Model Five rifles are manufactured with a 5-round detachable box magazine. Before loading your rifle for the first time, make sure (1) you have read and understand all of the warnings and instructions in this Owner’s Manual, and (2) you have removed all grease and oil from the barrel and chamber and any obstructions from the barrel.
Read detailed instructions about loading, unloading, and other operation of your Model Five firearm.
Keep the rifle pointed in a safe direction throughout the loading process.
Make sure the safety mechanism is engaged in the “safe” position.
Lift the bolt handle and pull the bolt all the way to the rear.
Place a cartridge on top of the follower of the magazine and press down on the cartridge until it is retained in the magazine. Carefully position the cartridge so that its base is flush with the rear of the magazine. (See Picture 12).
Place each successive cartridge in the magazine as described in Step 4, until the magazine is full.
Your rifle is now in the ready-to-fire condition, loaded with a round in the chamber and a full magazine.
SINGLE LOADING: Your rifle may be loaded with a single round in the chamber and no cartridges in the detachable box magazine. To single-load the rifle, simply skip Steps 5, 6, and 9 above.
LOADING THE MAGAZINE ONLY: Your rifle may be loaded with no round in the chamber and a full magazine. To accomplish this type of loading, follow Steps 1 through 6 above. Then close the bolt on an empty chamber before inserting the loaded magazine into the receiver. The bolt will now be closed over an empty chamber. A round may subsequently be loaded into the chamber for firing by opening and fully retracting the bolt and then closing the bolt, stripping off the top cartridge from the magazine into the chamber.
Your rifle may fire a chambered round even if the magazine has been removed from the rifle. Never assume the rifle is unloaded merely because you have removed the magazine.
Once a cartridge has been loaded into the chamber, the rifle is ready to be fired.
Closing the bolt will then chamber the next cartridge from the magazine. Unless you intend to fire an immediate next shot, pull the safety fully to the rear to the “safe” position.
Your rifle is now loaded with another round in the chamber.
Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction and your fingers away from the trigger throughout the unloading process.
Make sure the safety is engaged in the “safe” position.
Depress the magazine latch in front of the trigger guard,allowing the magazine to be pulled out of the bottom of the receiver. (See Picture 16).
At this stage in the unloading process, your rifle still has a live round in the chamber which may be fired even though the magazine has been removed. Never assume your rifle cannot fire simply because the magazine has been removed.