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    • Congratulations on the purchase of your new firearm. SECTION 1 5. Use of ammunition not complying with SAAMIYou are now part of the Savage Sports Corporation (Sporting Arms And Ammunition Manufacturers’family of quality firearms and archery equipment/ SAFETY FIRST – IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY! Institute, Inc.) regulationsaccessories, which includes Savage Arms, Inc., ABOVE ALL – REMEMBER THAT A FIREARM IS A 6. NeglectSavage Arms (Canada), Stevens, Fox, and BowTech MECHANICAL DEVICE WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO 7. Other influences beyond the manufacturer’s directArchery. With reasonable care, your firearm should THINK OR ACT ON ITS OWN. IT WILL DO WHAT and immediate control. This limitation appliesdeliver years of reliable service and perform to our YOU MAKE IT DO, WHETHER YOUR ACTION IS regardless of whether liability is asserted on the“definition of accuracy”. SAFE OR UNSAFE. IT DOES NOT KNOW THE basis of contract, negligence or strict liability DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WISE ACTION OR ONE (including any failure to warn). Under noTHIS MANUAL IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. WHICH WILL PUT SOMEONE’S LIFE OR PROPERTY circumstance shall Savage Arms, Inc. be liable forThe safety warnings and instructions in this booklet are IN DANGER. THE ONLY SURE WAY IT CAN BE incidental or consequential damages, such as lossvery important. By understanding the dangers inherent SAFE IS IF YOUR ACTIONS ARE SAFE. IT ONLY of use of property, commercial loss and loss ofin the use of any firearm, and by taking the precautions TAKES ONE CARELESS SECOND TO RESULT IN A earnings or profits.described herein, you can use your shotgun in completesafety. However, failure to heed any of the warnings TRAGEDY THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH SAFETY WARNINGS – NOT JUST FOR BEGINNERS!may result in serious damage and injury or death to you THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. • Regardless of your familiarity or experience withor others as well as severe damage to the firearm or DANGEROUS WEAPONS firearms, don’t assume that you have no need toother property. study this manual. Shotguns are classified as “firearms” or “dangerous • The safe handling of firearms requires specializedFor your convenience, this INSTRUCTION MANUAL weapons” and are sold with the specific understanding training, discipline and caution. Firearms, by theirhas been divided into 5 sections: that the seller is in no way responsible for their illegal, own nature and intended function, are deadlySECTION 1: Safety First – It’s Your Responsibility improper or negligent handling or resale under local instruments. Accidental death or serious injury canSECTION 2: Basic Functions laws and regulations. The manufacturer shall not be result if they are handled improperly or carelessly.SECTION 3: Removing And Inserting The Barrel responsible in any manner whatsoever for malfunction • Firearms rarely cause accidents. Firearm accidentsSECTION 4: Choke Tubes of the firearm, or for physical injury or property damage, almost always are caused by a failure to obey theSECTION 5: Statement Of Limited Warranty resulting in whole or in part from: basic rules of gun safety. Unfortunately,Although considerable time and effort were put into 1. Criminal or negligent use of the shotgun experienced shooters violate these rules asassuring the accuracy of the information contained 2. Improper or careless handling of the shotgun frequently as beginners. Thus, the basics of safeherein, human errors do occur. If an error is found, 3. Unauthorized modifications firearms handling cannot be repeated too often.please let us know. As a ‘customer driven’ company, we 4. Defective, improperly hand-loaded or Read, re-read and memorize the basic principles ofappreciate and encourage feedback. reloaded ammunition firearms safety until they become second nature, habits that you do not forget. 1
    • • If you have any question about your knowledge or If you do not, write the manufacturer and obtain one. 12. Do not mix guns and alcohol or drugs. ability to use this or any other firearm with complete Most manufacturers will gladly send you one free. 13. Never pull a gun towards you by the muzzle. Do not safety, you should seek supervised instruction. climb a tree or cross a fence with a loaded gun. YOUR KNOWLEDGE CAN PREVENT INJURIES. Personalized instruction is often available from gun 14. Load and unload your gun outdoors, with the This shotgun was designed and manufactured to offer dealers or gun clubs. If none of these sources is muzzle pointed in a safe direction. the maximum safety when used and maintained accessible, write the NATIONAL SHOOTING 15. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, properly. However, as with any other firearm, it is not SPORTS FOUNDATION, 11 MILE HILL ROAD, keep it pointed at the target for at least 30 seconds. foolproof and may become very dangerous if the NEWINGTON, CT 06470; 203-426-4358. They will Sometimes slow primer ignition will cause a “hang- following basic rules are not RIGIDLY OBSERVED: assist you. fire” and the cartridge will go off after a short pause.• A person with a gun in his possession has a READ CAREFULLY 16. Never shoot at hard, flat surfaces or water. The slug full-time responsibility. HE MUST KNOW how to 1. Never, never point any gun, loaded or unloaded, at or shot charge may ricochet. keep and use his/her firearm safely and must anything you do not intend to shoot. 17. When receiving a gun, always check to see that it always TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS 2. Always treat every gun as if it were loaded. is unloaded. NECESSARY. He cannot guess, he cannot forget. 3. Before using any gun, read and understand the 18. Never put your hands or any other part of your This responsibility is fully and exclusively his, it Instruction Manual completely. body over the muzzle of a gun, or allow it to point at cannot be passed off to someone else. 4. The safety is only a mechanical device, not a any other person. No harm should result if you obey• Remember: no gun can be made accident-proof. A substitute for common sense. this rule, even if an accidental discharge occurs. gun is just a machine, with no judgment of its own; 5. Keep your fingers OFF the trigger until you are 19. Check ammunition to be sure it is the right caliber it responds to your actions, whether wise or foolish. actually aiming at the target you intend to shoot. or gauge for your gun, and that it is not damaged or The only true effective safety device is the mind of 6. Be certain the gun is unloaded before cleaning, malformed. Keep in mind that a 20 gauge shell will a cautious shooter who never forgets that a moment changing chokes or storing. fall through the chamber of a 12 gauge shotgun and of carelessness can produce permanent tragedy. 7. Always unload the gun before entering a vehicle or lodge in the barrel. If a 12 gauge shell is then an inhabited building. chambered and fired, the barrel may burst causingALL GUNS ARE NOT ALIKE 8. Never leave a loaded gun unattended. death or serious injury.Many makes and models of firearms may LOOK very 9. Store guns and ammunition separately, beyond 20. Always leave the safety on until ready to shoot.similar. However, they differ widely in design and the reach of children, locked and secured in a 21. Dry firing may damage your gun and isoperation, and in the location and function of various safe place. not recommended.controls. Study this manual thoroughly. Learn all the 10. Never test the safety by pulling the trigger while 22. If there is any reason to suspect that something ischaracteristics and operation of your particular firearm the safety is on, unless you are absolutely sure obstructing the barrel, immediately unload thebefore attempting to handle it. Do not permit others to the gun is unloaded and you are pointing it away firearm and look through the bore. It is nothandle it, unless they also have done so. You should from everyone. sufficient to merely look in the chambers.have an instruction manual for every firearm you own. 11. Be sure of your target before you shoot. 23. Treat this gun as a precision instrument. 2
    • 24. Old or reloaded ammunition may be dangerous. Moreover, without ear protection, repeated exposure to In addition, the use of a dirty, corroded or damaged We strongly recommend against using it. shooting may lead to permanent hearing loss. cartridges can lead to a burst cartridge case and25. Don’t try to change your gun’s trigger pull. Alteration consequent damage to the firearm and personal AMMUNITION of the trigger pull usually affects sear engagement injury from the sudden escape of high-pressure 1. Use only high quality, original, factory-manufactured and may cause accidental discharge. Altering your propellant gas from the firearm’s mechanism. shotgun shells, complying with SAAMI requirements gun in any way may also void your warranty. 4. If: or other similar national standards. Do not use • You have difficulty or feel unusual resistance inYOUR GUN IS A MECHANICAL DEVICE WHICH cartridges that are dirty, wet, corroded, malformed chambering a cartridge, orWILL NOT LAST FOREVER AND IS SUBJECT TO or damaged. Do not oil cartridges or spray aerosol • A cartridge misfires or does not go off, orWEAR. WHEN SOMETHING DOES NOT SOUND, type lubricants, preservatives or cleaners directly • The mechanism fails to extract a fired cartridgeFEEL, OR LOOK RIGHT, SEEK THE ADVICE OF A onto cartridges or where excess spray may flow case, orPROFESSIONAL GUNSMITH IMMEDIATELY. into contact with cartridges. Lubricants and other • Unburned grains of propellant powder areNEVER TAKE A CHANCE. foreign materials on cartridges can cause discovered spilled in the mechanism, or potentially dangerous ammunition malfunctions.Stevens shotguns are manufactured to perform properly • A shot sounds weak or abnormal Use only the gauge or caliber ammunition which thewith the original parts as designed. Your gun is a Immediately stop shooting and check for firearm was chambered for and is marked on thecomplex tool, with many parts that must relate correctly possible obstructions in the barrels. In such left side of the barrel.to other parts. Assembling a gun incorrectly or with cases it is possible that a wad is lodged 2. The use of reloaded, “remanufactured”,modified parts can be extremely dangerous and may partway down the barrel. Firing a subsequent hand-loaded or other non-standard ammunitioncause severe damage to the firearm and serious shot into the obstructed barrel WILL damage voids all warranties. Improperly loaded ammunitioninjury/death to the shooter or to others. Repair work the firearm and cause serious injury to the can be extremely dangerous and may cause severeshould only be done by Savage Arms Service shooter or to bystanders. damage to the firearm and serious injury to theDepartment or a qualified gunsmith. Unauthorized repair shooter or to others. Always use ammunition that If there is any reason to suspect thatwill void your warranty. complies with the industry performance standards something is obstructing the barrel (this canPROTECT YOUR EYES AND EARS established by SAAMI. be anything – dirt, mud, snow, sand, water, aAlways wear adequate shooting glasses and ear 3. Firearms may be severely damaged and serious wad etc.) immediately unload the firearm andprotectors when you are shooting. injury to the shooter or to others may result from look through the bores. It is not sufficient toAlways make certain that persons close to you are any condition causing excessive pressure inside the merely look in the chamber. An obstructionwearing similar ear and eye protection. Unprotected chamber or barrel during firing. Excessive pressure may be lodged some distance down theeyes may be injured by powder gas, carbon residues, can be caused by obstructions in the barrel, barrel, where it can not easily be seen.lubricants, metallic particles or similar debris which may propellant powder overloads or by the use ofemanate occasionally from any firearm in normal use. incorrect or defectively assembled cartridges. 3
    • IF SOMETHING IS IN THE BARREL, DO NOT DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY VENTILATED SECTION 2ATTEMPT TO SHOOT IT OUT BY USING ANOTHER AREAS, CLEANING FIREARMS OR HANDLINGCARTRIDGE OR BY BLOWING IT OUT WITH A AMMUNITION MAY RESULT IN EXPOSURE TO LEAD BASIC FUNCTIONSBLANK OR A SHELL FROM WHICH THE SHOT HAS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO CAUSE LOOK AND FEEL! BE SURE THE CHAMBERBEEN REMOVED. SUCH TECHNIQUES CAN BIRTH DEFECTS, REPRODUCTIVE HARM AND AND MAGAZINE ARE COMPLETELY EMPTY —GENERATE EXCESSIVE PRESSURE, DAMAGE OTHER SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. HAVE DO NOT ASSUME!THE FIREARM AND CAUSE SERIOUS ADEQUATE VENTILATION AT ALL TIMES. A LOADED GUN HAS NO PLACE IN OR NEAR APERSONAL INJURY. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER EXPOSURE. VEHICLE OR BUILDING.5. Dirt corrosion or other foreign matter on a cartridge HOW TO OPERATE THE SAFETY can impede complete chambering and may cause Prior to firing, know and understand the operation of the cartridge case to burst upon firing. The same is the safety by practicing with the shotgun unloaded. true of cartridges that are damaged or deformed. The safety is a button which protrudes from the rear of6. Do not oil cartridges and be sure to wipe the the trigger guard and can be moved from side to side. chamber clean of any oil or preservative before In the FULL SAFE position, the safety will be pushed commencing to shoot. Oil interferes with the friction all the way to the right so that the RED BAND is NOT between cartridge case and the chamber wall that exposed (see FIGURE 1). Pushing the safety button is necessary for safe functioning and subjects the to the left side exposes the RED BAND, WARNING firearm to stress similar to that imposed by THE SHOOTER THAT THE FIREARM IS NOW IN excessive pressure. THE SAFETY OFF READY TO FIRE (see FIGURE 2).7. Use lubricants sparingly on the moving parts of A distinct ‘click’ will be heard when the safety is moved your firearm. Avoid excessive spraying of any into position. aerosol gun care product, especially where it may IF A ‘CLICK’ IS NOT HEARD AND THE SAFETY get on ammunition. All lubricants and aerosol spray BUTTON DOES NOT POSITIVELY ‘SNAP’ INTO lubricants in particular can penetrate cartridge PLACE, DO NOT USE THE SHOTGUN. WITH primers and cause misfires. Some highly SAFETY AS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, IF penetrative lubricants can also migrate inside SOMETHING DOES NOT SOUND, FEEL, OR LOOK the shell cases and cause deterioration of the RIGHT, SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PROFESSIONAL propellant powder; resulting in misfires. If only the GUNSMITH IMMEDIATELY. NEVER TAKE A CHANCE. primer ignites, there is the danger that the wad may become lodged in the barrel. 4
    • HOW TO CYCLE (OPEN AND CLOSE) THE ACTION HOW TO LOAD As the name indicates, ‘pump’ shotguns operate by Never attempt to load your shotgun with ammunition pulling (pumping) the forend back to the receiver to that does not meet the shell designation stamped on the open the bolt (extracting the cartridge in the chamber) barrel. and then pushing it forward to close the bolt (chambering the next cartridge). When the forend is in the fully BEFORE LOADING, ALWAYS CHECK THE BORE forward position (bolt closed), it is ‘locked’ and can only TO BE SURE IT IS FREE OF ANY TYPE OF be released by either pulling the trigger or depressing OBSTRUCTION. PULL THE FOREND REARWARD the SLIDE LOCK (see FIGURE 3 and FIGURE 4). TO OPEN THE BOLT SO THAT THE MAGAZINE AND CHAMBER ARE VISIBLE. AFTER FIRST CHECKING THAT THERE IS NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN EITHER FIGURE 1 THE CHAMBER OR MAGAZINE, LOOK THROUGH THE BARREL FROM THE MUZZLE END, BEING SURE THAT YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE ALL THE WAY THROUGH TO THE BOLT FACE. EVEN A SMALL BIT OF MUD, SNOW, EXCESS LUBRICATING FIGURE 3 OIL OR GREASE IN THE BORE CAN CAUSE DANGEROUSLY INCREASED PRESSURE, CAUSING THE BARREL TO BULGE OR EVEN BURST WHEN FIRING, WHICH CAN CAUSE INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND BYSTANDERS. MAKE IT A HABIT TO CLEAN THE BORE WITH A CLEANING ROD AND PATCH TO WIPE AWAY ANTI-RUST COMPOUNDS IN FIGURE 4 THE GUN EACH TIME IMMEDIATELY BEFORE YOU FIGURE 2 SHOOT IT. IF THE NOISE OR RECOIL ON FIRING ALTHOUGH CYCLING THE ACTION LOADS ANDNEVER DISASSEMBLE THE SAFETY MECHANISM. SEEMS WEAK OR DOESN’T SEEM “RIGHT”, CEASE EJECTS SHELLS IN THE MAGAZINE ANDIT HAS BEEN CORRECTLY DESIGNED, FITTED AND FIRING IMMEDIATELY AND BE SURE TO CHECK CHAMBER, IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FORTESTED. ANY MECHANICAL DEVICE CAN FAIL, THAT NO OBSTRUCTION OR PROJECTILE HAS ACTUALLY LOOKING AND FEELING WITH YOURHOWEVER, SO NEVER RELY ON THE SAFETY TO BECOME LODGED IN THE BARREL. FINGERS THAT THE SHOTGUN IS INDEED EMPTY!JUSTIFY CARELESS HANDLING OR USE. NEVER IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE SUREUSE A FIREARM IF THE SAFETY DOES NOT OF THAT – NOT THE SHOTGUNS.FUNCTION PROPERLY. 5
    • 1. Place the safety button in the FULL SAFE HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE SAFETY OFF – READY REMEMBER, A LIVE SHELL IS STILL IN THE position by pushing it all the way to the right TO FIRE POSITION (SEE FIGURE 2) AND THE CHAMBER AND THIS SHOTGUN WILL FIRE IF THE (see FIGURE 1). TRIGGER PULLED OR THE SHOTGUN JARRED SAFETY BUTTON HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE2. Pull the forend rearward, opening the bolt and OR DROPPED. SAFETY OFF – READY TO FIRE POSITION (SEE exposing the chamber. If the forend is ‘locked’, FIGURE 2) AND THE TRIGGER PULLED OR THE IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP THE depress the SLIDE LOCK and then pull rearward SHOTGUN JARRED OR DROPPED. MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. IT (see FIGURE 4). DOESN’T KNOW WHERE IT IS POINTED BUT HOW TO FIRE3. Place the correct gauge shell onto the follower and YOU SHOULD. press downward until it is aligned with the chamber 1. With the shotgun pointed at the target, move the (see FIGURE 5). DO NOT RELY ON THE SAFETY AS AN EXCUSE safety to the FIRE position (all the way to the left FOR CARELESS HANDLING. AS A MECHANICAL exposing the RED warning ring), aim, and gently DEVICE, IT MAY FAIL. THE ULTIMATE squeeze the trigger. RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFETY IS YOURS, IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SHOOT ANOTHER NOT THE SHOTGUNS. SHELL, BE SURE TO PUSH THE SAFETY BUTTON A LOADED GUN HAS NO PLACE IN OR NEAR A ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT (FULL SAFE VEHICLE OR BUILDING. POSITION), SO THAT THE RED WARNING RING IS NO LONGER VISIBLE (SEE FIGURE 1). 6. Fully load the magazine by gently pushing four (4) correct gauge shells with your thumb until they ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE have been inserted completely (see FIGURE 6). DIRECTION. FIGURE 5 2. Pull the forend rearward, extracting the fired shell4. Align the front of the shell with the chamber from the chamber and ejecting it from the shell opening. Gently push the rear of the shell with your opening on the bottom of the receiver. thumb until the shell has been inserted completely 3. Pushing the forearm fully forward, locking it into into the chamber. position will take the next shell from the magazine5. Push the forend forward, closing the bolt and and load it into the chamber. locking it into position. AT THIS POINT, A LIVE SHELL IS IN THE CHAMBER.AT THIS POINT, A LIVE SHELL IS IN THE CHAMBER. BE SURE THE SAFETY BUTTON IS STILL IN THEBE SURE THE SAFETY BUTTON IS STILL IN THE FULL SAFE POSITION (SEE FIGURE 1).FULL SAFE POSITION (SEE FIGURE 1). FIGURE 6 THIS SHOTGUN WILL FIRE IF THE SAFETY BUTTONTHIS SHOTGUN WILL FIRE IF THE SAFETY BUTTON HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE SAFETY OFF – READY 6
    • TO FIRE POSITION (SEE FIGURE 2) AND THE 2. Pull the forend fully rearward, opening the bolt and • To clean the chamber and bore, you will need aTRIGGER PULLED OR THE SHOTGUN JARRED exposing the chamber. If the forend is ‘locked’, standard commercial shotgun cleaning rod, aOR DROPPED. depress the SLIDE LOCK and then pull fully bronze bore brush of the proper diameter, a powder rearward (see FIGURE 4). solvent, and cleaning patches. Never use a steel4. Repeat STEPS 1 through 3 until the magazine 3. Carefully examine the chamber opening and bore brush as it may damage the bore. It is usually is empty. magazine to be sure both are empty. wise to use a solvent that also removes traces ofALTHOUGH CYCLING THE ACTION LOADS AND 4. If a shell is visible in either the chamber or plastic that are sometimes left in the bore during theEJECTS SHELLS IN THE MAGAZINE AND magazine, cycle the action to extract and eject it. passage of wads.CHAMBER, IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR 5. Repeat step 4 until both the chamber and magazine 1. Pull the forend fully rearward, opening the bolt.ACTUALLY LOOKING AND FEELING WITH YOUR are empty. 2. Start by pushing a patch saturated with solventFINGERS THAT THE SHOTGUN IS INDEED EMPTY! 6. Carefully place the tip of your finger into the through the bore and let it stand for a few minutes.IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE SURE OF THAT chamber opening to assure it is empty. Run the bronze brush through the bore, followed by– NOT THE SHOTGUNS. 7. Carefully place the tip of your finger on the clean, dry patches. Use additional dry patches untilHOW TO UNLOAD spring-loaded end of the magazine, pushing slightly they come out clean. If necessary, repeat the entire inward to be sure that it moves and there is no shell procedure. Finally, run a patch through the bore thatIT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP THE in the magazine tube. has been saturated with light gun oil to protect themMUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. IT 8. Cycle the action (push the forend fully forward and from rust.DOESN’T KNOW WHERE IT IS POINTED BUT rearward) once again, leaving the bolt open and the 3. Wipe the exposed surfaces of the bolt face with aYOU SHOULD. chamber exposed. clean dry rag, being careful not to leave any residueALTHOUGH CYCLING THE ACTION LOADS AND 9. Repeat STEP 6, STEP 7, and STEP 8. (lint, pieces of rag, etc.).EJECTS SHELLS IN THE MAGAZINE AND 4. Push the forend fully forward, locking the bolt closed. HOW TO CLEAN YOUR SHOTGUNCHAMBER, IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR 5. Dry and clean the outer surfaces of the gun and • Before cleaning the gun, be certain that it isACTUALLY LOOKING AND FEELING WITH YOUR bolt with a soft cloth, removing all moisture and completely unloaded and the action is open.FINGERS THAT THE SHOTGUN IS INDEED EMPTY! fingerprints. You may find an old toothbrush useful • Never attempt to clean a loaded firearm. FollowIT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BE SURE OF THAT for cleaning hard-to-reach crevices. Finally, apply a “How to Unload” instructions before cleaning.– NOT THE SHOTGUNS. light coat of gun oil to the action and all external • Regular, proper cleaning of your shotgun will help metal surfaces. Do not over-oil.1. Pointing the muzzle in a safe direction, place the to extend its useful life and assure proper safety button in the FULL SAFE position by pushing functioning. Cleaning is especially important if the NOTE: Further disassembly of your shotgun is not it all the way to the right (see FIGURE 1). gun gets wet or if foreign material gets into the recommended and should be done only by a qualified action or barrel. gunsmith or Savage Arms Service Department. During freezing conditions, oil may congeal and cause sluggish 78
    • operation of your gun, therefore it is recommended SECTION 3that only a very thin coat of light oil be used in theseconditions. Condensation droplets of water may form HOW TO REMOVE THE BARRELsoon after a cold firearm is brought into a warm room. If you wish to remove the barrel for cleaning andThe gun may also become wet during inclement inspection, proceed as follows:weather. In these cases all moisture should be removed 1. Place the safety button in the FULL SAFE positionimmediately to avoid the formation of rust. Exterior by pushing it all the way to the right (see FIGURE 1).metal finishing may be wiped down with a lightly oiled 2. Pull the forend fully rearward, opening the bolt andcloth. For long term storage, lightly oil the bore, barrel exposing the chamber. If the forend is ‘locked’, FIGURE 8and action with gun oil. Your firearm should be depress the SLIDE LOCK and then pull fully HOW TO INSERT THE BARRELcompletely unloaded and stored in a dry, secured, and rearward (see FIGURE 4). BEFORE INSERTING THE BARREL, ALWAYSlocked area. Never store your shotgun in either a hard 3. Carefully examine the chamber opening and CHECK THE BORE TO BE SURE IT IS FREE OFor soft carrying case, for even a small amount of magazine to be sure both are empty. ANY TYPE OF OBSTRUCTION. LOOK THROUGHmoisture in the interior lining could attack the metal 4. With the muzzle pointing away from you, turn the THE BARREL FROM BOTH ENDS (MUZZLE ANDsurfaces they come in contact with. LOCKING NUT counterclockwise, until the CHAMBER), BEING SURE THAT YOU CAN CLEARLY ALIGNMENT PIN is no longer secured by the SEE ALL THE WAY THROUGH. EVEN A SMALL LOCKING SEAT (see FIGURE 7) and the barrel BIT OF MUD, SNOW, EXCESS LUBRICATING OIL can be rotated to the left freely. OR GREASE IN THE BORE CAN CAUSE DANGEROUSLY INCREASED PRESSURE, CAUSING THE BARREL TO BULGE OR EVEN BURST WHEN FIRING, WHICH CAN CAUSE INJURY TO THE SHOOTER AND BYSTANDERS. 1. Place the safety button in the FULL SAFE position by pushing it all the way to the right (see FIGURE 1). 2. Carefully place the tip of your finger on the spring loaded end of the magazine, pushing slightly inward to be sure that it moves and there is no shell in the FIGURE 7 magazine tube (see FIGURE 5). 3. With the muzzle pointing away from you and the 5. Rotate the barrel clockwise 1/4 turn and then pull LOCATING SEAT and LARGER EXTRACTOR CUT straight out, removing it from the receiver pointed to the left (see FIGURE 8), carefully insert (see FIGURE 8). the barrel into the receiver opening. 8
    • CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN NOT TO DAMAGE THE SECTION 4 SECTION 5THREADS ON THE BARREL, BREECH FACE, OREXTRACTOR CUTS. CHOKE TUBES STATEMENT OF LIMITED WARRANTY4. Rotate the barrel counterclockwise 1/4 turn, until the The STEVENS 350 PUMP SHOTGUN is also offered FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR ALIGNMENT PIN fits into position on the LOCKING in two 12 Gauge models with 28 inch barrels: FIELD WEB SITE AT: WWW.SAVAGEARMS.COM SEAT (see FIGURE 7). GRADE® and FIELD GRADE/SECURITY®. Please complete the WARRANTY REGISTRATION5. Rotate the LOCKING NUT clockwise until it All 28 inch barrels will be supplied with screw-in CARD and return it to Savage Arms, Inc. within ten (10) engages the LOCKING SEAT. MODIFIED choke tubes, using a standard WinChoke® days from the date of purchase or register online at ourHAND TIGHT IS SUFFICIENT. OVER-TIGHTENING configuration. web site (www.savagearms.com).MAY CAUSE THE LOCKING NUT TO BIND AFTER ALWAYS UNLOAD YOUR SHOTGUN AND OPEN Savage Arms, Inc. must be notified within one (1) yearSHOOTING, MAKING IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO THE ACTION BEFORE CHANGING OR VERIFYING from the date of purchase of any defect in materials orLOOSEN AGAIN. THE CHOKE TUBE. NEVER FIRE YOUR SHOTGUN workmanship encountered during normal use.6. Cycle the forend several times to be sure that it WITHOUT A CHOKE INSTALLED (ONLY APPLIES slides forward and rearward without binding. WHO IS COVERED? TO BARRELS THREADED FOR CHOKE TUBES) • The original owner (with proof of purchase).WITH SAFETY AS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, IF AS DOING SO MAY DAMAGE THE THREADS WHAT IS COVERED?SOMETHING DOES NOT SOUND, FEEL, OR LOOK AND/OR THE BARREL. ALWAYS MAKE SURE • Any defect in materials or workmanship as originallyRIGHT, SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PROFESSIONAL THE CHOKE IS FIRMLY SCREWED INTO THE shipped new.GUNSMITH IMMEDIATELY. NEVER TAKE A BARREL, BUT DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. NEVER HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY PERIOD?CHANCE. USE A CHOKE THAT IS BENT OR OUT-OF ROUND. • One (1) year from the date of purchase. OCCASIONALLY CHECK THAT THE CHOKE WHAT IS NOT COVERED? TUBE IS SECURE AND TIGHT. REPLACEMENT PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND/OR CHOKES MAY BE PURCHASED FROM THE DAMAGE TO THE FIREARM CAUSED BY: SAVAGE ARMS PARTS DEPARTMENT • Improper maintenance or negligence to provide (413-568-7001 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM EASTERN TIME). proper care and maintenance. • Alterations, modifications performed without the written authorization of Savage Arms, Inc. Service Department. • Normal wear; tear; and/or corrosion. • Accidental discharge, careless handling, and/or misuse. • Barrel obstructions. 9
    • EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS: 1. Pack the firearm assembled (barrel secured in the IMPORTANT: ALWAYS KEEP THIS MANUAL ANDThis WARRANTY and the remedies set forth herein receiver) in its original box if possible. If a similar NEVER THROW IT OUTare exclusive and take the place of all other expressed suitable box is used, care should be taken to Keep this manual together with your shotgun and inor implied WARRANTIES (including any implied protect the barrel/muzzle from breaking through. case of sale, deliver it to the new owner togetherWARRANTY of merchantability or fitness for any Always pack with the assumption that the firearm with the gun.particular purpose which are disclaimed). No other will undergo rough handling during transit torepresentations or claims of any nature shall be binding Savage Arms.on or obligate Savage Arms, Inc. 2. Enclose a brief note including: • name, address and phone number of the senderSavage Arms, Inc. excludes any incidental and • serial number of the firearmconsequential damages under this warranty. Some • description of the problem you are havingstates do not allow exclusions or limitations on how • how the firearm is being used and approximatelylong an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations how many rounds have been firedmay not apply to you. • cartridge length and manufacturer of theThis WARRANTY gives you specific legal rights. You ammunition you are usingmay have other rights, which will vary from state to state. • any other information which you feel may be helpful.RETURNING A FIREARM: 3. Return to:For WARRANTY claims, proof of purchase must Savage Arms, Inc.accompany the firearm. 100 Springdale Road Westfield, MA 01085It is a violation of Federal Law to ship a firearm with live Attn: Service Departmentammunition either in the box or in the firearm itself. 4. If there will be a charge involved for the repair, aSavage Arms, Inc, is not responsible for the loss or quote will be sent within fourteen (14) working days.damage to any accessories shipped with the firearm. • If there is no response from the quote within thirty (30) days, the firearm will be returned CODIf there is a question whether the firearm should be ($20.00 Shipping/Handling).returned, please call 1-413-568-7001 between9:00 am and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and ask for the Firearms will be repaired typically 3 weeks after receiptService/Warranty Department. of payment in the order they were received.All firearms are to be sent to Savage Arms’ ServiceDepartment. Warranty repairs will be returned to theowner at Savage Arms’ expense. 10