ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. - The depot's Small Arms Repair Facility is the primary Small Arms Rebuild Center for the Department of Defense.

Here, employees overhaul, repair and upgrade small caliber weapons from the M9 pistol to the M2 50-caliber machine gun, grenade launchers, mortars and much more.

The men and women who work in the depot's Small Arms Repair Facility are able to refurbish many parts, bringing them back to like-new condition.

For example, as much as 60 percent of a M2 weapon can be refurbished and reused as the artisans upgrade it to a M2A1 machine gun.