Holding the gun with your left hand, and pointed in a SAFE DIRECTION grasp the bolt handle firmly and rotate counterclockwise and pull toward the rear of the gun. The bolt will remain open when it reaches the full rear position.
Insert a .177 cal. (4.5 mm) pellet into the pellet channel with the solid end toward the muzzle and the skirt end toward the stock.
Push the bolt handle forward and lock into firing position by rotating clockwise.
The rifle is now loaded, cocked, and ready to fire.
NOTE: It is quite safe to test fire this rifle without loading a pellet. However, never cock and fire with an empty or removed air cylinder.