Of Mossberg Sons

P.O. BOX 497 • 7 GRASSO AVENUE, NORTH HAVEN, CONNECTICUT 06473 PHONE (203) 230-5300 FAX (203) 230-5420 www.mossberg.com

Safety and safe firearms handling is everyone's responsibility.

As the owner of a firearm, you must undertake the full-time responsibility of safe firearms handling for your own safety and the safety of those around you:

• Keep all firearms and ammunition out of the reach of children.

• Store your firearms and ammunition separately.

• Never store a loaded firearm.

• Never leave a loaded firearm unattended.

• Never transport a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

• Unload your rifle when you have stopped shooting and when you have to climb a tree, fence, cross a slippery surface or have to transport it in a vehicle.

• Do not load your rifle before you are in a place where it is safe to shoot, and keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

• Never shoot at water, rocks or any hard surface. Bullets may glance off such surfaces and cause injuries.

• Do not use alcohol or drugs before or while handling firearms.

• Do not touch trigger while the safety button is being engaged or disengaged.

Always point the muzzle of your firearm in a safe direction, regardless of whether the firearm is loaded or unloaded. You should become thoroughly familiar with the function and operation of this firearm and the instructions supplied with it.

Always treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Give your firearm to someone with the action open (bolt fully rearward) and safety fully rearward in the "ON" (SAFE) position after you verify the firearm is unloaded. Insist on the same procedure when receiving a firearm from someone else. Learn the location of all the safety features of your firearm and how they operate.

Wear eye and ear protection when shooting. Shooting without proper ear protection can cause hearing damage. The use of eye protection during any type of shooting is important to protect your vision.

Due to the heavy recoil of a shotgun, maintain an adequate distance between the rear of the scope and your face at all times. Be certain the scope installation does not interfere with access to, or the proper functioning of the safety button.

We specifically disclaim any responsibility for damage or injury whatsoever occurring in connection with, or as a result of, the use of faulty, or non-SAAMI standard, or "remanufactured" or hand-loaded (reloaded) ammunition. Additionally, we disclaim any responsibility for damage or injury which results from any modifications or changes that are not a part of the firearm as delivered from the factory.

Learn to clean your firearm thoroughly and make certain no oil, grease or other materials are blocking the barrel. Obstructions of any kind can cause damage to the firearm resulting in personal injury.

Practice proper firearm maintenance and safety. Make sure all exposed metal surfaces are coated with a thin film of oil, especially after being exposed to damp weather. (See proper section of this manual for cleaning instructions.) Do not plug barrel or store in fabric-lined case which will absorb lubricants from the firearms. Before using after storage, follow complete instructions stated in this manual for refamiliarization with the firearm. A thorough inspection should be performed before going into the field. Have your gun periodically checked by a qualified gunsmith.

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