Owners Manual Model 1999

Montana Firearms Group
Montana Rifle Company
Model 1999
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Important Instructions for
Model 1999 Montana Action
Bolt Rifle Receiver
Montana Rifle Company
3172 MT Hwy 35
Kalispell, MT 59901
Use the space below to record information about your
New Model 1999 Montana Action
Model______________________________________
Caliber_____________________________________
Serial Number_______________________________
Purchased from______________________________
Date of Purchase_____________________________
The Montana Rifle Company would like to
welcome you to the select group of individuals
who have purchased a custom built rifle. We
think you will be pleased with your purchase and
look forward to anything we can help you out
with in the future. We are extremely proud of the
many years of designing and developing that
went into crafting this product. The time and
effort our designers spent developing this product
shows in its superiority and we think you will
agree. There is a new tradition in the firearms
industry and it begins with you. Thank you, and
if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to
write or call us at our headquarters;
Montana Rifle Company
3172 MT Hwy 35
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-GUNS (4867)
Contents……………………………………..…PAGE
Gun Safety Warnings……………………………....1-3
General Descriptions………………………….……3-4
Terminology and descriptions………………………..5
Serial Number………………………………………...8
Ammunition.………………………………………….8
Magazine capacity…………………………………....8
General Operation/ special reminders……………......9
Initial Cleaning……………………………………….9
Oiling the Action……………………………………..9
Operation of the safety………………………………10
Installing / removing the bolt………………………..12
Loading procedures –magazines…………………….14
Unloading procedures – magazines……………...15-17
Firing procedures……………………………………17
In the case of a misfire………………………………18
Bolt disassembly…………………………………….18
Cleaning and maintenance suggestions………….20-22
This manual covers current Model 1999 versions
with the original magazine system and single piece
bottom metal with swinging floor plate. The safety
warnings are subject to a completed barreled
action with a stock, ready to be fired. Study these
instructions carefully to be sure you have covered
all information about your particular Model 1999.
Action Safety Warnings
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THESE
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BE
THOROUGHLY STUDIED BEFORE USING
THIS FIREARM TO ASSURE PROPER AND
SAFE GUN HANDLING. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR
FAILURE TO OBEY ANY SAFETY
WARNING MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO
YOURSELF OR OTHERS, OR CAUSE
DAMAGE TO YOUR GUN.
As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding
responsibilities. How seriously you take these
responsibilities can be the difference between life and
death. There is no excuse for careless or abusive
handling of any firearm. At all times handle your action
and any other firearm with intense respect for its power
and potential danger.
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE
CAUTIONS, PROPER HANDLING PROCEDURES
AND INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED IN THIS
BOOKLET BEFORE USING YOUR NEW
FIREARM.
and in strict compliance with instruction and data
contained in our current reloading manuals.
5. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to
shoot. Always keep it pointed in a safe direction in case
of accidental discharge.
1. Do not carry a loaded gun with a live round in the
camber while walking, running, climbing a tree, crossing
a fence or anywhere you might slip or fall, drop the gun
or otherwise bump or jar the gun. A gun that is dropped,
bumped, or jarred with a chambered round might
accidentally discharge even with the safety on, causing
serious injury to you or someone else. When a round is
chambered, keep the safety on until you are ready to
shoot.
6. Always check to ensure that the barrel is free of
obstructions before loading and using the gun. If you
experience light recoil or off sound, check the barrel for
obstruction.
2. Do not rely on the safety to prevent accidental
discharge. Many safeties merely block the trigger and
prevent firing by pulling the trigger. The safety may not
prevent accidental discharge due to dropping, jarring, or
bumping a gun.
8. Keep barrel, chamber and action free of rust. Rust in
the barrel and chamber can cause excessive pressures
resulting in serious injury. A rusted, pitted or eroded
barrel should be replaced.
3. Use only ammunition for which the gun is chambered
as indicated on the barrel, to prevent excessive pressure
and possible serious personal injury.
4. Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious
personal injury and damage to the firearm due to
excessive pressure. Reload only after proper instruction
7. Before firing, clean any grease or oil in the barrel with
a cleaning rod and patch. Grease or heavy accumulation
of oil can cause excessive pressure and result in serious
personal injury.
9. Use hearing protection to prevent ear damage from
repeated exposure to gunfire.
10. Always use proper shooting glasses to prevent eye
injury from flying particles.
11. Never carry a loaded gun in a motor vehicle or carry
one into a dwelling. Always carefully unload the gun
before entering a motor vehicle, a dwelling or an area
such as a camp. Always point a gun in a safe direction
while loading or unloading to prevent serious injury in
case of an accidental discharge. Never load in the house
or in your vehicle.
12. Never shoot at a hard, flat surface or at the surface
of water to avoid a ricochet and possible serious
personal injury to yourself or a bystander.
13. Store guns in a clean dry place out of reach of
children and separated from stored ammunition.
14. Never alter any parts of your gun. A qualified
gunsmith should perform any alterations or adjustments
that may become necessary to the operating mechanism
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Your new Model 1999 is one of a number of different
versions and configurations offered. The basic
operating procedures are the same for nearly all of
them. Where there are differences they are pointed out
for your convenience.
The Model 1999 is a bolt action design that allows the
shooter to load a round by cycling the action and
moving a cartridge from a loaded magazine to the
chamber. This can be repeated until the magazine is
Cocking piece
empty. A single round can also be inserted into the
chamber manually. There are many different versions
of the Model 1999. A variety of calibers are offered.
Each gun is designed to shoot a specific centerfire
cartridge.
Your Model 1999 is made from the design
specifications developed from the imprint of a Model
70 Winchester. It has a claw extractor and controlled
round feed. Every Model 1999 is equipped with a 3position safety. This is considered by most to be the
safest of all safeties in the gun business. With the
safety in the middle position, the bolt can be opened
and operated. In the middle position the safety remains
―on safe.‖
Magazine configurations vary depending on the caliber
you will be shooting, whether it is a Standard Bolt face
or a Magnum bolt face will determine the Magazine
box.
IMPORTANT:
Refer to figures 1A-D for
general part descriptions regarding your new Action
and/or Barreled Action. You must become familiar
with all part names listed before proceeding with the
rest of the instructions in this manual.
Safety 
Action
 Loading/ Ejection Port
Cocking piece
Figure 1A
Trigger & 
Trigger Guard
TERMINOLOGY AND DESCRIPTIONS
Descriptions in this manual generally refer to the gun in
the historical position. That is, in the normal firing
position. For example, the muzzle is forward or front; the
butt stock is rear; the trigger is downward or underneath;
the sight is upward or on top. For general parts
terminology, refer to Figure 1-A.
The Montana Rifle Company Model 1999 is also shown
disassembled to the extent necessary in order to follow
instructions contained in this book (See Figure 1-B
through 1-D). Figure1-E covers the general features and
benefits of the Model 1999 design.
Locking lugs
Ejector slot→
Figure 1B
Claw ↑
Extractor
The Model 1999 three position safety is
still the preferred design of most gun
experts – it actually blocks the firing pin
and lets you open the bolt with the safety
on.
←
The field-strippable firing
pin mechanism is easy to
inspect and service – even in
the outdoors. It gives you
the special confidence in
extremely cold or dirty
conditions.
→
Model 1999s feature the
famous Pre- ’64 type action
with claw extraction.
←
No other competitor can
give you the strength and
accuracy of a button rifled
and hand lapped Barreled
Action. The Model 1999
Montana Action comes in
both Chrome-moly and
Stainless Steel. →
SERIAL NUMBER
The serial number is located on the left side of a right
handed action and on the right side of a left handed
action. Take time now to record your serial number on
the front page of this booklet for your records.
AMMUNITION
The caliber of your Model 1999 Barreled Action is
inscribed on the left side of the barrel on a right handed
action and on the right side of the barrel on a left
handed action. As stated previously, use only
ammunition for which your Model 1999 is chambered
– as indicated on the barrel – to prevent excessive
pressure and possible serious personal injury.
The various Model 1999 actions are able to handle a
large variety of different centerfire cartridges. Many
cartridges have similar sounding names.
MAKE SURE YOU ONLY USE THE EXACT
AMMUNITION/CALIBER AS LISTED ON THE
SIDE OF THE BARREL.
Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious
personal injury and damage to the firearm due to
excessive pressure.
Reload only after proper instruction and in strict
compliance with instructions and data contained in
current reloading manuals.
DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY
VENTILATED AREAS, CLEANING FIREARMS OR
HANDLING AMMUNITION MAY RESULT IN
EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND OTHER SUBSTANCES
KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS,
REPRODUCTIVE HARM AND OTHER SERIOUS
PHYSICAL INJURY. HAVE ADEQUATE
VENTILATION AT ALL TIMES. WASH HANDS
THOROUGHLY AFTER EXPOSURE.
MAGAZINE CAPACITY
It is extremely important that you know the magazine
capacity of your Model 1999. The normal capacity is for
three cartridges. If it is different, your action will be
supplied with alternate instructions. Under appropriate
circumstances – at a range or other suitable shooting
location – load your magazine to full capacity and make
note of the number of cartridges. Remember, ―Total
capacity includes an additional round which can be loaded
manually in the chamber in addition to a full magazine.
GENERAL OPERATIONAL/SPECIAL REMINDERS
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE
POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION.
Prior to using live ammunition, familiarize yourself
thoroughly with these operating instructions. Get
accustomed to the feel of your new gun – know the
forces required to operate the action. Learn how to pull
the trigger and, above all, know the location and
operation of the safety. Procedures for disassembly
and operation of various components are outlined in the
sections below. Please read and study them
thoroughly. In addition, always remember:
USE THE CORRECT AMMUNITION
REFERENCED BY THE INSCRIPTION ON THE
BARREL.
BEFORE LOADING YOUR GUN BE SURE ALL
GREASE AND OIL HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM
THE BARREL AND CHAMBER, AND THERE ARE
NO OBSTRUCTIONS.
INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL ARE GIVEN
FOR A RIGHT-HANDED GUN, MOST
PROCEDURES ARE THE SAME FOR RIGHT OR
LEFT-HANDED RIFLES WITH EXCEPTION OF
BOLT OPERATIONS.
INITIAL CLEANING
Some metal parts of your new Model 1999 have been
coated at the factory with a rust preventative
compound. Before using your Model 1999, clean the
anti-rust compound from inside the barrel, receiver,
breech bolt mechanism and the action/chamber areas.
A high quality, light gun oil should be used to remove
this compound and to give your new gun its first
lubrication. Clean the barrel using a cleaning rod and
patch, as explained under ―Cleaning and Maintenance
Suggestions‖ found later in this manual. First
lubrication suggestions are outlined below.
OILING THE ACTION
Before the first firing of your Model 1999 you should
first wipe the mechanism completely clean, clean the
bore and apply a few drops of quality oil on the
following surfaces (see figure 2):
↓
↓
↓
Figure 2


↓
↓
↓
Along the breech bolt surface and where the
sleeve contacts the breech bolt
Along the breech bolt surfaces on the receiver
where the bolt contacts the receiver as it is
worked.
Avoid applying too much oil. Only a light film is
necessary. Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions
should be followed before each oiling.
↑
Figure 3
OPERATION OF THE SAFETY
The safety can only be operated when the firing pin is
cocked. To cock the firing pin, lift up on the bolt handle
and then return it to the locked position. When the firing
pin is cocked, an indicator is visible at the rear of the blot
(See Figure 3).
Figure 4
Figure 5
Figure 6
Always maintain the safety in this position (Fully On) when
carrying a loaded (cartridge in chamber or magazine loaded)
Model 1999 Rifle.
2. Intermediate Position – This is when the safety is in a
midway position (visually at a right angle to the bolt). This
position locks the firing pin, but not the bolt. The
intermediate position also allows for a safe removal of an
unfired cartridge from the chamber or magazine (See Figure
5).
1. Fully On – This is when the safety is drawn to
the most rearwrad position and in line with the
bolt. Both the firing pin and the bolt are positively
locked (See Figure 4).
3. Firing Position – With the safety fully forward, the rifle
is ready to fire (See Figure 6). For ease of operation, it is
recommended that the safety be operated with the thumb.
Figure 7
Consequently, becoming familiar with removing and
inserting the bolt assembly quickly and easily is
absolutely essential.
MAKE SURE THE FIRING PIN IS COCKED (FIRST
INSTALLATION)—
The safety mechanism – When it is engaged – is
designed to block the firing pin and disengage the
sear to prevent firing. However, this mechanism
will not necessarily prevent the accidental
discharge of this firearm as a result of jarring or
abuse such as occurs when a firearm is dropped.
INSTALLING/REMOVING THE BOLT
The bolt of your action may have been packed
separately in the carton in which your action was
shipped. You will need to insert the bolt into the
action. In addition, it is always a good idea to
remove the bolt before cleaning.
Before inserting the bolt for the first time, make sure the
firing pin is cocked. Under most conditions it should be
(and remain) cocked. When the firing pin is cocked, an
indicator is visible at the rear of the bolt (Refer back to
Figure 3). If the indicator is protruding from the bolt
sleeve a minimum of 1/8‖, the firing pin is cocked. If the
firing pin is not in the cocked position this means that the
bolt has been partially dissembled. To remedy this simply
turn the rear section of the bolt – Clockwise when viewed
from the indicator end – until the breech bolt sleeve lock
engages the notch in the breech bolt (see Figure 7). On a
new Barreled Action where surfaces are not yet burnished
from use, it may be difficult to rotate the bolt sleeve by
hand. If so, carefully grasp the lower section of the firing
pin in a padded vise, pull and turn.
IMPORTANT: FULLY UNLOAD YOUR RILFE AS
EXPLAINED PREVIOUSLY. BE CERTAIN THERE
ARE NO CARTRIDGES IN THE MAGAZINE OR
CHAMBER.
Removing the bolt.
Figure 8
Push on Bolt Release Mechanism
↓
REMOVE –
1. To remove the bolt the firing pin must be in the
cocked position. If it already is, proceed to step 2. If
not, first perform the following: With the rifle
unloaded and the muzzle pointed in a safe direction,
cock the firing pin by raising and lowering the bolt
handle.
2. Place the safety in the intermediate position.
3. Again, raise bolt handle and draw the bolt fully to
the rear.
4. Depress the bolt release mechanism located to the
rear of the receiver and remove the bolt (See Figure 8).
INSTALL—
1. Make sure the claw extractor is perfectly lined up
with the right hand locking lug.
2. Insert the bolt into the receiver with the lugs on the
bolt aligned with the lug tracks in the receiver.
3. Push fully forward and lower the bolt handle down
to a locked position. The safety can now be operated.
4. Again, make sure the safety is already in (or placed
in) either the intermediate or rear safe positions.
The Breech bolt has been carefully selected and fitted
to assure correct head space (on a barreled action). It is
etched with the last four digits of your Actions serial
numbers for identification purposes. To assure your
safety, never interchange breech bolts. You will not
have the proper head space. If the breech bolt is lost or
damaged, return the barreled action to the factory for
replacement with a properly fitted bolt.
Figure 9
Press the cartridge down until it
snaps into the magazine
Figure 10
Pull bolt fully rearward
Loading Procedures
These instructions apply to the Barreled Model 1999
Montana Action that has been placed on a stock.
Use the correct ammunition referenced by the
inscription on the barrel. Before loading your gun,
be sure all grease and oil has been removed from the
barrel and chamber, and there are no obstructions.
1.
With the safety in the intermediate position
lift the bolt handle and pull the bolt back all the way
(see Figure 9). Lay a cartridge in the receiver just
forward of the bolt. Press the cartridge down with
your thumb until it snaps into the magazine (See
Figure 10).
Place the next cartridge on top
and push into magazine
Figure 11
2.
Press each succeeding cartridge similarly
into the magazine (see figure 11).
3.
With the magazine loaded to capacity, an
additional cartridge may be placed directly into the
chamber only when you are ready to fire. This is
done by opening the actions, inserting a round in the
chamber, and pressing down on the top cartridge in
the magazine as the bolt is closed (See Figure 12).
DO NOT CARRY A GUN WITH A CARTRIDGE
IN THE CHAMBER TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL
DISCHARGE.
Hold down the top cartridge
and close the bolt
Figure 12
Special note: When loading a cartridge directly
into the chamber (bypassing the magazine) you
will experience a slight resistance as the bolt is
rotated to the locked position, and the extractor
clears the cartridge rim.
UNLOADING PROCEDURES
Perform the following to remove cartridges from
the chamber and magazine on all Model 1999
Montana Actions.
Figure 13
Figure 14
↓ Floor plate release
Catch the cartridges
with your hand
1.
With the safety in the intermediate
position, open the floor plate by pressing the release
mechanism in the front of the trigger guard (See
Figure 13).
4.
Carefully reposition the follower and
magazine spring back into the magazine opening.
Close the hinged floor plate and make sure it
snaps into place.
2.
Allow the Floor Plate to swing open
(downward). Allow the follower to lower until it is
out of the magazine opening. This will allow any
cartridges to fall into your hand (See Figure 14).
5.
Recheck the chamber to assure it
contains no cartridge. If it does, cycle the action
(as explained earlier) to eject the loaded round.
UNLOADING BY CYCLING THE ACTION
3.
Lift bolt handle up and pull the bolt fully
back to remove the cartridge from the chamber.
This unloading method can be used for any Model
1999.
Place the safety in
intermediate position.
Open action.
Figure 15
IMPORTANT—ALWAYS VISUALLY CHECK AND
KNOW FOR SURE THAT YOUR RIFLE IS NOT
LOADED. DO THIS BY LOOKING DIRECTLY INTO
THE CHAMBER AND MAGAZINE WITH THE
ACTION OPEN AND BOLT FULLY TO THE READ.
FIRING PROCEDURES
1.
When ready to shoot, and with a loaded
cartridge in the chamber, the safety on, and your finger
off the trigger, push the safety fully forward. Your rifle is
now ready to fire with a pull of the trigger.
1.
Place the safety in the intermediate
position.
2.
With the rifle pointed in a safe direction
and your finger off the trigger, operate the action
(See Figure 15), extracting and ejecting each
loaded round from the chamber. Work the action
very slowly in order to easily capture the loaded
cartridges with your free hand as they are ejected.
Do not eject them onto the ground. This risks
damaging them and affecting accuracy.
REMEMBER, THE RECOIL FROM A CENTERFIRE
RIFLE, ESPECIALLY MAGNUM CALIBERS, WILL
BE SOMEWHAT HEAVIER THAN MOST OTHER
GUNS, SO FIRMLY SHOULDER YOUR GUN, TAKE
AIM, AND – WHEN ON TARGET – SQUEEZE THE
TRIGGER.
2.
Pull the bolt handle up and fully rearward until
the fired cartridge is ejected.
Immediately move the
safety to one of the
―safe‖ positions.
Figure 16
AVOIDING DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE
BREECH BY YOURSELF AND OTHERS.
REMOVE THE CARTRIDGE FROM THE
CHAMBER. LEAVE THE ACTION OPEN AND
FULLY UNLOAD YOUR RIFLE, REMOVING ALL
CARTRIDGES FROM THE MAGAZINE.
Carefully inspect the ejected cartridge. If the primer is
indented, the cartridge should be disposed of in a manner
that would prevent accidental injury to you or others. If
there is no indentation, your gun has malfunctioned and
should be serviced by a qualified gunsmith or by The
Montana Rifle Company Service Department.
3.
Push the bolt fully forward, positioning a new
cartridge from the magazine into the chamber. Lock
the bolt by moving the bolt handle (knob) fully
down. Your rifle is again cocked and ready to fire.
Immediately put the safety in the middle or rear ―on
safe‖ positions until you are ready to fire again (see
Figure 16).
BOLT DISSASSEMBLY
One of the unique advantages of a Model 1999 is the
ability to ―field strip‖ the bolt for cleaning the firing pin
mechanism. Under very harsh weather conditions and in
dirty environments just knowing that all the firing pin
parts are clean and lightly oiled can add an extra measure
of confidence to your hunt.
IN THE CASE OF A MISFIRE
Only rarely will modern factory ammunition experience a
misfire. If this ever happens to you when shooting your
Model 1999 please follow these instructions carefully.
CAUTION: IN CASE OF MISFIRE, KEEP THE
BARREL POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION,
CAREFULLY OPEN THE ACTION WHILE
Make sure you have a clean place to work and a good
place to put the bolt components as they are disassembled.
DISASSEMBLY—
Disassembling the bolt can be done in the field, but
remember, there are small parts involved, some of which
are under spring tension.
BE CERTAIN THERE ARE NO CARTRIDGES IN
THE MAGAZINE CHAMBER.
1.
To remove the bolt, the firing pin must be in the
cocked position. If it already is, proceed to step
2. If not, first perform the following: With the
rifle unloaded and the muzzle pointed in a safe
direction, cock the firing pin by raising and
lowering the bolt handle.
2.
Place the safety in the intermediate position.
3.
Raise the bolt and remove it from the rifle as
explained previously.
4.
Depress the small breech bolt sleeve lock with
your thumb (see figure 17) and turn the breech
bolt sleeve to the left (counterclockwise)
looking from the rear of the bolt). It takes about
six turns for the breech bolt sleeve (and the
connected firing pin assembly) to unscrew from
the breech bolt. Carefully pull the entire
assembly out of the breech bolt.
2.
Reinsert the bolt into the receiver as
previously explained.
IMPORTANT: Should the safety be inadvertently put in
the forward (fire) position with the firing pin removed, the
firing pin will be released forward and locked in the
forward position. This makes reassembling the firing pin
into the breech bolt somewhat more difficult.
5.
6.
7.
Be extremely careful to leave the safety in the
intermediate position.
It is not necessary or recommended that you
disassemble the firing pin assembly further
than this (see figure 18).
Carefully wipe clean and very lightly oil the
assembly. Aerosol lubricants are excellent for
forcing out any dirt, grit or moisture.
REASSEMBLY—
1.
Screw the firing pin assembly back into the breech
bolt until the breech bolt sleeve lock engages the
notch in the breech bolt.
As the breech bolt sleeve/firing pin assembly is screwed
back into the breech bolt the cocking ramp of the firing
pin must compress then uncompress several times before
the assembly is fully screwed in. Place the breech bolt on
a flat hard surface and using the breech bolt handle and
the head of the bolt as a support, firmly turn the breech
bolt sleeve clockwise until it snaps into position. Once
the bolt assembly is installed in the action and the bolt
closed and cycled, the firing pin will recock, and the
safety can be moved back to the intermediate or rear
position.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
SUGGESTIONS
The Model 1999 will function better and more reliably
over a longer period of time if it is properly maintained
and kept clean.
BEFORE PERFORMING ANY CLEANING
PROCEDURES, ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN
THERE ARE NO CARTRIDEGS IN THE
CHAMBER, MAGAZINE OR ACTION/FEED
AREAS.
You should clean your Model 1999 after every day of
shooting and more often if it becomes excessively dirty.
If shooting for extreme accuracy your Model 1999
should be cleaned after every 50 shots or even as few as
every 25 shots under competitive conditions.
A minimum cleaning includes wiping down the action
and oiling key parts. Most regular maintenance will also
include cleaning the barrel. If you encounter a function
problem (right action when working the bolt), be sure to
give your gun a thorough cleaning to see if it solves the
problem before seeking the services of our service
facility or a competent gunsmith.
CLEANING PROCEDURES—
BE CERTAIN YOUR GUN’S CHAMBER AND
MAGAZINE ARE UNLOADED. ALWAYS WEAR
PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING ALL
CLEANING PROCEDURES, KEEP AMMUNITION
AWAY FROM THE CLEANING AREA. DO NOT
TEST THE FUNCTION OF YOUR FIREARM
WITH LIVE AMMUNITION.
Always place the safety in the intermediate ―on‖ (safe)
position before beginning any cleaning procedure.
Remove the bolt from your rifle as explained previously.
1.
2.
Use a cleaning rod with a tip and patch
suitable for the caliber of your barreled
action’s bore. Make sure the patch is
large enough for a snug fit in the bore.
Insert the rod and patch into the barrel at
the receiver end and run it back and forth
several times. Use a crown protector if
you are cleaning from the muzzle end of
the barrel. Damage to the crown of the
barrel can affect the accuracy of your
rifle.
Inspect the chamber and bore for brass,
copper and powder fouling. A normal
amount of powder residue can be
expected and is not serious.
3.
4.
5.
It can usually be removed by repeating
step one, using a patch saturated with
solvent. If or when fouling should
become heavy, it can be removed with a
brass bore brush. Dip or spray the brush
with solvent and scrub the chamber and
bore until the fouling is removed. To
prevent brass bristles from breaking off,
the brush should be pushed completely
through the bore before being withdrawn.
After fouling has been removed the bore
should be wiped dry. Then pass a slightly
oiled patch through the bore, for
preservation. A fine, light gun oil is
recommended.
Wipe all exposed metal surfaces of the
receiver, forearm and barrel with a clean
rag. Finger marks should be removed
because they provide a place where
moisture can accumulate. Any dried oil in
the receiver area should also be removed.
Lightly oil your gun at the points
described under ―Oiling the Action‖
explained earlier in this manual. Ordinary
good judgment will, of course, indicate
that the metal of the gun should receive a
light film of oil any time the rifle has been
exposed to weather or handling. This is
very important and must be done with
every rifle—even stainless steel models.
6.
7.
Remember, the polished, finely fitted
surfaces of the receiver and action
mechanisms must always have a thin film
of oil. Make sure that the surfaces of the
breech bolt are especially clean and
lightly oiled with high quality gun oil. Do
not use pure silicone or lanolin.
Inspect the barrel and chamber. Make
certain that no patches have been
inadvertently left in them. Remove any
that remain.
When transporting only, store your Model
1999 in a quality protective case to
prevent scratches and debris. Store in a
dry place to prevent corrosion. Store
away from children.
MAKE SURE YOUR RIFLE IS UNLOADED AND
ALWAYS STORE AMMUNITION SEPERATLY.
OTHER CLEANING SUGGESTIONS--

Never pour large quantities of oil into the
receiver or other parts. It can damage the stock
and possibly the bedding compound.
After extended periods of heavy use, your gun
should be taken to a qualified gunsmith to have
the action disassembled for a professional
cleaning and lubrication.
NEVER ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR MODEL 1999
APART FURTHER THAN EXPLAINED IN THIS
MANUAL.
This is a specialized, finely fitted mechanism. You may
permanently mar it by attempting to disassemble the
inner mechanism assemblies. If further disassembly for
service or cleaning is required, call the Montana
Firearms Group at (406) 756-4867 for instructions on
where to take it.
SERVICE OR REPAIR
If your Model 1999 Rifle should ever need repair or
service we suggest you find a competent gunsmith or
contact us at the previously state number and address to
have the rifle shipped back to The Montana Rifle
Company for service.
When returning your firearm for servicing you must.
1.
Make sure it is completely unloaded
2.
Package the firearm securely. Wrap the
rifle in paper or other protective
packaging and place gun in a gun case or
suitable box along with a note of
explanation.
ORDERING PARTS
To order parts, please write our service department and
furnish the following: name, address, and telephone
number. Also specify the caliber, model, and serial
number of your Model 1999. When we receive your
request, we will send an order form and a parts
breakdown with prices or someone will contact you.
Write to:
The Montana Firearms Group
3172 MT Hwy 35
Kalispell, MT 59901
CAUTION: PARTS ARE MADE FOR MONTANA
RIFLE COMPANY BRAND GUNS
MANUFACTURED BY THE MONTANA RIFLE
COMPANY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED IN
OTHER GUNS EVEN THOUGH MODELS MAY
BE SIMILAR. IMPROPERLY FITTED PARTS
MAY BE DANGEROUS
THE MONTANA RIFLE COMPANY IS NOT
REAPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE INCURRED
DURING SHIPPING.
3.
Ensure that a letter is enclosed with your
firearm (attached to it in some way)
describing the trouble experienced and the
repairs or alterations desired. Include
your complete address and both work and
home phone numbers.
4.
Remember, never return ammunition with
your firearm. It is against postal and most
commerce regulations.
5.
Montana Firearms Group
DBA Montana Rifle Company
3172 MT Hwy 35
Kalispell MT 59901
Phone:
Fax:
E-Mail:
Website:
406-756-4867
406-756-4874
sales@montanarifleco.com
www.montanarifleco.com
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