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You Are Responsible

For

Firearms

Safety

As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsibilities. How seriously you take these

responsibilities can be the difference between life and death.

There is no excuse for careless or abusive han- dling of any firearm. At all times handle your shotgun and any other firearm with intense re- spect for its power and potential danger.

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF CAUTIONS, PROPER HANDLING PROCEDURES

THE

AND INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED IN THIS BOOKLET BEFORE USING YOUR NEW FIREARM.

1 ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE OF YOUR SHOTGUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION,

even though you are certain the shotgun is unloaded. Never point any firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot. Be extremely alert and aware of all persons and property within the range of your ammuni- tion.

2

NEVER RELY SHOTGUN’S DEVICE.

TOTALLY ON MECHANICAL

YOUR “SAFETY”

The word “safety” describes a gun’s trigger block mechanism, sear block mechanism, hammer block mechanism or firing pin block mechanism. These mechanical devices are designed to place your gun in a SAFER sta- tus. No guarantee can be made that the gun will not fire even if the “safety” is in the “on safe” position. The Auto-5 has a cross bolt “safety” which blocks the gun’s trigger. See “Operation of the Safety” on page 8 for in- structions on operation of this gun’s “safety.”

LIKE ANY “SAFETY”

MECHANICAL DEVICE, CAN SOMETIMES FAIL;

A IT

CAN

BE

JARRED

OR

LATED

INTO

INADVERTENTLY MANIPU- AN UNSAFE CONDITION.

Mechanical “safeties” merely aid safe gun handling and are no excuse for pointing your

shotgun’s muzzle in an unsafe direction, While it is a good idea to “test” your

shotgun’s mechanical “safeties” periodically for proper function,

NEVER TEST IT WHILE LOADED OR POINTED DIRECTION.

YOUR IN AN

SHOTGUN IS UNSAFE

Safe gun handling does not stop with your gun’s mechanical “safety” devices — it starts there. Always treat this shotgun with the re- spect due a loaded, ready-to-fire firearm.

3

WHENEVER

YOU

HANDLE A

FIREARM, OR

HAND ACTION

IT

TO SOMEONE, IMMEDIATELY,

ALWAYS VISUALLY

OPEN THE CHECK

YOUR

SHOTGUN’S

CHAMBER,

FEED

MECHANISM

AND

MAGAZINE

Make certain that they do not inadvertently contain any ammunition. Always keep the chamber empty and “safety” in the “on safe” position unless shooting is imminent.

4

DO NOT LOADED, CASE,

TRANSPORT YOUR SHOTGUN WHETHER IN A SCABBARD OR OTHER CONTAINER.

GUN

FROM

ELEVATED

TREE

STANDS IS

SURFACES DANGEROUS,

5

HUNTING SUCH AS

and may increase the risk of handling a firearm. The following rules should always be observed by you and those you hunt with: Always make certain that the stand being used is safe and stable. Always make certain that your firearm is unloaded when it is being taken up and down from the stand. Always make certain that your firearm is not dropped from the stand, or dropped while it is being taken up or down from the stand. Remem- ber, a loaded firearm may discharge when dropped, even with the safety in the “on safe” position.

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