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Module 03 - RIFLES 101
See how it works:
- The bolt handle is lifted upwards and back—this process simultaneously begins the removal of the empty cartridge from the chamber (if there’s one present) and blocks the firing pin (for safety).
- The bolt handle is then pushed forward which forces a new cartridge into the chamber. At this time, the sear will engage the cocking piece, cocking the action for the next shot.
- Rotating the bolt back to the closed position locks the lugs into the receiver and unblocks the firing pin.
- When the trigger is pulled, the sear will release the cocking piece and strike the firing pin.
- The firing pin will then strike the primer, firing the bullet.