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North American Arms, Inc.
Owner & Instruction Manual

.22 Magnum, .22 Long Rifle, .22 Short
Mini-Master & Black Widow

Congratulations! You are the owner of a North American Arms mini-revolver. This handgun has been manufactured from the highest quality, rust resistant stainless steel, in the United States. NAA buys American.

Before leaving our factory, your handgun was thoroughly inspected and test-fired to ensure years of reliable, trouble-free service. Before you use this handgun, read this manual thoroughly. Please remember, this handgun is capable of inflicting serious injury, and as the owner and user you have the responsibility for its safe use.

If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this booklet, or if we can be of any service, please call our toll-free customer service number at 1-800-821-5783.


All NAA products carry a lifetime warranty to the original registered owner against defects in material, workmanship and mechanical function, excepting for abnormal wear or damage resulting from neglect, abuse, customizing or repairs not made by NAA.

Under the terms of this warranty, NAA will replace or repair, at its option, the handgun or part thereof without charge, provided that the defective handgun is returned prepaid to the factory.

NAA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to determine whether the handgun or any of its components are defective due to faulty materials or improper workmanship.

Disassembly of this handgun, except for the purpose of loading or unloading, will render this warranty null and void.

Warning! All NAA mini-revolvers are classified as dangerous weapons; therefore NAA surrenders this handgun with the understanding that no liability whatsoever is assumed by NAA for its resale, safe handling nor compliance with existing state or Federal laws and regulations by future recipients.
Further, NAA accepts no liability for personal injury, or loss of property or life resulting from the use of this handgun under any circumstances, including intentional discharge, reckless conduct, negligence or accidental discharge of this handgun nor the function of this handgun when subjected to influences beyond the control of NAA.


All NAA mini-revolvers are equipped with multiple safeties to provide maximum protection against discharge. However, because of the small size of the handgun extreme care must be used in handling this handgun along with strict attention to the basic rules of firearm safety.

Before you shoot this handgun, read the manual thoroughly, making sure that you understand the operations of this handgun and rehearse the functioning of the safeties until you are completely familiar with them - before you load the handgun for the first time.

For your own safety and the safety of others do not rely on your memory to determine if your handgun is loaded.


All NAA mini-revolvers come with the traditional half-cock safety. Because of the design of the cylinder, the half-cock safety is used ONLY for loading and unloading.

NAA mini-revolvers' main safety is located on the cylinder. Notice the safety slots between chambers on the cylinder; these slots allow the hammer blade to rest into one of these slots, locking the cylinder, allowing you to carry the gun with all five chambers loaded with no chance of accidental discharge.

Before you try placing the hammer into the safety slot, practice the following steps with your revolver unloaded:

1. Place the hammer in the half-cock position, then pull the hammer back slowly until you can turn the cylinder freely. Make sure that you have full control of the hammer and that it does not slip from your grasp, allowing the hammer to fall forward.

2. Rotate the cylinder to the between chamber position so that the hammer is aligned with the safety slot.

3. While holding the hammer securely, press the trigger and ease the hammer forward into the safety slot. Do not depress the trigger until after you have the hammer aligned with a safety slot.

4. Make sure that the hammer blade is resting securely in the safety slot, and that the cylinder cannot be turned until the hammer is pulled back.

If you have any questions regarding the safety, or if we can be of any assistance, please call our customer service hot line at 1-800-821-5783.

Handgun may discharge if it is dropped or struck on the hammer with a live round under the hammer, or if the thumb slips while cocking or uncocking the handgun with the trigger depressed.
Do not carry this gun with the hammer resting above a live cartridge or in the half-cock safety.
Under no circumstances must the hammer be positioned so that it is resting on a live cartridge.
To make accidental discharge impossible, place the hammer in a safety slot immediately after loading and after finishing firing.


Before loading, practice the following steps by hand motions only:

1. To remove the cylinder, first place hammer in the half-cock position.

2. Grasp the knurled portion of the cylinder pin between the thumb and middle finger, depress the release button with the forefinger to the inward position and withdraw the pin completely. The cylinder can now be easily removed from either side of the gun.

3. Place five shells in the cylinder.

4. Reverse the above procedure to insert the cylinder, making sure the cylinder pin seats firmly against the frame for proper functioning.


To fire the revolver, draw the hammer back as far as possible, making sure that it locks in the fully cocked position before removing your thumb from the hammer. Actual firing is done by pulling the trigger. Note that, due to the small physical size of the mini-revolver, you must ensure that neither the thumb nor any fingers impede the rotating action of the cylinder or the cocking of the hammer. Make sure the cylinder is properly rotated to the locked position each time you cock the gun.

Practice the cocking action with an empty cylinder before firing live ammunition.


Follow the same procedure described for loading and use the cylinder pin for extracting the empty cases.


As with other fine revolvers, it is recommended that the bore and chambers be cleaned after firing and coated with a very light film of oil.


Hyper velocity ammunition may be used as well as .22 shot loads. If the firearm you purchased was a .22 Magnum Convertible (.22LR/.22 Magnum), two cylinders were provided; they are marked "LR" and "M" respectively.

.22 Short and .22 long rifle ammunition can be used in the cylinder marked "LR". Only .22 WMRF (Magnum) ammunition should be used in the cylinder marked "M".

WARNING! - Serious injury could result from using any ammunition other than .22 WMRF (Magnum) ammunition in a magnum cylinder.

All firearms are successfully test-fired before leaving the factory. CCI and Winchester ammunition has proven to be the most suitable and is therefore recommended for use in the North American Arms mini-revolvers.

If you should have any questions regarding the information contained in this booklet, or if we can be of any service, please call our toll-free customer service number at 1-800-821-5783.

Thank you!
Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead and other substances known to the State of California to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.

North American Arms, Inc.
2150 S. 950 E.
Provo, UT 84606-6285
(801) 374-9990