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Parts of the 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.

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Overview

General Operation:

All Remington centerfire bolt actuated rifles operate similarly.  The firearm is capable of firing multiple shots after each pull of the trigger and cycle of the bolt.  At the start of the firing cycle, after the trigger has been pulled, and a cartridge has been discharged; the action is unlocked and the firing pin is cocked by rotating the bolt handle upward.  As the bolt moves rearward, the spent cartridge case is pulled from the chamber.  When the spent cartridge clears the chamber the cartridge is expelled from the firearm through the ejection port.  As the bolt moves forward a new cartridge is stripped from the magazine and is placed into the chamber.  The cycle is completed by rotating the bolt fully downward, locking the bolt and cartridge into the firing position.

Important Parts of the Firearm

Serial Number and Cartridge Designation:

The serial number is located on the shooter's left side of the receiver.  See Picture 2.

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Specifications for the correct caliber and cartridge intended for use in your firearm is located on the shooter's left side of the barrel.  See Picture 3.

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WARNING!  Only use the specified cartridge type and caliber of ammunition specified for your firearm as designated on the barrel.  Use of an improper cartridge in your firearm could result in property damage, personal injury and/or death.

The Safety Mechanism:

The manual safety mechanism of your bolt action firearm provides protection against accidental or unintentional discharge under normal usage when properly engaged and in good working order.  This safety mechanism is not a substitute for following the rules of safe firearm handling.  The safety mechanism blocks the trigger, preventing the trigger from being pulled when fully engaged in the "S" or "SAFE" position.

 

The safety mechanism is located on the shooters right towards the rear of the receiver.  To engage the safety mechanism, pull the safety lever fully to the rear toward the "S" position until the safety arm stops.  See Picture 4.

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Always engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety lever fully rearward before handling, loading or unloading the firearm.

When you are ready to discharge the firearm, disengage the Safety Mechanism by pushing the safety arm forward to the "FIRE" position, marked with a "F". You have now disengaged the Safety Mechanism and the firearm is ready to FIRE.  See Picture 5.

Do not touch the trigger while moving the safety mechanism.  Your fingers and all other objects should be kept outside of the trigger guard and away from the trigger until you are actually ready to discharge the firearm. 

Never attempt to pull the trigger when the Safety Mechanism is activated in the "S" or "SAFE" position.

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WARNING! The firearm will discharge when the trigger is pulled and the safety mechanism is OFF or in the "F" or "FIRE" position.  Failure to control the muzzle direction of the firearm when it is discharged may result in property damage, personal injury, and/or death.

Even when the safety is engaged in the "S" or "SAFE" position, careless handling may cause the firearm to discharge.  See the "Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety".

WARNING! Do not alter, modify, bypass, or render the safety features of this firearm inoperative.  Altering the firearms's safety may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

The Cocked Indicator:

The cocked indicator is a pin located at the rear of the bolt plug of the bolt.  (See Picture 5). When the pin is visible or flush with the end of the bolt plug, the bolt assembly is cocked and the firearm is ready to be discharged.

WARNING! The firearm will discharge when the bolt is cocked (Cocked Indicator is visible), the safety mechanism  is disengaged or in the "FIRE" position, and the trigger is pulled.  Failure to control the muzzle direction of a firearm when it is discharged may result in property damage, personnel injury, and/or death.

Additional Features:

In addition to the manual safety mechanism and the trigger release, the Model 783 Bolt Action Centerfire Rifles incorporate passive features providing additional protection against accidental or unintentional discharge under normal usage and in good working order.  These passive features such as the inertia firing pin system, steel alloys and/or their metallurgical treatments, the sear, the trigger engagements, the trigger release, the breech lock-up system, head space, and the trigger guard all work without direct input from the user as long as your firearm is kept clean and in good working order. 

WARNING! Do not alter, modify, bypass, or render these safety features inoperative.  Altering the firearm's safeties may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

The Locking Device:

This firearm was originally sold with a key operated locking device to assist the owner in protecting against unauthorized use.  These are storage locking devices.  The firearm should be completely unloaded when stored or not in use.

 

These locking devices DO NOT eliminate the need for safe firearm handling and storage, including keeping this and every firearm unloaded and locked in a secure place when not in use.  Read and follow these and other safety rules in this instruction manual.  Failure to read, understand, and obey these rules can result in serious personal injury or death.  See the "Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety".

Keep your locking device engaged when your firearm is not in use.  Keep the keys in a secure lace, inaccessible to others.  DO NOT leave your keys or any ammunition with your firearm, which should be kept unloaded and locked in a safe place.

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To secure your firearm with an external locking device, See instructions provided in packaging.

The Bolt Assembly

The bolt assembly locks the cartridge into the chamber, containing the discharged pressure of the ammunition within the chamber.  The bolt assembly is a two piece striker system, manufactured specifically for your firearm to maintain proper head space (distance between cartridge and the bolt face).  The bolt assemblies are not interchangeable between rifles.  To help ensure the bolt assembly and receivers stay paired-up, the bolt assembly will be marked with the last three digits of the receiver's serial number.  For your safety, keep your bolt assembly paired-up with its respective receiver.

Ensure the last (3) digits of the serial number match the numbers stamped on the bolt.  See Picture 7.

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WARNING! Only use the original bolt assembly with in your firearm.  Do Not attempt to insert or use a bolt on any firearm which was not purchased with the firearm.  Use of an improper bolt and receiver combination may cause property damage, personnel injury and/or death.

To Install the Bolt Assembly:

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  3. Before inserting the bolt assembly into the receiver, make sure the firing pin assembly is cocked. When cocked, the firing pin cocking arm will be located in the small cocked notch. See Picture 8.

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  1. If the firing pin assembly is NOT cocked (as shown in Picture 9), cock the assembly by holding the bolt body steady while turning the firing pin assembly clockwise until the cocking arm is resting in the small cocked notch as in Picture 8.

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  1. Before installing the bolt assembly, make sure the bolt head pin is installed. See Picture 7.
  2. If the bolt head pin is NOT installed, see “To Reassemble the Bolt Assembly”.

WARNING! When the bolt head pin is NOT installed in the bolt assembly; the firearm is NOT safe to use. Leaving the bolt head pin out of the assembly may lead to property damage, personal injury and/or death.

  1. With the bolt handle to the shooter’s right, align the bolt lugs with the receiver’s lug cuts then slide the bolt assembly forward.
  2. Push the bolt assembly forward until the bolt stop is engaged and the bolt assembly is locked into the receiver.

To Remove the Bolt Assembly:

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  3. Keep fingers and other obstructions away from the trigger.
  4. Open the action by raising the bolt handle.
  5. Disengage the bolt stop by pushing the bolt release button while sliding the bolt assembly rearward until it is clear of the receiver. See Picture 10.
  6. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded.

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The Trigger Assembly:

Pulling the trigger DISCHARGES the firearm.

The Model 783 bolt action rifles are equipped with custom designed adjustable trigger assembly. The trigger assembly is a single action system which has been set at the Remington factory for optimal trigger pull weight. The factory settings provide a crisp, clean trigger pull for superior out-of-the-box accuracy for hunters, plinkers, and general target
shooting. Rifles with trigger pull weight settings lower than the factory setting are considered “Target” firearms, used only for precision competition shooting, under firing range or bench firing conditions. The Model 783 rifles trigger pull weight can be adjusted within limits. With safety as our primary concern, the trigger assembly design requires the user
to place their finger squarely over the trigger release (see Picture 11). Pulling the trigger from the side or not directly rearward, may not disengage the trigger release, which will keep the trigger from starting the firing sequence. All repairs to the trigger assembly must be made by the factory or a Remington Authorized Repair Center.

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WARNING! Never place your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to discharge or fire the firearm.  Careless placement of a finger on the trigger may lead to an unintentional pulling of the trigger and discharge of the firearm.  This may lead to personnel injury, property damage, and/ or death.

WARNING! Never manipulate, adjust or change any of the internal components of your firearm unless specifically directed to do so in this instruction manual. Improper manipulation of any internal component may effect the safety and reliability of your firearm and may cause property damage, personal injury, and/or death.

For trigger pull adjustment, see “Trigger Pull Weight Adjustment”.

The Barrel:

WARNING! The inside of the barrel must be clean and free of any obstructions. Discharging the firearm with a dirty and/or obstructed barrel may cause property damage, personal injury, and/or death. See the “Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety”.

To Check the Barrel for Obstructions:

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety mechanism by moving the safety arm fully rearward to the “SAFE” or “S" position.
  3. Remove the magazine from the firearm. See “To Unload Firearm”.
  4. Open the action by raising the bolt handle.
  5. Pull the bolt fully rearward.
  6. Look into the ejection port, visually check the chamber and magazine to make sure the firearm is completely unloaded.
  7. Remove the bolt assembly from the receiver by pushing the bolt release button while pulling the bolt assembly rearward until the bolt is clear of the receiver. See Picture 10.
  8. To check for an obstruction look through the receiver and barrel from the chamber end.

To Remove a Barrel Obstruction:

WARNING! NEVER try to remove an object from the barrel by loading another cartridge and firing. Discharging a firearm with an obstructed barrel may lead to property damage injury and/or death.

  1. Always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
  2. From the chamber end of the barrel, insert a correct size cleaning rod until the obstruction is detected.
  3. Lightly tap the cleaning rod against the obstruction to free the object from the barrel.
  4. Push the rod completely through the barrel until the rod can be seen at the muzzle.
  5. If an object cannot be easily pushed out of the barrel with a cleaning rod, return the firearm to the factory or to a Remington Authorized Repair Center.

Note: To clean the barrel follow instructions shown on “To Clean the Barrel”.
WARNING! Before loading the firearm, make sure the inside of the barrel is free of dirt, oil, or other obstructions. Discharging the firearm with a dirty and/or obstructed barrel may cause property damage, personal injury and/or death.

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