To Unload Revolvers With Ejector Rods

1. Be sure you are familiar with Safety Instruction in Section 3. KEEP REVOLVER POINTING IN SAFE DIRECTION AND DO NOT TOUCH TRIGGER.

2. Draw hammer back to Half-Cock position. (The cylinder is now free to rotate clockwise.)

3. Open loading gate.

4. KEEPING FINGERS AWAY FROM TRIGGER, align chamber as shown in Figure 8 and push ejector rod, (located under the barrel) backwards through cylinder chamber, forcing out the live round or empty case, which should be removed from revolver. Allow ejector rod to return forward under its spring action.

5. Rotate cylinder clockwise to align next chamber with ejector rod and repeat step 4 above; repeat until all chambers are empty.

6. Close loading gate.

7. With thumb firmly on hammer spur, draw hammer back slightly to disengage Half-Cock notch. Squeeze trigger only long enough to allow hammer to move forward and clear Half-Cock notch, then release trigger completely so that the Safety notch can be properly engaged. Lower hammer controlling its movement with your thumb, into Safety position.

8. Collect live ammunition for safe storage and empty cartridge cases for disposal.

Colt Revolver Loading

a 1 TO UNLOAD REVOLVERS WITHOUT EJECTOR RODS

iA CAUTION: ALWAYS EXCERCISE EXTREME CARE TO KEEP MUZZLE POINTING IN A SAFE DIRECTION, WELL CLEAR OF YOUR BODY, PARTICULARLY WHEN UNLOADING REVOLVERS THAT DO NOT HAVE EJECTOR RODS.

1. Be sure you are familiar with Safety Instructions in Section 3. KEEP REVOLVER POINTING IN SAFE DIRECTION AND DO NOT TOUCH TRIGGER.

2. Draw hammer back to Half-Cock position. (The cylinder is now free to rotate clockwise.)

3. Open loading gate.

4. KEEP FINGERS AWAY FROM TRIGGER, align chamber as shown in Figure 8, tilt revolver muzzle up and remove cartridge as it slides back out of the chamber.

5. Rotate cylinder clockwise to align next chamber and repeat step 4 above; repeat until all chambers are empty.

NOTE: If cartridges or spent cases cannot be removed as described in steps 4 and 5, remove the cylinder as follows and use the base pin to push out the remaining rounds. See Figure 12.

a. KEEP MUZZLE POINTING IN A SAFE DIRECTION WELL CLEAR OF YOUR BODY AND depress base pin retaining catch to release base pin. On Blackpowder frame revolvers use a properly fitting screwdriver to remove the base pin retaining screw.

b. Remove base pin.

c. Carefully remove cylinder to the right of frame avoiding contact between the ratchet and loading gate and contact with remaining live primers. Take great care to avoid dropping cylinder and cartridges because one or more rounds may fire.

d. Use base pin to remove remaining rounds until all chambers are empty.

e. Install empty cylinder and base pin.

f. On Blackpowder frame revolvers install and tighten base pin retaining screw.

6, Close loading gate.

7, With thumb firmly on hammer spur, draw hammer back slightly to disengage Half-Cock notch. Squeeze trigger only long enough to allow hammer to move forward and clear Half-Cock notch, then release trigger completely so that the Safety notch can be properly engaged, and lower hammer, controlling its movement with thumb, into Safety position.

8, Collect live ammunition for safe storage and empty cartridge cases for disposal.

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