The manual safety mechanism is located forward of the trigger for convenient operation and is "ON" when in its fully rearward position intruding into the trigger guard. (See Fig. 2) The safety can be moved to "ON" (extreme rearward position) only when the hammer is cocked. When the safety is "ON", it blocks both the hammer and sear. The safety should always be placed "ON" before loading or unloading the rifle and should be kept "ON" at all times except when actually firing.
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