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How to Cock your Airgun

Overview

Your airgun is powered by a powerful spring in the receiver. Follow all procedures for safe handling.

Basic Nomenclature:

A typical "barrel-cocking" air rifle is shown below. The basic internal parts are shown in "Typical Spring Piston Mechanism"

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How to Cock your Airgun

Your airgun is powered by a powerful spring in the receiver. Follow all procedures for safe handling.

  • Always keep the airgun pointed in a safe direction.
  • Always keep your fingers away from the trigger
  • With one hand, hold the stock at the pistol grip or middle of the forearm (marked by X). Holding the air rifle firmly, tap barrel behind the front sight in order to break the locked position. See Figure 1.

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  • Grasping the barrel behind the front sight, smoothly pull the barrel downward until you hear a loud click -- this indicates that the air rifle is cocked and the automatic safety is engaged. See Figure 2.

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  • Be sure to keep control of the barrel under strong pressure until the audible click is heard. 
  • Be careful not to pinch your hand or fingers in the hinged area.
  • Now, WITHOUT TOUCHING THE TRIGGER OR SAFETY, pull the barrel fully upward, completing the cocking action. You will feel it and when the piston clicks into the cocking position. See Figure 3.

 

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  • This airgun is equipped with an automatic safety, be sure that it is in the “SAFE” position after the airgun is cocked. See Figure 4.

 

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NOTE: Pulling the trigger of this airgun when the barrel is in the downward cocked position, with the safety in the "Fire" position, will "catapult" the barrel to the closed position with great force.  Causing the airgun's barrel to "catapult" is considered abuse and is not covered by any warranty, repair policy and/or service contract.

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