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To Unload

Military Handbooks: The Plattsburg Manual Advanced Training

Unload: Take the position of load, turn the safety lock up and move

the bolt alternately backward and forward until all the cartridges are

ejected. After the last cartridge is ejected the chamber is closed by

pressing the follower down with the fingers of the left hand, to engage

it under the bolt, and then thrusting the bolt home. The trigger is

pulled. The cartridges are then picked up, cleaned, and returned to the

belt and the piece is brought to the order.

To continue the firing: 1. AIM, 2. SQUAD, 3. FIRE.

Each command is executed as previously explained. Load is executed by

drawing back and thrusting home the bolt with the right hand, leaving

the safety lock at the Ready.

Cease firing: Firing stops; pieces are loaded and locked; the sights

are laid down and the piece is brought to the order. Cease firing is

used for long pauses to prepare for changes of position or to steady the