Breech Remains Open After the Last Shot

Browning 500

The breech of the A-500G remains open, with the breechblock locked to the rear, after the last shot has been fired. This allows convenient and fast reloading as follows 1. Place the safety in the on safe position. 2. Drop an appropriate shell into the open breech. 3. Close the action by depressing the breechblock release button. Push the Cartridge FULLY Forward Into the Magazine

Initial Cleaning

Various exposed metal parts of your new A-500 have been coated at the factory with a rust preventative compound. Before assembling your A-500G, clean the anti-rust compound f rom the inside ol the barrel, receiver and the action chamber areas. Browning Oil is ideal for removing this compound and for giving your new gun its first lubrication. I Iowever. any quality gun oil may be used. Use a cleaning rod and patch as explained under Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions on page 44.

Removing The Breechblock

Mossberg 500 Exploded View

Normal procedure is to remove the barrel and trigger group first, as explained previously. I. Remove the operating handle as follows With your left hand, push on the bolt head moving the breechblock about 1 2 back into the receiver, lining up the operating handle with the notch at the bottom front of the ejection port (See Figure 12-A). With your right hand grasp the operating handle and pull it outward, removing it from the breechblock (See Figure 12-1*). 2. The breechblock will now be able to...

Do Notdisassemblethebreech Block Beyond This Point

East German Makarov Markings

On the breechblock must lit in the receiver tracks. Make sure the front action springs fit over the ends of the action spring guides See Figure 1 A . Push the breechblock in far enough so that the breechblock lever engages, holding the breechblock in the receiver. Simultaneously push back on the breechblock while depressing the breechblock release button until the notch in the ejection port lines up with the operating handle recess on the breechblock. Make sure that the action springs are...

Loading Procedures

Keep Muzzle Pointed Safe Direction

There are two basic methods for initially getting a loaded shell into the chamber of your AoOOG. CAUTION AT ALL TIMES DURING THE LOADING PROCEDURE, BE SURE YOUR MUZZLE IS POINTING IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND THE SAFETY IS IN THE ON SAFEPOSITION. REMEMBER DO NOT PUT A 20 GAUGE OR 31 2 MAGNUM SHELL IN YOUR A-500G 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN. NEVER STORE SHELLS OF MIXED GAUGES IN A COMMON CONTAINER OR IN YOUR POCKETS. See camion number 8 on page 5 of this booklet for an explanation. CAUTION WHENEVER A SHELL HAS...

Trigger Group and Breechblock

Gas Operated Bolt

It is not necessary or recommended that the trigger group or breechblock be removed except if a malfunction occurs, or if the action becomes excessively dirty or wet. If this occurs, disassemble the action for a complete cleaning as explained below. Detailed cleaning procedures are outlined under Cleaning and Maintenance on page 4A. Full disassembly involves removal of the breechblock assembly and the trigger group. Any disassembly beyond this should only be performed by a competent gunsmith....

Caution Never Disassemble The Gascylinder

Browning 500g

The parts are under spring tension and require special tools for removal. It is not necessary to remove the gas pressure regulation valve assembly from its location inside of the barrel ring guide gas cylinder to perform cleaning. You should note that all gas system parts on the A-500G have been given extra protection against corrosion the magazine tube is chrome-plated, and all other gas system parts, including the piston, springs, barrel guide ring and gas regulation valve, are made from...

Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions

Browning Maxus Trigger Group Guide

You should clean vour A-500G whenever ii becomes excessively dirty and perform a thorough cleaning at least once a year. The barrel should be cleaned, and the action wiped clean and oiled after every day of shooting. The gas system should require only occasional cleaning. If a malfunction occurs, perform a thorough cleaning, to see if it solves the problem, before seeking the services of a Browning Recommended Service Center, the Browning Service l-acility in Arnold. Missouri, or a competent...

Browning A500g Trigger Group

Spring Action Follower Shotgun Browning

In conventional gun terminology, the position and movement of gun parts are described as they occur with the gun horizontal and in normal firing position i.e., the muzzle is forward or front bull stock is rearward or rear trigger is downward or underneath the rib is upward or on top. For general parts nomenclature refer to figure I-A. See Figure l-B for names of all parts and assemblies covered in disassembly and cleaning procedures. The Browning A-500C. shotgun is a gas-operated....

Three Shot Magazine Adapter

Retainer Shell

The A-500G shotgun is delivered with the three-shot magazine adapter installed in the magazine, limiting magazine capacity to two shells allowing three shots total in compliance with federal migratory bird regulations. If you do not wish to be limited to three shots when it is not required by law you can remove or reinstall the three-shot adapter plug as follows ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING THIS OPERATION. 1. Unscrew the forearm cap and remove the forearm. BARREL. gas piston,...

Browning Ag Gas Operated Semiautomatic Shotgun

Schematic is provided for parts identification only and should not he used as i guide to assemble guns. IMPORTANT When ordering parts, list part number, pari name, caliber, model and serial number. CAUTION Browning parts are made exclusively lor Browning guns and are not recommended for use in other guns even though models may be similar. Inadequately fitted pails may be dangerous PARTSLIST A-500G SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN Ail Spiirtj 1 r mi lt 2 gt must lv filleil In Browning Seiviie Department...

Operation of the Magazine Cutoff

The magazine cut-off lever is located at the front end of the left side of the receiver. This cut-off has the purpose of locking the shells in the magazine so that they will not feed into the chamber. This permits you to quickly change the load in the chamber of the gun without going to the trouble of un loading the whole magazine, l or instance, in this way a duck load can quickly be taken out and a goose load inserted, if the need arises. To operate the magazine cutoff. merely manipulate the...

Invector Interchangeable Choke System

Shotgun Invector Plus Choke Chart

All A-500G shotgun barrels have been threaded to accept the Browning Standard Invector Interchangeable Choke System. You may confirm this by looking on the right side of your barrel where the specifications are inscribed, and where the choke markings are normally located. The word INVFCTOR denotes that the barrels exception after inserting the magazine follower into the magazine tube, place the magazine spring retainer directly on the end of the magazine spring. Then insert the other end of the...

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