Action and Safety Systems
Straight Pull Action
The pull-type system functions by pulling the hammer assembly back from the receiver
until it cocks. With both safeties off, the hammer under spring tension is released with a
pull of the trigger. The hammer slides through the receiver and strikes the primer. With
the rifle primed, using a 209 primer in the red Full Plastic Jackets, a spark moves forward
through the breech plug and ignites the powder charge. Because Knight Rifle’s ignition
system is in line with the barrel, hammer release, primer firing, and powder charge ignition,
it spontaneously gives a more uniformly burned charge with superior accuracy.
Patented Double Safety System
The trigger safety is located on the right side of the trigger. When the safety is pulled
to the rear, it is in the safe position. This locks the trigger so that the hammer will not
release. When the safety is pushed forward, it is in the fire position, and the hammer will
release if the trigger is pulled.
The secondary safety is located on the rear of the hammer or bolt. This safety is activated
by turning the secondary safety in a clockwise motion. The use and design of the secondary
safety is to keep the rifle from firing by not permitting the hammer to strike the
igniter. When the safety is turned in a counterclockwise motion until it stops, it is in the
fire position. Both safeties must be in the fire position to fire the rifle.
Be sure the muzzleloader is not loaded or primed before disassembly or
Study the rifle schematic and acquaint yourself with the different parts and terminology
of your muzzleloader before assembling or disassembling. Letters and numbers in parentheses
refer to labels on each rifle schematic for each model.
It is advisable to use a padded vise to remove and reinstall the breech plug. Place small
parts in a pan to avoid losing them.
1. Remove the ramrod (O) from the stock and set aside.
2. Remove the barreled action from the stock. The barreled action is held in the stock
by a single stock screw (S9) located just forward of the trigger guard (W). Remove
this screw and carefully separate the barrel assembly from the stock (R). Set the stock
3. Remove the trigger assembly. Remove the trigger mounting screw (S7), and lift the
trigger assembly from the receiver.
4. Remove the hammer assembly. Unscrew the end cap (D) in a counterclockwise direction.
Pull the hammer assembly backward removing the hammer from the receiver.
5. Remove the breech plug. Insert the combo tool (breech plug wrench side) into the
receiver, engage the breech plug (I) and turn it counterclockwise. This may require
a considerable amount of force. (Holes in the combo tool allow a rod to be used for
1. Install the breech plug. Fill the threads of the plug with Knight Breech Plug Grease to
help prevent the breach plug from sticking in the receiver. Using the breech plug end
of the combo tool, insert the breech plug (I) into the rear of the receiver and hand
tighten the plug into the receiver until it is firmly against the back of the barrel. Be
sure the breech plug is screwed all the way into the receiver. Do not over tighten the
plug or it will become difficult to remove.
2. Install the trigger. Using the trigger mounting screw (S7), mount the trigger assembly
(Q) to the receiver. Tighten until the trigger assembly is firm against the receiver.
Make sure it is aligned with the receiver.
3. Install the hammer. Place the trigger safety in the forward fire position. While pulling
the trigger back, slide the hammer assembly (A) into the receiver and past the trigger
sear. Screw the end cap (D) clockwise into place, finger tight.
4. Install the barrel and stock. Place the barreled action into the stock and tighten the
stock screw (S9). Install the ramrod (O).
209 Conversion Non-Full Plastic Jacket Breech Plugs
The DISC Extreme and Long Range Hunter can be converted to use 209 primers without
the DISC Full Plastic Jacket.
1. Remove the old breech plug from the rifle.
2. Generously grease the new breech plug with breech plug grease.
3. Insert the new breech plug utilizing the existing combo tool.
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