Cycling The Action

To eject a shotshell case, pull the forearm completely rearward. The spent case or unfired shotshell will eject out of the receiver through the ejection port.

Be sure that all observers are clear of the path of ejection. Empty cases are thrown out with significant force and could cause injury.

To chamber a live shotshell from the magazine, push the forearm fully forward.

Remember: when the magazine tube is loaded and the action is cycled, a live shotshell will be chambered! Always keep the safety in the "ON" (SAFE) position until you are actually ready to fire the shotgun.

UNLOADING ^

Move the safety button fully rearward (Fig. 2) to the "ON" (SAFE) position. During unloading, never allow fingers or any object to contact the trigger. Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times.

Depress the action lock lever (Fig. 3) and pull the forearm rearward, slowly, until the live shotshell is completely withdrawn and visible in the ejection port. Remove shotshell by hand.

Continue pulling the forearm rearward to release the next shotshell onto the elevator.

Turn the shotgun so that the ejection port faces downward to allow the released shotshell to drop out through the ejection port.

Push the forearm completely forward, closing the bolt without a shell being chambered.

Turn the shotgun over so that the trigger guard is positioned upward and the gun remains pointed in a safe direction.

Insert your right thumb into the opening in the bottom of the receiver and depress the cartridge stop on the right side to release shotshells one at a time (Fig. 9). Repeat until all shotshells are removed from the magazine tube.

Depress the action lock lever and pull the forearm completely rearward. Visually and physically inspect chamber, elevator and magazine tube again to insure that no shotshells remain in the shotgun.

Leave the action in the open, rearward position and the safety button fully rearward in the "ON" (SAFE) position.

DISASSEMBLY / BARREL REMOVAL

Position the safety button fully rearward in the "ON" (SAFE) position and visually and physically check chamber, elevator and magazine to be certain gun is loaded. Wear eye protection during disassembly and cleaning.

Depress the action lock lever (Fig. 3) and open the action by sliding the forearm fully rearward.

Move the forearm slowly forward from the fully rearward position until the front of the bolt is in the middle of the ejection port (Fig. 7).

CAUTION: The 590® and 835® Model magazine spring retainers and springs are under significant spring pressure. Use caution should removal be necessary to prevent injury to yourself or others around you.

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

Remove the barrel from the receiver with a gentle back-and-forth rotational movement while pulling the barrel out of the receiver assembly.

500® Models: Loosen the takedown screw by turning it counterclockwise until the screw threads are completely disengaged from the end of the magazine tube (Fig. 7).

Remove the barrel from the receiver with a gentle back-and-forth rotational movement while pulling the barrel out of the receiver assembly.

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