LOADING YOUR RIFLE MAKE SURE ALL GREASE AND OIL HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BARREL AND CHAMBER, AND THERE ARE NO OBSTRUCTIONS IN THE BARREL OR ACTION AREAS.
loadinq the chamber —
The chamber may be loaded two ways:
(1) Load the chamber by placing a cartridge directly into the chamber through the opened action (See Figure 8), or
(2) load the chamber by transferring a cartridge that was previously loaded into the magazine (See Figure 9) to the chamber by operating the finger lever.
IN EITHER CASE, ALWAYS FIRST PLACE THE
MANUAL HAMMER STOP IN THE "ON" POSITION, AND THEN PLACE THE HAMMER INTO THE SAFETY (REBOUND), POSITION UPON CLOSING THE ACTION.
loadinQ THE maqazine —
The magazine is loaded through the port on the right side of the receiver.
1. With the action closed and the manual hammer stop in the "on" position and the hammer in the safety (rebound) position, press the spring cover inward with the tip of the first cartridge until all but the rim has entered the loading port (See Figure 10).
2. Then, insert the next cartridge in the same manner, pushing the preceding cartridge into the magazine.
Push the last cartridge fully In, allowing the cover to close
3. Repeat this procedure with each cartridge, but push the last cartridge past the end of the spring cover, allowing the cover to snap closed (See Figure 11). Do not exceed the recommended capacity of the magazine.
BEFORE LOADING, ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS PLACE THE MANUAL HAMMER STOP IN THE "ON" POSITION, AND THE HAMMER INTO THE SAFETY (REBOUND), POSITION.
CAUTION: ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE CARTRIDGES ARE OF THE PROPER CALIBER FOR YOUR RIFLE. CHECK THE AMMUNITION DESIGNATION ON THE BARREL. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS INSTRUCTION CAN RESULT IN SEVERE DAMAGE TO YOUR GUN AND POSSI-
BLE SERIOUS INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS.
Fully unloading your rifle when storing your rifle or in other appropriate situations is essential to safe gun handling.
BEFORE UNLOADING, CHECK TO ASSURE THAT THE MANUAL HAMMER STOP IS IN THE "ON" POSITION (SAFE) BY PUSHING IT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. KEEP YOUR FINGER AWAY FROM THE TRIGGER WHEN CYCLING THE ACTION.
1. With the gun pointed in a safe direction and your finger off the trigger, swing the finger lever downward fully. This will extract any cartridge from the chamber and eject it. Capture (or pick up) the cartridge and return the finger lever fully upward.
2. Proceed to operate the finger lever in the same manner transferring all the remaining cartridges from the magazine to the chamber and then eject them out. It is possible, with practice, to carefully work the lever and capture the loaded ejected cartridges with your other hand.
THROUGHOUT THE UNLOADING PROCESS
MAKE SURE THAT THE MANUAL HAMMER STOP STAYS IN THE "ON" POSITION AND THAT YOU KEEP YOUR FINGER AWAY FROM THE TRIGGER AT ALL TIMES.
When cartridges no longer eject when you cycle the action, further assure that no cartridges remain by opening the action and visually checking the chamber and feed/magazine mechanism to be sure no cartridges remain (See Figure 12).
IMPORTANT: ALWAYS VISUALLY NOTE, BY LOOKING THROUGH THE TOP OF THE OPEN RECEIVER, THAT THE MAGAZINE FOLLOWER IS SHOWING—AND NOT A CARTRIDGE BASE.
After the last live round is moved out of the magazine and ejected, immediately lower the hammer to the safe (rebound) position as explained previously.
in the case of a misfire_
Only rarely will modern factory ammunition experience a misfire. If this ever happens to you when shooting your Model 94 please follow these instructions carefully.
CAUTION: IN CASE OF MISFIRE, KEEP THE BARREL POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION, PLACE THE MANUAL HAMMER STOP IN THE "ON" POSITION AND CAREFULLY OPEN ACTION WHILE AVOIDING DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE BREECH BY YOURSELF AND OTHERS.
Carefully inspect the ejected cartridge. If the primer is indented, the cartridge should be disposed of in a manner that would prevent accidental injury to you or others. If there is no indentation, your gun has malfunctioned and should be serviced by a qualified gunsmith. If the gun is under warranty, it must be serviced by a U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Authorized Repair Center (ARC).
IMPORTANT: WHEN YOU ARE PREPARING TO SHOOT, IT IS ALWAYS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU BE TOTALLY SURE OF YOUR TARGET. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF ALL OBJECTS BEHIND YOUR TARGET. KNOW THE EXACT LOCATION OF PERSONS WITH YOU AND ANY OTHERS IN YOUR VICINITY. PICK YOUR TARGET WISELY AND CAREFULLY.
With a loaded cartridge in the chamber, the manual hammer stop in the "on" position, the hammer in the safety (rebound) position and your finger off the trigger:
1. Firmly position your thumb on the hammer and draw the hammer back to the full-cock position (See Figure 13).
2. Place the manual hammer stop in the "off' position (See Figure 14) by pushing it from right to left.
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