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1. A bolt action cocking and loading system.
2. A fast action 2 - shot magazine. The Raider may also be used as a single shot rifle if desired.
3. An adjustable 2 stage trigger mechanism.
4. A precision rifled barrel to ensure pinpoint accuracy.
5. A dovetail which is incorporated in the barrel housing to fit an optional telescope sight.
6. An ambidextrous custom style stock incorporating double cheekpieces and single ventilated rubber recoil pad. The stock is available in beech or walnut. The walnut stock also incorporates highly defined cheekpieces and checkered pistol grip.
7. A quick-fill system is fitted as standard.
8. Optional screw-in silencers are available where permitted.
RECOMMENDED FILL PRESSURE: 190 BAR.
Approx. number of shots available at full power -12 ft.lbs models': - 60 -shots . 1 77 (4.5mm) CAL. and 75-shots .22 (5.5mm) CAL.
CHARGING THE RIFLE. Fit the filler nozzle to the air line of the charging equipment, which must incorporate a pressure gauge. Ensure both filler nozzle and rifle filler hole is clear from dirt, then push the nozzle into the filler hole. Fully charge the rifle to the cylinder pressure quoted previously in this manual. When using a divers bottle, refill the rifle slowly to prevent the heat created by the filling operation damaging the rifles components.
Undo the hose air drain screw before pulling the filler nozzle out of the rifle.
LOADING THE RIFLE AND USING THE MAGAZINE.
The design of the magazine allows the user to select their personal preference how it is loaded and used.
To use the fast action Capability of the magazine to its greatest advantage, it is recommended the following procedure is adopted.
1. Open the bolt and push the magazine fully to the right against its spring pressure. Close the bolt and load a pellet, nose first, into the exposed right- hand magazine chamber. Use the channel in the barrel housing to guide the pellet into the chamber and ensure the pellet skirt does not protrude from the magazine. The magazine 0 ring will retain the pellet in the chamber. NOTE THAT THIS OPERATION HAS ALSO COCKED THE TRIGGER MECHANISM / HAMMER ASSEMBLY AND IF THE TRIGGER IS PULLED AT THIS STAGE THE RIFLE WILL DISCHARGE, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO PELLET IN THE BARREL.
2. Open the bolt - the right hand magazine chamber is sprung into linemth the barrel chamber. Leave the bolt in the open (safe) slot position.
3. Now load a pellet, nose first, into the exposed left hand magazine chamber as described above.
DO NOT CLOSE THE BOLT UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO USE THE RIFLE.
4. When ready to use the rifle, push the magazine to the right and fully close the bolt - the left hand pellet has now been pushed into the barrel and the
rifle is ready to fire.
5. Once the first pellet has been shot, open the bolt - the magazine will automatically position the second (right-hand) pellet in linemth the barrel
CLOSE THE BOLT ONLY IF YOU REQUIRE AN IMMEDIATE SECOND SHOT.
6. If you do not require a fast second shot, leave the bolt fully open and
reload the empty magazine chamber. The firing process is now ready to be repeated.
ALWAYS ENSURE THE BOLT IS FULLY CLOSED BEFORE FIRING THE RIFLE. THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RIFLE WILL BE REDUCED IF THE BOLT IS NOT FULLY CLOSED.
The Webley Raider is fitted with a 2 stage trigger mechanism and is factory set. The mechanism is adjustable if you wish to alter the factory settings. To adjust the trigger mechanism, the action must first be removed from the stock. The diagram below shows the location of the trigger adjusting screws.
The mechanism of this rifle has been factory set to ensure its power falls within the current U.K. 12 ft.lbs. maximum kinetic limit allowed without possessing a firearms certificate. The hammer adjustment screw is bonded to the hammer and any adjustments made will break the bond. Unless rebonded the hammer spring compression may vary which will cause inconsistent power.
If the bond is broken, consult Webley & Scott.
DO NOT APPLY LUBRICATION TO THE AIR FILLER NOZZLE OR THE RIFLES'AIR FILLER HOLE.
Use only mineral based oils such as 'Weboil' to lubricate the Raider. Occasionally apply oil sparingly to the following parts:-
1 .The trigger mechanism - remove the stock for access.
2. With the stock removed, apply oil to the rear of the hammer and hammer spring assembly through the trigger mechanism slot in the body tube.
3. Close the bolt and apply oil through the cylinder bolt slot onto the bolt carrier. Open and close the bolt several times.
4. With the bolt open apply oil to the front of the hammer assembly.
5. Apply oil to the magazine where it contacts the barrel housing
assembly. Also apply oil in both magazine chambers, then cycle the magazine and bolt several times. This operation will lubricate the magazine chambers, the pellet prod and its 'O' ring.
DO NOT OVER - LUBRICATE THE RIFLE.
QUICK FILL NOZZLE'O'RINGS REPLACEMENT.
After a period of time it will be necessary to replace the 'O' rings on the Quick-fill nozzle. This YAII be apparent if compressed air is heard to leak from the nozzle during the filling process. Always replace both 'O' rings. MAGASINE 'O'RING AND PELLET PROD 'O'RING REPLACEMENT.
It is not necessary to empty the air charge from the rifle to undertake the following procedure. If the bolt operation becomes stiff and lubricating the magazine assembly does not overcome the stiffness, the magazine'O ring, Part No 3289 may be worn where it is contacted by the pellets. Try to reposition the'O' ring so the pellets contact it in different sections.
To remove the'O' ring, remove the 2 - magazine plate screws, Part No 3254 from the barrel housing, Part No 3224 and remove the magazine plate, Part No 3232. If your rifle is fifted with spacer washers between the magazine plate and barrel housing ensure they are refitted when the rifle is rebuilt. Open the bolt and remove the magazine from the barrel assembly. Remove the magazine end cap screw, Part No 3271 and the magazine end cap, Part No 3231 from the magazine, Part No 3230. Take care not to lose the magazine return spring, part No 3300 which is housed in the top, front magazine slot. Remove the old 'O' ring from the magazine. Check the slots in the magazine are clear of debris, lightly lubricate the replacement'O'ring, then fit the 'O' ring to the magazine. Do not overstretch the 'O' ring during the fitting operation.
Reassemble the magazine assembly in the reverse order of dismantling. Before refitting the magazine to the rifle, close the bolt sufficiently enough to reveal the pellet prod 'O' ring, Part No 3288, in the barrel housing magazine slot. If the 'O' ring is worn it may be replaced at this stage without the need to strip the rifle any further. Carefully cut the old seal off the pellet prod, Part No 3251, lightly lubricate the replacement'O' ring and push it over the pellet prod nose and into its slot.
Refit the magazine assembly to the barrel housing, engage the magazine spring stop pin, Part No 3275 fitted in the magazine plate, with the free end of the magazine return spring and refit the magazine plate screws.
Once the rifle has been rebuilt, check that both the bolt and magazine cycles freely.
The Webley Stirrup Pump is supplied with a kit which allows it to be used with every pre-charged pneumatic air rifle currently available. When used with the Raider air rifle, the smaller 1 IS- adapter and face seal supplied in the kit are not required.
Fit the filler nozzle, supplied vath the Raider, directly to the pumps air hose assembly and tighten. Position the air hose/nozzle assembly so the rifle is lying flat on the ground when connected to the pump, then tighten the assembly onto the 1/4' BSP adapter. Use the appropriate tools to tighten all parts to ensure airtight seals.
TO REFILL THE WEBLEY RAIDER ADOPT THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE:
1. Close the pump air bleed screw, situated under the pressure gauge.
2. Open the rifle's bolt.
3. Ensure there is no dirt in rifle's filler hole, situated under the muzzle, then lay the rifle on the gun bag or an old sheet placed on the ground.
4. Push the filler nozzle into the filler hole and begin to refill the rifle. The gauge reading will rise quickly for the first few cycles of the pump until the pressure in the air hose assembly is equal to that of the pressure in the rifle. As you continue to pump, the gauge reading will slowly rise as air is forced into the rifle's cylinder. Once the required pressure gauge reading is achieved, cease pumping.
5. Release the air trapped in the air hose assembly by undoing the air bleed screw - the air will escape through the vent hole in the side of the base block and the pressure gauge reading will drop back to zero.
6. Disconnect the filler nozzle from the rifle. The Raider is now ready for re-use.
THE WEBLEY RAIDER.