This weapon generates harmful levels of noise when firing! Hearing protection must beworn when firing this weapon.Treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Never accept or take over a firearm from anotheruntil you yourself have checked personally to see that it is unloaded or in a completely safecondition. Always control the muzzle of the firearm, keeping it pointed in a safe direction. With theM107 rifle, there is some danger in standing to the side of the muzzle due to blow by of hot,expanding gasses from the muzzle brake. Never point or aim any firearm at anything youare not willing to shoot!Buffer and Buffer Spring are under heavy spring tension. Use caution when removing.The bolt does NOT automatically remain to the rear when the rifle or magazine is empty. After the rifle is unloaded, and with the charging handle to the rear, always physicallycheck the chamber to make certain the rifle is empty to preclude injury from accidentaldischarge.