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M60 Series Machine Guns. U.S. Ordnance, Inc. Reno Nevada. U.S. Ordnance Reno, Nevada USA, is licensed by General Dynamics to be the exclusive manufacturer and sole distributor for all models of the battle proven M60 Series machine gun, conversion kits and spare parts.

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U s ordnance

M60 Series Machine Guns


U s ordnance inc reno nevada

U.S. Ordnance, Inc. Reno Nevada

U.S. Ordnance Reno, Nevada USA, is licensed by General Dynamics to be the exclusive manufacturer and sole distributor for all models of the battle proven M60 Series machine gun, conversion kits and spare parts.

  • US Ordnance has been manufacturing M60 parts since March 2000

  • Only U.S. Government approved tooling, fixtures and functional gauges are used.

  • All guns, kits and spare parts are tested to NATO specifications

  • Extensive environmental, endurance and reliability testing, drop tests, ice, mud and water immersion test are performed

  • Proof firing, functional and accuracy testing before it leaves the factory

  • Highest quality standards ensure full interchangeability of parts between all U.S. made M60 Machine guns

  • Spare parts for the M60, M60D, M60E3, and M60E4/Mk43.

  • Complete weapons systems available in the M60D, M60E3 and M60E4 configurations

  • Cost effective conversion kits to convert your standard M60 to the new, lighter E3 or E4 versions. Comes with new gun warranty

  • Logistics support and in-country logistics capability to support the M60 machine gun available from US Ordnance

  • Ongoing production for the U.S. Government assures availability of spare parts


Mission statement

Mission Statement

U.S. Ordnance is committed to excellence and integrity in all that we do.

We accomplish our mission through the use of "good manufacturing" processes, environmental testing of our products, US Government monitoring, and responsible sales ethics. We believe in delivering reliable and comprehensive products and services to our customers; manufacturing and providing firearms that are extensively tested, safe, and battlefield proven effective.

We adhere to the highest legal and ethical principles in the conduct of all aspects of our business.


M60e4 mk43 mod 1

M60E4/MK43 Mod. 1

The M60E4/Mk 43 Mod. 1 7.62mm light machine gun represents significant reliability and user-friendly improvements over the M60, M60D, M60E3 machine guns.

The series consists of two configurations: LMG for ground, and mounted for aircraft and boat mount systems.

Shown with new optional Rail Interface Hand Guard and Medium Weight Fluted Barrel


M60e4 mk43 mod 1 key features

M60E4/MK43 Mod. 1 Key Features

  • Reliable and user-friendly for dependability and ease of use.

  • Light and compact for maneuverability and transportability.

  • CNC lightweight Aluminum forearm/pistol grip for improved control and protection during firing. New integrated fire control system bracket gives the weapon 24 hour capability (U.S. standard foot or Picatinny rail; Stanag mount)

  • Stellite®-lined, sustained fire barrels (short and long) and assault barrels; for application flexibility and 500,000+ rounds receiver life.

  • Rate of fire at a lethal volume, yet helps to conserve ammunition.

  • Dual safety features for maximum user safety: ambidextrous safety switch, and a weapon loaded, not charged feature.

  • Major components are directly interchangeable with other M60 configurations.

  • Logistically supportable.

  • Easy conversion from earlier M60 configurations to M60E4, at unit level.

  • Employed by U.S. Navy Seals


M60e4 mk43 mod 1 improvements

M60E4/MK43 Mod. 1 Improvements

  • 30% improved belt pull, increasing reliability

  • Thick-walled barrel for sustained firing

  • Fail-safe reversible piston, positive-lock gas cylinder extension

  • Barrel changing handle eliminates need for heat mitten

  • Lightweight, one-handed operated receiver mounted bipod eliminates the weight of a bipod on the spare barrel

  • CNC lightweight Aluminum forearm/pistol grip for improved control and protection during firing. New integrated fire control system bracket gives the weapon 24 hour capability (U.S. standard foot or Picatinny rail; Stanag mount)

  • Feed cover eliminates charging jams and improves operator safety

  • Lightweight trigger assembly with ambidextrous safety switch and winter trigger guard allows gun to be fired with winter mittens

  • Flat spring on trigger assembly prevents accidental detachment of the assembly.

  • Lightweight butt stock with hinged shoulder rest and improved buffer attachment mechanism provides for fail-safe attachment of the butt stock to the receiver

  • Adjustable forward grip for improved control, better heat protection


M60e3

M60E3

The M60E3 is the lightest product improvement of the M60. The M60E3 differs from the standard M60 in that it is five pounds lighter, has an easily deployable bipod mounted to the receiver and a carrying handle attached to the barrel; features twin pistol grips for better control.


M60e3 key features

M60E3 Key Features

  • The M60E3 fires NATO standard 7.62mm ammunition. Because it is more easily stabilized than other 7.62mm machine guns, it delivers this fire accurately and reliably out to its one kilometer maximum effective range. Firing state-of-the-art saboted rounds, it is capable of defeating light armor at tactical engagement ranges.

  • The M60E3, like the M60, may be employed as either an assault or unit support weapon. The new configuration has several advantages. In the assault, the twin pistol grips provide better control while firing on the move. Quickly deployable bipod legs permit instantaneous transition to the prone position for covering fire. The combination of the receiver mounted bipod legs and the carrying handle attached to the barrel greatly facilitate rapid changes of hot barrels. For support fire delivered from prepared position, the M122 tripod with traversing and elevating mechanism is available. The M60E3 has been adopted by the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps and saw extensive use during Operation Desert Storm.


M60d enhanced

M60D Enhanced

The M60D model differs from the standard M60 in that the butt stock and trigger grip assemblies are replaced with spade grips and a spade trigger assembly. The rear sight is replaced with a ring sight to assist in acquiring and tracking targets. This permits aimed fire from a pedestal or other similar mount. The M60Dis the model designed for mounting on wheeled and tracked vehicles, naval craft, and as a door gun on utility and cargo helicopters. Mounted on pintle type assemblies, the M60D provides fire support for ground operations.


M60d enhanced key features

M60D Enhanced Key Features

  • The M60D Enhanced incorporates a bipod mounted on the front of the receiver instead of mounted on the barrel.

  • The new bipod is lighter but just as strong as the original and reduces the weight and bulk of the spare barrels.

  • Extra sear notch on the operating rod, which prevents a runaway machine gun.

  • The M60D Enhanced also features an improved feedcover, which permits the user to load the weapon with the bolt in the closed position.

  • Barrel changing handle eliminates need for heat mitten


M60 e4 mk 43 conversion kit

M60 E4/Mk 43 Conversion Kit

The M60E4 Conversion Kit can be used to modify any serviceable M60 receiver. Kit installation can be completed at U.S. ORDNANCE or at the customer facility after training of technical personnel by U.S. ORDNANCE. The installation of this kit on any new M60 Machine Gun brings with it a new gun warranty and features that eliminate weight and increase reliability.


M60 e4 mk 43 conversion kit improvements

12% Lighter

30% improved belt pull, increasing reliability

Forward grip enlarged for improved control, better heat protection

Modified gas system Operating Rod

Stronger bipod, easier deployment

Stellite®-lined barrels available

M60 E4/Mk 43 Conversion Kit Improvements


M60 e4 mk 43 mod 1 conversion kit features

M60 E4/Mk 43 Mod. 1 Conversion Kit Features

  • Optional Barrels: Heavy Weight, for sustained fire or Light Weight, short length for assault and maneuver.

  • Adjustable front sight on lightweight barrels, optional peep rear sight.

  • Compact gas system eliminates cylinder plug, fail-safe piston assembly.

  • Carrying handle facilitates hot barrel change without use of mitten.

  • Adjustable bipod attached to receiver for ease of barrel change.

  • Forward pistol grip replaces forearm assembly for better controllability and accuracy.

  • Flat spring on trigger housing assembly prevents accidental detachment of the assembly.

  • Reversible cover latch and adjustable sling swivel for right or left hand use.

  • Glass reinforced plastic pistol grip and butt stock.

  • Hinged shoulder rest for improved control.

  • 2 sear notches minimize possibility of a runaway gun.

  • Longer wear operating rod roller, pin and yoke.

  • Plastic retaining cap on barrel latch prevents user injury.

  • Major assemblies interchangeable with M60 Machine Gun.


M60 e3 conversion kit

M60 E3 Conversion Kit

The M60E3 Conversion Kit can be used to modify any serviceable M60 receiver. Kit installation can be completed at U.S. ORDNANCE or at the customer facility after training of technical personnel by U.S. ORDNANCE. The installation of this kit on any new M60 Machine Gun brings with it a new gun warranty and features that eliminate weight and increase reliability.


M60 e3 conversion kit improvements

M60 E3 Conversion Kit Improvements

  • 20% Lighter

  • Adjustable front sight

  • Forward grip

  • Stronger bipod, easier deployment

  • Stellite®-lined barrels available

  • Light weight barrel for assault and maneuver.


M60 e3 conversion kit features

M60 E3 Conversion Kit Features

  • Optional Barrels: Heavy Weight, for sustained fire or Light Weight, short length for assault and maneuver.

  • Adjustable front sight on lightweight barrels, optional peep rear sight.

  • Compact gas system eliminates cylinder plug, fail-safe piston assembly.

  • Carrying handle facilitates hot barrel change without use of mitten.

  • Adjustable bipod attached to receiver for ease of barrel change.

  • Forward pistol grip replaces forearm assembly for better controllability and accuracy.

  • Reversible cover latch and adjustable sling swivel for right or left hand use.

  • Glass reinforced plastic pistol grip and butt stock.

  • 2 sear notches minimize possibility of a runaway gun.

  • Longer wear operating rod roller, pin and yoke.

  • Plastic retaining cap on barrel latch prevents user injury.

  • Major assemblies interchangeable with M60 Machine Gun.


M60e4 mk 43 mod1 vs m240b

M60E4/Mk 43 Mod1 vs. M240B

*Weapon not intended to fire 950 RDS/M. This will cause accelerated wear/damage to the barrel and rest of weapon. (source: Operator’s manual for M240 TM 9-1005-313-10)


Comparison notes

Comparison Notes:

  • The lower cyclic rate of the M60E4/Mk43 allows for effective single and three round burst fire eliminating the need for selective fire.

  • Barrowing from military experience within the NATO arena MMG’s are primarily employed from their integral bipod mount, i.e. as a light support weapon, and firing techniques are effective out to 800 meters. The 800 meters of “effective range”, when an MMG is used as a light support weapon is a good method of evaluation, as 800 meters is about the maximum range a 7.62 ball round will penetrate an M1, U.S., steel helmet. Helmet penetration is a common aspect of determining effective maximum effective range. For U.S. 7.62mm NATO ammunition the maximum range of ball projectiles is 3,725 meters. However at this range, the projectile is not considered lethal by military definition.

  • The M60E4 500-650 round rate of fire is considered leathal at the “beaten zone” but allows for the conservation of ammunition.The lighter M60E4 allows for the transport of approximately xxx rounds of additional ammunition when compared to the M240. This result in approximately Xxmin of leathal fire at the beaten zone.

  • The M60E4 gas cylinder is attached to each barrel unlike the other gun systems where the gas cylinder is attached to the reciever. This gives the M60E4 a significant advantage over the competition in that a failure durring combate of the gas system can be corrected by a relatively quick barrel change. Other units require field stripping and cleaning of the gas system which is a significantly more time consuming process.


Armorers training

Armorers Training

  • You will learn the safe and proper handling of the Machine Gun to include its maintenance, and operation.

  • Characteristics and accessories will be discussed; assembly, disassembly, cleaning and lubrication will also be performed.

  • We will discuss and use and assembly of Bipod, Tripod, and Vehicular mounting systems as available. Range estimation and sight-in procedures will also be performed.

  • We will fine-tune your loading, unloading and function check procedures, discuss how to prevent improper assembly & loading, and locate and replace worn or broken parts.

  • Emergency procedures for the following conditions will be covered: malfunctions, stoppages, immediate action, remedial action, misfire, hang fire, cook off, runaway, and the proper destruction procedures of the Machine Gun.

  • Learn to handle the machine gun with extreme confidence while performing various techniques of live fire drills on hard targets.

  • We will discuss various types of ammunition, air defense, and night vision & electro optic equipment.

  • Learn when and how to properly replace the barrel of the Machine Gun, and how to properly install the blank firing adapter.


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