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Cleaning, Lubrication, and Maintenance

Overview

Routine maintenance is essential to keeping your Model Seven firearm in top condition for years to come.

Lubrication and Maintenance

model-seven-lubrication.pngWhen the firearm is to be stored, it should be carefully cleaned and thoroughly oiled. Outside surfaces should be wiped with a light coat of Rem™ Oil occasionally. When
firearm is to be reused, all excess lubrication must be removed. The chamber and bore must be thoroughly wiped dry.

NOTE: Remington® Rem™ Oil is available from your local dealer. If your dealer is out of stock, ask him to order Rem™ Oil from his Remington distributor.

To Clean the Barrel

WARNING! Check the chamber and magazine to make sure there are no cartridges in the firearm.

  1. Use the equipment provided in a good cleaning kit. For recommendations, see your REMINGTON AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER.
  2. Remove the bolt assembly. See instructions in Parts of the Firearm.
  3. Select the correct caliber cleaning brush and attach the brush to the cleaning rod.
  4. Put the cleaning brush into the gun cleaning solvent.
    NOTE: Barrel should lay horizontally with the ejection port facing down during cleaning. Always clean the barrel from the chamber end to the muzzle.
  5. Push the cleaning brush through the barrel several times.
  6. Remove brush from rod, attach tip with patch, and push through the bore.
  7. Repeat several times, using a new cleaning patch each time, until the patch is not dirty.
  8. Push a clean patch saturated with Rem™ Oil through the barrel.
  9. Push a clean dry patch through the barrel to remove excess lubricant.
  10. Apply a thin coat of Rem™ Oil to the outside of the barrel with a soft clean cloth.
  11. After cleaning the barrel, clean the receiver and the trigger assembly.

WARNING! This firearm should be checked periodically by the Remington Arms Company, Inc. or a REMINGTON AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER. This will ensure proper inspection and any necessary replacement of worn or damaged parts.

To Clean the Receiver and Trigger Assembly

  1. Always point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Put the safety mechanism in the ‘S’ position.
  3. Remove the bolt assembly. See instructions in Parts of the Firearm.
  4. Turn the rifle upside down.
  5. Remove the stock screws. See Picture 16.
    model_seven_cleaning_01_picture_16.png
  6. Lift the stock away from the receiver and trigger assembly.

MODELS WITHOUT A FLOOR PLATE ONLY:

Remove the magazine spring and follower from the receiver.

NOTE: Clean and lubricate the receiver and trigger assembly as a unit. Do not remove the trigger assembly from the receiver.

  1. Thoroughly spray the receiver inside and out with Rem™ Action Cleaner and allow to dry.
  2. Thoroughly spray inside the trigger assembly at the four points specified in Picture 17 with Rem Action Cleaner.
    model_seven_cleaning_02_picture_17.png
  3. Place the safety in the fire “F” position. Pull the trigger rearward and release multiple times.
  4. Pull and hold the trigger rearward. Then using a small punch or screwdriver depress the sear (Lubrication Point 1 in Picture 17) and release multiple times.
  5. Release the trigger and operate the safety from the fire “F” to the safe “S” position multiple times.
  6. Again thoroughly spray inside the trigger assembly at the four points specified in Picture 17 with Rem™ Action Cleaner. Air dry or use compressed air to thoroughly dry the trigger assembly.
  7. Place a drop of Rem™ Oil in each of the four points in the trigger assembly specified in Picture 17.
  8. Place the safety in the fire “F” position. Pull the trigger rearward and release multiple times. Ensure the trigger returns completely to the forward position each time. If the trigger does not completely return, reassemble the rifle and return it to a Remington® Authorized Service Center.
    WARNING! If the trigger does not fully return to the forward position each time it is released, then your rifle is NOT in a safe operating condition and it must NOT be used until you have had it inspected by a Remington Authorized Service Center. Use of a firearm in an unsafe operating condition may result in injury or death to you or a bystander and severe damage to the firearm.
  9. If the trigger completely returns as specified in operation 14, pull and hold the trigger rearward and using a small punch or screwdriver depress the sear and release multiple times. The sear must return to the full upward position without hesitation. If the sear does not freely return, reassemble the rifle and return it to a Remington Authorized Service Center.
    WARNING! If the sear does not return to the full upward position without hesitation, then your rifle is NOT in a safe operating condition and it must NOT be used until you have had it inspected by a Remington Authorized Service Center. Use of a firearm in an unsafe operating condition may result in injury or death to you or a bystander and severe damage to the firearm.
  10. If the sear freely returns to the full upward position as specified in operation 15, release the trigger and operate the safety from the fire “F” to the safe “S” position multiple times. The safety must operate freely. The safety detent spring must position the safety in the full safe “S” or fire “F” position. The safety should not remain in a position anywhere between the full safe “S” or fire “F” position. If the safety does not freely return to the full safe “S” or fire “F” position, repeat operations 8 thru 16. If the safety does not freely return to the safe “S” or fire “F” position after repeating operations 8 thru 16, return the firearm to a Remington Authorized Service Center for an inspection of the safety and trigger assembly.
  11. Place the safety in the safe “S” position and lightly spray Rem™ Oil on all the external surfaces of the trigger assembly and receiver. Wipe off excess oil.

 

TO ASSEMBLE MODELS WITHOUT A FLOOR PLATE:

  1. Always point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Put the magazine follower and the spring into the magazine.
  3. Put the stock over the receiver and trigger assembly.
  4. Replace and tighten the trigger guard (stock) screws.
    WARNING! Before you replace the bolt assembly, make sure the barrel is free from obstructions.
  5. Replace the bolt assembly.  See instructions in Parts of the Firearm.

TO ASSEMBLE MODELS WITH A FLOOR PLATE ONLY:

Put the magazine all the way into the bottom of the receiver.

MODELS WITH FLOOR PLATE OR DETACHABLE MAGAZINE:

  1. Always point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Assemble the trigger guard assembly on the stock.
  3. Put the stock over the receiver and trigger assembly.
  4. Replace and tighten the trigger guard (stock) screws.
  5. Close the floor plate or replace detachable magazine.
    WARNING! Before you replace the bolt assembly, make sure the barrel is free of obstructions.
  6. Replace the bolt assembly.  See instructions in Parts of the Firearm.

WARNING! After cleaning the trigger assembly, check the chamber and magazine to make sure there are no cartridges in the firearm. Put the safety mechanism in the ‘F’ position. Close the bolt smartly. The firing pin must remain cocked. To check, pull the trigger. The firing pin must fall. Repeat the test at least ten times. If the firing pin will not remain cocked when the bolt is closed smartly, return the firearm to the factory or a REMINGTON AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER.

Cleaning Frequency

  1. Before and after long term storage.
  2. When the rifle has been subjected to adverse conditions such as shooting in the rain, snow, sleet or saltwater areas.
  3. When the rifle is exposed to dirty conditions such as lying on the ground outdoors, being dropped in mud, etc.
    NOTE: While the Model 700™ and Model Seven™ Stainless Synthetic Rifle have been designed and manufactured to provide improved corrosion protection, only proper care will keep your firearm in good operating condition and maintain its appearance. After extensive use, the protective coating on plated parts may be worn sufficiently to reduce corrosion  protection. Such worn parts should be replaced to assure the integrity of the corrosion protection.

WARNING! After each use, follow the lubrication and maintenance direction in this instruction book. If the firearm is immersed in water, it must be thoroughly cleaned and lubricated as soon as possible. In case of salt- water immersion, first flush all parts with fresh water, then dry, clean and lubricate the firearm. If the firearm does not function properly, have it corrected by a REMINGTON® AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER before further use. Failure to follow this warning may lead to firearm malfunctions which could result in serious personal injuries or death and damage to the firearm.

Instructions for Cleaning the Bolt Assembly

TO DISASSEMBLE THE BOLT ASSEMBLY:

  1. Always point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Remove the bolt assembly from the firearm. See instructions in Parts of the Firearm.
  3. Put the notch on the firing pin head over a metal edge. Pull the  bolt assembly away from the firing pin. Put a coin into the slot near the back edge of the firing pin head. See Picture 18.
    model_seven_cleaning_03_picture_18.png
  4. Hold the bolt assembly and turn the bolt plug counter-clockwise until the firing pin assembly can be removed from the bolt assembly.
    CAUTION: Clean the firing pin assembly as a unit.
  5. Clean all parts with gun cleaning solvent. Dry with a clean cloth.
  6. Apply a thin coat of Rem™ Oil.

TO ASSEMBLE:

  1. Always point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Put the firing pin assembly into the rear of the bolt assembly.
  3. Tighten the bolt plug into the bolt assembly with your hand.
  4. Pull the coin from the slot in the firing pin head.
  5. Turn the bolt plug until the firing pin head goes into the small notch on the rear rim of the bolt. The bolt is now cocked. See Picture 19.
    NOTE: The bolt must be cocked to be assembled into the rifle.
    model_seven_cleaning_04_picture_19.png
  6. Assemble the bolt assembly into the rifle. See instructions in Parts of the Firearm.
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