Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
a. To ensure maximum operational readiness, it is necessary that the M6 Bayonet-
knife, M7 Bayonet-knife, M10 Bayonet-knife Scabbard and M9 Multipurpose Bayonet
System be systematically inspected at regular intervals so defects may be
discovered and corrected before they result in serious damage or failure.
b. During periods of inactivity, perform PMCS quarterly unless inspection
reveals more frequent servicing is necessary.
An inactive bayonet is one
has been stored in an arms room for a period of 90 days without use. The
bayonet may or may not have been assigned to an individual. Normal clean:
(PMCS) of an inactive bayonet will be performed every 90 days. Should the
armorer detect corrosion on a bayonet/scabbard prior to the end of the 90-day
period, the PMCS shall be performed immediately.
2-8. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES. Table 2-1. lists those
preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) to be performed at their
a. Column 1, Item No. The first column contains the item number which shall. be
used as a source of item numbers for the TM Number Column on DA Form 2404,
Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, in recording results of PMCS.
Checks and services are numbered in disassembly sequence.
b. Column 2, item to be inspected. The second column lists the item to be
c. Column 3, Procedures. The third column contains all the information
required to accomplish the checks and services.
d. Column 4, Not Fully Mission Capable If. This column contains a brief state-
ment of the condition (e.g. , malfunction, shortcoming (SH) or deficiency (1))
that would cause the covered equipment to be less than fully ready to perform
its assigned mission.
For the purpose of this technical manual, the following def-
initions are supplied. These definitions are not intended to
apply to any other document.
Shortcoming (SH): A fault that requires maintenance or supply
action on a piece of equipment, but does not render equipment
Not Mission Capable.
Deficiency (D): A fault or problem that causes equipment to
Faults that make the equipment Not Mission Capa-
ble are deficiencies.
A deficiency deadlines the weapon.