1. Place the gun on safety, point it in a safe direction, and remove the magazine. Push the magazine release with your thumb and rock the magazine down and forward [see figure 5].
2. If the operating rod handle is not already locked back and the chamber empty, pull the operating rod handle fully to the rear to eject the shell in the chamber.
WARNING: REMOVING THE MAGAZINE DOES NOT UNLOAD THE RIFLE. YOU MUST ALWAYS PULL THE OPERATING ROD HANDLE TO THE REAR AND LOOK INTO THE CHAMBER TO MAKE SURE IT IS EMPTY. PRACTICE THIS UNTIL IT BECOMES A HABIT.
Always wear eye and ear protection when using any firearm. Safety and instruction manuals are available from Springfield, Inc.
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