Example: U.S. 105 mm howitzer.
3.2 MOST FREQUENTLY USED TYP FIELD CODES
Any full-size military automatic machine gun. Examples: U.S. M60, U.S. Browning Model 1919A4. Most machine guns use rifle-caliber ammunition. Some large-caliber machine guns, such as the U.S. .50-caliber Browning M2HB machine gun, use special ammunition.
Example: U.S. 60 mm mortar launcher.
Keeps firing as long as the trigger is held back. Originally designed as a handgun, it has a selector switch that allows it to be fully automatic and may be fitted with a shoulder stock. Should not be confused with semiautomatic pistol. A fully automatic pistol should be coded with TYP code B.
Example: Remington Model XP 100.
Small handgun that may be single-shot (one barrel) or two shot (double-barreled).
A muzzle-loading handgun fired by the action of a piece of flint held in the hammer jaws.
Example: 13 mm Gyrojet handgun manufactured by MB Associates.
Black-powder handgun fired by the hammer striking a percussion cap as opposed to a flintlock or modern metallic cartridge ammunition.
Uses a cylinder to retain the cartridges in the weapon.
Also known as autoloading or self-loading. Often incorrectly referred to as "automatic." Fires only one shot with each pull of the trigger. Examples: .45-caliber U.S. 1911A1 pistol, German Luger.
A pistol having no magazine and loaded with only one cartridge at a time.
Any rifle having the capability of fully- automatic fire but which is not a machine gun or submachine gun. Examples: U.S. M16, Soviet SKS, AK-47 assault rifles, U.S. M14 rifle.
Uses a turn-bolt mechanism to load, fire, and extract/eject cartridges.
A short, lightweight shoulder weapon not capable of fully automatic fire. Example: .30- caliber U.S. M1 Carbine.
A muzzle-loading rifle fired by the action of a piece of flint held in the hammer jaws.
Lever-action repeating rifles only. Does not include single-shot weapons that use a lever.
Examples: U.S. M79, U.S. M203 grenade