The manual safety lever is located on the right side of the receiver. It is "ON" (safe) when the lever is in the top position (Fig. 2). It is "OFF' (fire) when the lever is in the lower position (Fig.3).
When in the "ON" (safe) position, the safety blocks the trigger from being pulled back far enough to release the hammer and discharge the rifle. At the same time, it obstructs the rearward travel of the bolt carrier so that it cannot chamber a cartridge.
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