Do not prime the firearm until you are actually ready to fire and you have double checked to ensure that the ramrod has been removed from the bore. Thompson/Center does not recommend priming the firearm until the instant before actual firing. Carrying a charged, primed T/C Scout can be dangerous. Accidental discharge is a constant hazard which, if it occurs, can cause injury and/or death to the shooter or bystanders and damage to property. The only safe way to guard against an accidental discharge is to carry your T/C Scout unprimed, with the hammer in the "at rest" position and the muzzle pointed downrange away from yourself, bystanders or property.
WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FIRE YOUR T/C SCOUT, PRIME IT AS SHOWN IN PHOTO "G".
Priming Your T/C Scout
Breech Plug Vents
Muzzle pointed down range, keep fingers away from trigger. Use No.11 percussion caps and press it firmly down onto the nipple.
Hold the T/C Scout firmly with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and pull the hammer back to full-cock position. Press the No. 11 Percussion Cap down tightly onto the nipple and the rifle is ready to fire. RAISE THE T/C SCOUT AND FIRE THE SHOT!
CAUTION: When using the T/C Scout Carbine or Pistol, be certain that you keep yourself and bystanders clear of the breech plug vents, as hot gases will be expelled upon firing and injury may result.
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