When the hammer is cocked the gun may be placed on "SAFE". To do this press firmly on the safety lever until it snaps rearward into the trigger guard to put the safety "ON". (See Figure 18). When the safety is "ON" the trigger cannot be depressed because the trigger is blocked and the hammer is locked in place.
Always wear eye and ear protection when using any firearm. Safety and instruction manuals are available from Springfield, Inc.
To take the safety "OFF" place your finger inside the trigger guard and press the safety lever firmly forward until it snaps in place in front of the trigger guard. (See Figure 19). When the safety is "OFF" the gun will fire when the trigger is pulled.
The rifle should be unloaded with the safety "ON" by removing the magazine and ejecting the cartridge in the chamber by pulling the bolt to the rear.
The rifle should always be loaded and unloaded with the safety "ON".
WARNING: THE SAFETY IS SIMPLY A MECHANICAL DEVICE AND CAN BE BROKEN OR MALFUNCTION DUE TO BREAKAGE, IMPROPER ASSEMBLY, WEAR OR ABUSE. THE SAFETY DOES NOT REPLACE SAFE GUN HANDLING PROCEDURES.
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