The inside of the barrel must be clean and free of obstruction. See “The Ten Rules of Airgun Safety.”
Not obeying these instructions may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.
How to Check the Barrel for Obstructions
- Always keep the airgun pointed in a safe direction.
- With one hand, hold the stock at the pistol grip or middle of forearm (marked x in the Figure 1).
- Holding the airgun firmly with one hand, tap barrel behind the front sight in order to break open the barrel, but do not cock the airgun. See Figure 1 above.
- Align your eye with the axis of the barrel and look into the barrel’s chamber.
- Visually verify the barrel is free of obstructions.
- Physically verify the barrel is free of obstructions by inserting a cleaning rod of the correct size into the chamber.
- Push the rod completely through the barrel, until the rod can be seen protruding from the barrel’s muzzle.
How to Remove a Barrel Obstructions
- Insert the cleaning rod into the barrel’s chamber and lightly tap the rod to free the object the barrel.
- Push the rod all the way though the barrel until the rod can be seen at the barrel’s muzzle.
- If an object cannot be easily pushed out of the barrel with the cleaning rod, return the airgun to a Remington Authorized Repair Center.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO UNCOCK YOUR AIRGUN! If you have cocked your air rifle, loaded a pellet and decided not to take the shot in a reasonable amount of time, do not leave your airgun cocked.
- If already loaded: Removing the pellet is inadvisable and doing this with a sharp object could seriously damage the delicate rifling. The best course of action is to shoot the airgun into the soft ground, a pellet trap or thick pile of newspapers or magazines.
- If unloaded: BE SURE AIRGUN IS UNLOADED. *Then put muzzle tightly against a firm, soft pad (such as padded rug-but NEVER against part of your body), to provide air resistance, and discharge airgun. Try not to do this often. A better way is to load a pellet and discharge the airgun safely in the regular way. See "Shooting your Airgun Safely" section of your manual.
*Always check an airgun to see if it is loaded when removed from storage or received from another person. The ONLY ways to be sure that your barrel is unloaded is to look through the bore from the rear or pass a cleaning rod through the bore from the rear.