Loading procedures

Before loading your firearm, be sure all grease and oil have been removed from the barrel and chamber and there are no obstructions. Use the correct ammunition referenced by the inscription on the barrel. There is only one basic way to load your Select.

Before loading the chambers, make sure of the following:

1) Your shotgun is pointed in a safe direction.

2) The safety is in the "on safe" position.

3) You are in an appropriate location for shooting.

4) You have the correct gauge and type of ammunition for your firearm.

1. Place the safety in the "on safe" position.

Line up the forearm with the chamber rails and barrels and snap into place.

2. Open the action by pushing the top lever to the right with the thumb of your right hand. (This is assuming your are shooting right handed. Left-handed shooters usually push the lever reaching across with their left thumb.)

3. Visually check to make sure there are no obstructions, grit, grime, oil, cleaning patches or other materials in or around the action area or in the chambers or bores of the barrels.

CAUTION: EVEN THE SMALLEST OBSTRUCTION CAN INCREASE BARREL PRESSURE. THIS MAY RESULT IN BARREL DAMAGE AND SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND OTHERS IN THE VICINITY.

4. Insert a shell in the chamber or chambers you plan

Insert the loaded shells into the chambers. Push them in fully against the edge of the extractors/ejectors.

Insert the loaded shells into the chambers. Push them in fully against the edge of the extractors/ejectors.

to fire. Make sure they are fully forward in the chamber(s), with the rims in direct contact with the edge of the extractors/ejectors (Figure 14).

CAUTION: MAKE SURE THE SHELLS ARE OF THE PROPER GAUGE AND CHAMBER LENGTH FOR YOUR FIREARM. CHECK THE AMMUNITION DESIGNATION ON THE BARREL AND CHECK THE DESIGNATION ON YOUR AMMUNITION. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN SEVERE DAMAGE TO YOUR FIREARM AND POSSIBLE SERIOUS INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTHERS.

5. Close the action by lifting up on the forearm, hinging the barrels upward into position, until the action is fully closed. When closed, the top lever will snap back into the center position. There should be no space

between the face of the barrels and the face of the receiver when the action is fully closed (Figure 15).

It is common, because of the tight tolerances and craftsmanship of your shotgun, that the top lever will be just slightly right of center, even when the action is fully closed (Figure 16). This is the result of tight tolerances which assure your firearm of excellent receiver-to-barrel fit for many years to come and is the sign of a finely crafted firearm.

If the action of your shotgun resists closing, do not force it closed. Small pieces of shell plastic, grit or other obstructions can make it difficult to close the action. Make sure all surfaces are clean if an unusual resistance is felt. Then try again. If it still resists closing, fully disassemble and perform a thorough

cleaning, then reassemble. If you still have a problem, take your Select to a qualified gunsmith or to one of the our Authorized Repair Centers (Page 30).

6. Select the barrel you want to fire first by operating the barrel selector which is an integral part of the safety switch. The safety must be in the rearward, "on safe" position to be able to select the firing order of your barrels. Refer to the instructions under "Barrel Selector" (Page 11).

IMPORTANT: THE SHOTGUN IS NOW READY TO FIRE BY MOVING THE SAFETY TO THE "OFF SAFE" POSITION AND PULLING THE TRIGGER. AFTER FIRING THE FIRST BARREL, THE SECOND BARREL FIRES WITH JUST A PULL OF THE TRIGGER. IMMEDIATELY PLACE THE SAFETY IN

THE "ON SAFE" POSITION IF THE SECOND BARREL WILL NOT BE IMMEDIA TEL Y FIRED.

TO A VOID ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE: DO NOT CARRY A SHOTGUN WITH A SHELL IN THE CHAMBER. IN ALL CASES, WHEN FIRING IS NO LONGER IMMINENT, MAKE SURE THE SAFETY IS IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION.

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