SAFETY NOTIFICATION REPLACEMENT CAMPAIGN ON CERTAIN DELTA 5 BOLT ASSEMBLIES
Daniel Defense is committed to providing the highest level of quality and safety for its products. As such, Daniel Defense is issuing a Safety Notification Replacement Campaign related to a condition identified with the firing pin cross pin in DELTA 5 Bolt-Action Rifles manufactured before September 20, 2019. More specifically, the firing pin cross pin can break under normal usage. Please take this Safety Notification Replacement Campaign seriously and immediately check and see if your DELTA 5 Rifle falls under this Safety Notification Replacement Campaign. If your DELTA 5 Rifle falls under this Safety Notification Replacement Campaign, IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE DELTA 5 RIFLE, POINT THE DELTA 5 RIFLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION, ACTIVATE THE SAFETY SELECTOR LEVER, CHECK AND VERIFY THE DELTA 5 RIFLE IS UNLOADED AND THAT THE CHAMBER IS EMPTY, IF IT IS NOT, REMOVE ANY CHAMBERED ROUND, REMOVE THE MAGAZINE AND THE BOLT ASSEMBLY AND FOLLOW THE BOLT ASSEMBLY CORRECTIVE ACTION PROCESS BELOW.
The firing pin cross pin is located within the DELTA 5 bolt assembly and holds the firing pin and cocking piece together in the striker assembly. The firing pin cross pin can break allowing the firing pin to move freely within the bolt assembly. Although Daniel Defense has not received any report of a freely moving firing pin causing an unintentional firing, it is possible that AN UNINTENTIONAL FIREARM DISCHARGE MAY OCCUR.
As a Company committed to the highest level of quality and safety, Daniel Defense will correct any and all potential conditions at no cost to the Consumer as part of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Does This Safety Notification Replacement Campaign Apply to My Firearm?
Daniel Defense DELTA 5 Bolt-Action Rifles manufactured before September 20, 2019, may fall within the scope of this Safety Notification Replacement Campaign.
This is an important Safety Notification Replacement Campaign and should be seriously considered by all owners of Daniel Defense DELTA 5 Bolt-Action Rifles.
Enter your DELTA 5 Rifle’s serial number in the box below. (The serial number is located on the left side of the receiver.) As shown in figure 1.
If your DELTA 5 rifle’s serial number is indicated to be within the scope of this Safety Notification Replacement Campaign, FOLLOW THE BOLT ASSEMBLY CORRECTIVE ACTION PROCESS BELOW.
Outside The USA?
Please call Daniel Defense Customer service at 866-554-4867.
Bolt Assembly Corrective Action Process
DISCONTINUE USE OF THE DELTA 5 RIFLE.
POINT THE DELTA 5 RIFLE IN A SAFE DIRECTION, ACTIVATE THE SAFETY SELECTOR LEVER and always follow the NRA Gun Safety Rules.
Lift the bolt assembly handle and retract to the rear.
Verify that the DELTA 5 rifle is unloaded and that the chamber is empty. If there is a round in the chamber, remove it.
If the detachable magazine is inserted, activate the magazine release and remove it.
Remove the cheek riser from the DELTA 5 stock by loosening the cheek riser’s thumb screw and removing the cheek riser upward and away from the DELTA 5 stock.
Retract the bolt assembly just short of the bolt assembly stop located on the left of the receiver.
Depress the bolt assembly stop lever, and retract the bolt assembly clear of the receiver. As shown in the following figure 2.
Fill out the Return Merchandise Authorization Form Click Here. A Daniel Defense representative will contact you as soon as possible to provide you with shipping instructions, including a pre-paid and pre-addressed UPS shipping label, a box, tape, a packing sleeve and foam inserts.
Place the removed bolt assembly into the provided packing sleeve. Then place the packing sleeve with the removed bolt assembly in between the foam inserts and place into the provided box. Seal the box with the provided tape and place the pre-paid and pre-addressed UPS shipping label on the box
Ship the bolt assembly to Daniel Defense using the pre-paid and pre-addressed UPS shipping label and box.
Daniel Defense will inspect and perform a corrective action on the bolt assembly in the most expeditious manner.
Once the inspection is complete and any necessary corrective action is taken, the bolt assembly will be shipped back to you and tracking information will be provided.
Fill out the Return Merchandise Authorization Form Click Here
Safety Notification Replacement Campaign
NRA GUN SAFETY RULES
The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are:
- ALWAYS Keep The Gun Pointed In A Safe Direction
- This is the primary rule of gun safety. Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
- ALWAYS Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready To Shoot
- When holding a gun, rest your finger alongside the frame and outside the trigger guard. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
- ALWAYS Keep The Gun Unloaded Until Ready To Use
- If you do not know how to open the action or inspect the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
When using or storing a gun, always follow these additional NRA rules:
- Know your target and what is beyond.
- Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important, be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential for mishap. Think first. Shoot second.
- Know how to use the gun safely.
- Before handling a gun, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or magazine. Remember, a gun's mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe gun handling.
- Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
- Just like other tools, guns need regular maintenance to remain operable. Regular cleaning and proper storage are a part of the gun's general upkeep. If there is any question concerning a gun's ability to function, a knowledgeable gunsmith should look at it.
- Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
- Only BBs, pellets, cartridges or shells designed for a particular gun can be fired safely in that gun. Most guns have the ammunition type stamped on the barrel. Ammunition can be identified by information printed on the box and sometimes stamped on the cartridge. Do not shoot the gun unless you know you have the proper ammunition.
- Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
- Guns are loud and the noise can cause hearing damage. They can also emit debris and hot gasses that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses and hearing protection should be worn by shooters and spectators.
- Never use alcohol, over-the-counter drugs or prescription drugs before or while shooting.
- Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting guns.
- Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
- Many factors must be considered when deciding where and how to store guns. A person's particular situation will be a major part of the consideration. Dozens of gun storage devices, as well as locking devices that attach directly to the gun, are available. However, mechanical locking devices, like the mechanical safeties built into guns, can fail and should not be used as a substitute for safe gun handling and the observance of all gun-safety rules.
- Additional Safety Precautions
- Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional safety precautions.
Regular cleaning is important in order for your gun to operate correctly and safely. Taking proper care of it will also maintain its value and extend its life. Your gun should be cleaned every time that it is used.
A gun brought out of prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting. Accumulated moisture and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can prevent the gun from operating properly.
Before cleaning your gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded. The gun's action should be open during the cleaning process. Also, be sure that no ammunition is present in the cleaning area.
Please see: https://gunsafetyrules.nra.org