1. With the safety button fully rearward in the "ON" position, hold the shotgun in your left hand by the forearm, and grasp the operating handle with your right hand (Figure 4).
2. Pull the operating handle fully rearward in one quick motion. When released, the action will move slightly forward (towards the muzzle) and lock in the open position.
3. Remove chamber plug from the chamber. It is recommended that the chamber plug be reinstalled when the firearm is not in use as an added measure of safety to indicate the chamber is unloaded.
A Be sure the firearm is unloaded and the safety button is fully rearward in the "ON" (SAFE) position (Figure 1).
The boll is always under spring pressure. When the boll release is pushed with the bolt locked rearward, the bolt is driven forward toward the muzzle with considerable force. Do not have fingers or other objects in the ejection port or near the operating handle.
Visually and physically inspect the chamber and bore of the barrel to make certain it is free of any obstructions, excessive oil or grease. If you are unable to remove any obstruction, bring the firearm to a qualified gunsmith or send it to a factory authorized Product Service Center. Failure to do so may result in damage to the firearm and/or personal injury when the firearm is fired.
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