Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.
During firing, the operating handle travels rearward with considerable force anc! speed. Do not place hands or other objects in its path.
With the shotgun pointed in a safe direction and held in the proper firing position, move the safety button fully forward to the "OFF' (FIRE) position. Pulling the trigger through its full travel to the rear will fire the shotgun. Ensure muzzle is pointed in a safe direction before placing finger on trigger.
After firing, the empty cartridge will be automatically ejected through the ejection port. Be sure all observers are clear of the path of ejection, as the empty cartridges are thrown out with considerable force and could cause injury.
This shotgun automatically feeds the next live round from the magazine tube into the chamber each time the shotgun is fired, until all rounds in the magazine tube are fired. You should be aware that no mechanical force on the part of the user is needed in this process and you should be alert to the fact that the chamber is loaded for you and the shotgun is capable of firing again if the trigger is pulled.
This shotgun is designed so that when all shells have been fired, the bolt will automatically lock rearward in the open position. You should never use this feature as a guide for determining if the shotgun is empty! Always visually and physically inspect the chamber, elevator, and magazine tube for the presence of ammunition.
Should any shell fail to fire, keep the shotgun pointed in a safe direction and move the safety fully rearward to the "ON" (SAFE) position. Wait a few moments and then remove the misfired shell and keep separate from other ammunition. Do not attempt to retire a misfired shell.
If at any time during firing, the sound of any shell is noticeably louder or softer than the previous shells fired, STOP! Do not load or fire additional shells until you have put the safety in the "ON" (SAFE) position and safely unloaded your shotgun. Inspect the shotgun for possible damage or obstructions in the chamber or bore. (The bore is the inside surface of the barrel.) Firing the shotgun with a bore obstruction can cause damage to the firearm and could result in personal injury.
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