4.3.3 Rejection. If any assembly, component or test
specimen fails to comply with any of the applicable requirements,
the first article sample shall be rejected. The Government
reserves the right to terminate inspection upon any failure of an
assembly, component or test specimen to comply with any of the
4.4 Qua1itv conformance inspection.
4.4.1 Inspection lot formation. The term "inspection lot"
is defined as a homogeneous collection of units of product from
which a representative sample is drawn or which is inspected 100
percent to determine conformance with applicable requirements.
Units of product selected for inspection shall represent only the
inspection lot from which they are drawn and shall not be con-
strued to represent any prior or subsequent quantities presented
for inspection. Homogeneity shall be considered to exist pro-
vided the inspection lot has been produced by one manufacturer,
in one unchanged process, using the same materials and methods,
in accordance with the same drawings, same drawing revisions,
same specifications and same specification revisions. All
material submitted for inspection in accordance with this speci-
fication shall comply with the homogeneity criteria specified
herein, regardless of the type of inspection procedure which is
being applied to determine conformance with requiremnts.
18.104.22.168 Machine guns. The number of machine guns in an
inspection lot shall be either 200 or one month's production,
whichever is smaller. Machine guns shall be assembled from lots
of component parts that have met all inspection requirements
specified herein. Endurance test and interchangeability test lot
sizes shall be as specified in 22.214.171.124.1 and 126.96.36.199.1.1
4.4.2 Examinations and test.
Classification of characteristics. Quality conformance
examinations and tests are specified in the following
paragraphs. The contractor's quality program or detailed
inspection system shall provide assurance of compliance
of all characteristics with the applicable drawing and
specification requirements utilizing as a minimum the
conformance criteria specified.
Alternative quality conformance provisions. Unless
othewise specified herein or provided for in the
contract, alternative quality conformance procedures,
methods or equipment, such as statistical process