GUNS SHOULD NOT BE STORED LOADED!
USE THE LOCKING DEVICE SUPPLIED WITH THE REVOLVER FOR STORAGE.
Do not keep the revolver in a leather, fabric or canvas holster when it is stored. These materials attract moisture, even though the holster may appear to be perfectly dry.
With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, open the loading gate and check all chambers of the cylinder to be sure the revolver is completely unloaded! Depress the basepin latch on the side of the frame and remove the basepin by pulling it toward the muzzle and out of the frame. Next, remove the cylinder from the frame.
Store the cylinder and frame in different locations. When disassembled in this manner, this revolver is inoperable. It is impossible to fire the revolver until the cylinder and basepin have been correctly replaced.To reassemble the revolver for firing, open the loading gate and reinsert the cylinder. Next, press the basepin latch on the frame and fully reinsert the basepin. Check to be sure the cylinder rotates freely in a clockwise direction. With the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, close the loading gate. The revolver is now reassembled and can be loaded and fired.
While the revolver is less likely to be used by unauthorized persons when disassembled in the above manner, it is always safest to store any firearm with the supplied locking device correctly installed, or to store the firearm in a gun safe or other secure location away from children and unauthorized adults. Guns should always be stored securely, unloaded and separate from their ammunition.
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