(M107) The primer shall not otherwise physically breakdown during vibration.
The primer shall meet the requirements of 3.7 after vibration.
3.9 Ballistics. The primer shall provide ignition which will meet the criteria of 3.7b, c, and d and the
following (see 4.7.7): (M108) The ejection time of the projectile from the gun barrel shall not be greater than
0.050 second after application of firing energy.
3.10 Workmanship. Parts shall be free of chips, dirt, grease, rust, and all other foreign materials. There
shall be no burrs or other imperfections of manufacture which would affect the assembly, functioning, or
handling of the product. The cleaning methods used shall not be injurious to any of the parts, nor shall the
parts be contaminated by the cleaning agents. Markings shall be legible.
4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order, the
contractor is responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements (examinations and tests) as
specified herein. Except as otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order, the contractor may use his
own or any other facilities suitable for the performance of the inspection requirements specified herein, unless
disapproved by the Government. The Government reserves the right to perform any of the inspections set
forth in this specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to ensure supplies and services
conform to prescribed requirements.
4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items shall meet all requirements of sections 3 and 5. The
inspection set forth in this specification shall become a part of the contractor's overall inspection system or
quality program. The absence of any inspection requirements in the specification shall not relieve the
contractor of the responsibility of ensuring that all products or supplies submitted to the Government for
acceptance comply with all requirements of the contract. Sampling inspection, as part of manufacturing
operations, is an acceptable practice to ascertain conformance to requirements, however, this does not
authorize submission of known defective material, either indicated or actual, nor does it commit the
Government to accept defective material.
4.2 Classification of inspections. The inspection requirements specified herein are classified as follows:
a. First article inspection (see 4.4)
b. Quality conformance inspection (see 4.5)
4.3 Test and examination methods (see 6.2). Primers shall be selected at random for each test or
examination. Identification of each primer's complete test and examination results shall be secured for
additional examination until otherwise directed by the contracting activity (see 6.6).
4.4 First article inspection. The first article shall be a homogeneous sample of 200 assembled primers and
five each of every component part and subassembly (less explosive components) fabricated, packaged, and
packed in accordance with the requirements of this specification and the contract using the methods and
procedures to be used for production. The sample is in addition to those primers required for contractor
inspection and tests. The first article shall be submitted to the facility designated in the contract or order for