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Pump-action rifles are sometimes called slide-action firearms. You must pump, or slide, the forend back and forth to work this type of action.

Pump-action firearm
  • To open the action, pull the forend back toward the trigger guard.
  • To close the action, push the forend away from the trigger guard.
  • If the gun is cocked (ready to fire), you must press a bolt lock lever or button before the action will open. Usually this lock is located just in front of or behind the trigger guard.

Pump-action rifles usually have tubular or box magazines.