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CAUTION: DO NOT USE 3-1/2" SHOTGUN SHELLS IN ANY SHOTGUN OR BARREL WITH A 2 3/4” CHAMBER OR 3" CHAMBER. DO NOT USE 3" SHELLS IN A SHOTGUN CHAMBERED FOR 2 3/4" SHELLS. THE SIZE

OF THE CHAMBER IS INSCRIBED, ALONG

WITH GAUGE AND CHOKE DESIGNATIONS, ON THE SIDE OF THE BARREL.

11 DO NOT SNAP THE FIRING PIN ON AN EMPTY CHAMBER — THE CHAMBER NOT BE EMPTY!

MAY

parts, solvents or other agents from contact- ing your eyes.

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DROPPING A LOADED ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE even with the "safety" in the "on safe" position. Be extremely careful while hunting or during any shooting activity, to avoid dropping any firearm.

GUN

CAN CAUSE AN

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IF YOUR SHOTGUN FAILS TO FIRE, KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIREC- TION.

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Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun, even though you are certain the gun is unloaded.

KEEP

YOUR

FINGERS AWAY FROM

THE

TRIGGER

WHILE

UNTIL

YOU

ARE

UNLOADING,

LOADING,

READY

TO

SHOOT.

Particularly during low light periods. Know the range of your ammunition. Never shoot at water or BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND BACK- STOP.

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Hold this position for a minimum of 30 sec- onds. Carefully open the action and remove the cartridge. If the primer is indented, the cartridge should be disposed of in a way that cannot cause harm. If the primer is not in- dented, your firearm should be examined by a qualified gunsmith and the cause of the malfunction should be corrected before fur- ther use.

BE

DEFENSIVE AND

ON

GUARD AGAINST

Refer to page 13 of this instruction book for instructions on the unloading of your shot- gun. Never place your shotgun on or against a fence, tree, car, or other similar object.

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15 WEAR EYE SHOOTING. Unprotected, repeated exposure to gunfire can cause hearing damage. Wear ear protectors (shooting ear plugs or muffs) to guard against such damage. Wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes from flying particles. Always keep a safe distance between the muzzle of your firearm and any persons nearby, as muzzle blast, debris and ejecting shells could inflict serious injury. Also, wear eye protection when disassem- bling and cleaning your shotgun to prevent the possibility of springs, spring-tensioned

PROTECTION

AND

EAR

WHEN

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BE CERTAIN YOUR BEFORE CLEANING. Because so many gun accidents occur when a firearm is being cleaned, special and extreme care should be taken to be sure your gun is unloaded before disassembly, cleaning and reassembly. Keep ammunition away from the cleaning location. Never test the mechanical function of any firearm with live ammunition. SHOTGUN IS UNLOADED

Closely supervise newcomers to the shooting sports. Encourage enrollment in hunting/ shooting safety courses.

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ALWAYS

UNLOAD

YOUR SHOTGUN'S

CHAMBER

BEFORE

CROSSING A FENCE,

Don't be timid when it comes to gun safety. If you observe other shooters violating any of these safety precautions, politely suggest safer handling practices.

AND

AND

EDUCATE AND SUPERVISE SAFETY TO ALL MEMBERS FAMILY — ESPECIALLY TO NONSHOOTERS.

FIREARMS OF YOUR CHILDREN

hard objects.

YOU

OR

AROUND

CLIMBING A NEGOTIATING

TREE,

JUMPING A

DITCH

OTHER

OBSTACLES.

HANDLING

UNSAFE OTHERS.

GUN

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