The striker and inside of the receiver must be thoroughly cleaned and lightly oiled to ensure reliable and safe operation. Corrosion and rust that result from improper cleaning, or lack of cleaning, could alter the proper functioning of the striker mechanism. This could lead to a condition whereby the gun will not operate correctly. AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE MAY OCCUR RESULTING IN INJURY AND/OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.

Do not use heavy grease or oil, as during cold weather, excessive lubricant may congeal and slow the striker fall (or keep the striker from hitting the cap at all) when the trigger is pulled. This condition may cause the rifle's striker handle to appear to be in the "Fire" position when in reality the striker has already moved forward, past the engagement sear. If this condition happens, the gun may go off when the lubricant is softened by heat from a vehicle or building.

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