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Operating the Firearm

Model Five rifles are manufactured with a 5-round detachable box magazine. Before loading your rifle for the first time, make sure (1) you have read and understand all of the warnings and instructions in this Owner’s Manual, and (2) you have removed all grease and oil from the barrel and chamber and any obstructions from the barrel. 

Overview

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

Loading the Rifle 

  1. Keep the rifle pointed in a safe direction throughout the loading process.

  2. Make sure the safety mechanism is engaged in the “safe” position.

  3. Lift the bolt handle and pull the bolt all the way to the rear.

  4. Depress the magazine latch in front of the trigger guard, allowing the magazine to be pulled out of the bottom of the receiver. (See Picture 11). 
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  5. Place a cartridge on top of the follower of the magazine and press down on the cartridge until it is retained in the magazine. Carefully position the cartridge so that its base is flush with the rear of the magazine. (See Picture 12). 
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  6. Place each successive cartridge in the magazine as described in Step 4, until the magazine is full. 

  7. With the bolt still open and to the rear, insert one round directly into the chamber. (See Picture 13).
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  8. Close and lower the bolt. (See Picture 14). The rifle now has a live round in the chamber. 
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  9. Insert the magazine back into the magazine well of the receiver until it is retained by the magazine latch. (See Picture 15).
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  10. Your rifle is now in the ready-to-fire condition, loaded with a round in the chamber and a full magazine. 

Note:

SINGLE LOADING: Your rifle may be loaded with a single round in the chamber and no cartridges in the detachable box magazine. To single-load the rifle, simply skip Steps 5, 6, and 9 above.

LOADING THE MAGAZINE ONLY: Your rifle may be loaded with no round in the chamber and a full magazine. To accomplish this type of loading, follow Steps 1 through 6 above. Then close the bolt on an empty chamber before inserting the loaded magazine into the receiver. The bolt will now be closed over an empty chamber. A round may subsequently be loaded into the chamber for firing by opening and fully retracting the bolt and then closing the bolt, stripping off the top cartridge from the magazine into the chamber. 

model-five-warning-icon.pngWARNING

Your rifle may fire a chambered round even if the magazine has been removed from the rifle. Never assume the rifle is unloaded merely because you have removed the magazine. 

Once a cartridge has been loaded into the chamber, the rifle is ready to be fired. 

Firing the Rifle:

  1. Aim the rifle at your intended target, with the butt of the rifle planted firmly against your shoulder.
  2. Keeping your fingers away from the trigger, push the manual safety forward to the “fire” position.
  3. Put your trigger finger on the trigger and slowly squeeze or pull the trigger to fire the rifle.
    Note:
    Unless you intend to fire another shot right away, leave the bolt closed over the fired cartridge.
  4. To extract and eject the fired cartridge case, lift the bolt handle and pull the bolt all the way to the rear.
  5. Closing the bolt will then chamber the next cartridge from the magazine. Unless you intend to fire an immediate next shot, pull the safety fully to the rear to the “safe” position.
    Your rifle is now loaded with another round in the chamber. 

Unloading Your Rifle

  1. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your fingers away from the trigger throughout the unloading process.

  2. Make sure the safety is engaged in the “safe” position.

  3. Depress the magazine latch in front of the trigger guard,allowing the magazine to be pulled out of the bottom of the receiver. (See Picture 16).
    model_five_16.jpg 

model-five-warning-icon.png​WARNING

At this stage in the unloading process, your rifle still has a live round in the chamber which may be fired even though the magazine has been removed. Never assume your rifle cannot fire simply because the magazine has been removed.

  1. Lift the bolt handle and pull the bolt fully to the rear to remove the cartridge from the chamber. (See Picture 17).
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  2. With the bolt open (fully to the rear), look into the chamber and magazine well to make sure all cartridges have been removed from the rifle
  3. Empty the cartridges from the box magazine in a reverse manner from the loading instructions. You may store the empty magazine separately or reinsert it into the rifle.
  4. With the bolt still open, visually recheck the chamber and magazine well to make sure the rifle is completely unloaded. 
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