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ZAK 47 Manual

NOTE: Always keep firearms pointed in a safe direction. Never load a firearm until ready to use. Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard area until ready to fire.

WARNING

If this firearm is carelessly or improperly handled, accidental discharge could result causing personal injury, death or damage to property. For your safety and the safety of others, this operations manual contains important instructions, warnings and safety procedures that must be understood before operating your ZAK 47 firearm. It is very important that you read the entire manual. If you do not understand any part of this manual or the operation of your ZAK 47 firearm seek professional firearms instruction.

WARNING

To avoid accidental firing, be sure this firearm is unloaded when not in use. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death. Do not exchange or switch bolt assemblies between firearms this could cause damage to your firearm, injury or death to you or others. Use only Zak Armory factory or recommended parts.

WARNING

Children are attracted to and can operate firearms that can cause severe injuries or death. Prevent access by always keeping firearms locked away and unloaded when not in use. Keep ammunition locked away separately from firearms. If you keep a loaded firearm where a child obtains and improperly uses it, you may be fined or sent to prison.

NOTE: Zak Armory disclaims all liability for personal injury, death or damage to property resulting from either intentional or accidental discharge of this firearm, or from its function when used for purposes or subjected to treatment for which it was not indented nor designed. Zak Armory will not honor claims involving this firearm which result from careless or improper handling, modification or parts replacement which are not unauthorized by Zak Armory, corrosion, neglect, or the use of reloaded ammunition, wrong caliber ammunition, or steel case ammunition, other than original high quality commercially manufactured ammunition in good condition, or any combination thereof. Zak Armory will not honor claims involving our firearms for any reason or cause when the second or subsequent owner makes such claims. Before firearms leave the factory, they are tested, carefully inspected and properly packaged. The handling of firearms after they have left the factory cannot be controlled by Zak Armory; therefore please examine your firearms carefully at the time of purchase to ensure that they are unloaded and undamaged.

* Check the head spacing of your firearm with GO/NOGO Gauges to ensure the firearms is in a proper operating condition; failure to do so may result in severe injury or potential death. Head spacing can change over time with use of the firearm.

* The use of reloaded, hand loaded or high pressure ammunition can be dangerous and will void the warranty on your firearm.

GENERAL HANDLING CAUTIONS

1. Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard area until ready to fire.

2. Always keep safety on “SAFE” when firearm is loaded and a round is chambered until

ready to shoot.

2. Do not alter or modify your ZAK 47 firearm.

3. Have your firearm serviced regularly.

4. Always handle firearms as if they are loaded.

5. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.

6. Always make sure your firearm is unloaded before laying it down or handing it to someone else.

7. Never leave a loaded firearm unattended.

8. Always be sure a firearms bore, muzzle, chamber and action are clean and clear of obstructions.

9. Always check that ammunition is clean, undamaged, of the correct caliber and make.

10. Never drink alcoholic beverages or take drugs before or during shooting.

11. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.

11. Never attempt to fire if water is in the bore.

 DANGEROUS PROCEDURES

1. Do not exchange or switch bolt assemblies between firearms; this could cause personal injury or death, or damages to your firearm.

2. If your firearm fails to fire keep it pointed towards the target and wait 30

seconds. If the round does not fire, remove magazine, eject round and examine the primer. If firing pin indent is light, misaligned or absent have your firearm examined by a gunsmith. If firing pin indent on primer appears normal comparison to previously fired rounds assume faulty ammunition. Keep misfired round separate from other live ammunition and appropriately dispose of them. Reinsert magazine and resume firing.

USE OF SAFETY SELECTOR

The selector lever is located on the right side of the receiver and has two positions: “FIRE” (selector all the way down) and “SAFE” (selector all the way up). When set to “FIRE” the firearm will fire a single shot each time the trigger is squeezed. When set to “SAFE” the selector blocks the disconnector and prevents the hammer from being released. A mandatory safety precaution is to assume a firearm will still fire even though it is on “SAFE”. 

 “SAFE” Firearm will not fire. Always place on SAFE when loading or unloading.

 

“FIRE” Rifle will fire one round each time the trigger is pulled.

FUNCTION CHECK

SAFE

Remove magazine and make sure your firearm is unloaded and there is no ammunition in the chamber. Point the firearm in a safe direction. Pull the charging handle down and to rear and release. Place on SAFE. Pull trigger. Hammer should not fall.

FIRE

Remove magazine and make sure your firearm is unloaded and there is no ammunition in the chamber. Point the firearm in a safe direction. Place the selector on FIRE. Pull trigger and hold to rear. Hammer should fall. Pull the charging handle to rear and release. Release trigger and pull again. Hammer should fall.


Cleaning Your Firearm/ Field Stripping

*Check the firearm to ensure there is not a round in the chambered and make sure to point the firearm in a safe direction at all times.

-Place firearm safety selector in the safe position. Remove the magazine by holding the firearm with one hand and pushing the magazine catch forward with your thumb, or by using a small object under the bullet button, while simultaneously pulling the magazine away from you until it is removed.                    

      

- Place the firearm in the fire position with the safe/fire selector after the firearm has been cleared and the magazine has been removed. Remove the dust cover by pushing the rear dust cover release with your right thumb while lifting the cover off with your left hand.

                    

-Push the bolt carrier spring forward with your thumb and remove it.

                                                          

-Pull the bolt carrier back with your right hand and lift it out through the slotted groves near the rear of the receiver.

                    

-Remove the bolt by holding the bolt carrier with your left hand and slowly twisting the bolt with your right hand until the bolt can be separated at the groove on the bolt carrier.

                                  

-Detach the gas tube by first unlocking the gas tube lock by rotating clockwise until is released from the recess. Lift the tube off with your hand while holding the firearms at the front of the receiver.

               

-Remove the cleaning rod by placing the firearms upward and resting the stock on the ground (with the barrel pointed away from you and in a save direction). Press the rod downwards and up while pulling it out from the front of the rifle.                     

     

- Thoroughly clean the firearm by removing soiled areas and carbon buildup. After cleaning the rifle, be sure to lubricate all surfaces with gun oil and then wipe off the excess amount. 

*Note: Reassemble the rifle in the reverse order following the pictures and instructions.

* Use only approved firearm gun cleaning and lubricating chemicals while wearing proper safety equipment including gloves, safety glasses, and a mask in a well ventilated area; failure to do so may result in severe injury or potential death.

* Be sure your firearm is assembled correctly by a professional to ensure proper working order; failure to do so may result in severe injury or potential death.

*Do not change out parts with other rifles of similar make or replace parts without first consulting the manufacturer; failure to do so may result in severe injury or potential death.

* Check the head spacing of your firearm with GO/NOGO Gauges to  ensure the firearms is in a proper operating condition; failure to do so may result in severe injury or potential death. Head spacing can change over time with use of the firearm.

WARNING
While ZAK-47 rifles are dependable, well built firearms,
they must be properly cleaned, maintained, and inspected to ensure safe
and consistent operation.
• Thoroughly clean the firearm and have it inspected
by a trustworthy gunsmith before firing.
• Make certain the bore is free from obstructions
• Be well informed and familiar with the proper operation
of your firearm, especially the safety features.
• Use only new ammunition of the correct type, caliber,
and loading. Do not use steel ammunition. Do not use handmade or reloaded ammunition.

 

ZMCR Manual

NOTE: Always keep firearms pointed in a safe direction. Never load a firearm until ready to use. Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard area until ready to fire.

WARNING

If this firearm is carelessly or improperly handled, accidental discharge could result cause personal injury, death or damage to property. For your safety and the safety of others, this operations manual contains important instructions, warnings and safety procedures that must be understood before operating your ZMCR firearm. It is very important that you read the entire manual. If you do not understand any part of this manual or the operation of your ZMCR firearm seek professional firearms instruction.

WARNING

To avoid accidental firing, be sure this firearm is unloaded when not in use. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death. Be sure the cam pin is installed in the bolt group. If it is not your rifle can still fire and will explode causing injury or death.

Do not exchange or switch bolt assemblies between firearms this could cause damage to your firearm, injury or death to you or others. Use only Zak Armory factory or recommended parts.

WARNING

Children are attracted to and can operate firearms that can cause severe injuries or death. Prevent access by always keeping firearms locked away and unloaded when not in use. Keep ammunition locked away separately from firearms. If you keep a loaded firearm where a child obtains and improperly uses it, you may be fined or sent to prison.

NOTE: Zak Armory disclaim all liability for personal injury, death or damage to property resulting from either intentional or accidental discharge of this firearm, or from its function when used for purposes or subjected to treatment for which it was not indented nor designed. Zak Armory will not honor claims involving this firearm which result from careless or improper handling, modification or parts replacement which are not unauthorized by Zak Armory, corrosion, neglect, or the use of reloaded ammunition, wrong caliber ammunition, or steel case ammunition, other than original high quality commercially manufactured ammunition in good condition, or any combination thereof. Zak Armory will not honor claims involving our firearms for any reason or cause when the second or subsequent owner makes such claims. Before firearms leave the factory, they are tested, carefully inspected and properly packaged. The handling of firearms after they have left the factory cannot be controlled by Zak Armory; therefore please examine firearms carefully at the time of purchase to ensure that they are unloaded and undamaged.

* Check the head spacing of your firearm with GO/NOGO Gauges to ensure the firearms is in a proper operating condition; failure to do so may result in severe injury or potential death. Head spacing can change over time with use of the firearm.

* The use of reloaded, hand loaded or high pressure ammunition can be dangerous and will void the warranty on your firearm.

GENERAL HANDLING CAUTIONS

1. Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard area until ready to fire.

2. Always keep safety on “SAFE” when firearm is loaded and a round is chambered until

ready to shoot.

2. Do not alter or modify your ZMCR firearm.

3. Have your firearm serviced regularly.

4. Always handle firearms as if they are loaded.

5. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.

6. Always make sure your firearm is unloaded with the bolt latched open and to the rear before laying it down or handing it to someone else.

7. Never leave a loaded firearm unattended.

8. Always be sure a firearms bore, muzzle, chamber and action are clean and clear of obstructions.

9. Always check that ammunition is clean, undamaged, of the correct caliber and make.

10. Never drink alcoholic beverages or take drugs before or during shooting.

11. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.

11. Never attempt to fire if water is in the bore.

DANGEROUS PROCEDURES

1. Be sure the cam pin is installed in the bolt group. If it is not your firearm can still fire and could possibly explode causing injury or death.

2. Do not exchange or switch bolt assemblies between firearms; this could cause personal injury or death, or damages to your firearm.

3. If your firearm fails to fire keep it pointed towards the target and wait 30

seconds. If the round does not fire, remove magazine, eject round and examine the primer. If firing pin indent is light, misaligned or absent have your firearm examined by a gunsmith. If firing pin indent on primer appears normal comparison to previously fired rounds assume faulty ammunition. Keep misfired round separate from other live ammunition and appropriately dispose of them. Reinsert magazine and resume firing.

USE OF SAFETY SELECTOR

The selector lever is located on the left side of lower receiver and has two positions: “FIRE” and “SAFE”. When set to “FIRE” the firearm will fire a single shot each time the trigger is squeezed. When set to “SAFE” a cam blocks movements and prevents the hammer from being released. A mandatory safety precaution is to assume a firearm will still fire even though it is on “SAFE”. 

 

 “SAFE” Firearm will not fire. Selector lever cannot be on safe unless firearm is cocked. Always place on SAFE when loading or unloading.

 

“FIRE”Rifle will fire one round each time the trigger is pulled. 


 

FUNCTION CHECK

SAFE

Remove magazine and make sure your firearm is unloaded and there is no ammunition in the chamber. Point the firearm in a safe direction. Pull the charging handle to rear and release. Place on SAFE. Pull trigger. Hammer should not fall.

FIRE

Remove magazine and make sure your firearm is unloaded and there is no ammunition in the chamber. Point the firearm in a safe direction. Place the selector on FIRE. Pull trigger and hold to rear. Hammer should fall. Pull the charging handle to rear and release. Release trigger and pull again. Hammer should fall.

FRONT SIGHT

To adjust elevation depress the detent and rotate the post. To raise the strike of bullet rotate post in the direction of arrow marked up. Reverse the direction of rotation to lower strike of the bullet. 

LOADING

1. Never allow your fingers or other objects to contact the trigger while loading or unloading the rifle.

1. Use only good quality ammunition for which your firearm is chambered, do not use steel cased ammunition.

2. Place a round between the lips of the magazine with the bullet facing forward. Press the round in until it is retained. Place the next round on top of the last and repeat until desired number is loaded.

1. Press on the bottom of bolt catch while pulling back the charging handle to cock the

hammer and leave the bolt and carrier to the rear.

2. Return the charging handle forward until it locks.

3. Set the selector to “SAFE”.

4. Insert loaded magazine into magazine well.

5. Pushing on magazine until it stops and is retained by magazine catch.

5. With the firearm pointed in a safe direction press on top of bolt catch to release

the bolt and carrier thus chambering a round.

6. The rifle is now loaded with a round and the hammer cocked, you may now close the ejection port cover if you wish which will open automatically when fired.

Note: Do not disengage the safety until ready to fire.

6. If bolt and carry do not completely close during the chambering of a round use the forward assist.

Warning

Always check that ammunition is clean and undamaged before using the forward assist. Forcing damaged ammunition into the chamber could result injury or death; or damage to firearm or property.

7. When reloading, make sure the firearm is pointed in a safe direction and the safety is engaged at all times while loading.

Unloading Firearm

1. Set selector to “SAFE” and keep firearm pointed in a safe direction.

2. Press magazine catch button and remove magazine.

3. Pull charging handle to rear and push in lower portion of bolt catch to eject a chambered round.

Note: If all rounds have been fired the bolt and carrier automatically are held to the rear

4. Check chamber to insure that it is empty.

Firing your weapon

1. Always wear eye and ear protection

when firing your weapon.

2. Load firearm as previously described.

3. Set rear sight to range required.

4. Grasp the firearm using one hand on hand guard and the other on pistol grip. Resting trigger finger along side the trigger guard. Pull the buttstock firmly into your shoulder.

5. Aim by aligning target with front and rear sights.

6. Move selector lever to “FIRE”.

7. Place trigger finger on trigger and squeeze gently until the trigger releases the hammer. To fire subsequent rounds release the trigger and squeeze it again after every shot until finished or until the magazine is emptied.

9. Release trigger

10. Remove finger from trigger and set selector lever to “SAFE”.

Note: If the last round from magazine has been fired the bolt and carrier will be

held to the rear, checked to ensure the chamber is empty.

MAINTAINING YOUR FIREARM

Your ZAK firearm is based on a military design making it very dependable with proper maintenance, keeping it in good working condition.

Disassembly (Field Stripping)

Separating the upper and lower receivers

1. Use a finger or tool to press in rear take down pin from the left side of the lower receiver, and pull it out from the right side until it stops.

2. Pivot the lower receiver away from the upper receiver.

3. Press pivot pin in from left side of the lower receiver and pull it out the right side until it stops.

4. Separate the upper and lower receivers.

5. Pull charging handle back and remove the bolt and carrier assembly.

6. Remove charging handle by pulling it backwards and then down out of the receiver.

Removing Buffer and Buffer spring

1. Depress buffer, maintaining pressure against the spring tension to prevent it from being ejected.

2. Depress buffer retainer to permit buffer and spring to be removed forward.

3. Depress hammer to allow the buffer and spring to continue moving forward.

4. Removed buffer and spring completely from receiver buffer tube.  

Separate the bolt from the carrier

1. Use a finger or tool to push in the firing pin retaining pin right to left and remove it by pulling it out.

2. Remove firing pin.

3. Push bolt in towards the carrier until it rotates and comes to a stop.

4 Turn the cam pin 90° and remove by lifting it out away from bolt and carrier.

5. Pull bolt forward out of carrier.

Disassembly of Bolt

1. Use a punch tool to remove the extractor pin from the bolt assembly.

2. Remove the extractor and spring (do not remove the spring from extractor).

3. Press top of extractor spring to test spring function.

Removing handguards

1. Push the delta ring towards receiver while pulling up on the upper half of

the handguard.

2. Repeat process for the bottom half of handguard.

NOTE: Disassembly is complete after previously described steps and firearm is now ready to be cleaned. To reassemble firearm repeat procedure in reverse order. Do not strip your firearm further than previously described; additional disassembly and maintenance, if necessary, must be competent by a confident gunsmith.

CLEANING UPPER RECEIVER

NOTE: Do not use a wire brush or any type of abrasive material to clean aluminum surfaces (Upper and lower receiver, handguards and buffer tube) doing so will remove the black anodizing thus ruining the firearms finish.

Clean the following with rifle bore cleaner:

• All areas of powder fouling, dirt and corrosion.

• Chamber and barrel bore.

• Locking lugs

• Gas tube

• Bolt and carrier including outer and inner surfaces of bolt carrier, carrier key, firing pin recess and firing pin. Use a pipe cleaner to access firing pin hole.

• Clean Carbon deposits and any dirt from locking lugs

• Behind bolt ring and under the lip of extractor

• Outside surface of the protruding portion of gas tube.

CLEANING LOWER RECEIVER

Clean the following with rifle bore cleaner:

• Clean all areas of powder fouling, dirt and corrosion.

• Wipe any dirt from the trigger assembly, 

• Clean buffer assembly and inside buffer tube.

After firearm is thoroughly cleaned, inspect all part and then follow lubrication instructions. Contact Zak Armory if any parts are missing or defective.

LUBRICATION OF UPPER RECEIVER

Lightly lubricate the chamber and bore (start in the receiver and move tours the end of the barrel, do not reverse direction), lubricate the outer surfaces of the barrel and front sight, and surfaces under handguards.

LUBRICATION OF BOLT AND CARRIER

Heavily lubricate outside of bolt, cam pin and cam pin hole, piston rings, and outside of bolt. Lightly lubricate charging handle surfaces and bolt carrier. Add one drop of oil to the inside of the carrier key. Only lightly lube firing pin and firing pin recess in the bolt. Heavily lubricate the slide.

 

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