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To safety:

1. There is a selector switch or safety on the right side of the rifle. It is a thin piece of metal the protrudes from the right side of the receiver, that moves up and down.
2. When the selector switch is in the bottom position the rifle is in the fire position. When the selector switch is in the upper position the rifle is on safe.


To Load a Magazine:

1. Only use the correct caliber of ammunition stamped on the side of the AK.
2. Examine the ammunition, particularly on & around the primer, look for dents scratches and other sign's of damage. (DO NOT load damaged ammunition)
3. With the short end of the magazine facing forward,  place a round between the lips of the magazine with the bullet forward.
4. Place the next round on top of the previous round & repeat until desired number is loaded.


To load the AK

1. Remove empty magazine by depressing the magazine catch.  The magazine catch is located between the magazine and the trigger guard.
2. Load & reattach the magazine.
3. Make sure the safety or selector switch is in the down position.
4. Grasp the bolt catch (little piece of metal protruding from the bolt).  Pull bolt backwards until it will go no farther and release. You now have a loaded rifle use caution.
5. Re-Safety the rifle but pulling the selector switch all the way up, till it locks in place.


To Unload:

1. Remove empty magazine by depressing the magazine catch.  The magazine catch is located between the magazine and the trigger guard.
2. Make sure the safety or selector switch is in the down position.
3. Pull the bolt back with force ejecting the the bullet,  the rifle is now unloaded.


Firing:

1. Load the firearm as previously described.
2. Set the rear sight to range required.
3. Grasp the firearm with one hand on the handguard and the other hand on the pistol grip or stock,  with index finger resting outside the trigger guard. Raise firearm and pull buttstock firmly into shoulder.
4. Aim by aligning the target with front & rear sights.
5. Move selector to the fire position.
6. Keeping steady aim place index finger on trigger and squeeze gently until trigger releases the hammer.  To fire a second round you must release the trigger and repeat step 6.



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