Accession Number : AD0428534


Title :   A METHOD FOR BALLISTICALLY TESTING XM94 PRIMERS


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.


Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ AMMUNITION DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Silberman, Louis ; Ellington, Donal


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/428534.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Studies are reported with a special .45-caliber gun which demonstrated a simple and economical technique for measuring functional adequacy of these primers in a system similar to that employed in the end item. The test appears very sensitive to primer quality. The weapon chamber can be modified to fire several different primer/propellant container combinations. Propellant containers were used with XM94 and XM94E1 primers for this report. The output of the primer-propellant container is determined by measuring muzzle velocity of the .45-caliber bullet.


Descriptors :   *PRIMERS , SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , SMALL ARMS , TEST METHODS


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions
      Combustion and Ignition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE