WITH THE SAFETY IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION, AND THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION, release the magazine floorplate to its open position. Move the safety to "off safe" and draw the bolt to its rear or open position. This will extract and eject any live round that may be in the chamber. As a good safety practice, ALWAYS VISUALLY INSPECT THE CHAMBER TO BE ABSOLUTELY SURE A LIVE ROUND IS NOT PRESENT. The magazine may then be detached and either kept loaded or the cartridges may be stripped from the magazine with your thumb. To do this, push forward on the base of each round with your
thumb until the cartridge clears the retaining rims. You can close the floorplate either without the magazine or with an empty magazine in place. The bolt may now be returned to the closed position.
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