Century PAP Semiauto Rifle

Century PAP Semiauto Rifle
Owner’s Manual
PAP SEMI-AUTO RIFLE
Cal. 7.62x39MM & 7.62X51MM
Congratulations on your purchase of the PAP Semi-Auto Rifle. With proper care and handling, it
will give you long, reliable service. The PAP is a semi-automatic rifle chambered for the
7.62x39mm cartridge and is also available in 7.62x51mm.
We specifically disclaim any responsibility for damage or injury whatsoever, occurring as a result
of the use of faulty, non-standard or remanufactured ammunition, any modifications or changes
made to the firearm; improper use or unsafe handling of the firearm.
Always keep this manual with your firearm. Make sure you understand all the warnings, operation
instructions and safety procedures. When you lend, give or sell the firearm, be sure this manual
goes with it. You can get a copy of this manual from Century Arms, Inc. on request.
FIREARMS SAFETY IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SHOOTER.
ALWAYS TREAT ALL FIREARMS AS IF THEY WERE LOADED AT ALL
TIMES!
IMPORTANT!
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS IN
THIS BOOKLET BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE Children are attracted to and can operate firearms which can cause severe
injuries or death. Prevent child access by always keeping guns locked away
and unloaded when not in use. If you keep a loaded firearm where a child
obtains and improperly uses it, you may be fined or sent to prison.
Firearm Safety Depends on You
A gun is only as safe as the person operating it. You can never be overly careful when handling a
firearm. Carelessness is often the cause of shooting accidents, such as failing to keep the muzzle
pointed in a safe direction, not being sure of your target and what is behind it, failing to properly
engage the safety, leaving ammunition in the chamber or using improper loads. Since a bullet can
never be called back once fired, such errors in gun handling can result in the loss of life, severe
injury or property damage thus, it is crucial for your safety and the safety of those around you
that you learn the principles of safe gun handling and storage before you begin to use your new
firearm. Be a safe shooter - please read this instruction book thoroughly even if this is not your
first firearm purchase as not all firearms are the same. The first step in being a safe shooter is to
learn the rules for the safe operation and handling of firearms. There is nothing more
important in gun handling than safety.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF FIREARM SAFETY
The Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety must be etched into your memory before you begin
to handle firearms. These rules are intended to be followed by all persons handling firearms in
the field, on the range or at home. Please read, review and understand these rules before you
begin to use or even take your new firearm out of its box. Remember, firearms safety depends
on you! Memorizing these safety rules will help prevent gun accidents. Please study these safety
rules before handling your firearm.
Commandment #1
Always Keep the Muzzle Pointed in a Safe Direction
This is the most basic and most important safety rule. A safe direction is one in
which an accidental discharge will not cause injury to yourself, to others or
property damage. This is particularly important when loading or unloading your
firearm. Never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot. Treat every
gun as if it were loaded at all times.
Commandment #2
Firearms Should Be Unloaded When Not Actually in Use
Firearms should only be loaded when you are in the field or on the
target range or shooting area, ready to shoot. When not in use, firearms and
ammunition should be secured in a safe place, separate from each other. Remember
to unload your firearm completely so that there is no ammunition in the chamber
or magazine. Before handling this or any firearm, or handing it to someone else,
visually check the chamber and magazine to ensure they do not contain
ammunition. Always keep the gun’s action open when not in use. Never assume a
gun is unloaded - even if you were the last person to use it. Never cross a fence,
climb a tree, wade through a stream or perform any awkward movement with a
loaded gun. When in doubt, unload your gun! Never pull or push a loaded firearm
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toward yourself or another person. Never carry a loaded gun in a scabbard, a
holster not being worn or a gun case - common sense prevails in gun safety!
Commandment #3
Don’t Completely Rely on Your Gun’s Safety
Treat every gun as though it could fire at any time, even if you are not
applying pressure to the trigger. The “safety” on a firearm is a mechanical
device which, like any such device, can become inoperable at the worst possible
time and fail to function. By mistake, you may think the safety is “ON” when it
actually is not. Or you may think your gun is unloaded when there is actually a
round of ammunition in it. The safety serves as a supplement to proper gun
handling but cannot serve as a substitute for common sense. Never handle a gun
carelessly and assume that the gun won’t fire just because “the safety is on.” Never
touch the firearm’s trigger until you are ready to shoot. Keep your fingers away
from the trigger when loading or unloading. Never pull the trigger when the safety
is engaged or when the safety is positioned between the “SAFE” and “FIRE”
positions. Never place your finger on the trigger unless you intend to fire.
Alcohol, Drugs and Guns Don’t Mix. Make No Mistake About It!
Never handle firearms after consuming alcohol or taking drugs that can affect your judgment.
Shoot sober! Alcohol, certain kinds of drugs and firearms don’t mix. Safe firearms handling
requires alertness and concentration on one’s actions. You cannot handle a firearm safely after
consuming alcohol. Never consume anything that can impair your judgment or physical
coordination when handling a firearm.
Commandment #4
Be Sure of Your Target - And What Is Beyond It!
Once fired, a bullet (or shot charge) can never be called back; so before
you shoot, know where the bullet is going and what it will strike. Be
certain your shot will not injure someone or strike something beyond the target.
Never fire in the direction of noise, a movement or at any object you cannot
positively identify. Be aware that a .22 Short bullet can travel over 1 ¼ miles. A
centerfire cartridge, such as the .30-06, can send its bullet over 3 miles. Shotgun
pellets can travel 500 yards and a shotgun slug has a range of over a half mile. Make
sure your shot has a safe backstop such as a hillside. Keep in mind how far the
bullet will travel if it misses your intended target. Once fired, a bullet can never be
called back. You are responsible for your actions and judgment.
Commandment #5
Use the Correct Ammunition
Every firearm is designed to use a certain caliber or gauge of
ammunition. It is important that you use the correct ammunition for
your firearm. Information on the correct ammunition to use with your firearm
appears in the firearm’s instruction manual and the manufacturer’s markings on the
firearm itself. Use of the wrong ammunition, improperly reloaded ammunition or
corroded ammunition can result in the destruction of the firearm, serious personal
injury and/or death. Form the habit of examining every round of ammunition before
you put it into your gun to ensure it is of the proper gauge or caliber and that it is
in good condition.
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Commandment #6
If Your Gun Fails to Fire When the Trigger Is Pulled, Handle With Care
If a cartridge or shell does not fire when the trigger is pulled, follow
Commandment #1 and keep the firearm’s muzzle pointed in a safe
direction. Keep the muzzle down range with the action closed and wait at least
30 seconds (to ensure that the ammunition is not delayed in firing) before carefully
opening the action, unloading the firearm and safely disposing of the ammunition.
Commandment #7
Always Wear Eye and Ear Protection When Shooting
Exposure to shooting noise can permanently damage hearing. Flying
debris, such as powder residue and ejected cartridge cases, can injure
your eyes. Thus, it is only common sense to wear both eye protection (such as
shooting glasses) and ear protection (such as a sound-muffling headset) whenever
shooting. Also, wear eye protection when cleaning or disassembling your gun to
ensure that cleaning solvent and tensioned parts (such as springs) do not come
into contact with your eyes.
Commandment #8
Be Sure the Barrel Is Clear of Obstructions Before Shooting
Discharging a firearm with an obstruction in the barrel can result in
personal injury, property damage and/or death. Before you load your
firearm, check the chamber and magazine to ascertain that no ammunition is inside.
Also, check the inside of the barrel (called the “bore”) to ensure it is free of
obstructions. Even a small amount of mud, snow or excess lubricating oil or grease
in the bore can cause excessive pressures resulting in a bulged or burst barrel
which can injure or kill the shooter and bystanders. It is a good idea to make a
habit of cleaning the bore and checking for obstructions with a cleaning rod just
before each shooting session. If the noise or recoil experienced upon firing seems
low or weak, or something doesn’t feel “right,” cease firing immediately and check
to make sure that there is no obstruction in the barrel. Placing an undersized shell
or cartridge into a gun (such as a 20 gauge shell in a shotgun chambered for 12
gauge ammunition) can result in the smaller round of ammunition falling into the
barrel and acting as an obstruction. When a round is subsequently fired, the barrel
may burst, causing injury to the shooter and bystanders. For reference, re-read
Commandment #5.
Commandment #9
Do Not Alter or Modify Your Gun and Have It Serviced Regularly
Firearms are complex mechanisms that are designed to function properly in their
original condition. Any alterations or changes made to a firearm after its
manufacture can make the gun unsafe and will void its warranty. Do not jeopardize
your safety or the safety of others by altering the trigger, mechanical safety or
other mechanisms of your firearm. You should have your firearm periodically
checked for proper functioning and serviced by a qualified gunsmith.
Commandment #10
Learn the Mechanical and Handling Characteristics of Your Firearm
Not all firearms operate the same way. The method of carrying, handling and
operating firearms varies with the mechanical characteristics of each gun. Thus, you
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should never handle any firearm until you become familiar with the safe handling,
loading, unloading and carrying procedures for that particular firearm, as well as the
rules for safe gun handling in general.
LEAD WARNING!
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 injuries. Have adequate
ventilation at all times when shooting. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.
Basics of Safe Gun Handling
1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don’t totally rely on your gun’s safety.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
5. Use the correct ammunition for your firearm.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting and cleaning.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don’t alter or modify your firearm and have your firearm(s) serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanics and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.
Safe gun handling depends on you! A safe shooter is a knowledgeable shooter.
WARNING! STOP SHOOTING IMMEDIATELY AND UNLOAD YOUR FIREARM
if your firearm develops a mechanical malfunction; binding or stoppage, spitting
powder/gas, a cartridge primer is punctured, a cartridge case is bulged or
ruptured, or the sound on firing does not sound quite right. Do NOT try one more
shot, but unload your firearm and take it and the ammunition to a qualified
gunsmith or send it back to Century Arms for examination. Do not assume that
the firearm is empty merely because you checked the chamber. You must also check
the bore for any fired shot or wad jammed inside the barrel.
WARNING! Always ensure that the ammunition you are using is clean,
undamaged and of the proper caliber before loading your rifle. The manufacturer
and distributor of this rifle disclaim any liability for the use of remanufactured,
reloaded or hand-loaded ammunition. Protect your investment in this fine firearm
by using only factory fresh, quality ammunition. The use of improper caliber or low
quality ammunition could result in injury, death and/or property damage upon
firing. Remember, firearms safety depends on you!
Specifications: Caliber: 7.62x39mm and also available in 7.62x51mm (.308). Type of Firearm:
semi-automatic rifle. Magazine Capacity: 30 rds. Overall Length: 36.5.” Barrel Length: 16.75.”
Weight: 9 lbs.
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External Control Parts: Bolt Block Safety: Located on receiver above trigger, pivot slide style.
When moved to the full up position blocks bolt movement, covers bolt and blocks trigger
movement. When in the lower position bolt is fully exposed and free to move and the firearm will
fire if trigger is pulled! Do not disengage safety unless you are ready to fire the firearm. (Safety
engaged- bolt covered and blocked and the trigger is blocked from full travel; Safety disengagedbolt is fully exposed and the trigger has full travel. MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THE
SAFETY WORKS BEFORE YOU LOAD OR USE THE FIREARM). (See Illustrations #1- #2.)
Bolt Cocking Handle: Located on right hand side of the firearm protrudes from bolt used for
pulling bolt rearward. (See Illustration #3.)
Illustration #2
Illustration #3
Illustration #1
“SAFE” position.
“FIRE” position.
Bolt handle.
Bolt Catch: To use the bolt catch, move the safety to the “FIRE” position and pull the bolt to
the rear and then push the bolt catch up so that it engages the bolt and holds it in the rear
position. Now release the bolt and it should be held in place by the bolt catch. Thus, to load a gun
with a bolt catch, simply lock the bolt back as directed above and insert magazine. Then pull the
bolt handle to the rear and release and the bolt handle and the bolt will strip a round from the
magazine. Immediately move bolt block safety to the “SAFE” position after a round has been
stripped from the magazine. (See Illustrations #4 - #5.)
Illustration #4
Illustration #5
To Load the Rifle
WARNING! Before loading, make sure the inside of the barrel is free of dirt or
other obstructions.
WARNING! Always check each cartridge to ensure it is of the correct caliber
before loading the firearm.
WARNING! Keep fingers away from the trigger while loading.
WARNING! Keep muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
WARNING! The safety lever should not extend below the safety lever stop on
the bottom of the receiver or rise past the receiver cover. If it does, put the lever in
the safe position by rotating it either up or down into the safe position. If this
occurs, have the rifle inspected by a competent gunsmith before further use.
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1. Place the safety lever in the “SAFE” position. The safety lever is in the “SAFE” position when it
is moved to its uppermost (top) position on the receiver. You should hear an audible “click”
when it is correctly in place. (See Illustration #6.) N OTE: When the safety lever is in its lower
position on the receiver, the safety lever is in the “FIRE” position. (See Illustration #7.)
Illustration #6
Illustration #7
Safety lever in upper “SAFE” position.
Safety lever in lower or “FIRE” position. Pulling
the trigger when the safety lever is in the lower
position will result in the rifle firing if there is a
round in the chamber! Exercise extreme caution
when handling rifle in this condition.
WARNING! Pulling the trigger when the safety lever is in this lower position will
result in the rifle firing a round. To avoid serious injury, death or causing property
damage, make sure you know the “SAFE” and “FIRE” positions of the safety lever
before attempting to load your rifle!
2. To remove the magazine from the rifle while holding the rifle in the firing position, simply slide
your left hand from the lower handguard to the magazine. Grasp the magazine and press the
magazine release lever with your thumb. (See Illustration #8.) You will now be able to rotate
the bottom of the magazine toward the muzzle end of the rifle and remove it from the
magazine well in the receiver. (See Illustration #9.)
Illustration #8
Illustration #9
Magazine release lever
Press the magazine release lever forward to
remove the magazine from the rifle.
3. Load the magazine with the correct ammunition by pressing the cartridges one at a time into
the spring-loaded magazine’s feed lips - rear of the cartridge entering the magazine first.
(See Illustration #10.)
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4. Install the loaded magazine by tilting it rearward then inserting the front catch surface into the
receiver so that it latches on the magazine catch surface on the front wall of the magazine well.
Next, rotate the bottom of the magazine rearward until the magazine release lever locks onto
the rear locking surface of the magazine. Pull on the magazine lightly to ensure it is securely
locked into position. (See Illustration #11.)
Illustration #11
Illustration #10
5. Keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, move the safety lever downward to the “F,” or
“FIRE” position.
6. Pull back the operating handle to its fully-rearward position and release. As it moves rapidly
forward under spring pressure, the bolt will strip a round from the magazine and insert it into
the chamber of the barrel, readying the rifle for firing. (See Illustration #12.)
Illustration #12
Operating
handle
The operating handle is
drawn to the rear to
check the rifle’s
loaded/unloaded status.
WARNING! The rifle is now loaded and will fire if the safety lever is moved
downward to the “FIRE” position and the trigger is pulled! Handle with extreme
caution and keep the muzzle (the end of the barrel) pointed in a safe direction!
To Fire the Rifle
1. Keeping the 10 Commandments of Shooting Safety in mind, aim the rifle downrange at
the target. When firing this rifle you may need to experiment with different shooting styles until
you find the method which best suits your sporting activity. Remember to always fire the rifle
in such a manner that you can maintain a safe muzzle direction at all times.
2. Disengage the safety lever by moving it to the "FIRE" position.
3. Place your trigger finger inside the trigger guard and on the trigger.
4. After aligning the sights, slowly pull the trigger to fire the first round.
5. Being a semi-automatic rifle, the rifle's action (its moving parts) will cycle after the first round is
fired. As the bolt moves rearward, the extractor will pull the empty cartridge case
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from the chamber and eject it from the rifle. (Make sure there are no bystanders in close
proximity on either side of the rifle who could be injured by the ejected cartridge case or
gasses expelled from the rifle.)
Note: If the trigger is pressed again, the rifle will fire! Keep the rifle
pointed in a safe direction.
6. Firing may be continued in this manner until the magazine is empty.
7. When firing is finished, place the safety lever in the “SAFE” position.
8. Remove the magazine from the rifle.
9. Check the rifle's chamber to ensure it does not contain a round by placing the safety lever in
the "FIRE" position, pulling the operating handle back and then looking into the chamber
through the ejection port while keeping the rifle pointed in a safe direction. When you are
finished checking the chamber, release the operating handle and return the safety lever to the
"SAFE" position.
WARNING! Always unload your rifle immediately after use and prior to
cleaning and storage to minimize the risk of an accidental discharge. If your rifle
ever fails to fire keep it pointed at the target for at least 30 seconds in the event of
a hangfire (slow ignition). If the round still does not fire, remove the magazine, eject
and discard the bad round. Reload the rifle to resume firing.
Unloading the Rifle
WARNING! Keep muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
1. Move the safety lever to the "SAFE" position. (See Illustration #6.)
2. Remove the magazine. (See Illustrations #8 - #9.)
3. Move the safety lever to the “FIRE” position and check the rifle's chamber to ensure it does
not contain a round. (See Illustration #7.)
4. In the event that a cartridge remains in the chamber after pulling the trigger and the extractor
fails to remove it (whether or not it has fired), you should remove the magazine, then work the
operating handle several times to try to eject the cartridge. If this does not eject the cartridge,
ride the operating handle home (slowly allow it to return to its forward position without
allowing it to impact the back of the cartridge casing). Follow the instructions found on this
page to field strip your rifle before attempting to remove the cartridge. If after field stripping
your rifle you are still unable to remove the cartridge casing, do not reassemble the rifle. Take
the rifle to a competent gunsmith to ensure proper functioning.
WARNING! The rifle will fire if the magazine is removed and if the trigger is
pulled when a cartridge is in the chamber.
WARNING! If dropped, any firearm could fire when there is a cartridge in the
chamber and the safety lever is in the "FIRE" position.
Field Stripping
WARNING! Before beginning the disassembly process, check to ensure the rifle
is not loaded. To do so, follow the procedures detailed in the Unloading the Rifle
section found on this page of the manual.
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WARNING! Wear eye protection, such as shooting glasses or goggles, when
disassembling your firearm to protect your eyes from tensioned parts, such as
springs that could be dislodged during disassembly.
1. Remove the magazine from the rifle. (See Illustrations #8 - #9.)
2. Move the safety lever to the "FIRE" position by rotating the safety lever downward.
3. Check the rifle's chamber to ensure it does not contain a round. (See Illustration #12.)
4. While maintaining a safe muzzle direction, remove the receiver cover by holding the rifle in a
secure position (across your lap, resting on a table, etc.) and grasping the forward part of the
rifle grip with your right hand, depress the spring loaded release button on the rear left side of
the receiver. (See Illustration #13.) While holding the button, press the recoil spring cam
forward. Then raise the receiver cover from the back end first with your left hand. (See
Illustration #13.)
5. Remove the recoil spring assembly from the rifle by holding the forward portion of the
receiver with your left hand and pressing on the back of the recoil spring cam with your right
hand until its rear face leaves the groove in the rear of the receiver. Lift the recoil spring cam
and remove the recoil spring assembly from the bolt carrier channel. (See Illustration #14.)
Illustration #13
Illustration #14
Spring loaded release button.
6. Remove the bolt carrier and bolt from the rifle by holding the forward portion of the
receiver with your left hand and the cocking handle with your right hand. Pull the bolt carrier
and bolt to the rear as far as possible. Once the back of the bolt carrier contacts the back
plate of the receiver, release forward pressure on the operating handle, this will allow the bolt
carrier to move up and off the receiver rails. Lift the rear portion of the bolt carrier and
remove it and the bolt from the receiver. (See Illustration #15.)
7. Remove the bolt from the bolt carrier by turning the bolt carrier over and holding it in your
left hand. (See Illustration #16.) Rotate what is now the top of the bolt to the right and move
it rearward with your right hand so that the guide lug on the bolt leaves the channel in the bolt
carrier. You can now remove the bolt from the bolt carrier by moving it forward and out of its
guide hole.
Illustration #16
Illustration #15
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8. Remove the gas tube assembly and upper handguard from the rifle by holding the forward
portion of the receiver with your left hand and rotating the gas tube lock arm upward until the
flat face of the gas tube lock is vertical with your right hand. Then, lift the gas tube end
vertically out of its groove in the rear sight base and remove the front end of the gas tube
from the gas block.
Reassembly
1. Attach the gas tube assembly and upper handguard by holding the rifle by the forward
portion of the receiver with your left hand, and with your right hand install the front end of the
gas tube on the gas block. Check to make sure that the flat face on the gas tube lock is still
vertical, then align the gas tube end with its groove in the rear sight base and rotate it
downward until it is fully seated in the rear sight base. Rotate the gas tube lock arm downward
until it is seated in the recess on the right side of the rear sight base to lock the gas tube
assembly in place.
2. Install the bolt back in the bolt carrier by first holding the bolt carrier upside down in your left
hand with the gas piston facing away from you. Then take the bolt in your right hand with the
bolt face facing away from you and the guide lug facing upward. Insert the bolt shaft into the
guide hole on the bolt carrier and bring the bolt fully rearward. Align the bolt guide lug with
the channel in the bolt carrier and rotate the bolt to the left. Once the guide lug has entered
the channel in the bolt carrier continue to rotate until the bolt has moved forward as far as
possible. (See Illustration #17.)
Illustration #17
3. Make sure that the hammer is cocked (locked underneath the sear) before attempting to install
the bolt carrier.
4. Install the bolt carrier and bolt back onto the receiver by holding the forward portion of the
receiver with your left hand and with your right hand take the bolt and bolt carrier as shown
in Illustration #18 ensuring that your thumb is placed on the back of the bolt to hold it fully
forward. Insert the gas piston into the gas tube end and align the back face of the bolt carrier
with the inside face of the back plate of the receiver. Using the heel of your right hand, depress
the bolt carrier against the pressure from the hammer spring so that the guide grooves on the
sides of the bolt carrier are aligned with the rails on the receiver and move the bolt carrier to
its fully forward position. (See Illustrations #18 - #20.)
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Illustration #18
Illustration #19
Illustration #20
5. Install the recoil spring assembly on the rifle by holding the forward portion of the receiver
with your left hand, and with your right hand, insert the recoil spring retainer into the bolt
carrier channel. Move the recoil spring cam forward, placing its guide lugs in front of the
grooves in the receiver rear plate. Depress the recoil spring cam until its guide lugs are aligned
with the channel on the top of the receiver rear plate. Release pressure on the recoil spring
cam which will allow it to move rearward and lock into the receiver.
6. To install the receiver cover on the rifle, begin by rotating the rear sight upward so that it is
out of the way. Hold the rifle by the forward portion of the receiver with your left hand and
with your right hand insert the front edge of the receiver cover into the groove in the back of
the rear sight base. Press the back end of the receiver cover forward and downward with the
heel of your right hand until the recoil spring cam slides back into place and locks the receiver
cover down.
7. Release the hammer by pulling the trigger and move the safety lever to the "SAFE" position.
Cleaning the Rifle
WARNING! Before beginning the cleaning process, check to ensure the rifle is
unloaded. (See the Unloading the Rifle section on page 9.)
WARNING! You should wear eye protection, such as shooting glasses or goggles,
when cleaning your firearm to protect your eyes from tensioned parts, such as
springs, that may become dislodged during disassembly.
1. Obtain a quality rifle cleaning kit and thoroughly review the manufacturer's instructions.
2. Follow the rifle disassembly procedures. (See page 9.)
3. To clean the barrel, select the correct caliber cleaning brush and attach it to a cleaning rod.
Note: Always clean the barrel from the chamber end to the muzzle.
4. Dampen the brush with gun cleaning solvent and then push the brush through the barrel
several times.
5. Remove the brush and attach a correctly sized cloth cleaning patch to the cleaning rod and
push it through the barrel several times to remove loosened fouling.
6. Repeat this process with the brush and cleaning patches until a final patch comes out clean
after swabbing the bore. Lightly oil the bore.
7. Remove shooting residue from the rifle's action parts and outer surfaces by wiping them
with a soft cloth dabbed in gun cleaning solvent. Then be sure to remove all excess solvent and
dry them.
8. Finally, wipe down all outer surfaces with a soft cloth dipped in a good quality gun oil.
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WARNING! There may be sharp edges on parts of the firearm. Keep your fingers
protected by wearing a pair of protective gloves when cleaning.
WARNING! You should wear eye protection, such as shooting glasses or goggles,
when cleaning this rifle to protect your eyes from tensioned parts, such as springs,
that could become dislodged during the cleaning procedures.
WARNING! Excessive use of cleaning solvents or lubricants can adversely affect
your rifle's functioning. Wipe the inside of the barrel dry before firing and ensure
that it is free of obstructions.
WARNING! Some cleaning solvents produce hazardous vapors. Read and follow
the solvent manufacturer’s cautions found on the product’s package.
WARNING! Handling ammunition and cleaning firearms results in exposure to
lead and other substances that can pose health risks. Wash your hands and face
after firing your rifle or after cleaning it.
WARNING! This firearm should be checked periodically for worn or damaged
parts by a competent gunsmith. This will help ensure its safe functioning and a long
service life.
Cleaning Intervals
Always clean your rifle as soon as possible after firing to prevent buildup of shooting residue and
to prevent corrosion from beginning. To maintain your rifle in good working order, it should be
cleaned regularly even if it has not been fired. If you live in a low-humidity area, this may mean
doing a full clean once or twice a year; but if you live in a high-humidity area, it may be necessary
to clean your rifle as often as once a week.
Note: In freezing weather (below 32° F. or 0° C.), the use of a dry lubricant (instead of oil)
for lubrication may work better.
Storage
Your rifle should be thoroughly cleaned and lightly lubricated before being put away for storage. A
light coating of good quality gun oil should be applied to all exposed surfaces. Remove all excess
lubrication and use a cleaning rod and cleaning patch to make sure that the bore (the inside of
the barrel) is dry and free of obstructions when you remove your rifle from storage and before
firing it. CHECK TO ENSURE THAT YOUR RIFLE IS NOT LOADED BEFORE STORING IT.
ALWAYS STORE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION SEPARATE FROM EACH OTHER AND OUT
OF REACH OF CHILDREN. REFERENCE YOUR HOME STATE'S FIREARMS REGULATIONS
FOR SAFE STORAGE OF FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION.
Note: The use of reloaded, remanufactured, hand-loaded or other non-standard
ammunition may result in damage to the rifle and injury or death to the shooter and/or
bystanders. The manufacturer does not accept responsibility for malfunctions resulting
from the such use.
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Illustration #21
Illustrated Parts Breakdown
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PAP Semi-Auto Rifle Manual
# Part name
1.
Receiver
2.
Barrel
3.
Lower handguard retainer
4.
Rear sight base
5.
Gasblock
6.
Front sight base
7.
Stock/pistol grip
8.
Washer
9.
Stock screw
10.
Recoil pad
11.
Recoil pad screws
12.
Magazine body
13.
Magazine follower
14.
Magazine spring
15.
Magazine bottom plate
16.
Safety lever
17.
Lower handguard
18.
Magazine catch
19.
Magazine catch spring
20.
Magazine catch pin
21.
Trigger
22.
Disconnector
23.
Trigger/disconnector pin
# Part name
24.
Disconnector spring
25.
Hammer pin
26.
Hammer
27.
Hammer spring
28.
Rear sight leaf spring
29.
Rear sight
30.
Rear sight slide
31.
Rear sight catch spring
32.
Rear sight catch
33.
Extractor spring
34.
Front sight post
35.
Firing pin
36.
Extractor
37.
Bolt
38.
Bolt carrier/gas piston
39.
Recoil spring cam
40.
Recoil spring
41.
Recoil spring guide
42.
Recoil spring securing plate
43.
Dust cover
44.
Upper handguard
45.
Upper handguard retaining spring
46.
Gas tube
Lubrication Warning
Firing a firearm with oil, grease or any other material even partially obstructing the
bore may result in damage to the firearm and injury to the shooter and those
nearby. Do not spray or apply lubricants directly on ammunition. If the powder
charge of a cartridge is affected by the lubricant, it may not be ignited, but the
energy from the primer may be sufficient to push the bullet into the bore where it
may become lodged. Firing a subsequent bullet into the obstructed bore will
damage the firearm and may cause injury to the shooter and those nearby. Use
lubricants properly. You are responsible for the proper care and maintenance of
your firearm and ammunition.
WARNING! Altering or modifying parts and/or internal safeties is dangerous and
will void the warranty. This firearm was manufactured to perform properly with the
original parts as designed. It is your duty to make sure any parts you buy are made
for this firearm and are installed correctly and that neither the replacements nor
originals are altered or changed. Your gun is a complex precision tool with many
parts that must relate correctly to other parts in order for proper and safe
operation. Putting a gun together wrong or with incorrect or modified parts can
result in a damaged gun, danger, and injury or death to you and others through
malfunction. Always have a qualified gunsmith work on your gun or at least check
any work not performed by a gunsmith.
PAP Semi-Auto Rifle Manual
© 2011 Century International Arms, Inc.
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Limited Parts Replacement Warranty
The PAP is warranted to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of one year from the
original date of purchase of the PAP from a federally licensed firearms retailer. The warranty only
applies to the first retail purchaser and is not transferrable or assignable. Proof of purchase must
be presented at the time any warranty claim is made. This is a one year warranty limited to
replacement of improperly manufactured parts. Any alternations, modifications, abuse, misuse or
discharge of poor quality, corrosive or defective ammunition voids the warranty.
Return Authorization
Century International Arms, Inc.
236 Bryce Boulevard
Fairfax, Vermont 05454
USA
www.centuryarms.com
PAP Semi-Auto Rifle, Cal. 7.62x39MM & 7.62X51MM
Distributed by:
Century International Arms, Inc.
236 Bryce Boulevard, Fairfax, VT 05454
www.centuryarms.com
Sales Tel: 1.800.527.1252 - 1.561.265.4530
Sales Fax: 1.561.265.4520
Manufactured by:
Zastava
Entire Contents © 2011 Century International Arms, Inc. All rights reserved.
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