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- 1) Sets up battery of automatic machines to assemble primed shell bodies, powder, wads, and shot into complete shotgun shells: Replaces worn or broken machine parts, such as bushings, punches, crimpers, powder and shot chargers, hoppers, springs, and belts, using handtools.
- 2) Examines samples of assembled shells for defects, such as incomplete crimping, tipped top wads, or blurred printing, and verifies shell length and diameter, using fixed gauges.
- 3) Cuts open sample shells with knife to determine that components are assembled as specified.
- 4) Diagnoses cause of defect and replaces worn parts or adjusts setscrews, stop nuts, knurled bolts, and wingnuts by trial and error until machine produces acceptable work.
- 5) Dismantles machine to gain access to defective parts and to clear jams not removable by operator.
- 6) Submits samples of first-run shells assembled after adjustment or changeover to ballistics for approval before releasing machine to operator.
- 7) Takes charges of powder and shot from loading mechanisms and weighs them on grain scale to verify accuracy of charges.
- 8) Turns knob to regulate charge to meet specifications.
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