WARNING: THIS FIREARM HAS THE CAPABILITY OF TAKING YOUR LIFE OR THE LIFE OF SOMEONE ELSE! ALWAYS BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WITH YOUR FIREARM. ! AN ACCIDENT IS ALMOST ALWAYS THE RESULT OF NOT FOLLOWING BASIC FIREARM SAFETY RULES.
NOTICE: The figure numbers noted below refer to the photographs on pages 4, 65, 66 and 67.
WARNING: Beretta assumes no responsibility for any injury or property damage | resulting from improper or careless handling, intentional or accidental discharge ■ of the firearm.
WARNING: All assembly, disassembly and maintenance procedures should be carried out with the firearm unloaded (cartridge chamber empty, cartridge carrier empty). Check that the firearm is unloaded making perfectly sure there are no cartridges on the carrier and in the cartridge chamber.
WARNING: During assembly, disassembly and maintenance procedures, never point the firearm at someone or at hard and flat surfaces. Treat the firearm as if it were loaded. (See points 1, 2 and 4 of the BASIC SAFETY RULES).
Proceed as follows to assemble the shotgun:
NOTICE: It is advisable to carry out the assembly operations over a table to catch components should they drop.
• Operate the fore-end catch lever and detach the fore-end from the barrel (Fig. 1).
• Check the inside of the barrel and the cartridge chamber. They must all be clean and free from obstructions.
• Using a soft tip-punch, push the hinge pin in the receiver firmly or touch gently with a hammer (Fig. 2). The hinge pin can be extracted from both sides. To facilitate this, we recommend to push the hinge pin from the right to the left side of the receiver (as viewed from the rear) (see arrow in Fig. 2).
• Check that the breech bolt fork rod sits correctly in position at the side of the receiver (Figs. 3 and 4). To prevent the fork from moving, it is advisable to keep the right side of the receiver pointing upwards when assembling the barrel.
• Assemble the barrel in the receiver, making sure the hinge pin holes in the barrel are aligned with those in the receiver (Fig. 5).
• Reassemble the hinge pin, keeping the holes in the receiver centered over those in the barrel monobloc. To make this easier, insert the hinge pin from the left side of the receiver (as viewed from the rear) (Fig. 6). Use a soft tip-punch, if necessary.
• Push the breech bolt fork as far forward as possible using a tip-punch or a similar tool (Figs. 7 and 8).
• Press the opening lever right down with your thumb. This will allow the fork to move further forwards (Fig. 9).
• With the opening lever pressed right down, use a soft tip-punch to raise the upper end of the breech-bolt fork release lever (Fig. 10) and partially lever the barrel upwards until the fork release lever button is aligned with the fork hole and it engages completely (Fig. 11).
• Release the opening lever and completely break open the barrel to disengage the breech bolt fork. Close the barrel against the receiver.
• Mount the fore-end, taking care to center the radius of the fore-end iron (the curved metal part) with the front of the receiver (Fig. 12).
• Rotate the fore-end upwards until it comes into contact with the barrel and press the fore-end against the barrel with your hands (Fig. 13). This causes the wooden part to envelope the barrel and to be in close contact with the side bands on the barrel (Fig. 14).
©WARNING: Do not store firearms in places which are or could be accessible by children or other persons whose unfamiliarity with firearms might lead to unsafe use. Always store your firearms securely and unloaded, separate from ammunition. (See point 3 of the BASIC SAFETY RULES).
WARNING: When the shotgun has been assembled, it is in the HAMMER COCKED position. To decock the hammer, refer to the paragraph "DECOCKING THE HAMMER".
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