Any time the bolt is removed and reinstalled, do not load any ammunition into the riRe until the following function check has been performed:

Push the safety "off". Press the trigger. The firing pin should snap forward ("dry-Fire'). Operate the bolt again a full cycle. It should close smoothly and turn down to lock easily, without impediment. If either does not, the bolt may be incorrectly assembled.

Attempting to reinstall an incorrectly assembled bolt with a cartridge in the rifle may, under unusual conditions, cause the cartridge to fire accidentally as the bolt is being closed, without the trigger being pressed. Serious injury to the shooter could result.

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