CAUTION: WHENEVER UNLOADING, ALWAYS BE CERTAIN THAT THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND THATTHE "SAFETY" IS "ON SAFE".
(See Figure 11.) The shell is immediately and automatically driven rearward, tripping the feed mechanism, and delivered instantly into the chamber without further manipulation. The breech bolt automatically closes during the loading operation.
To load the magazine, continue the same procedure, slipping shells past the carrier into the magazine until the latter is full. (Without the magazine plug, the magazine will hold 4 shells; 2 shells if the plug has been inserted.) Be sure to insert each shell completely into the magazine before releasing.
The speed loading system is equally convenient for right or left-hand shooters. The instant delivery of the first shell to the chamber in one simple operation eliminates entirely the conventional process of dropping the first shell into the open receiver port and then pressing the bolt release button on the right
The recommended way to unload the Auto-5 is simply to grasp the operating handle and cycle the action until all rounds are ejected.
ALWA YS INSPECT THE CHAMBER, ACTION AND MAGAZINE VERY CAREFULLY AFTER UNLOADING TO BE SURE ALL LIVE ROUNDS ARE CLEARED FROM THE GUN.
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