control, tool control, other types of sampling plans,
etc., may be used by the contractor when they provide, as
a minimum, the level of quality assurance required by the
provisions herein. Prior to applying such alternative
procedures, methods or equipment, the contractor shall
describe them in a written proposal submitted to the
Government for evaluation (see 6.13). When required, the
contractor shall demonstrate that the effectiveness of
each proposed alternative is equal to or better than the
specified quality conformance provisions(s) herein. In
case of dispute as to whether the contractor's proposed
alternative(s) provides equivalent assurance, the
provisions of this specification shall apply. All
approved alternative provisions shall be specifically
incorporated into the contractor's quality program or
inspection system, as applicable.
18.104.22.168 Component parts and concurrent repair parts.
Examination of parts shall be performed in accordance with the
criteria specified in the contract (see 6.2). The contractor's
examination of parts shall be accomplished prior to their
assembly into the end item or submission for acceptance as repair
22.214.171.124 Machine guns. Final examination of machine guns
shall be performed after completion of all testing and just prior
to preservation and packaging. Each machine gun shall be
examined as specified below. Unless otherwise specified, all
requirements for examination are classified as Major. EAch step
in the examination shall include a visual examination for proper
cleaning and presence of the specified protective coating.
Machine guns failing to meet the requirements shall be rejected.
126.96.36.199.1 Visual and manual examination. Visually examine
machine gun for cleanliness, workmanship, and completeness of
manufacturing, assembly, finish, and marking (identification, bar
code marking, proof firing, and magnetic particle inspection).
Manually examine the machine gun for functioning of operating
parts and visual examine markings for clarity and legibility.
(see 3.2 through 188.8.131.52, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6).
184.108.40.206.2 Butt stock assembly.
Manually examine butt stock assembly for compliance with
Disassemble butt stock assembly from the receiver.