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Parts of the Firearm

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Learn the important components of your Model 522 Viper firearm.

Remington® Autoloading RifleEdit section

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.

 

This picture shows the main parts of the REMINGTON MODEL 522 VIPER AUTOLOADING RIMFIRE RIFLE. The picture will aid in understanding the instructions in this book.

 

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This picture shows the parts of the ammunition

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Important Parts of the Firearm

The Safety Switch

The safety switch on the Model 522 Viper Autoloading Rimfire Rifle is a button located in front of the trigger.  See Pictures 3 and 4.

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The safety switch provides protection against accidental or unintentional discharge under normal usage when properly engaged and in good working order.

To engage the safety switch, push the button so the RED BAND MARKING CANNOT BE SEEN.

Always engage the safety switch when the firearm is loaded and you do not intend to shoot.

Never pull the trigger when the safety switch is engaged.

When you are ready to fire the firearm, the magazine must be in place. Press the safety switch so that the RED BAND MARKING IS SHOWING.

DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER WHILE MOVING THE SAFETY SWITCH.

WARNING:  The firearm will fire when the trigger is pulled and the RED BAND IS SHOWING.

Even when the safety switch is engaged, careless handling can cause the firearm to fire. See Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety.

The Operating Handle

The operating handle has two (2) functions:

  1. It is used to pull the bolt rearward to open the action. See Picture 5.
  2. The operating handle is also used to lock the bolt in the open position.

TO LOCK THE BOLT OPEN:

  1. Pull the operating handle rearward to open the action.
  2. While pulling the operating handle rearward push inward on the operating handle.
  3. The operating handle will seat into the bolt and lock the bolt in the manual open position.

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To unlock the bolt, pull outward on the operating handle and release.

WARNING: When the operating handle is forward and the bolt is closed, the firearm is ready to be fired.

TO REMOVE THE MAGAZINE:

  1. Point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety switch. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.
  3. Push the magazine latch rearward. See Picture 5.
  4. Lock the bolt open.
  5. Remove the magazine from the firearm.
  6. Check the chamber to make sure it is empty.

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WARNING: If you pick the firearm up and the red firing pin carrier shows in the operating slot, there may have been a malfunction. See Picture 6.

  1. Point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety switch. RED BAND WILL NOT SHOW.
  3. Remove the magazine.
  4. Pull the operating handle rearward to open the action.
  5. Lock the bolt open.
  6. Check the chamber to make sure it is empty.

The Trigger Assembly

Pulling the trigger fires the firearm.

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The trigger assembly and other parts of the firing mechanism are preset at the factory, and must never be altered or adjusted.

WARNING: NEVER put your finger on the trigger unless you are going to fire the firearm.

The Barrel

The inside of the barrel must be clean and free of obstructions.

I. TO CHECK THE INSIDE OF THE BARREL:

  1. Point the firearm in a safe direction.
  2. Engage the safety switch. Make sure the RED BAND IS NOT SHOWING.
  3. Pull the operating handle rearward and push it in to lock the bolt open.
  4. Remove the magazine from the firearm.
  5. Check the chamber to make sure it is empty.
  6. Insert a cleaning rod into the muzzle. Push the rod completely through the barrel until the rod can be seen in the ejection port.

II. TO REMOVE OBJECT FROM INSIDE THE BARREL:

WARNING: Never try to remove an object from the barrel by loading another cartridge and firing. This may cause the barrel to burst or a cartridge case to rupture and cause serious personal injury.

  1. Use the correct size cleaning rod.
  2. Insert the cleaning rod into the muzzle and lightly tap rod to free object.
  3. Push the cleaning rod all the way through the barrel, until the rod can be seen in the ejection port.
  4. If an object cannot be easily pushed out of the barrel with a cleaning rod, return the firearm to the factory or a REMINGTON RECOMMENDED GUNSMITH.

III. TO CLEAN THE BARREL FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS SHOWN IN THE CLEANING SECTION.

BEFORE LOADING THE FIREARM:

Make sure the inside of the barrel is free of dirt or other objects.

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