1444 100 100 1669 1769 S A SAT SAT 1 PWvtoMUtiO in firing pin indent in primer. r-rod with the rifle held righ side up. Rds Fired Total No.C SAT Fired with the The rifle was disassembled. 29 Septenber 1960 FIred with the rifle held loosely at a depression of 800915 1000 100 100 1869 1969 8 A SAT SAT Z-6 . 1505 1532 100 100 1o69 1169 8 A SAT BAT Cyclic rate 769 rounds per miute. 28 September 1960 Fired with the rifle held loosely in the hands. virfIortim in primer. rifle held left side up.

The spring was stretched. cleaned and lubricated. 1339 1413 100 100 2269 2369 S A SAT 1-BCE 2. 1052 . 1518 1539 100 100 2669 -769 S A SAT SAT 30 September 1§60 The rifle was disassembled. The bolt catch was disassebbled.3369 s A SAT I-FBR The rifle was disassembled. Function Remarks Fired wih the rifle held normally at a depression of 800. perforations in firing pin indent in primer.1126 100 100 2069 2169 S A SAT SAT Fired with The rifle was disassembled. 1049 1124 1240 100 2869 100 100 2969 3069 3169 . 1418 14-55 1524 130 100 100 3469 3569 3669 S A S SAT SAT l-FX The extractor was broken. cleaned and lubricated. cleaned and lubricated. 1442 1503 100 100 2469 2569 s A SAT SAT Fired vith the rifle held normally. of Rds Fired o" Test Type Fire . It was repaired. Rds Fired Total No. 100. s A S SAT SAT SAT 1322 1349 100 100 100 A SAT 3269 . the rifle held loosely at an elevation of 800.Time No. 1 October 1960 0856 0914 100 100 3769 0933 100 3869 3969 A S A SAT SAT SAT B-7 . Fired with the rifle held normally at an elevation of 800.

1410 1426 11416 1510 100 IOU 100 100 4669 4769 4869 . pin was broken.5069 5169 8 A 1-p SAT s A SAT SAT 1 perforation in firing pin indent in. 153. of Time No. 1027 1055 100 100 4069 4169 s A SAT SAT 1114 124o 100 100 4269 4369 4469 s A BAT SAT SAT SAT 1 perforation in firing pin indent in primer.primer. cleaned and lubricated. cleaned and lubricated. The rifle was disassembled. Type Fire Function Remarks Mhe firinZ The rifle was disassembfled.Total No. 1305 1325 100 100 4569 s A lbe rifle was disassembled. Me extractor 1115 134 125. Rds Fired Mds Fired on Test It was replaced. 1324 1350 14o 100 5269 0 A s A 100 100 100 5369 5469 100 100 5569 5669 5769 6 A i-RR SAT SAT SAT I-FIR No indentation in priner SAT on failure to fire. 100 4969 1550 100 s A I-nc i-BM 3 October 1960 Ta rifle was disassembled. 148 1503 1518 1534 100 100 100 100 5669 5969 6069 6169 0 A z-aR SAT S S 1550 100 6269 A SAT SAT SAT 4 October 1960 0941 100 6369 A SAT B-8 . cleaned and lubricated. cleaned and lubricated. It vas replaced. spring.was broken.

It was not replaced. It was replaced.769 6869 s SAT SAT 1-BCE Cyclic rate 749 rounds per minute. Fired by Hendricks from a bench-rest. The firing pin was broken. 100-Yard Bench-Rest Accuracy Test 142 1444 to 1457 3 6972 7012 S B SAT SAT Fouling shots. 1059 to 1112 EXMM COLD TST The rifle was disassembled. 1055 1126 1151 124 lOC 100 100 100 6469 6569 6669 6969 S A s A A SAT 1-BCE SAT 13o4 1332 100 100 . lubricated and subjected to a temperature of -65 F for a 12-hour period. cleaned. 40 5 October 1960 Me rifle was disassembled and inspected. Velocity Test 1057 3 26 7015 7o41 SS SS SAT SAT Foulig shots. All ten rivets in the left hand guard were broken. cleaned and lubricated. 6 October 1960 0843 1053 20 20 7061 7081 S A SAT SAT B-9 . It was observed that there was moderate wear at the breech. The trigger was broken.Time No. 1 perforation in firing pin indent in primer. The rifle was disassembled. of Rds Fired on Test Type Function Fire Remarks The rifle was disassembled. cleaned and lubricated. Rds Fired TotaleNo.

of No. cleaned and lubricated with lubriplate. were inserted.1s disassembled. cleaned and lubricated. B-10 . The broken trigger pin was replaced.the charging 1014 handle on several occasions to retract the operating parts. 7 Octoler 1960 i009 1010 to 10 10 7211 7221 s A SAT 3-3LZ 2-FF 1-FJ It vas difficult to retract the ope-sting parts. The r*gazine was difficult to insert in the receiver. l51. 1344 l34)R 50 50 7131 7181 S A DUST TEST SAT l-FRR TU rifle vas disassembled. Te magazine was removed and wo round which were ejected as the result of stoppages.Total No. cleaned and lubricated. and left in an unlubricated condition. RAIN WT The rifle was disassembled. 1512 10 10 7191 7201 S A MQD !UT SAT SAT The rifle was disassembled. The butt of the rifle was forced against the ground while applying a force to . cleaned in solvent. 8 October i60 7he rifle was nubjected to the spray in a horizontal position. Rds Time Fired Rds Fired on Test Type Fire Fmction Remarks UNLUBRICAD TEST The rifle .

cleaned and inspected. 1033 to 1037 100 lo 48 to 1049 100 7521 7621 S A SAT 1-FBC The bolt failed to lock fully on the first round from a magazine while the rifle was suspended in a vertical position. was depressed and the bolt was retracted slightly to permit. Wid 0 to 4 mph. The rifle as disassembled. The rifle was fired in a horizontal position.006. of Rds Fired or Test Type Fire Fuction Remarks o942 to 0957 to 0958 0947 100 7321 7421 S A SAT SAT The muzzle 100 The rifle was subjected to the spray with the muzzle up. COCK-OFF TEST 10 October 1960 to 1. The bolt catch spring was replaced. No cook-off. Time from firing first round to loading of cook-off round 1 min. 1101 to It was 3 1115 to 1116 1 100 7721 7821 S A SAT SAT 4 perforations in firing pin indent in primer. B-1f .015 The bolt catch failed to remain in position during firing and caused several additional stoppages. 0939 Weather for this test: Temperature 60 to 650F. 140 7961 A 3-lER I-FF I-FIR Density 1. fired in a horizontal position. The rifle could be handled without discomfort a±ter firing. Ads Fired Total No. 15 sec.Time No. water in the bore to run out before firing. All stoppages were probably caused by a faulty bolt catch. 9 perforations in firing pin indent in primer. The rifle was subjected to the spray with muzzle down.

Lot U14F 1330 7 1337 to 1345 20 7 27 S S SAT SAT Sighting shots. The follower on all magazines was dented at the poinr of contact with bolt. The profile of the firing pin was pitted. Cartridge.223. Fired by Hendricks from a bench-rest.223.FBR Time from firing first round to loading of cook-off round 50 sec. A 3 x 25 power telescope sight was mounted on the rifle for the benchorest accuracy test. Caliber . The stock was cracked for 2 inches forward of the butt at che heel. The rirle wa inspected. A target (with 10-inch center) was uped for an aiming point. 143o 1432 to 1556 5 40 32 72 S S SAT SAT Sighting shots. Caliber .Time No. B-12 . An ISU fifty-meter sm'3 bore rifle target (with a 4. Fired by Hendricks frea a bech-rest. Rifle. Rds Fired Total No. of Rds Fired on Test Type Fire Function Remarks 1030 160 8121 A 1-.5uinch bull'seye) as used for an Liming point. AR-15 Nuber 645 Cartridge. Caliber . The lower receiver was worn slightly at the point of contact v! % the bolt catch.223. Lot T20L 1510 to 1528 40 112 Fired by Hendricks from & bench-rest. A cook-off occurred in 18 sec. ACCURACY TEST3 100-Yard Bench-Rest Accuracy Test 5 October 1960 The rifle was field stripped and lubricated.

to 2055 40 202 SS SAT SPOCIAL TESTS 100-Yard Bench-Rest Accuracy Test 6 October 1960 A target (with a 10-inch center) was used for an aiming point. Fired by Perrin from a bench-rest with bayonet attached. Fired by Perrin from a ben. Caliber . SAT Settling shots. Fired by Perrin from a bench-rest with the 1050 to 1055 flash suppressor attached. Fired by PFrrin from a bench-rest with flash suppressor attached to determine if center of impact was affected by previous removal of flash suppressor. Sighting shots.223.-rest without hand guards.achine-Rest Accuracy Test 1905 1925 to 2005 10 40 Cartridge.223. tat. Lot U11F SS SAT 122 162 SS. Rds Fired Total No. Caliber . Lot T20L 2015. B-13 . of Rds Fired on Test Type Fire Function Remarks 100-Yard I. Perrin from a 1520t O = 10 239 SAT 1522 to 1527 10 Fired by Perrin from a bench-rest with modified hazd guards. S SAT 7 20Y9 1326 1330 to 1335 10 219 S SAT Fired b 10 132 229 S SAT bench. 249 S SAT 7 October 196o 1049 3 20 252 272 S S SAT SAT Sighting shots fired by Perrin. Cartridge. llo 20 4 292 296 S SAT SAT 1120 Fired by Perrin from a bench-rest with the flash suppressor removed.Time No.

Lot U14F The rifle was inspected. Rds Time -. 1236 to 1253 44) 100-Yard Cmbat-Accuracy Test 22 September 1960 08W) 0910 3 10 55 65 S S SAT SAT Fouling shots. Nmber 682 Cartridge..le was field stripped and lubricated. Fired by Dtvis from standing position. __ Total No. Fired by. asbestos glove.No. Septexter 1960 The ri. Caliber . AR-15. bench-rest. B-14 . and the weights and measurements were recorded.223. Fired by Ivis frcm prone position with sling and asbestos glove. Dvis from a bench-rest. ?_-Xard Autotic-Accuray Test 23 September 1960 0852 1014 to 1027 . ACCIRACY TESTS 100-Yard Bench-Rest Accuracy Test 21. 1223 1L 12 52 S 8 EAT SAT Sighting shots fired by Davis. of Rds Fired on Test Type Fire Function Remarks Rifle. Fired by Davin from a bench-rest.223. Fired by Davis from a bench-rest.3 30 203 233 S A SAT SAT Fouling shots. 0930 0935 0944 0945 0947 10 10 100 10 10 75 85 185 195 205 S S A S S SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT Fired by Davis from a Fired by Davis from prone position with sling and Fired by Hendricks. Caliber .

llr 3 904 S SAT Fouling shots 1309 1512 152 20 10 100 924 1024 1124 S s A SAT SAT SAT Cyclic rate 765 rounds per minute. 1 Perforation in fprng pin indent. cleaned and lubricated. 487 567 700 A SAT 80 133 S A SAT SAT ioo to 1401 150to 81 120 781 901 S A SAT SAT 1501 ENDURANCE TEST 27 September 1960 The rifle was disassembled. Fired by Davis from prone position with sling and asbestos glove. of Rds Fired on Test Type Fire Function Remark Remrks 1402 34 to 35 30 268 A SAT Fired by Davis from prone position with sling. Fired by Davis from prone Fired by Davis from prone position with sling and asbestos glove. Fired with the rifle held right side up. o95 28 September 1960 Fired with the rifle held loosely in the bands. Fired by Davis from prone position with sling and asbestos glove. 79 100-Yard Pate-of-Aim-Fire Test 347 S I-FBC 26 September 1960 0955 to 0956 105 to 1106 l2 6 140 Fired by Davis from prone position with sling and asbetos glove. Fired by Davis from prone position with sling and asbestos glove. 100 1424 S I-FFR B-15 . 102 1114 100 100 1224 1324 s A SAT SAT Light firing pin indent in primer. Rds Fired Total No.TIme M to No. 1 perforation in tiring pin indent. position with sling and asbestos glove.

1449 1505 100 100 2424 2524 8 A SAT SAT Fired with the rifle held normally. 0933 1012 100 100 1824 1924 s A SAT SAT Fired with the rifle hed normally at a depression of 80". 1107 100 1134 1 2024 2124 s A 4-Du SAT T bot catch u asembled wad the spring stretched. cleaued and lubricated. Fired with the rifle held left side up. s dis- The rifle ws d. 1528 100 1542 100 2624 2724 s A SAT SAT 30 September 1960 The rifle was disassembled. 100 100 2224 2324 Fired with the rifle held norm. 1 perforation in firing pin indent in primer. 1038 1055 100 100 28. 1357 1422 cleaned w S A lubricated.peamble.ly at an elevation of 80. SAT SAT Fired with the kifle bold loosely at an elevation of 800.-4 2924 S A SAT SAT B-16 . 1724 S A SAT SAT 29 September 1960 Fired uM the rifle held loosely at a depresslon of 800. PFs Total No.. of Rds Fired Type Time 1248 Fired 100 on 1'est 1524 Fire A Function l-FFR Eemrks No indentation in primer of failure to fire. 1418 1456 100 100 1624.No.. The rifle was disassembled. cleaned and lubricated.

Time

No. Ps Fired

Total No. of Rds Fired on Test

Type Fire

Function

Remarks

1131 1250
1331

100 100
100

3024 3124
3224

S A
S

SAT SAT
SAT

1356

100

3324

A

SAT

The rifle was disassembled, cleaned and lubricated.

1448
1513 1540

100
100 100

3424
3524 3624

s
A S

SAT
1-FF I-FFR The round Jumped out of the magazine. The firing pin was broken. It was replaced.

1 October 1960

0809 0920 094u

100 100 100

3724 3824 3924

A S A

SAT SAT SAT
-bricated.

The rifle was disassembled, cleaned and

1109
1127

100
100

4024
4124

S
A

SAT
SAT

1140 1300 1316 1332

100 00 100 100

4224 4324 4424 4524

S A S A

i-FEC
I-1X The extractor was broken. It as replaced.

SAT SAT 1-FF

The rifle was disassembled, cleaned and lubricated.

1438
1454

100
100

4624
4724

S
A

l-FBR
SAT

1514
1538

3.00
100

4824
4924

s
A

sAT
4-WcE The bolt catch was disassembled and the spring was stretched.

1555

1%0

5024

S

1-FBC

3 October 1960 0858 100 5124 A 1-FF The failure to feed occurred on the last round in the magazine.

B-17

Total No. Time No. Rds Fired

of Type Fire Function Remarks

Ms Fire& on Test

The rifle was disassembled, 1121 1245 100 100 5224 5324

cleaned and lubricated. S A SAT l-FF 1-FB The faelure to feed occurred on the last round in the magazine.

1304
1327

100
100

5424
5524

S
A

SAT
1-BCE

1350 1411

100 100

5624 5724

S A

SAT 1-IF

The rifle was disassembled, cleaned and lubricated. 11A5 1599 1545 100 100 10 1506 100 5824 5924 6024 6124 S A S A SAT I-FBR 1-BCE SAT

4 October 1960 0950 1012 100 100 6224 6324 s A SAT SAT

The rifle was disassembled, cleaned and lubricated.
1115 100 6424 S SAT The rear sling swivel pin disassembled permitting the sling swivel to fall off. The charging handle cam unlatched and contacted the shooter's face on several occasio.s.

14o
1247

100
100

6524
6624

A
S

SAT
SAT

1312

100

6724

A

SAT

1345
1430

100
i00

6824
6924

5
A

SAT
1-BCE Cyclic rate 746 rounds per minute.

The rifle was disassembled,

cleaned wnd lubricated.

100-Yard Bench-Rest Accuracy Test 5 October 1960 0905 3 6927 S SAT Fouling shots.

B-18

Time

No. Rds Fired

Total No. of Rds Fired on Test

Tye Fire

Function

Remarks

0906 to
092

6967

5

SAT

Fired by Davis from a bench-rest. On one occasion the cocking lever came unlatched.

The rifle was disassembled and inspected. It was observed that seven rivets in the left hand guard, and two in the right hand. Card were broken. There was moderate wear at the breech.

Velocity Test 1127 1128 to 1130 3 20 6970 6990 SS. S SAT SAT Fouling shots.

EXTIKS-CLD TEST The rifle temperature of

was disassembled, cleaned, lubricated and subjected to a -65°F for a 12-hour period.

6 October 1960 0849
1059

20
20

7010
7030

S
A

SAT
SAk'

WUBRLIE"CA

TWT
in an

The rifle was disassombled, cleaned in solvent, and left unlubrlcated condition.

1438 144o

50 50

7080
7130

3
A
DUBT TEST

SAT SAT

The rifle was disassmbled, cleozed and lubricated. 7 October 1960 0930 10 7146 S l-FF The f*1lure to feed occurred because the maSazfne was not

latched.
l-FX The rim of the case was partly shcared.

B-19

atd fired. of Time 0932 No. B October 1960 %he rifle was subjected to the spray in a horizontal poaition. The muzzle vas depressed and the bolt w%s retracted slightly to permit water in the bore to rin out before firIng. Rds 24 red Ras Fired on Test 7150 Type Fire A Function SAT Remarks A crack approximately cio 10 Inches long was noticed in the stock at the heel. MM TET The rifle was disassembled. At the request of a representative an additional 20 rounds were ldaded in a mae1zine. cleined and lubricated. 1308 10 7170 A 2-N. B-20 . cleaned and lubricated ith Lubriplate. not sub. 1307 10 7160 S 2-PTF The trigger returned to the forward position on each occasion but the shooter made two attempts to fire. The rifle was fired In a horizontal position. RAM TST The rifle ws diassembled.Total No.*cted to the xd. 1312 to 1313 1314 to 1315 10 "fao 7190 :3 I-PF 4-Fly 2-NE 6-FTP 1-FBR i0 S It ma atpted to fire autntiolly but the lever could not be rotated to the Auto position. 1249 to 1252 1301 to 1302 100 100 7290 7390 s A SAT SAT The rifle us subjected to the spray with the muzzle up.E The bolt locked on one occasion after a stoppage when the shooter hit the butt vith his hand.

Total No. of
Time No. Rds Fired Rds Fired on Test Type Fire Function Remarks

1323 to 1326

100 100

7490 7590

S
A

SAT
I-FBC The bolt failed to lock fully
on Vi'e first round from a magazine with the rifle suspended in a vertical

1337 to 1338

position.
The rifle was subjected to the spray with mazzle down. in a h6rizontal position. It was fired

1349 to 1351 1401 to 1402

100 100

7690
7790

S A

SAT
SAT

The rifle was disassembled,

cleaned and inspected.

COK-OFF TEST
10 October 1960
Weather for this test:. 1037 140 7930 Temperature 650F. A Deasity 1.006. Wind NE, 4 mph.

1-FM 1-FF

Tim from firing first round to load ng of cook-off round 54 sec. A cook-off occurred in 51 sec. A punch-out in primer resulted on cook-off round.

The rifle was inspected.
All of the rivets (10) in the left haud guard were missing. The lower receiiver was worn slightly at the point of ccntact xzith the bolt catch. The bolt catch was worn slightly at the point of contact with the bolt. The follower on all magazines as dented at the point of contact with bolt. Rifle, Caliber .223, AR15 Number 689

Cartridge, Caliber .223, Lot U14F

B-21

Time

No. Rds Fired

Total No. of Rds Fired on Test

Type Fire.

Function

Remarks

ACCURACY TESTS 100-Yard Bench-Rest Accuracy Test 5 October 1960 The rifle was field stripped and lubricated. rest A 3 x 25 power telescopic sight was mounted on the rifis for the beachaccuracy test. An ISU fifty-meter smallbore rifle target with a 4.5-inch bull 's-eye . as used for an aiming point. 1544 1546 to 1605 3 40 3 43 S S SAT SAT Sighting shots.

l

1

t

40

Fired by Hendricks from a bench-rest. Cartridge, Caliber .223, Lot T20L 83 S SAT Fired by Hendricks from a bench-rest. 100-Yard Machine-Rest Accuracy Test Cartridge, Caliber .223, Lot U14F

2110

2115 to

10 40

93 133

SS SS

SAT SAT

Settling shots.

2155
2200 to

Cartridge, Caliber .223,

Lot T20L

2240

40

173

SS

SAT
SPECIAL TESTS

100-Yard Bench-Rest Accuracy Test 6 October 1960 Cartridge, Caliber .223, Lot T20L

1410
1.415 to 1420 1421 to

6
10

179
189

S
S

SAT
SAT

Sighting shot.
Fired by Perrin from a bench-rest.

1426

10

199

S

SAT

Fired by Perrin from a
bench-rest wIth bayonet attached.

B-22

No. Rds

Total No. of Rs Fired

Type

Time.

Fired

on Test

Fire

Function

Rerarks

Rifle, Cartridge .223, AR-15 Number 835 Cartridge, Oaliber .223, Lot U14F The rifle wae inspected, and the weights and measurements were recorded. ACCURACY TESTS 100-Yard Bench-Rest Acouracy Test 21 September 1960 The rifle was field stripped and lubricated.

1332

10 40

10
50

S S

SAT SAT

Sighting shotB fired by
Perrin.

1349 to
1403 Fired by Perrin from a
bench-rest. 100-Yard Combat-Accuracy Test 22 September 1960

0842 0948
1128 1130 1138

10

3

53
63

5 S S S A S
S

SAT
W

Fouling shots. Fired by Perrin from a
bench-rest.

10 10 100 10
10

73 83
183 193
203

SAT SAT SAT
SAT SAT

Fired by Perrin from a bench-rest. Fired by Perrin from prone
position with sling and

asbestos glove. Fired by Hendricks.
Fired by Perrin fro-m a bench-rest. Fired by PerrLn from prone

1139
1140

position with sling and

asbestos glove. The two groups fired with a hot barrel were large. The rifle was cooled and n .en-shot bench-rost target -4.% fired to determine if hQst vas the cause of the

1315

10

213

S

SAT

large group. Fired by Perrin from a bench -rest.

B-23

26 september 1960 1015 to 1016 120 476 A SAT Fired by Perrin from prone position with sling a 1125 to asbestos glove. Fired by Perrin from prone position uith sling and 1126 1320 to 1321 1420 to 1421 82 767 S SAT 1525 to 1526 !0 887 A SAT asbestos glove. 100-Yard Bate-of-Aimed-Fire Test 1554 to 1555 80 356 S SAT Fired by Perrin from prone position with Mling and asbestos glove. MDURANCE TWT B-24 .Tortal No. 120 685 A SAT Fired by Perrin from prone position ith sling and asbestos glove. 1 perforation in firing pin indent in primer. Rds Fired MIs Fired on Test Type Fire Punction Remarks 25-Yard Automatic-Accuracy Test 23 September 1960 0854 1038 to 1050 1430 to 1441 3 30 30 216 246 276 S A A SAT SAT SAT Foulirg shots. Fired by Perrin from a standing position. 89 565 S SAT Fired by Perrin frum prone position with sling and asbestos glove. of Time No. Fired by Perrin from prone position with sling. Firel by Perrin frm prone position with sling and asbestoo glove.

rifle was disassembled.de up. cleaned and lubricated. Fired with the rifle held left si. 09LL7 1021 100 100 1010 1910 S .-MF7 Wl. 1319 to 1324 1520 3 20 100 90 910 1010 S S S A SAT r-.rrj'. of 2dz. The rifle was dIsassembled.f. 103k 100 1310 A SAT Fired with the rifle held right zJde up.iA' SAT SAT SAT 1548 100 1110 QCycI.AT A SAT Fired with the rifle held nortiwly at a de-pre6ssion o.7 Sentember 1960 Th. 28 September 1960 Fired with the rifle held loosely in the huds. 1405 100 2210 S SAT B.r vi r.hot. Hds Firedon 2. clcaned and lubricatqd.rv pan . Fred Test Type Fire Function Eemarlc-.. 143o 1503 100 100 161o 1710 S A SAT aAT 29 Septamber 1960 Fired with the rifle held loosely at a dzprcssion of &C..CT 2110 5 A j.ic rat- r - i. '10 Total i4o.. . Fn. Fired ith the rifle held lcosely at an elevatdon of 8". 1118 1147 Ta'.r. cleaned and lubrileted. 1138 100 1410 S 1258 SAT 100 1510 A SAw The rifle was disassejabled...-25 .11o. .. 100 100 201C 3.r.. 1005 100 1210 S I-FFR Light fiz:.

Time NO.TJ on Te. F re. of Rds Fired Type .. 1515 100 1. 1119 1133 1158 1250 1314 1329 100 10o 100 100 100 100 hOlO 4110 4210 4310 4410 4510 S A S A 8 A SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT The rifle was disassembled..:t 2310 Fire A Furction Remarks SAT The bolt catch was disassembled and the spring was stretched. cleaned and lubricated. 1439 !457 1522 100 100 100 4610 4710 4810 S A S SAT SAT SAT 13.l with the rifle held normally at an elevation of 800F. cleaned and lubricated. 1532 100 2610 S SAT 15h3 100 2710 A SAT 30 September 1960 The rifle was disassembled.d Total Vo. Rd:.5 100 2h1o 2510 S A SAT SAT Fired with riflc held normally. The rifle was disassembled.00 100 2810 2910 S A SAT SAT 1137 1256 1339 1402 100 100 100 100 3010 3110 3210 3310 S A S A SAT SAT SAT SAT The rifle was disassembled. 3511 1528 100 100 3410 3510 3 A SAT SAT 1547 0858 0927 0957 100 100 100 3610 3710 3810 3910 S A SAT SAT SAT 1-FFR 1 October 1960 S A 100 The firing pin was broken It was replaced.26 . cleaned and lubricated.. cleaned and lubricated. 1041 1101 . F .

B-27 . Cof Time flo Rds Fired Rds Fired on Test Type Fire Function Remarks lkOo 100 100 4910 5010 -A S SAT SAT I Cztober 1960 0905 103 5110 A SAT The rifle was disassembled. in firIng pin indent ir primer. The extractor lip was brrkx-' It was caught between fs. cleaned and lubricated. It was replaced.Totel Nc.of bolt "and base of ourd causing the second failu. cleaned cnd lubricated.unlatched. The bolt catch was disassembled and the spring was stretched. cleaned and lubricated. 1143 1255 1314 1351 100 100 100 100 6410 6510 6610 6710 S A S A SAT I-FY SAT SAT The charging hand'e vam. were replaced. The firing pin was broken.: to fire. It was replaced.0 5510 5610 5710 S A S A SAT SAT SAT 1-BCE The rifle was disassembled. i . The rifle was disassembled. 1233 1253 100 100 5210 5310 S A SAT SAT 1325 1342 1402 1420 100 100 100 100 54o. The exf:-i- and the extractor sprn(: I p-rf. 1503 1522 1539 100 100 100 5810 5910 6010 s A S SAT SAT SAT 4 October 1960 0945 100 61lO A SAT 1000 1025 100 100 6210 6310 S A SAT 2-FFR The firing pin was brokz-. The extra'o' spring was broken du r 1 disassembly.

It was replaced. Velocity Test 1138 3 )4 . 1139 to 6977 SS EnTOM-COLD SAT 'IEST The rif'le wac disassembled. 14. cleaned. cleaned and lubricated. Rd:Fiycd ICX) Total 14u. Tze rifle was disassembled. of Pds Fired on Test 6810 6910 Type Fire S A Function SAT Remarks 100 SAT Cyclic rate 796 rounds per minute. The firing pin was troken.00-Yard Bench-Rest Accuracy Test l)J2 3 40 6913 S SAT SAT Fouling shots. lubricated and subjected to a ternperature of -650F for a 12-hour period.0 50 50 7067 7117 S A DUST9 TEST SAT SAT The rifle was disassembled. and left in an unlubricated condition. cleaned and lubricated. One rivet was uroken in left hani guard. cleaned in solvent. 6956 SS SAT Fouling shots. ]. 5 October 1960 The rifle was disassembled and inspected. Fired by Porrin from a 1534 !o 1552 6953 S berch--rast. B-28 . 6 October 1')60 0856 1105 :?0 20 6997 7017 S A SAT SAT ILUBRICATED TEST 'rh1e ri-le was disassembled. 1:3L."lime 1435 1505 No.: in grooves especially at breech. It was observed that there was heavj wear at the breech and light roughnes.

-matinally on one occasi ". 8 October 1960 The rifle was subjected to the spray in a horizontal position. 1331 1332 13 7 7150 7157 S A I-FF !-BLE At the request of a representative 20 additional rounds were loaded in a magazine. cleaned and lubricated with Lubriplate.Time . It was fired in a horizontal position. 1459 to 1503 100 7477 S 3uspended in a vertical position. 1 perforation in firin . in. The bolt failed to lock f-'l y on the first round from a magazine with the rifle 1 perforation in firing pin indent in primel-FBR 1-FBC B-29 . Rds Fired Total No. cleaned and lubricated. 1428 to 1432 100 7277 S I-FBR I-F2R The trigger pia partially disassembled aod cause. of Rdb Fired on Test Type rire Function Remarks 7 October 1960 0931 10 7127 0933 10 737 S A MUED 'i'ST SAT SAT The rifle was disassembled. not subjected to the mud. indent in primer. the rifle to fire a-ut..No. The rifle was subjected to the spray with the muzzle up. 2 100 7377 A 2-FBR The pin was repositioncd. The muzzle was depressed and the bolt was retracted slightly to permit water in the bore% to run out before firing. and fired. 1333 to 1335 1335 to 1338 1k 6 7171 7177 S A RAIN TEST 5-BE 4-FF 2-FF 7-BULE The rifle was disassembled.

off. No cook- The rifle was inspected. The profile of ti-e firing pin was pitted. Wind NE. 2-FBR firs. of Rds Fired or Test Type Fire A Function 2-FBR Remarkc 7577 The rifle was subjected to the -pray with muzzle dourn. primer. COOK-OFF 'E ST 10 October 1960 Weather for this test: 1047 120 7897 Temjerature 6601. cleaned and inspected. a horizontal position. 1525 1o 1528 1538 to 1539 100 100 7677 7777 S A SAT 1-FBR It was fired. 4 mph.Time 1514 to 1315 d. A Density 1. Ed. in I perforation in firing pin indent ir.004. B-30 . of round 39 sec. Fi red 3. The lower receiver was worn slightly at the point of contact with the bolt catch. Two rivets vere missing from the left hand guard. The rifle was disassembled.O0 'To'al No. The follower on all magazines was uented at the point of contact -with bolt. round Time from firing cook-off to icadine.

Number of shots fired automatically and number of hits obtained in one minute.7 No.RATE-OF-AIMED-FIRE TEST Dates: 23 and 26 September 1960 Range: 100 yards Target: E Wind: N to hE. AR15 Fired From: Prone position with sling Direction of Fire: S Sky Condition: Overcast An asbestos glove was worn on thm hand supporting the hand guard. 614 Average Dvls 'with rifle No. of Hits Obtained 35 Malfunctions 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 50 41 55 59 45 53 27 32 32 30 41. 1 2 No. of Rds Fired 126 140 139 135 14o 133 120 131 120 120 120 120 128.3 2 3 1 2 3 B-31 .223. Rifleman Hendricks with rifle No. 835 Average Average for 3 shooters Trial No. 682 Average Perrin with rifle No. 3 to 7 mph Temperature: 60 to 68"F Rifle: Caliber .

of Hits Obtained 78 Rifi-en Hendricks with Trial No. 682 Average 79 30 8i 80 75 79 77 77 Perrin 6th rifle No.223.8 0 B-32 .'with rifle No. of Malfunctions 0 rifle No. Rifle: Caliber . 835 Average Average for 3 shooters 1 2 80 89 76 75 0 0 3 82 4 84. Direction of Fire: S Sky Condition: Scattered to overcast Wind: IE to NE. Average 2 3 . Temperature: 61 to 7209F. Nuber of shots fired semiautomatically and number of hits obtained in one minute. 2 74 75 77. 2 3 59 E8 89 89 78 81 0 0 0 0 0 Davi.RATE-OF-AIMED-FIRE TEST Dates: 23 and 26 September 1960 Range: 100 yards Target: E Pired From: Prone position with sling. 4 to 7 mph. No. 614.3 guard. of Rds Fired 80 No. 1 No. AR15 An asbestos glove was worn on the hand supporting the han.

4 5.2 1.1 0. 1 MR 0.5 5.2 3.223.7 0.7 2.8 1.6 3. 5 to 10 mph SKY CONDITION: Overcast T2MPERATURE: 6W to 7 0 °F CARdTRIDGE: TARGET: Caliber .0 o.5 1. 835 2 3 1.0 1.4 4.223.o 0.4 MD O. 7 6.2 3 4 D.9 4.4 0. 614 2 1. No.6 3.8 0.6 ES 2.9 EHD 2.8 4.9 3.1 0.1 2.0 AR-15.7 0.8 0.9 1.2 7.9 7.5 6.0 3.2 3.6 1. Perrin 1 1.d 1.0 6.2 2.5 o.9 1.7 0.5 3 Average D.0 3. Lot Lfl4F A (with 10-inch bull's-eye) Target measurements are given in inches.9 2.2 4.8 1.2 1. GROUP CENTER FROM TARGET CENTER RIF1.3 .5 4.5 3.9 3.0 3.7 1.4 5.3 1.1 3.0 0.2 4.5 4.4 4.8 4.9 1.3 2.7 3.9 1.2 2.2 4 Average Average for 1.0 3. No.FXAN G.5 i.*7 EVD 1. Hendricks TARGET NO. No. 682 1 2 1.5 2.6 Average 1.2 3. targets 1. AR-15 W-ID: NE to E.0 1.6 0.5 5. Davis AR-15.4 0.8 6.0 al.8 5.7 AR-15.5 1.4 0.4 2.7 0.2 7.9 3.9 B-33 .7 6.9 liVD 0.0 0.4 1.ACCUFACY TEST DATE: 21 September 1960 RANGE: 100 yards DIRECTION OF FIRE: S FIRED FROM: Bench rest RIFLE: Caliber .2 3.9 1..

0 -1.7 5.4 7.4 io. AR-15 'i.5 +0.%O?.t group.1 +2.1 1.7 1. DIRECTTON OF FTP2" S .9 -3.7 4.2 5.0 5..6 0.4 +0.2 1.2 +3.1 +0. AR-15.4 -3.3 3.2 12.6 1.9 2.0 -6 4 +1 6 -4.2 +2.5 .9 +2.5 7.3 +1.2 3 5 1.9 6.6 6.2 2.0 7.9 1.4 6.0 7.8 1.7 +0.4 -'.4 1.1 7.9 0.S 6.4 4.8 1.8 +1.7 1.2 9.6 5.4 1.9 1. 1.0 1.1 3.TAT.1 1. AR-15.3 6 4 6.4 1 2 2.1 4.o 4.7 5.2 6.'F.0 5.7 r. Number 614 All target data Target number 1 Target number 2 Target number 3 Target number 4 Target number 5 Target No.2 7.3 1.9 2.5 -0 2 +1.7 +0.0. 4 to 10 mph Scattered to overcas: 63 to "71vF B to WIND SKY CONDITION TmeM-f'RATJ 'iAiRGET A (with 10-inch bul1.0 6.2 19.1 7.0 6.5 -5.3 7.2 -1 1 -0 5 5.5 *0.4 -.2 +4.7 -3. 1.3 -L.3 2.2 1.4 1.1 11.4 19.5 15.9 5..6 6. Rifleman: Measuremen~s from Center of Group No.'s-eye) are given In Inche: = Normal bench-re. Number 835 1 2 1.5 6. U14F TEST E.6 18.4 5.0 -0 C 6.6 9 7 +0. Group Center From Aiming Point MR MVD MHD EVD EHD ES V 11 G.2 i52.1 3 4 1.1 .ACCUPA5 DATE: 21 and 22 September 1 t RAN GE: 100 yard.0 8.6 10. Celiber .2 +0.3 3.5 1.6 Average for all targets 2.O +1.9 6.ba.6 15.9 +0.2 Average 1.0 +-1.3 3. 4 0.2 Rifleman: 3 1.7 1.0 (.223.0 4.0 1.6 17.9 0.0 +0.5 7.0 +1.2 -0.9 9.8 1.2 +1. Hendricks.2 6.6 +1.5 4.0 -8.0 -3. Number 682 1.3 3.9 4.3.0.9 +1. Perrin.8 1. = Bench-rest group with a hot.5 1.2 1.8 2.6 7.9 Average 2. AR-15. Lo.2 2.9 4 2 10. .5 6. prone group.5 1.o +1.3 7.1 3.2 4.4 +1.2 Rifleman: D.4 4.7 1.6 -4.2 1.1 3.9 M.223.8 9.2 o.9 +0.0.4 h. 1 Group Center V H Mean ES 1 2 4 1.2 -0.0 3.2 0.6 -4.9 0.6 1.2 +0. Davis.6 1.8 -4.c 6.8 +1.8 4.6 9.0 8.1 0.2 .1 -2.7 1.7 1.h 7.0 -3.1 7. 5 2.1 7.7 1.4 2.4 +2.6 1.9 -5..5 4.6 -o.6 3 5 7.2 3.1.4. = Bencn-rest group ctarting with a cold and oiled bore = Norma.7 2.7 -3.6 +2.0 1.E" Caliber .11TIUDGE.8 1 -0.0 1.2 +1.3 +1 1 4.3 +O.9 5 4.3 3.3 -6.7 2.8 -0.1 +1.rel = Prone group with a hot barrel.6 Average 2.0 .6 +1.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 +0.1 B-35 .1 +10.1 +0.9 +20.223.9 +19. Distance From Aiming Point to First Shot Vertical Horizontal Measurements are given in inches.9 +7-.2 +7.3 +19.2 -2.4 +8. Hendricks FIRING POSITION: Fired in three-rounAd bursts.9 +25.2 +.3 +0.1 +24.17 +8.9 +8.6 +13.0 41.223.0 +6.0 +17.4 +9.2.6 +26.63 EH +8.4 +0.1 +0.6 -f.0 +17.8 +0. Number 614 RANGE: 25 yards CARTRIDGE: Caliber .6 -2.7 +15.2 +2_1.cal Horizontal Distance From Aiming PoiUt to Third Shot Vertical Horizontal 1 2 -2.2 +21.57 ES 30-shot group Mean From Aiming Point 16. -0.AUTOMATIC ACCURACY TEST DATE: RIFLE: 23 September 1960 Caliber . Burst No. AR-15.8 +8.6 +11.7 +14.2 -2.3 +29.4 +12.4 +0.9 -2.0 +5-3 +9.3 +24.7 +11.9 -0.3 9 10 Average -1.2 +lO.o0 +0.3 +24.1 -0.r Mean for shots fired automatically (from center of impact of first shot in each burst) 26.8 +21.7 +13.0 -2.9 +13.9 +6.5 +21.6 +34.9 20.5 +18.2 +19.0 +8.0 -2. Distance From Aiming Point to Second Shot Verti.3 -1.2-L +19. Lot U14F Prone (without sling) RIFLEMAN: G.0 -2.9 36.72 EV +26.

AUTCOMTIC ACCURACY TST DATERIFLE.3 4 5 -3.18 30-shot group Aiming Point EV EH ES 22.8 52.7 +1.9 +4.2 +29.-32 +3.1 +29.3 +13.5 +9.27 -2.9 -2.6 +7.3 +34.7 -3.54 Mean From +1.3 52.68 +0..2 +38. 8 +41. Number 682 Lot U14F RIFLEMAN: D.0 -3.1 +0.1 +0.7 -2.3 +0.4 1-36 .2 9 10 Average +0.3 -2.3 +0.4 +2.5 -7.2 -2. Distance from Aiming Point to first shot Vert Hor Distance from Aiming Point to second shot Vert Hor Distance from Aiming Pcint to third shot Vert Hor 1 2 -3. Davis RANGE.0 -8.223.3 +35.0 +0.4 +34.5 -3. FIRING POSITION: Prone (without sling) Fired in three-round bursts.9 +37.0 +27.8 Mean for shots fired automatically (from center of impact of first shot in each burst) 35.4 -6.0 6 7 8 -2.5 +4.7 21.5 +36.5 +12. 23 September 1960 Caliber .2 3 -3.6 +29.9 +26.8 +0.3 -2.9 +26.6 +27. Measurements are given in inches.7 -1.4 +26.5 +0.2 +4 9.8 -2.3 +27. 25 yards CARTRIDGE: Caliber .1 +27.25 +9.3 -2.7 +33.0 -0.5 +4.4 +1.5 +22.4 -1.223. Burst No.1 +27. AR-15.1 -2.1 +1.

RIFLE: 23 September 1960 Caliber .3 +0.0 +3.53 30-shot group Mean rom Aiming Point 26.0 -3.4 +44.7 -2.2 +0.5 +41.7 ean for shcts fired automatically (from ceuter of impact of first shot in 41.5 +0.7 +0.1 +0.5 +3.1 -0.4 49. Measurements are given in inches.2. 223.4 -3.0 +0.3 +10.79 +5. Distance from Aiming Point to first shot Vert Hor Distance from Aiming Point to second shot Hor Vert Distance from Aiming Point to third shot Vert Hor 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Averge -1.9 +30.6 -3. Perrin FIRING POSITION: Fired in three-round bursts.4 +27.7 ES 61.9 +46.8 +3.3 -2.1 -1.6 +45.6 +32.9 -3.AT(1'T.18 +33.4 +48.9 -2.97 EV 60.1 0.9 -2.4 +40.8 +11.0 -o.4 +0. AR-15.7 +0.5 +3. Burst No.4 +0.9 +3. +29.2 +42.9 +0.TIC ACCURACY TEST DATE.2 +0.1 +56. Number 835 RANGE: 25 yards CARrIDGE: Caliber . +5.2 '3.0 -2.4 +39.6 +29.9 +31. +4o.71 EH 18.4 +6.2 -2..7 +34.2 +27. Lot U14F Prone (without.7 +4.7 -0.8 +46.2 each burst) B-37 .9 +33.5 +3. 5. sling) RIFLEMAN: M.223.7 +8.5 +15.8 +39.6 +2.

1 -3.9 +36.5 + 4.2 EV 109.6 +44.6 -0.5 +4.6 +42.6 +4o.3 +4o.5 +1o.7 429. Measurements are given in inches.1 +31. 1 2 Distance from Aiming Point to first shot Vert Hor Distance from Aiming Point to second shot Vert or Pistanue from Aiming Point to tariV 5hot Vert Hor -3.2 +36. 21 98.2 +43. 2 + 8.9 -0. AR-15.8 +O1.5 -1.23 ES 116.5 +44.4 +41.2 + 2.0 each burst) 76.223. Burst NO.A: G.-3.8 + 7.4 +38.3 +39.3 EH 45.1 +95.4 +38.4 -2.4 +iU..2 -2.0 8 9 10 Average .9 Mean From 30-shot groap Aiming Point 50.6 +0.6 +99.AUTOMATIC ACCURACY TEST DATE: RIFLE: 22 September 1960 Caliber .1 +95.6 3 4 5 6 7 -3.4 +91.3 +98.1 Mean for shots fired automaticaly (from center of impact of first shot in B-38 .57 +10.2 -o. Lot Standing RANGE: 25 yards CARTRDGE: U14' RIFLE. Number 614 Caliber .5 -3.5 + +41.5.80 -0.7 +39.5 +99.0 + 7.3 +40.1 -4. Hezdricks FIRING POSITION: Fired in three-round bursts.8 +39.6 + 8. 7 +.3 +42.4 +0.9 + 7.07 +42.4 +96.64 + 6.223.4 +40.8 +o.4 +96.6 -0.9 +o.6 -2.9 -1.1 +9.5 +0.

0 +4.2 +45. AR-!5. +1.-7.1.1 +107.3 +16. 41 +107. 223.or Distance from Vert Hor 2 3 4 5 6 Ar -0.2 +34.7 +13.0 +l.90 +13.0. Distace from' Burst No_.6 +2.5 +357.0o -1.5 +39. Caliber . Ivis Fired in three-round bursts.3 -1. +43.AUT C-TIC ACCURACY WT DA': RYFUE: 234 September 1960 Caliber .7 B-39 . o +4. 6 4+i0..6 +42.3 +106.5 +31.8 +1.7 +100.0 +x. 06 +39.8 + 5._ 1 Airing Po:Lnt to fArst shot " o Distance from Aiming Point to sec6nd sot Vert - Aiming Point to third shot Vert .2 +42.2 -2.223.2 +2.2 +i. 2 +2.0 +142. Number 682 R02: 25 yards CARTRIDGE.6 +42.5 +10.5 +100.7 8 9 10 -2. 2 +102.1 +4o. 6 a1k. 96 30-shotgroupan From Mean for shots fired au-. 4 +1. 3 +48.2 U0 1-20 "0. Lot Ui4F FIRIG POSITION: Standing RILEMA: Measurements are givqn in inches.atica&ly (from center of impact of firtit shot in each~ burt) 79.o + 7.4 +2.3 +11. 3 +45.65 Average +i. 5 .0 +0.6 + 9.1 +36.6 + 6.9 +33. D.2 +115. 6 +1.. 7 43.8 +4 2.6 + 4 2. 0 +. 9 +n6.9 +118.6 +14. 06 +35.

8.0 +0.4 +59.2 +8.0 -2.7 +19.7 Mean for shots fired automaticaUy (from center of impact of first shot in each burst) 50. AR-15 Number RAGE: 25 yards 835 CARTRIDGE: Caliber .41 +5.6 9 10 Average -1.4 +8.4 -2.3 -2.3 +8. Burst Distance from Aiming Point to first shot Distance from Aiming Point to second shot Distance from Aiming Point to third shot No.7 Hor +9.87 EV +65.03 +20.7 -0.9 -3.2 +67.4 +68.7 +68.5 +18.4 +0.3 +24.2 +21.72 Mean From 30-shot group Aiming Point 33.3 +6.1 3 4 -3.6 +23.4 +1.4 -1.36 -1.9 Hor -o.4 -0.7 -2.4 5 6 7 8 -2.0 +23.7 B-4o .6 -0. 1 -2.3 -0. 1 2 -Vert -1.4 +70.5 +20.7 +66.5 +74.223.5 +22.8 +25.16 +24.2 Vert Hor +28..8 +21.8 +9.4 +71.7 +0.1 +22. 223.7 +24.7 +23.3 +22.8 +69.9 +29.1 EH 30.4 +66.0 +23.4 -0.1 Vert +22.4 ES 83.2 77. Measurements are given in inches.5 +0.4 +7. Lot U14F Stanming RIFLEMAN: K Perrin FIRING POSITION: Fired in three-round bursts.7 +8.AUTOMATIC ACCURACY TEST DATE: RUULE: 23 September 1960 Caliber .2 +7.3 +8. 8 +25.

223.0 1.223.8 5.7 8.9 1. Davis AR-15 No.3 11.5 3.5 1.2 1.6 0.7 1.4 2. 835 .1 6.5 10.8 1.6 2.1 5.1 0. Perrin 1 2 a a3 4 Average 2.0 1.9 2.3 3.4 AR-15 No.6 5.9 5.ACCURACY TEST DATE: 4 and 5 October 1960 FIRED FROM: Bench-rest WIND: N to NNE.5 6.5 6.5 5. 0.4 4.4 4.3 9.6 5.3 1. Average 21 3 4 1.6 2. AR-15 TARGET: A (with 10-inch bull's eye) RANGE: 100 yards DIRECTION OF FIRE: S SKY CONDITION: Clear to TEMPERATURE: 55 O-ercast to 620F Target measurements are given in inches.7 1.6 2.2 2.9 G.5 3. Hendricks AR-15 No.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 7.2 11. Lot Ul4F RIFLE: Caliber .3 21. 682 1.5 7.3 6.4 1.2 0.6 1.5 4.6 1.7 3.9 7.3 1.7 4.9 12.8 1.6 1.5 4.9 12.9 1.2 0.4 2.3 2. Rfileman Target No.6 B-41 .5 2.9 12.3 1. MR MVD NHD EVD 4.2 9.9 3.7 5.3 6.9 12.5 4 Average aOne bullet keyhole.8 2. 614 1 2 1. 0 to 4 mph CARMRIDGEz Caliber .1 EHD ES D.4 2.3 1.3 29.4 1.7 9.8 4.0 4.9 21.5 6.1 0.7 5.0 7.2 7.9 0.1 1.

689 Target No.7 0. Rifle AP.0 4. 645 1 2 1.0 AR-15 No.0 1.0 2.0 3.1 3.7 3.3 4.8 3.8 2.6 0.4 B-42 .6 0.8 0.ACCURACY TEST DATE: 5 October 1960 RANGE: 100 yards FIRED FROM: Bench-rest DIRECTION OF FIRE: S WIN.1 3.8 EVD 2. 1 MR 1.2 4 Average 3 0.1 ED ES 3.2 0.5 0.7 3. AR-15 (with 3X telescopic sight) RIFLEMAN: G.0 0.9 0.2 1.223.6 3.7 0.5 4. 223.-15 No.1 3.2 3.2 3 4 Average 0.2 1.5 2.7 2.8 1.7 0.8 3.D: Ss.6 0.7 0.7 3.7 3.2 0.7 1.2 4. Hendricks Target measurements are given in inches.8 0.6 2.1 3.2 1.5 0.1 1. Lot U14F RIFLE: Caliber .7 3.0 4.5 MKD 0.8 1.1 MVD 0.2 2.1 4.8 0.1 2 1.4 1. 0 to 4 mph SKY CONDITION: Broken TEMERAxTRE: 67 to 68F CARTRIDGE: Caliber .

2 1.4 0.6 0.2 1. 689 TargetNo.6 3.9 1.7 2.0 1.4 V .6 0.3 2.7 3.7 3.7 0.2 3.5 4.9 0.1 ].6 Average 1.8 3.4 7.0 0.7 4. AR-15 (with 3X telescopic sight) RIFLEMAN: G.9 1.4 2.8 3.2 0.8 5.5 1.4 7. Hendricks Target measurements are given in inches.223.1 AR-15 No.0 3.0 0.9 3.4 2.8 0.2 .2 ES 3.9 3.6 0.4.4 1. 1 2 N 1.8 o.7 2.4 2. IZERAIJRE: 67 to 68 F CAMUID: Caliber .7 2.2.0 0.7 0. 645 1 2 3 4 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.9 0.3 4.223.3 0. Lot T20L RANGE: 100 yards DIRECTION OF FIRE: S SKY CONDITION: Broken Rifle AR-15 No. 0 to 4 mph DATE: RIFLE: Caliber .4 2.6 B-43 .5 D 0.ACCURACY TEST 5 October 1960 FIRED FROM: Bench-rest WIND: SSW.6 E 3.9 3 4 Average 1.1 3.8 0.

689 2ret 1 2 3 4 No 1.7 3.4. Target measurements are given Ja inches.2 1.2 0.4 7.6 0.6 1. Rifle No. .2 .7 3.0 0.0 O 0.3 2.0 2.9 M 1.i 5. machine rest.6 2.2 2.2 2.4F 5 RME: 100 Yards inclosed CARTRIDGE: RIFLE: Caliber .0 0.! 2.2 .6 1.8 2. An-15 RLMAN: G. 4. 9 1.6 1. 3.223.7 0. A.6 0. Caliber 223.8 4.7 L.0 0.5 0.7 .9 .4 2. Universal f6r Rifle Accuracy Firing assembled to a V-block mounted on a F. 645 1 2 3 Average 1.6 0.7 o.9 0.OM: Cradle. AR-15 no. 2.9 3.2 3.9 0.0 Average AR-15 rio. Lot U'.3 1.3 3.2 0.5 2. Hendrlck.6 0.5 1.2 1.ACCURACY TEST DAME: FI October 1960 O ..5 0.6 4. 2.2 0.3 3.3 2. 4.9 1.0 2.5 0.

9 1.6 AR-15.2 0.6 0. CAF43D(: Caliber'.1 0.1 3.9 5. Hendricks t a JW _ re given in i )(D 1.0 3.9 NoI ae. mchine rest.3 3.ACURACY MW DA: 5 October 1960 FIE FRCM: Cradle.1 0.0 2.8 0.7 2.7 0.2 1.1 1. 1 2 3 4 Avere REW 8.A.6 0.6 0.8 0. MV RiflegoTre AR-15 No..4 1.3 0.2 E 3.2 3.3 1. 645 1 2 3 4 Average B-45 .1 3.1 1.9 1.7 1.4 2.0 1.0 3.4 4.8 2.8 1.9 7.9 10.7 0.7 3.1 4.8 0.8 0. AR-15 RAMM: 100 yards inclosed RIFILN: G.8 2. No.8 0.5 8.5 o.2 3. 223.4 0.0 4. 223. Utversaj for Rifle Accuracy Fiilg adsebled to a V-block.2 7.1 1. Lot T)L RIFLB: Caliber .4 1.3 1 5 4.1 2.5 5.8 2.3 3. mounted on a F.3 5. 689 No.2 5.

5 14.3 4. Ferrii Target um Mmt are given in inches.1 1.6 1.2 ".2L Without Suppressor 'I2.2 4.8 2.5L. 6 3.223.0 I4.85t 8.8 2. lot T2DL 1 RIMl: Caliber . 7.5 1.2 i4.i 4.223. 6R 2.9 Ji. 7R 2.8A 2.6 0.oA 1.0 1.6 0. Group Center Aiin Pon With Suppressor X D NED WD RED E 0. amber 6 i5 (with 3X telescopic sight) RFLOMN: X.7 0.7 4~.65 with Suppressor 0.ACCURACY T= T O IMMEZN DATEE: 7 Oc-tober 1960 FIRED PROWI Bench-rest WM:NW 9 phSKY EFZC! OF FLASK SPFSSI ON RIFI RAMM: 100 yards DIMCTI100 OF Frm: S COMMONIC: Clear CAaID=: OLliber .2 1.7 I4.11 Average .0 3.8 I.0 0.1 0.3 3.1 1.3 o. ARt-iS.8 0. 91 Average 1.6 1.8 0.8 0. 1A Wtot3.8L 8.0 0. 6R 2.1 3.9 2.

3 3.6 Rifle 11o.223.0 3.5 0.7 0.9 3. 6h5 vith bamrt 1.2R I.2 0. 6k5 vitbcut baymet 0. 7 3.7 3. 689 with baymet 3.2B LIt 0.8 Rifle No.9 3.8B L1 0.7 0.4 Rife No.1 B-47 .8 0. 9 1.13 L3 0. GrvV Center from Aiming Point R MR NoD MED RYD WD is ie No. lot TL R : Caliber . AR-15 (with 3X telescopic sight) RI!TIMU: X~ Perrln DIR3CTZN OF FM: S SuK ComKIOI: Gvercast are givn in inea.0 3.3 2.223.7 3.9 5. 6809 vithou~t bayowt 2..7 3.5R 2. 9 mh IfMAT=: 71° F CABS3DM: CmLiber .ACCUtC T TO W== FCT OF BATOUT ON RIFLE wm: 6 October 1960 RAMZ: 100 yards Bench-rest FE P WM: 5w. R 0.1 6.0 3.

3 4. AR-15 RIFLDAN: W.3 0.2 4. DIRECTION .4B 1.7 0.6 1.223.0? FIRE: WMlED: SW. 10 mph SKY CORDIT10S: Overcast TE4PEPATURE: 71°F CARRIDGE: Caliber .ACCURACY TEST To Determine Effect of Hand Guards DATE: FIR 6 Octber 1960 FROM: Bench-rest ARGE: 100 .0 2.nards S.0 0.OR 8. Lot T2M nmber 645 (with 3X Telescope sight) RIFLE: Caliber .1B 1. Perrin Target measurements are given in inches.5 -n-4 .223.1 3. Group Center From Aiming Point MR KVD ND ZYD EVD ES Fired with modified band guards (the hand guards were relieved slightly at the points of coutc with cap and ring).5 Fired without hand guards (magzine resting on bench).7R 2.5 3. 2. O.4 2.

Mean Var. B-49 . 835 .995 to 0. 682 Rifle No.2 Average Maximum Minimum Ex. Rifle No.2 3115 3135 3060 3073 3117 3069 3085 3111 3141 3081 3143 3081 3053 3075 3135 3085 31o6 3119 3094 3129 3100 3143 3053 90 24.998 Chronograph Type: Counter Range Temperature: Initiator Type: Lumiline Screens Instrumental Velocity.8 3129 3098 3073 3015 3068 3133 3098 3143 3143 3129 3100 3135 3096 3096 3141 3083 3127 3153 3079 3096 3111 3153 3073 80 23.223. Round Number Lot UIF.904 Rifle No. 682 . 835 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 x 3090 3043 3086 3069 3109 3094 3062 3117 3088 3104 3096 3129 3079 3137 3090 31o6 3109 3141 3147 3143 3102 3147 3043 lO4 22. Caliber . Var. Caliber . fps at 78 feet Velocity Cartridge.890 7007 706F Amnunitiou Temperature: Density: 0. 614 Rifle No.VELOCITY TESTS Time Started: 1137 Rifle. 614 .223. AR-15 Time Cumpleted: 1324 Date: 27 September 1960 Previous Rounds on Test: Rifle No.947 Rifle No.

Time Completed: AR-15 1144 Date: 5 October 1960 Previous Rounds on Test: Rifle No.223. Caliber .010 to 1. Caliber . 682 . fps at 78 feet Velocity Cartridge. 835 2998 2957 2926 2929 2976 2887 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Average 2904 2959 2921 2955 2989 2889 2998 2933 2914 3012 3003 2983 3001 2999 2954 2959 2936 2957 2959 2960 2939 2959 2927 2934 2941 2953 2950 2969 2914 2946 2894 2939 3034 2955 2987 2966 2978 2952 2955 2989 2941 2892 2646 2899 2935 Maximum Minimum Ex.6970 Rifle No.VELOCITY TESTS Time Stalted: 1059 Rifle. 614 .2 B-50 . Mean Var. Round Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 Lot U14F Rifle No.2 2969 2912 57 14.019 Chronograph Type: Counter Range Temperature: Initiator Type: 67 F Lumiline Screens Instrumental Velocity.223.7015 Riflo No. 3012 2889 123 32. 835 . 682 2962 2953 2927 2964 2950 2912 Rifle No.6956 Ammunition Temperature: 70 F Density: 1.0 3034 2646 388 47.2969 2952 Rifle No. Var. 614 2921 2933 2941 2915 .

The code letters used in these data sheets do not correspond with those used in tk list of observers. Pressure and Penetration Data from Reference 1.22. Velocity. I0 . .224 "Code A" Cartridge. 3113 3068 3121 2999 122 29.001 IAmiline Counter Cbronograph Type: Previous Rounds on Test: Amunition Temperature Rd' No. Lot N270 Rifle No. Caliber 1342 .1854 Rifle No.3 3115 3032 3053 3086 3121 3064 3122.5 2996 3045 3o16 3C38 2943 3001 3045 3129 3015 3129 2943 186 28. 10 1 310 1Cod" B". VELOCITY TEST Time Started: 1050 Date: 20 May 1958 Time Completed: Rifle. 14 3043 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 3125 3106 3094 3106 3108 3088 31o6 3035 2971 3051 2966 2999 3027 3001 3003 2967 3012 3007 2999 2971 2964 3021 3008 3051 10 11 12 3027 3083 3098 3047 3040 3092 3023 2994 3028 2967 3018 1.Velocity *F: Initiator Type: at 78 feet Screens Instrumenta.1566 70 1. 14 .3 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Avg max Min Ex Var Mean Var 3056 3034 3058 3125 3o60 3043 3115 3058 3084 3125 3027 98 25.3 C-1 .4 3067 3040 3001 2983 2973 2998 3071 3007 3023 3010 3071 2966 105 25.008. fps Velocity Range Temperature eF:64 to 67 Velocity Velocity Cartridge.222 Special E2_ Lot 49 NH72 Rifle No.ARI5 Density: Rifle No. Caliber .APPENDIX C Velocity. Caliber . 10 3032 Rifle No.to 1. :k4 304W 3036 3054 3109 3075 3069 3043 2999 3041 Rifle No.

987 Chronograph Type: Counter Initiator Type: Lumiline Screens Instrumental Velocity.981 to 0. AR15 Previous Rounds on Test: Rifle No. y*glocitv Cartridge. 10 Density: 0. 14 Rd No. fps at a 78 feet. 14 6610 Ammunitiou Temperature "F: 70 Ranpe Temperature OF: 72 to 74 Rifle No. Rifle No.22 1 2 3045 Velocity Veloci z "Codi A"E2. Lot 49NB72 Velocity - -2973 - 2978 2999 3 2990 - 3005 - 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 U1 '2 3003 3021 3008 3036 3007 3051 2994 3005 3040 - 2974 2943 2987 2967 2978 2994 2987 2974 2969 - 2992 2985 2959 2966 - - 1> 16 17 18 19 3o16 3032 2985 3049 3007 3028 3014 3005 2969 2999 3023 3021 3012 2985 20 Avg - - Max Min.6 - 00 18h0- - C-2 . 3051 2978 - 3023 2943 - Ex Var Mean Var 73 19. 1o 6900 Rifle No. Caliber . Caliber .Time Started: 1328 Date: 16 June 1958 Time Completed: 1347 Rifle. 22..

300 3016 45.300 47.700 46. 600 4r.200 43.800 7. Caliber .200 43.222 Special.100 49.: 127 Chronigraph Type: Counter Previous Roands on Tect: Ammnution Temperture OF: 70 Range Temperature -F: 84 to 81 Iamiline Screens Instrumental Velocity. 66 Ex Var Mean Var 12. 1 2 3056 3054 46.'[00 51.100 49.900 47.900 45.200 1. Pressure. Barroi No.900 45.960 to 0.000 41.500 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 is 19 20 Avg 3053 3064 3060 3060 3090 3047 3028 3094 3090 3066 3067 3094 3067 47. 49N872 Cartridge.22b E2.100 1. Lot No.1.4100 6 7 8 3075 3075 3054 49.2oo 49.900 3 3067 48.500 50. 00 48.900 46.600 4 5 3o62 3077 46. V lcoity Pressure "Code A" Velocity Pressure Cartridge.000 )992 3019 41.700 46.300 47.700 46. "Code B".000 2999 3012 44.460 3036 3067 3043 3047 3064 3053 2998 3058 3008 3038 3010 2999 3028 44.336 3067 2992 75 23. Lot No.400 42. fps at Initiator Type: 78 feet.ooo 41.990 45.625 3028 Mi.9 C-3 .900 49.800 47.O0U 47.205 Max 304 52.1 49. Caliber .600 48. psi.400 .000 43.509 7.300 3066 2998 3041 49. 9 Rd No. N270.PRESSURE TEST Time Started: Time Completed: 1307 1527 Date: 0 16 July 1956 0.700 48.l0 46.48.967 Density: Universal Receiver No.100 52.800 44.200 47.300 46.

400 46. Lot No.400 42.600 51.600 48. Barrel No.500 49.: 127 Previous Rounds on Test: 73 Ammaition Temperatqre "F: +160 Range Temperature OF: 75 Date: 21 July 1958 Density: 0. 500 "Code B".800 47.700 45. fps at 78.100 47.100 46.222.700 5 6 7 47.400 42. Caliber .300 50.100 51.6o0 43.800 48.8 4800 1162 128 18.6oo 47.100 49.200 47.700 3153 3141 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Avg Max Min 31k 3109 3141 3157 3149 3123 3149 3135 3159 3100 48.90 43.700 50. : 9 Rd No.600 47.400 50.400 46.200 49.600 48.800 45.994 Chronograph Type: Counter Initiator Type: lumiline Screens Instrumental V-:ocity.700 47. Pressure.600 50.700 47.500 49.100 Ex Var Mean Var 59 13. psi. Vq Pressure Velocity Pressure Cartridge.900 49.600 46.o 7300 1290 C-4 .500 47.700 48. Caliber .200 46.600 3115 3108 3111 3105 3169 3041 46.Time Started: 1242 Time Completed: 1349 Universal Receiver No.400 45.530 46.800 46.200 47. N27O 3094 3071 3113 3100 3117 3108 3085 47. Lot No.900 8 9 10 11 12 13 3100 3131 3125 3161 3102 3109 3041 3111' 3060 3106 3115 3169 3147 3113 46. Special E2. feet.400 49. 4gxB72 1 2 3 4 3159 3133 3119 3135 3115 3131 3125 50.224 "Code A" Cartridge.400 49.

200 2847 2814 2875 2823 40.600 49.222.500 41.900 46. fps at 78 feet.300 46.100 13 14 15 16 2985 2907 2957 48.792 22. Lot No.000 40. "Code B'.200 47.900 9700 1915 2921 2889 2897 2851 2921 46.500 49. 42NB72.700 43.Time Started: 1309 Time Completed : 1411 Universal Receiver No.700 2856 2867 2822 2862 38. N270 1 2 3 4 5 2973 3003 2960 2955 2919 50.800 2862 2846 2792 38.400 39.900 39. Lot No.500 1495 C-5 .: 9 Rd No.300 41.700 39. Velocity Pressure Velocity Pressure Special) Cartridge.224 "Code A" Cartridge.700 49.300 39.5 129 35.500 38. psi.100 17 18 19 2905 47.100 38.800 35.8oo 51.600 35.70o 53.500 10.4oo 53.80o 7 8 9 10 11 12 3016 2980 2999 2994 2931 44.000 50.500 48. Caliber .000 max Min Mean Var 2880 136 28.200 37.20o 40.100 40. Barrel No.400 48.000 43.9 2.600 2836 384Po 20 Avg EX Var 2969 2952 2941 2960 3016 46.000 38.983 Chronograph Type: Counter Initiator Type: IAmiline Screens Instrumental Velocity.: 127 Previous Roinds on Test: 113 Amunition Temperature *F: -65 Range Temperature *F: 74 D-ete: 22 July 1958 Density: 0.300 48. Caliber .600 49. Pressure. E2.200 51.900 2851 2817 2656 2838 2851 39.600 6 3003 2962 2880 52.700 50.

or opens a hole in the target which permits the passage of light. Complete perforation (C Perf) is the occurrence wherein a hole has been made in the target the diameter of which clearly indicates passage of the bullet. 1245 to 1345 400 5 All hits gave a complete perforation. Tim 1010 to Results 1045 300 5 All hits Oave a couplete perforation. or a major part of the bullet.997 Target: Body Armor. c-6 . 1430 to 1515 500 5 All bullets gave a complete penetration in one plate in the vast but failed to exit from the vest. Number 10. Lot 49NB72. AR15. Four bullets bit one plate in the Yost and. Four bullets hit one plate in the ve~t and the other hit the edge of a second plate after passing through the first. Anuamition Temperature: 61 to 70'F Range Temperature: Density: 1. 22. the other hit the edge of a second plate after passing through the first.013 to 0. N12 Range.PENEMATION TESTS Complete penetration (CP) is the condition which exists when any portion of the bullet protrudes through the target. entirely through and free of the target.224 "Code A" Z2. Cartridge: Caliber . Date: 26 May 1958 Rifle: Caliber . Failure to penetrate (FP) is the condition which exists when the bullet fails to enetrae the target. X Number of Hits 61 to 70F.

Amunition Temperature: oi to 700F Range Temperature: 61 to 70"F. of Hits Results 0930 to 1005 300 6 All hits gave a complete perforation. C-7 . All hits gave a complete perforation. 982 Target: One-inch white pine boards spaced one inch apart. Density: 1.222 Results Special. one gave a complete perforation in 13 boards. "Code B". Ammunition Temperature: 75F Range Temperature: 75*F. 222 Special. All bullets gave a complete penetration in one plate in the vst but failed to exit from the vest. M12 Time E No. 'iFme No. Cartridge: Caliber . All bullets hit one plate in the vest end one bullet also passed through a web belt. Of 5 buillets which hit the target 3 gave a complete perforation in 12 boards. Caliber . Another bulle:. 0908 to 0920 5 Of 5 bullets which hit the target one gave a complete perforation in 8 boards and 4 gave a complete perforation in 9 boards. Five bullets hit one plate in the vest and the other hit the edge of two plates. Four bullets which hit a single plate in the Yot (one also hit a web belt) gave a complete perforation. ARI5. 5 Cartridge.Date: 26 May 1958 Rifle: Caliber . Lot N270. Caliber 0900 to 0906 .22. Density: 0. Range: 500 yards.013 to 0. of Hits Cartridge.997 Target: Body Armor. One other bullet passed through one plate and hit the edge of a second but failed to exit from the vest. Lot 49MB72. ARI5. Lot 270. "Code B". Number 10. Number 18. and one gave a complete perforation in 14 boards. hit the edge of two pla'ces but failed to exit from the vssc. 1100 to 1145 400 5 1345 to 1415 500 6 1530 to 1555 600 5 Date: 12 August 1958 Rifle: Caliber . 224 "Code A". 22.

OD.0. S&idier. S+ el Helme-. Number 18.Npe XIIi.966 Target: Helmet. deg Front Side of Helmet Character of Penetration Front Side Rear Side of Liner of Liner Rear Side of Helmet Time Range: 1'023 1042 C Porf C Perf C Perf C Perf C Peirf FP FP FP F FP - range: 1312 1335 CP CP - 2E C Perf C Perf FP (Dented helmet) FP (Dented helmet) FP - - Date: 12 Auust 1958 Rifle: Caliber . Soldier.978 to 0. M4. Lot N270. vJ. A . MILL-191.Date: 12 August 1958 Rifle: Caliber . Number 18. OD. 24 "Code A" k2. Anwitiou Temperature: 77 to 83*F Range Temperature: 77 bo 83F.7 12 - - - c-8 .222 Special. 500 yards 1 2 3 4 5 600 yards 1 2 3 47 32 62 47 69 2 35 29 C Perf C Perf C Per_ C Perf C Perf Obliq. 4 Soldier. Soldier. Steel Helmet. . 500 yards Oblqi FZont Side of Helmet Character of Penetration Front SIde Rear Side of Liner of Liner Rear Side of Helmet Time Range: 1005 1015 1 2 3 4 5 34 19 28 13 24 C Perl C Pcrf C Perf C Perf C Perf C Pen FP FP FP - - FP (Dented helmet) FP (Dent+d helmet) Range: 1108 600 yards 1 9 FP IDented helmet) FI" (Jfnted helmet) F51 (Dented helmet) ?P (Dented helmet.966 Target: Helmet. Lot 49NB72. Density: C. Ammuition Temperature: 77 to 33F Range Temperature: 77 to 330F. Cartridge: Caliber . Type XIII.. MIL-H-10990 with Liner. Cartridge: Caliber . 22.978 to 0. Density: 0. "Code B". AR15. AR15.) - 1247 1300 2 3 4 5 8 6 CP {Bullet stopped in helrite) - . HI! -L-1910. rIL-H-10990 witb Liner. Hit No.Ml. 22. Steel. Steel. Hit No.