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Operating the Firearm

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Overview

Information on operation of the Apache 77 rimfire rifle.

Operation

The Apache 77 is a 22 caliber automatic rifle. This rifle will load and fire long rifle cartridges only. The autoloading action, after firing, will open and eject the fired cartridge case. The action then closes to cock and reload.

Safety

Operated by thumb at rear of receiver cover, Push rearward to SAFE position. RED indicator button will not show in SAFE position. The safety is designed to separate trigger from action when in SAFE position. Trigger in SAFE position is free swinging and cannot fire rifle.

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Fire

Push safety forward to FIRE position (Fig 1). RED indicator button will show to rear of safety in FIRE position. Pull trigger to fire each round loaded into barrel. After firing, the autoloading action is designed to cock the rifle after the fired cartridge case is ejected.

To Single Load and Cock Rifle

Push safety rearward to SAFE position. Turn ejection port in receiver upwards and drop cartridge in recess against closed action (Fig 2). Pull bolt handle back quickly and release. Cartridge will then drop into action and load forward into barrel.

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To Load Magazine

Clip magazine may be removed by depressing rear of magazine latch thumbpiece (Fig 2) and pulling clip from bottom of rifle. Load cartridges into magazine. Capacity of magazine is ten (10) cartridges. To reassemble, fit channel opening on back of magazine over end of magazine guide. Push magazine upward until locked in place by magazine latch.

To Unload Magazine

Magazine may be easily unloaded after being removed from rifle. Carefully slide cartridges forward and out of magazine.

Caution:  After unloading, pull bolt handle back repeatedly to unload live cartridges from action or barrel chamber. Check chamber of barrel from open ejection port to make sure no live cartridge remains in chamber.

The Apache 77 is designed to use all the natural qualities of DuPont nylon. This material is self-lubricating and provides frictionless bearing surfaces for the free movement of the autoloading action. Therefore, cleaning and oiling is unnecessary for thousands of rounds of firing.

Sights

May be adjusted for windage or range purposes by movement of rear sight. The front sight is not adjustable, and attached to the barrel by two screws. Coin fitted slots assist the operation of range screw. A stop prevents either screw from being removed from sight.

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The receiver is designed with two dovetail grooves cut into the top panel for attaching the "tip-off" type of telescope mount (Fig 3). The mount may be easily slipped into receiver grooves and tightened in desired position.

Range (Fig 3)

Turn range screw clockwise to raise sight. This will raise bullet impact at target or increase range. Turn range screw counter clockwise to lower sight. This will lower bullet impact at target or decrease range.

Windage (Fig 3)

Turn windage screw clockwise to move rear sight to right. This will move bullet impact at target to right. Screw windage screw counter clockwise to move rear sight to left. This will move bullet impact at target to left.

Rifle Disassembly and Reassembly (Fig 4)

After extended shooting or when rifle is to be laid away for some time partial disassembly for cleaning is required. Disassemble and reassemble as directed. Cock rifle. Push safety rearward to SAFE position. (RED button will not show). Pull out bolt handle. Unscrew cover screw (2), and remove from receiver cover assembly. Slide assembly upwards and remove from rifle. Remove ejector (free fit), from exposed left side of rifle. No further disassembly of rifle is recommended unless replacement of parts is required. Reassemble parts in reverse order.

Action Cleaning and Care (Fig 5)

Pull bolt assembly back and hold. Scrape shooting residue from cartridge feed guide and bolt rails in stock. Clean face of bolt assembly. The metallic action parts will perform best and remain clean longer if little or no oil is used. For best results do not oil Nylon parts.

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Handling

Use oil sparingly on metal action parts to prevent rust. Always wipe receiver cover and barrel with oiled cloth after handling. Fingers leave invisible "prints" of moisture that can cause rust to steel parts unless removed. Nylon cannot rust, therefore, no special care after handling is necessary.

Exposure

After exposure to wet weather, always wipe receiver cover and barrel with oil to prevent rusting. Abrupt changes in temperature cause condensation and wetness. Therefore, special care to metal parts is required for rust prevention. When shooting in below freezing weather, remove any excess oil and use dry graphite.

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Barrel Cleaning and Care

Wipe bore with 22 caliber cleaning patch. Use lightly oiled patch after cleaning. Wire brush if necessary with powder solvent, then wipe clean.

Maintenance

Gun should be checked periodically by a competent gunsmith to ensure proper inspection and any necessary replacement of worn or damaged parts.

Important

This gun has been manufactured to Remington specifications and shipped from the factory suitable for use. Remington does not recommend and is not responsible for any alteration or modification to the gun not made by Remington factory personnel, nor the replacement of worn or damaged parts with those not of Remington manufacture.

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