Operating Sleeve Tip Pin Winchester Model

pressure (see Figure 14). The operating sleeve is linked directly to the bolt inside the receiver — so the bolt will close shut at the same time, and move a cartridge from the magazine to the chamber.

CAUTION: YOUR RIFLE IS LOADED, COCKED AND READY TO FIRE.

When ready to shoot, move the safety to the "OFF SAFE" position, then . . . take aim and when on target, squeeze the trigger.

The semiautomatic function of your rifle will automatically extract and eject the fired cartridge. The bolt will then automatically close, while at the same time moving a loaded cartridge from the magazine into the chamber. Since the safety remains in the "OFF SAFE" position, your rifle is again ready to fire with simply a squeeze of the trigger.

IF SHOOTING IS NO LONGER IMMINENT, IMMEDIATELY MOVE THE SAFETY TO THE "ON SAFE" POSITION BY PUSHING IT FULLY TO THE RIGHT.

LOCKING THE ACTION REARWARD —

The Model 63 has an easy-to-use system for locking the action rearward. This is an important operation and you should practice it until you can do it with ease.

1. FIRST PLACE THE SAFETY IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION. Then push the operating sleeve in fully with your finger. Usually this will be the pointing finger of the hand holding the forearm. If you intend to lock the action rearward it helps to do this with both your pointing finger and your thumb grasping the tip.

2. With the operating sleeve pushed in grip the operating sleeve tip between your pointing finger and your thumb.

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FIGURE 14

Release the operating sleeve to automatically load a round from the magazine into the chamber.

FIGURE 14

Winchester Model

3. Turn the operating sleeve tip approximately 1/4 to 1/2 turn in either the clockwise or counterclockwise direction. A built-in limiter will prevent you from turing the tip past 1/2 turn. Turning the tip with the operating sleeve in the rearward position locks the operating sleeve in the rearward position (see Figure 15). The action is now locked open and inspection of the chamber and feed mechanisms can be easily performed. Remember, a limiter keeps you from turning the tip of the operating sleeve more than 1/2 turn.

Use this procedure to lock the action open for cleaning and safety purposes as outlined in the manual.

4. To release the locking mechanism and to allow the action to return forward, turn the operating

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FIGURE 16

FIGURE 16

sleeve tip until it unlocks. This will release the operating sleeve to travel fully forward and close the action. There is only one position of the tip that the sleeve will unlock — simply turn the operating sleeve tip until you are in alignment with this position and the operating sleeve will release forward. There is a slight radius shape cut on one side of the tip. When this is facing up, toward the barrel, the operating sleeve is in the released position (see Figure 16). If you turn the tip until it stops and the operating sleeve does not release forward it is because you have turned it until it encountered the limiter. Simply turn the operating sleeve tip in the opposite direction until the operating sleeve releases and goes fully forward, at the same time closing the action.

CAUTION: IF THE MAGAZINE IS LOADED, RELEASING THE OPERATING SLEEVE LOCKING MECHANISM WILL ALWAYS MOVE A CARTRIDGE FROM THE MAGAZINE INTO THE CHAMBER. WITH THE SAFETY IN THE OFF SAFE POSITION AND A ROUND IN THE CHAMBER YOUR RIFLE CAN BE FIRED BY SIMPLY PULLING THE TRIGGER.

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