(The above DID's were those cleared as of the date of this specification. The current issue of DOD 5010.12-L,
Acquisition Management Systems and Data Requirements Control List (AMSDL), must be researched to
ensure that only current, cleared DID's are cited on the DD Form 1423.)
6.4 First article. When first article inspection is required, it should consist of 200 assembled primers
and five each of every component part and assembly (less explosive components). The contracting officer
should provide specific instructions in acquisition documents regarding arrangements for examinations,
approval of first article test results, and disposition of first articles. Invitations for bids should provide that
the Government reserves the right to waive the requirement for samples for first article inspection to those
bidders offering a product which has been previously acquired or tested by the Government, and that bidders
offering such products, who wish to rely on such production or test, must furnish evidence with the bid that
prior Government approval is presently appropriate for the pending contract. Bidders should not submit
alternate bids unless specifically requested to do so in the solicitation.
6.5 Safety precautions. The safety precaution requirements of the "Contractors' Safety Manual for
Ammunition, Explosives, and Related Dangerous Material" (DOD 4145.26M) are applicable and should be
specified in the contract or order as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 23.3.
NOTE: When this specification is used as part of the description of work to be accomplished by a
Government activity, the safety precaution requirements of "Ammunition and Explosives Ashore" (OP 5)
should be made applicable.
6.6 Test procedures and reporting. For Navy acquisitions, the contracting activity should include in
each work authorization for first article and quality conformance inspections, the requirement for the
preparation and forwarding to the activities listed below of all test and examination procedures prior to
performance of any inspection. The work authorization should also include the requirement for the forwarding
of all test data in an intelligible form to the activities listed below within five working days of the completion
of the tests.
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6.7.1 Misfire. Misfire is the failure of the black powder charge of the primer to ignite when the primer
is subjected to the appropriate firing source.
6.7.2 Blowback. Blowback is gas leakage around or through the stock end of the primer and is verified
by obsevance through firing or by visual evidence of residue after firing.