To Clear A Malfunction

1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

2. If possible, first remove the magazine. It may be necessary to manually remove a jammed cartridge which has only partially been stripped from the magazine from the gun. If so, use extreme care. Lock the bolt open with the safety before attempting to clear the jam. Drawing the bolt fully to the rear may bring the jammed cartridge along. Keep your face away from the ejection port during this operation. When attempting to clear a jam, use only wood 'tools1 so that a cartridge will not be ignited and so that the chamber and magazine will not be damaged. A 3/16" wood dowel rod with a point on one end is useful for clearing jams.

3. Visually check to make sure all cartridges have been removed from the pistol. Safely dispose of any cartridges involved in a malfunction incident. Do not use damaged ammunition in any firearm.

4. If it appears that the gun and magazine are not at fault and that the jam was caused by the type of cartridge being used, then try another type.

5. If changing to another type or brand of cartridges does not at once result in smooth feeding of cartridges from magazine to chamber, then the following steps should be taken:

a. Make certain the gun and the magazine are unloaded. Remember, the magazine should be removed first, then check the chamber and be certain it and the magazine-well are clear of cartridges.

b. Thoroughly clean the magazine, paying particular attention to removing accumulated grease. Thoroughly clean the breech mechanism of the firearm. Use a bristle brush and solvent to remove grease and fouling from the breech face, the extractor, the chamber, and the feed ramp. (See the Care and Cleaning section of this manual for detailed cleaning instructions.)

c. Check to see that the magazine spring tension is adequate.

d. Check the magazine lips to be certain they are free of nicks and burrs and are not deformed.

e. Remove excess oil and solvent from all cleaned components, load the magazine, and try the firearm again. As always, proceed slowly. Be certain bystanders are not close and that you are wearing eye protection and that your face is a safe distance from the pistol so that any discharge incident resulting from a jammed cartridge will not injure anyone.

If the above procedures do not result in a smooth and reliable feeding firearm, don't use the gun until it feeds cartridges smoothly and reliably. The pistol can be returned directly to our Southport Service Department for repair. See the Service and Parts Policy section of this manual for packing and shipping information.

Another precaution: When using any firearm chambered for rimfire cartridges, form the habit of examining fired cartridge cases from time to time. If fired cases have bulged heads or frequently show splits on any part of the case, the rifle or pistol should be returned to the factory for inspection.

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