The Mini 14 rifle fires from a closed bolL Sustained firing can create excessive heat in the barrel and can cause "cook-ofT of ammunition (heat-firing of the cartridge in Die chamber). This "cook off' can occur a substantial period of time after firing has ceased. Always unload the firearm immediately after you have finished shooting.
HOT BARREL CAN "COOK-OFF" (FIRE) CARTRIDGE IN CHAMBER
TO LOAD AND FIRE (WITHOUT MAGAZINE)
The rifle can be used as a single shot rifle in the absence of a magazine or for safety or training purposes. To do so. follow step 1. p. 9. Then, manually load a cartridge into the chamber, and follow steps 5 and 6 p. 9. disregarding the magazine. Note that the bolt will not automatically lock open after the cartridge is fired and automatically ejected. Engage the safety between shots.
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