Learn the important components of your Model 522 Viper firearm.
Congratulations on your choice of a Remington®. With proper care, it should give you many years of dependable use and enjoyment. For best results, we recommend that you use Remington Ammunition – the ammunition used in factory testing your firearm against our exacting function and performance standards.
This picture shows the main parts of the REMINGTON MODEL 522 VIPER AUTOLOADING RIMFIRE RIFLE. The picture will aid in understanding the instructions in this book.
This picture shows the parts of the ammunition
The safety switch on the Model 522 Viper Autoloading Rimfire Rifle is a button located in front of the trigger. See Pictures 3 and 4.
The safety switch provides protection against accidental or unintentional discharge under normal usage when properly engaged and in good working order.
To engage the safety switch, push the button so the RED BAND MARKING CANNOT BE SEEN.
Always engage the safety switch when the firearm is loaded and you do not intend to shoot.
Never pull the trigger when the safety switch is engaged.
When you are ready to fire the firearm, the magazine must be in place. Press the safety switch so that the RED BAND MARKING IS SHOWING.
DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER WHILE MOVING THE SAFETY SWITCH.
WARNING: The firearm will fire when the trigger is pulled and the RED BAND IS SHOWING.
Even when the safety switch is engaged, careless handling can cause the firearm to fire. See Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety.
The operating handle has two (2) functions:
To unlock the bolt, pull outward on the operating handle and release.
WARNING: When the operating handle is forward and the bolt is closed, the firearm is ready to be fired.
WARNING: If you pick the firearm up and the red firing pin carrier shows in the operating slot, there may have been a malfunction. See Picture 6.
Pulling the trigger fires the firearm.
The trigger assembly and other parts of the firing mechanism are preset at the factory, and must never be altered or adjusted.
WARNING: NEVER put your finger on the trigger unless you are going to fire the firearm.
The inside of the barrel must be clean and free of obstructions.
WARNING: Never try to remove an object from the barrel by loading another cartridge and firing. This may cause the barrel to burst or a cartridge case to rupture and cause serious personal injury.
BEFORE LOADING THE FIREARM:
Make sure the inside of the barrel is free of dirt or other objects.