Loading To Full Capacity

If you wish to load a round into the chamber after loading the magazine, draw the bolt rearward to the fully rearward position. Then close the bolt chambering a round. PLACE THE SAFETY IN THE ON SAFE POSITION. Lower the floorplate and refill the magazine to capacity as previously described. The magazine-floorplate may be opened at any time for reloading. If you arc loading through the ejection port, as explained under Conventional Loading Procedure, you an load to Once the magazine has been...

Perform Periodic Maintenance A Void Unauthorized Servicing

Your new firearm is a mechanical device which will not last forever, and as such, is subject to wear and requires periodic inspection, adjustment, and service. Browning firearms should be serviced by a Browning Recommended Sen-ice Center or by Brownings service facility in .Arnold, Missouri. Browning cannot assume any responsibility for injuries suffered or caused by unauthorized servicing, alterations or modifications of Browning firearms. 22 READ AND HEED ALL WARNINGS in this instruction...

Loading

The Browning A-Bolt shotgun utilizes a unique detachable box magazine with a hinged floorplate. The magazine holds two rounds. LOADING WITH THE MAGAZINE ATTACHED TO THE FLOORPLATE Hold the shotgun with the barrel angled down toward the ground. The bolt may be in the open or closed position. NOTE IF THE BOLT IS IN CLOSED POSITION, BE SURE THE SAFETY IS IN THE ON SAFE POSITION. Hold the shotgun with either hand. Depress the magazine latch in front of the trigger guard with the index finger of...

Cleaning The Magazine

Depending on how often you shoot, it is helpful to disassemble the box magazine for cleaning. You may want to check your magazine for cleaning after every 50 to 100 rounds.To clean the magazine, remove the detachable box magazine from the shotgun. Slide the magazine bottom plate our to the rear. The magazine spring and follower can then be easily removed for inspection. Wipe off any dirt or residue then apply a vet * thin coat of oil and wipe clean again. Too much oil will only serve to collect...

Sights

Your A-Bolt shotgun is equipped with either adjustable sights or with a smooth barrel (no sights for use exclusively with a scope. The sight model has a precision rar sight which is screw adjustable for both horizontal and vertial correction (See Figure 15) and a front ramp sight that is brazed to the barrel. On no sight models the receiver is drilled and tapped to receive bases and rings for mounting a scope. Special A-Bolt Shotgun Browning bases and rings are made by Browning and available...

Cocking indicator

Below the bolt shroud and ahead of the safety is a serrated cocking indicator. The indicator is painted red. When the shotgun is cocked it may be readily felt with the thumb as well as easily seen with a quick glance downward (See Figure 7A). When the shotgun is fired, the cocking indicator retracts into the bolt shroud and cannot be seen or felt. (See Figure 7B.) The cocking indicator is used merely to verify that the firing pin is cocked never to determine the loaded status or safety status...

Sight Model Adjustments

WINDAGE To move point of impact to the right, loosen the screw on the right side of the sight. Then tighten the screw on the left side of the sight. To move point of impact to the left, loosen the screw on the left side of the sight and tighten the screw on the right side. This is a process of trial and error. Make small adjustments then check the point of impact. VERTICAL Vertical adjustment is controlled by two screws loated on top of the sight. To raise the point of impact, loosen the front...

Initial Cleaning

BEFORE THE FIRST FIRING, CLEAN THE ANV-RUST COMPOUND from the inside of the barrel and receiver with a clean rag and light gun oil. Browning Oil is ideal for removing this compound and for giving your new gun its first lubrication. However, any quality gun oil may be used. For an explanation of cleaning procedures see Care and Cleaning later in this manual. CAREFULL Y READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES AND INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO ASSEMBLE OR SHOOT YOUR BROWNING A-BOLT SHOTGUN.

Fiqure

3 Trigger pull an be measured, with the bolt closed, using a vet)' accurate spring scale or a commercially available set of trigger pull measuring weights. Most gunsmiths an also measure trigger pull for you. 4 When finished making the adjustment, place the trigger guard back in the stock and reinstall the trigger guard screw snugly. Do not over-tighten the trigger guard screw. WARNING NEVER TAMPER WITH THE TRIGGER PULL ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM IN ORDER TO ALTER THE

Responsible For Firearms Safety

As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsibilities. How seriously you take these responsibilities can be the difference between life and death. Failure to follow any of these .instructions can cause extensive damage to your gun and or possible serious injury or death to yourself and others. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR CARELESS OR ABUSIVE HANDLING OF ANY FIREARM. AT ALL TIMES HANDLE YOUR SHOTGUN AND ANY OTHER FIREARM WITH INTENSE RESPECT FOR ITS POWER AND POTENTIAL DANGER. READ AND...

Conventional Loading Procedure

The A-Bolt shotgun may also be loaded like most other bolt actions. Shells are inserted down into the magazine through the ejection port. Place a cartridge on top of the follower and push it down into the magazine until it snaps in. After filling the magazine to capacity, a cartridge an be placed in the chamber by simply working the action. ftill apacity by first filling the magazine to capacity, then manually thumbing a round into the chamber, and pushing the artridges in the magazine down...

Maintenance Suggestions

You should clam your A-Bolt shotgun whenever it becomes excessively dirty. The barrel should be cleaned and the action wiped clean and oiled after every day of shooting. The correct procedure for claming your A-Bolt shotgun is as follows 1 BE CERTAIN THE SHOTGUN IS UNLOADED AND THE BOLT AND MAGAZINE HA VE BEEN REMOVED. KEEP ALL AMMUNITION AWAY FROM THE CLEANING SITE NEVER TEST THE MECHANICAL FUNCTION OF ANY FIREARM WITH LIVE AMMUNITION. WEAR EYE PROTECTION AT ALL TIMES WHEN PERFORMING...

Wear Eye And Ear Protection When Shooting

Unprotected, repeated exposure to gunfire can cause hearing damage. Wear ear protectors (.shooting car plugs or muffs) to guard against such damage. Wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes from flying particlcs. Allow proper distance (eye relief) between the scope and your eye when firing a scoped rifle or shotgun. Always keep a safe distance between the muzzle of vour firearm and any persons nearby, as muzzle blast, debris and ejecting shells could inflict serious injury. Also, wear eye...

Nomenclature

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 the bolt forward and rotating the bolt downward until it stops. This process takes a shell from the magazine and loads it into the chamber for firing. After firing, the bolt is opened and the fired shell ejected. A new round can be chambered by simply closing the bolt. This function is nearly identical to the A-Bolt rifle...

Ammunition

Your new A-Bolt Shotgun is designed to shoot and function with 12 gauge 2 3 4 and 3 factory shells only. The gauge and chamber length arc inscribed on the right side of the barrel. See warning 8 earlier in this manual for additional NOTE When cleaning your A-Bolt shotgun use extra care as the cleaning rod and patch (or brush) is drawn past the chamber and through the receiver. The ejector spring protrudes slightly from the side of the receiver it is very important that you not strike it or bend...

Operation of the safety

The safety is located on the top tang at the rear of the receiver. When the safety is drawn with the thumb to the rear, the gun is in the on safe position. This blocks the trigger and locks the bolt in the closed position. In this position an S will appear on the tang in front of the safety Sec Figure 3 . WHENEVER A SHELL IS CHAMBERED, THE GUN SHOULD BE KEPT IN THE ON SAFE POSITION UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO FIRE. Bolt Stop Operation Releasing the Bolt Stop

Invector Choke System

The Standard Invector system is supplied on smooth bore models threaded to accept Browning's special 5' rifled choke tube. You may confirm that your shotgun has the Standard Invector interchangeable choke system by looking on the right side of your barrel where the specifications are inscribed, and where the choke markings are normally located. The word INVECTOR denotes that the barrel is threaded. Browning Standard Invector choke tubes are made with tempered steel and are fully compatible with...

Inserting The Bolt

The A-Bolt shotgun comes packed in a foam-padded box with the bolt removed from the shotgun. It is necessary to insert the bolt into the receiver. To do this, first place the safety in the off safe position. Align the forward end of the bolt in the rear opening of the receiver. Be sure the cartridge depressor is also aligned with the bottom bolt lug, the bot- When the safety is pushed forward, the S will be covered and a red dot on the stock will appear indicating that the gun is in the off...

Browning ABolt Shotgun

Desert Eagle Bolt Disassembly

Schematic is provided for parts identification only and should not be used as a guide to assemble the shotgun. IMPORTANT When ordering parts, list pan number, pan name, gauge, model and your shotgun's serial number. CAUTION Browning pans are made exclusively for Browning guns and should not be used in other guns even though models may be similar. Inadequately fitted pans may be dangerous. This parts is refers tolte Browning A-Boit Siotgui only. Impcrtam When order ng pats list pari nun r, pari...

General Description Operation

Browning Bolt Slug Gun

The A-Bolt shotgun is a bolt action that operates by lifting the bolt handle, drawing the bolt rearward and then sliding engraved with your name, contact our Consumer Department for details at 1-800-333-3288. Other significant features include the convenient hinged floorplatc with detachable box magazine and thumb-operated top tang safety. The distinctive smooth plane top of the receiver provides a firm platform for scope mount placement. ammunition warnings and instructions. Also, see A-Bolt...

Full Y Rifled Barrel Model

The rifled barrel of the Browning A-Bolt shotgun spins sabot slugs like a bullet in a centerfire rifle. Upon exiting the muzzle, the slug continues to spin to the target stabilizing the slug. This configuration has been tested and optimized for accuracy and, consequently, is intended for use with sabot slugs only. The Rifled Choke Tube model utilizes a smoothbore barrel with the muzzle threaded to accept Browning's Standard Inyector choke tubes. Rifled Choke Tube models are supplied with...

Abolt Shotgun

WITH RIFLED BARREL OR RIFLED CHOKE TUBE KEEP THIS RECORD FOR FUTURE REFERENCE We are pleased that you have chosen a Browning A-Bolt shotgun._ The Browning A-Bolt shotgun looks, shoots and feels like a rifle, it is designed to give you every advantage when hunting deer with all types of shotgun slug ammunition. With either the fully rifled barrel or rifled choke tube, the A-Bolt shotgun is one of the most accurate slug shotguns on the market today. When fined with an extra-full Invector choke...