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Operating the Firearm

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Read detailed instructions about loading, unloading, and other operation of your Model 597 firearm.

To Load the Firearm

WARNING! Model 597™ autoloading rimfire rifles are manufactured in a variety of popular rimfire calibers. The specific caliber of rimfire ammunition suitable for use in your rifle is marked on the barrel of your rifle. ONLY use the specific caliber of rimfire ammunition which is designated on the barrel of your rifle Different calibers of rimfire ammunition are NOT interchangeable. Do not use any ammunition other than the designated rimfire caliber specific for your rifle. USING INCORRECT AMMUNITION IN YOUR FIREARM, CAN CAUSE A JAM OR SEVERE MALFUNCTION OF YOUR FIREARM LEADING TO PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. See the ‘Ten Commandments “of firearm safety.

TO LOAD THE CHAMBER AND MAGAZINE:

NOTE: The barrel should be cleaned before loading and firing the firearm the first time. Follow cleaning instructions shown on in the cleaning section.

  1. Point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.
  3. Pull the operating handle rearward until the bolt engages the last shot hold-open mechanism. Visually check the chamber to make sure the chamber is empty.
  4. Pull the magazine latch rearward.
  5. Remove the magazine from the bottom of the firearm. The bolt will remain open.
    WARNING! Always check the cartridge for the correct caliber before loading the firearm.
  6. Load up to ten cartridges, or up to eight for the Model 597 Magnum, one at a time into the magazine. Keep the bullets aligned toward the chamber. See Picture 9.
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    NOTE: Read important information below about loading the magazine.
  7. Put the loaded magazine into the firearm.
  8. Make sure the magazine is fully latched into position.
  9. Pull back on the operating handle to disengage the last shot hold-open mechanism. The bolt will close and feed the first cartridge into the chamber.

WARNING! The rifle is now cocked and loaded. Make sure the safety mechanism is still in the engaged. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.
BOTH THE CHAMBER AND MAGAZINE ARE NOW LOADED.

Loading The Magazine

Due to variations in rimfire ammunition, care should be taken when loading the magazine not to overlap the rims of the cartridges. See right. If rims overlap, a failure to feed a round from the magazine may occur. The loaded round should be inserted into the magazine by putting pressure near the rim. See Picture 9. Do not insert by pushing near the nose of the bullet.

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If the magazine becomes hard to load to full capacity, unload magazine, disassemble and clean the magazine components.
Do not use solvents that are harmful to plastic materials. For cleaning instructions see the cleaning section.

To Unload The Firearm

  1. Point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.
  3. Pull the magazine latch rearward and remove the magazine from the firearm.
  4. Pull the operating handle rearward to remove the cartridge remaining in the chamber. Visually check the chamber to make sure it is empty.
  5. Holding the magazine separate and apart from the firearm, slide the top cartridge forward and out of the magazine. Repeat until the magazine is completely empty. See Picture 10.
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  6. Replace the empty magazine in the rifle and pull the operating handle rearward to engage the last shot hold-open. Visually check the chamber to make sure it is empty.

WARNING! Visually check the chamber and receiver to make sure the chamber and magazine are completely empty. Make sure the safety mechanism is still engaged. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.
WARNING! NEVER assume your rifle is unloaded to justify careless handling. Always control the direction of the muzzle of your rifle, even if you think it is completely unloaded.

To Adjust Sights

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WARNING! Before adjusting the sights, make sure the rifle is completely unloaded and the safety mechanism is engaged. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.

TO ADJUST THE REAR SIGHT:

For elevation (up and down adjustments) and windage (left and right adjustments), move the rear sight in the same direction as you need to move the bullet on the target.

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NOTE: For more on ballistics and trajectory, see the REMINGTON® catalog.

TELESCOPIC SIGHTS:

The top of the Model 597™ receiver has a scope rail and threaded holes for the installation of telescopic sights.

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