12-6. Pyrotechnic Pistols. The pyrotechnic pistol fires
devices such as flares. The following procedures are for
the maintenance of these pistols:
a. Clean and oil pistol thoroughly after firing,
using lightweight preservative lubricating oil, MIL-L-
7870. Also, perform this maintenance function at regular
organizational maintenance manual.
b. Daily maintenance is required under dusty,
wet, or salt. air conditions.
12-7. Pyrotechnics Storage and Handling. Existing
safety requirements and precautions shall be complied
with by all personnel handling pyrotechnic signal flares.
This type pyrotechnic is hazardous due to the nature of
its explosive, flammable, or toxic filler. The following
precautions in handling. signals and flares used in
pyrotechnic pistols will be followed in order to prevent
a. Store flares and signals in a dry, well-
ventilated place, out of direct rays of sun and protected
against excessive or variable temperatures.
b. Post NO SMOKING signs in storage area.
Handle pyrotechnic flares with the
Personnel injury may result from
improperly handled flares.
c. Protect flares and signals from moisture.
Open all containers which show
signs of dampness or moisture.
Destroy contents when there is
evidence of moisture.
d. Disassembly of flares is strictly prohibited.
e. Do not use flares when dented or deformed.
f. Avoid any rough handling, throwing, or
dropping of pyrotechnics.
g. Remove flares and signals from aircraft that
are parked in maintenance or storage hangars, and from
survival kits placed in storage.
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