OWNER’S MANUAL - O.F. Mossberg ??s manual 464™ lever action rimfire lever action rifle important “safety warnings” — note the symbol: these safety warnings are for your protection as

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  • OWNERSMANUAL464 LEVER ACTIONRIMFIRE LEVER ACTIONRIFLE

    IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNINGS NOTE THE SYMBOL:

    THESE SAFETY WARNINGS ARE FOR YOUR PROTECTION AS WELL ASTHE SAFETY OF OTHERS. DISREGARDING INFORMATION IN THIS MANUALMAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

    Be certain this owners manual is available for reference and is kept withthis firearm if transferred to another party. If this manual is lost or misplaced,contact Mossberg for a free replacement copy.

    After performing any work on your firearm such as cleaning, adjustments,disassembly or installation of any accessory, the firearm should bere-checked for proper functioning before firing live ammunition.

    Firearms are complicated mechanisms. Any modification, alteration, orimproper fitting of parts may result in a dangerous malfunction,damage to the firearm and injury to the shooter and/or those around you.The firearms owner must accept full responsibility for the correctreassembly and functioning of the firearm after any disassembly orreplacement of parts.

    If you do not understand any of the material in this manual or have anyquestions, contact Mossberg or a qualified gunsmith.

    Do not attempt to load or use any firearm until you have read andunderstood the information contained in its owners manual. Before handlingyour firearm, you should learn how it operates and how to maintain it. Thisincludes knowing its basic parts, how the manual safety and other safetyfeatures operate, how to safely open and close the action, and how tosafely load and unload ammunition from the firearm. Improper use andhandling is dangerous and could cause serious injury or death to you orthose around you. All users of the firearm must become thoroughly familiarwith the instructions in this manual.

    O.F. MOSSBERG & SONS, INC.P.O. BOX 497 7 GRASSO AVENUE, NORTH HAVEN, CT 06473

    PHONE (800) 363-3555www.mossberg.com

    Safety and safe firearms handling is everyones responsibility.

  • As the owner of a firearm, you must undertake the full-time responsibilityof safe firearms handling for your own safety and the safety of those around you:

    Keep all firearms and ammunition out of the reach of children. Store your firearms and ammunition separately. Never store a loaded firearm. Never leave a loaded firearm unattended. Never transport a loaded firearm in a vehicle. Unload your firearm when you have stopped shooting, or

    when you have to climb a tree or fence, cross a slipperysurface, or have to transport it in a vehicle.

    Do not load your firearm before you are in a place where itis safe to shoot, and keep your finger off the trigger untilyou are on target and have decided to fire.

    Never shoot at water, rocks or any hard surfaces. Bulletsmay glance off such surfaces and cause injuries.

    Do not use alcohol or drugs before or while handling firearms. Do not touch the trigger while the safety button is being

    engaged or disengaged.

    Always point the muzzle of your firearm in a safe direction, regardless ofwhether the firearm is loaded or unloaded.

    Always treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Give your firearm tosomeone with the action open and the safety button pushed fully rearwardin the ON (SAFE) position, after you verify the firearm is unloaded. Insist onthe same procedure when receiving a firearm from someone else. Learn thelocation of all the safety features of your firearm and how they operate.

    Wear eye and ear protection when shooting. Shooting without proper earprotection can cause hearing damage. The use of eye protection during anytype of shooting is important to protect your eyesight.

    When using a firearm with mounted optics, maintain an adequate distancebetween the rear of the scope and your face at all times. Be certain thescope installation does not interfere with access to, or the proper functioningof the safety button.

    WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGEOR INJURY WHATSOEVER OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH,OR AS A RESULT OF, THE USE OF FAULTY, OR NON-SAAMISTANDARD, OR REMANUFACTURED, OR HAND LOADED(RELOADED) AMMUNITION. ADDITIONALLY, WE DISCLAIM ANYRESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY WHICH RESULTSFROM ANY MODIFICATIONS OR CHANGES THAT ARE NOT A PARTOF THE FIREARM AS DELIVERED FROM THE FACTORY.

    Learn to clean your firearm thoroughly and make certain no oil, grease orother materials are blocking the barrel. Obstructions of any kind can causedamage to the firearm and may result in serious personal injury to theshooter and/or others nearby.

    Practice proper firearm maintenance and safety. Make sure all exposed metalsurfaces are coated with a thin film of oil, especially after being exposed todamp weather. (See proper section of this manual for cleaning instructions.)Do not plug the barrel or store in a fabric-lined case which will absorblubricants from the firearm. Before using after storage, follow completeinstructions stated in this manual for refamiliarization with the firearm. Athorough inspection and function test should be performed before going intothe field. Have your firearm periodically checked by a qualified gunsmith.

    PART NO. 18313 REV B

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Page

    Unpacking Your New Rimfire Lever Action Firearm . . . . . . . . . . . .4

    General Information and Mechanical Characteristics . . . . . . . . . 4

    Mechanical Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

    To Load and Unload the Firearm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    Firing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

    Disassembly/Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

    Cleaning and Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Function Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    Sight Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Hammer Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

    Precautions and Care with your Firearm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

    Service Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

    Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

    Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    Exploded View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

    Basic Rules of Safe Firearms Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover

    3

    A note about the warnings and information contained in this Manual:

    We strongly suggest that you check with your local licensed retailer or statepolice for additional information concerning firearms ownership, or hunting ortarget shooting rules that may be required by local law or regulation. Since suchrules and regulations are subject to change, local authorities are in the bestposition to advise you on such matters.

  • OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

    Read and understand this entire manual and its safety warnings beforehandling this firearm.

    UNPACKING YOUR NEW RIMFIRE LEVER ACTION FIREARMWhen shipped from the factory the firearm has a protective coat of oil on itsmetal parts. Before using the firearm, visually and physically inspect the inside ofthe barrel to be sure it is free of any excess oil, grease or any obstructions.Obstructions of any kind can cause damage to the firearm and may result inserious personal injury to the shooter and/or others nearby.

    GENERAL INFORMATION AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICSThe 464 Rimfire Lever Action is designed to operate ONLY with the caliber inscribedon the barrel.

    *The chamber is the rear most part of the barrel. It can be seen when the bolt is inthe open position.

    MECHANICAL SAFETYThe safety button is located on the top rear portion of the receiver (Fig. 2) and must bemanually moved to the desired position by the shooter.

    Remember, a firearms manual safety is a mechanical device which can neverreplace safe firearm handling practices.

    Fig. 1

    4

    STOCK

    SAFETY BUTTON

    HAMMER

    RECEIVER COVER

    BOLT

    *CHAMBER(Not Visible)

    REAR SIGHT

    FRONT SIGHT

    MUZZLE

    INNER MAGAZINE TUBE

    OUTER MAGAZINE TUBE

    RECOIL PADFINGER LEVER

    TRIGGER STOP(Not Visible)

    TRIGGER

    EJECTION PORT

    Fig. 1

    RED DOT

    OFF (FIRE)(FORWARD)

    as shown

    ON (SAFE)(FULLY REARWARD)

    SAFETY BUTTON

    RECEIVER

    Fig. 2

    HAMMER SHOWNIN SAFE POSITION

    Fig. 2The manual safety, whenengaged, prevents the hammerfrom striking the firing pin.When the safety is in the ON(SAFE) position, and the triggeris pulled fully to its rearwardposition, the hammer willpartially fall (shown in fig. 2), butwill not strike the firing pin.When the safety is in the OFF (FIRE) position, and thetrigger is pulled fully to itsrearward position, the hammerwill fall through its full range ofmotion and strike the firing pin.

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    To put the safety in the ON (SAFE) position, the safety button must bemoved fully rearward to the safety detent. The button will now cover the reddot. The red dot is a training aid used only to show the direction of the ON(SAFE) position and should not be used as an indicator that the safety is ON orOFF. Moving the safety button forward toward the muzzle of the firearm will putthe safety in the OFF (FIRE) position.

    Never rely on any mechanical mechanism or safety device to prevent thedangers of careless handling or pointing a firearm in an unsafe direction.

    TRIGGER STOPThe 464 Rimfire Lever Action is fitted with a trigg

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