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Question : SA80 function test

#1
Can someone post a correct "guide" to the function test? I only get an hours weapon handling tuition a year and it's the one thing I can't remember how to do correctly.

Yes, I await the incoming!
 
#2
1. Check that the safety catch is at ‘S’ and the change lever is at ‘R’. Cock the rifle and attempt to fire the rifle. It should not fire.

2. Set the change lever to ‘R’ and the safety catch to ‘F’, operate the trigger, firing the action. Whilst holding the trigger back, cock the rifle and release the trigger. The hammer should be felt/heard engaging the main sear. Operate the trigger, the rifle should fire.

3. Set the change lever to ‘A’ and the safety catch to ‘F’. Cock the rifle. The hammer should be held to the rear. Operate the trigger, the rifle should fire. Whilst holding the trigger back, cock the rifle. As the bolt moves forward the hammer should fall to strike the firing pin. Release the trigger. Set the safety catch to ‘S’ and the change lever to ‘R’. Close the ejection opening cover.
 
#3
Rooper said:
1. Checkensure that the safety catch is at ‘S’ and the change lever is at ‘R’. ppull rewards on the cocking handle with the thumb and forefinger of the left handc*** the rifle and attempt to operate the triggerfire the rifle. It should not operatefire.

2. Set the change lever to ‘R’ and the safety catch to ‘F’, operate the trigger, firing the action. Whilst holding the trigger back, c*** the riflesee above and release the trigger. The hammer should be felt/heard engaging the main sear. Operate the trigger, the rifle should firefire, with no magazine fitted and no rounds in the chamber?.

3. Set the change lever to ‘A’ and the safety catch to ‘F’. c*** the rifle. The hammer should be held to the rear. Operate the trigger, the rifle should fire!. Whilst holding the trigger back, c*** the rifle. As the bolt moves forward the hammer should fall to strike the firing pin. Release the trigger. Set the safety catch to ‘S’ and the change lever to ‘R’. Close the ejection opening cover.
 
#5
Rooper said:
Care to explain 'Bigt' why you added the bits in bold?
I think he (apols if my assumption is wrong :wink: ) wished to point out that if the rifle fires (i.e. goes BANG) when you do the function test then you have just ND'd and failed your WHT.
 
#11
I posted the answer straight from the pam, on a new computer now so i don't have the pam on this one. If you look at my past post you will find it. Hope this helps.
 
#12
lynxeffectLOL! said:
I posted the answer straight from the pam, on a new computer now so i don't have the pam on this one. If you look at my past post you will find it. Hope this helps.
The answer I posted was directly from the pamphlet hence my interest as to why someone felt the need to change wording etc.
 
#14
whilst on the subject of function tests

some STAB cnut seemed to think there isn't 1 for the minimi.. and wouldnt let me say otherwise

i got tought to c0ck weapon hold trigger and let the working parts forward under your motion

was i right or was the stab b@stard right
 
#15
Chris_2oo6 said:
whilst on the subject of function tests

some STAB cnut seemed to think there isn't 1 for the minimi.. and wouldnt let me say otherwise

i got tought to c0ck weapon hold trigger and let the working parts forward under your motion

was i right or was the stab b@stard right
I'm sure thats just to "assist" the spring, so we dont fcuk up our ally weapons!

Then again, its been a while since i even saw a Minimi, so i could be wrong, however, i'm sure there was a function test!
 
#16
Chris_2oo6 said:
whilst on the subject of function tests

some STAB cnut seemed to think there isn't 1 for the minimi.. and wouldnt let me say otherwise

i got tought to c0ck weapon hold trigger and let the working parts forward under your motion

was i right or was the stab b@stard right
To a certain extent you are both right - whilst a Function Check is not stipulated by name there is a short paragraph in the relevant pamphlet which instructs you to carry out the check you details.

To quote the relevant paragraph:

"Always, after assembly, test the gun for correct assembly by cocking it and pressing the trigger with the recoil mechanism under control as taught during ‘Ease springs’."

Hope that helps.
 
#17
1. Check that the safety catch is at ‘S’ and the change lever is at ‘R’. Cock the rifle and attempt to fire the rifle. It should not fire.

2. Set the change lever to ‘R’ and the safety catch to ‘F’, operate the trigger, firing the action. Whilst holding the trigger back, cock the rifle and release the trigger. The hammer should be felt/heard engaging the main sear. Operate the trigger, the rifle should fire.

3. Set the change lever to ‘A’ and the safety catch to ‘F’. Cock the rifle. The hammer should be held to the rear. Operate the trigger, the rifle should fire. Whilst holding the trigger back, cock the rifle. As the bolt moves forward the hammer should fall to strike the firing pin. Release the trigger. Set the safety catch to ‘S’ and the change lever to ‘R’. Close the ejection opening cover.
Is this still correct, or has it changed at all...?
 

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