How to Perform an NSP (Normal Safety Precaution) on the Cadet L98A1

Having problems with one star skill-at-arms? Here is a brief look at how to do an NSP (normal safety precaution) on the cadet l98a1. It's not a replacement for an instructor, but it could help.


  1. 1
    Safety catch. The safety catch is situated just above the trigger guard. If you can see the red ring on the left side of the rifle, then the safety is off. If you can't see the red ring, the rifle is safe.
  2. 2
    Press the safety catch and make sure there is not a magazine fitted, remembering to use your left hand and to keep your right hand on the trigger guard at all times. Also make sure that the rifle is firmly on your shoulder at all times.
  3. 3
    Pull the cocking handle to the rear as far as it will go, then reach under the rifle to use the holding open catch. The holding open catch looks like a small, green, switch on the right-hand side of the rifle.
  4. 4
    Once the working parts are to the rear, take a look inside the rifle, making sure there are no rounds (bullets) in the chamber. Complete your 7-point-check.
  5. 5
    Once you are satisfied that there are no rounds in the chamber,push the bolt release catch (which is situated on the left-hand side of the rifle) to release the working parts.
  6. 6
    Press the safety catch. With your right hand on the pistol grip and your left hand on the front grip (the long bit of green plastic), press the safety catch with the right forefinger until you can see the red ring on the left-hand side of the rifle.
  7. 7
    Take A Dry Aimed Shot, to fire off the action. Re-apply the safety catch. Make sure the sights (which are on top of the carrying handle), are down. Put the dust cover up. The dust cover is a small bit of green* plastic (*commonly green but not always) near the rear of the rifle. With your left hand over the top of the rifle, flip the dust cover up and slide it back, into position. Look through the sights to a safe target (where no living thing is at risk) and slowly pull the trigger to ensure the action is fired off and that there are no live rounds in the weapon.


  • Pay close attention to the cocking handle and extension bar. Maintain the rifle securely so you don't drop or swing it wildly.
  • Refrain from using single fingers (try to keep a fist) to ensure your fingers aren't caught or chopped off at any time
  • Use common sense.


  • They were designed to kill, and they will if you are not careful. Even a blank round can kill.
  • Do not point the rifle at anyone, including yourself, even for the fun of it or in jest.

Things You'll Need

  • A cadet l98a1 rifle
  • An adult instructor
  • Common sense

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