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
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
Combustion and Ignition
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE