Action and Safety Systems

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Action and Safety Systems

Post by knightrifles » August 22nd, 2018, 3:07 pm

Bolt Action

The bolt has been designed for easy removal and breakdown for easy cleaning of internal and external surfaces. The rifle also features a removable breech plug, making it easier to clean the bore thoroughly from one end to the other. The design also allows you to unload the rifle without firing by pushing unfired powder and/or bullet out the back of the barrel with the ramrod.

The bolt functions by lifting the handle and pulling back slightly to expose the priming port at the face of the bolt. This also cocks the hammer. To prime the rifle with a 209 primer, press the primer flush into the Full Plastic Jacket™ (DISC). Insert the Full Plastic Jacket™ in to receiver. When the bolt handle is pushed forward and down, it is formed over the primer and nipple. Full Plastic Jackets are not designed for reuse.

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 counter-clockwise motion until it stops, it is in the fire position. Both safeties must be in the fire position to fire the rifle.

Disassembly and Assembly

Be sure rifle is not loaded or primed before disassembly or assembly.

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.) (DISC Extreme™, Mountaineer™ Only) Remove the barreled action from the stock. The barreled action is held in the stock with one stock screw. It is located just
forward of the trigger guard (W). Remove this screw and carefully separate the
barrel assembly from the stock. Set the stock aside.
(Long Range Hunter™ Only) Remove the barreled action from the stock. The barreled action is held in the stock with two stock screws. One (S14) located just forward of the trigger guard (W) and the other (S15) behind and part of the trigger guard (W). The second stock screw releases the tension of the “C” clip (CC1) hold on the rear of the receiver. Remove these screws and carefully separate the barrel assembly from the stock and “C” clip. Set the stock aside
3.) Remove the trigger assembly. Remove the trigger mounting screw (S7), and lift the trigger assembly from the receiver. Remove the bolt. Lift the bolt handle up, pull open the quick release detent screw that holds the bolt in place from the left side of the receiver, and pull the bolt out.
4.) 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 added leverage.)

Knight Rifles, American Made muzzleloaders.