Chapter Malfunctions

The Kimber Model 82 Government has an integral loading platform to assist in chambering the .22 Long Rifle cartridge. However, the priming compound in .22 Long Rifle ammunition is extremely sensitive and care should be taken in chambering a cartridge to insure smooth and safe chambering of the cartridge DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FORCE A ROUND INTO THE CHAMBER BY STRIKING THE BOLT OR BY USING ANY UNDUE FORCE.

WARNING: USING EXCESSIVE FORCE TO CHAMBER A CARTRIDGE CAN CAUSE DISCHARGE OF THE CARTRIDGE BEFORE THE BOLT IS FULLY LOCKED. SUCH DISCHARGE CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE RIFLE AND INJURY TO THE SHOOTER OR TO BYSTANDERS.

Most failure to properly chamber a cartridge is caused by improper handling or defective ammunition.

WARNING: IF A MALFUNCTION SHOULD OCCUR. KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED DOWN-RANGE OR IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND PULL BOLT TO REAR. IF FOR ANY REASON THE CARTRIDGE IS NOT REMOVED FROM THE CHAMBER, DO NOT PRY CARTRIDGE WITH ANY TYPE OF TOOL. KEEPING YOUR HEAD AND FACE CLEAR OF THE MUZZLE OF THE RIFLE, REMOVE CARTRIDGE USING A CLEANING ROD INSERTED IN THE MUZZLE. IF THE CARTRIDGE DOES NOT COME OUT OF THE CHAMBER WITH MINIMAL PRESSURE APPLIED TO CLEANING ROD, STOP. RIFLE MUST BE TAKEN TO QUALIFIED ARMORER. IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE, DO NOT PUT THE BOLT BACK IN THE RECEIVER UNTIL THE LIVE ROUND HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE CHAMBER.

The use of only .22 Long Rifle ammunition manufactured to SAAMI or Government Specifications will insure trouble-free operation of your rifle.

It is good practice to occasionally inspect fired cartridge cases looking for bulged heads, splits, or any other abnormality. If this occurs, have Ihe rifle inspected by a qualified armorer.

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