Mechanical safety

The safety button is located on the top rear portion of the receiver (Fig. 2) and must be manually moved to the desired position by the shooter.

To put the safety in the "ON" (SAFE) position, the safety button must be moved fully rearward into the safety detent. The button will now cover the red dot. The red dot is a training aid used only to show the direction of the "ON" (SAFE) position and should not be used as an indicator that the safety is "ON" or "OFF" (Fig. 2). Moving the safety button forward toward the muzzle of the shotgun will put the safety in the "OFF" (FIRE) position.

Remember, a firearm's manual safety is a mechanical device which can never replace safe firearm handling practices.

Never rely on any mechanical mechanism or safety device to prevent the dangers of careless handling or pointing a firearm in an unsafe direction.

OFF:

FORWARD

AS SHOWN ON:

OFF:

FORWARD

AS SHOWN ON:

action release control =

action release control =

The action lock lever is located on the left side of the trigger housing just rearward of the trigger guard.

The action lock lever allows the action to be unlocked and opened for inspection of the chamber and action or unloading without pulling the trigger. The action may be opened by depressing the lever and pulling the forearm rearward (Fig. 3).

NOTE: During firing, the action unlocks automatically after the hammer falls and the action can be cycled without depressing the action lock lever.

ACTION LOCK LEVER DEPRESS TO UNLOCK

BARREL AssEMBLY

Barrels are not interchangeable between model numbers, gauge or capacity. 500®, 505™, 535™, 590® and 835® barrels are interchangeable only with barrels of the same model, gauge and capacity.

CAUTION: Never close the action or pull the trigger while the barrel is removed as damage could result to the firearm.

To facilitate shipping, some models are packaged with the barrel removed. To install the barrel in the receiver, proceed as follows:

Visually and physically inspect the chamber and bore of the barrel to make certain it is unloaded and that it is free of any obstructions, excessive oil or grease. If you are unable to remove all obstructions, bring the firearm to a qualified gunsmith or send it to the authorized Product Service Center. Obstructions of any kind can cause damage to the firearm and may result in serious personal injury to the shooter and/or others nearby.

Move the safety button fully rearward to the "ON" (SAFE) position (Fig. 2).

Ah models: Depress the action lock lever, (Fig. 3) and move the forearm rearward until the front of the bolt is in the middle of the ejection port (Fig. 7).

CAUTION: Wear eye protection.

590®/835® models: Unscrew the magazine cap by turning it counterclockwise.

Slide the barrel takedown mount ring over the magazine tube while guiding the barrel extension portion of the barrel into the receiver (Fig. 4).

Gently rotate the barrel back and forth while pushing the barrel into the receiver.

Slide the barrel into the receiver and tighten the magazine cap, finger tight only. DO NOT use pliers or a wrench to tighten magazine cap.

CHAMBER

BARREL EXTENSION EJECTION PORT

CHAMBER

BARREL EXTENSION EJECTION PORT

MAGAZINE

SPRING

RETAINER

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