1. Do not touch the trigger while operating the safety. Pulling the trigger while the safety lever is being pushed "off" will cause the firing pin to be released as soon as the "off" position is reached; if a cartridge is present in the chamber, the rifle will fire.

2. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction when operating the safety. Malfunctions which may cause a gun to fire as the safety is engaged or disengaged are rare but can happen. Even if an accidental firing should occur, nobody will be hurt if you follow this rule.

3. The red indicator dot is for familiarization help only. For safe gun handling, learn by feel the positive "on" and "off" position of the safety lever. When engaging the safety, move the lever fully into the "on" position. Do not rely on merely looking at the dot: the safety might not be fully engaged.

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