4.5.7 Temperature (High and Low). The cartridges for the high and low temperature test
shall be conditioned in accordance with Appendix "G".
4.5.8 Waterproof. the test shall be conducted in accordance with Appendix "H".
4.5.9 Cartridge Elongation. The test shall be conducted in accordance with Appendix "I".
The cartridges shall be scrapped after the test.
4.5.10 Propellant weight. The bullet of the test sample shall be removed from the
cartridges, then the propellant from each case shall be weighed. Weights shall be taken on a
balance scale that is calibrated to the nearest 0.01 of a grain. results of each propellant weight
shall be recorded for Government verification.
4.5.11 Primer sensitivity. the primer sensitivity test shall be conducted on empty primed
cases in accordance with TECP 700-700 Vol III. The primed cases may be obtained by either of
the following methods provided that the method is consistent throughout entire sample:
a. Preferred method. primed cases shall be obtained by selecting samples from primed,
unloaded cartridges (prior to loading) providing that test samples are representative of the loaded
b. Alternate method. primed cases may be obtained for special cases, by disassembly of
complete cartridges which have been randomly selected from the loaded cartridge lot. This
disassembly shall be accomplished in such a manner as to cause the least possible distortions of
the cartridge case.
5.1 Packing - Level A. (worldwide shipment) - The cartridge shall be packed in accordance
with Drawing 9396206 or as required by contract.
5.2 Marking and labeling. Packing boxes shall be marked and labeled in accordance with
the applicable drawing cited in 5.1. Unless otherwise specified, marking shall be in accordance
(This section contains information of a general or explanatory nature that may be helpful,
but is not mandatory).
6.1 Intended use. The cartridges covered by this specification are intended for use in
modern .38 caliber weapons.