We are pleased that you have chosen a Browning Automatic shotgun

It is certainly a gun vou can be proud to own. For over 90 years the Auto-5 lias been recognized as the most proven and reliable semi-automatic shotgun ever designed. The time-tested Auto-5 is one of the greatest inventions of John Moses Browning, and is a hallmark to his incredible genius. With a reasonable amount of care, your Automatic-5 shotgun should give you many years of dependable, enjoyable service. Please feel free to write us immediately if you have any observations regarding its...

Sight Adjustment for the Buck Special

Parts For Marlin Gauge

The Buck Special is equipped with a precision rear sight which is screw adjustable for both horizontal and vertical correction See Figure 15 . Jo move point of impact to the RIGHT, loosen the small screw on the right side of the sight. Then tighten the small screw on the left side of the sight. To move point of impact to the LEFT loosen the small 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...

Responsible For Firearms Safety

Browning Auto

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. 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. PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE CAUTIONS, PROPER HANDLING PROCEDURES AND INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED IN THIS BOOKLET BEFORE USING YOUR NEW FIREARM. 1 ALWAYS KEEP...

Using the Speed Loading Feature

Browning Auto Bolt

WARNING WHENEVER LOADING, ALWAYS BE CERTAIN THAT THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN A If you are firing a light load and the gun fails to eject, the addition of oil to the magazine tube in the region of the bronze friction piece will sufficiently increase recoil to a point satisfactory for good ejection. Oil which congeals in cold weather or deposits gummy residue may reduce recoil to the point where the gun will fail to eject. Use a high quality lubricant. Occasionally clean the magazine tube and...

Use of Extra Barrels

Your Auto-5 can he made suitable for multiple shooting conditions merely by changing from one barrel to another of different choke or length. On all Browning Automatic-5 shotguns, barrels of the same gauge and model are completely interchangeable and no special fitting is required. Thus, by merely buying another barrel, you have acquired the utility of another gun at a fraction of the cost of a new gun a duck gun becomes a fine upland game gun, a pheasant gun becomes a rifled slug deer gun....

Assembly Procedures

Steel Band Safety Edge Processing

CHECK YOUR GUN CAREFULLY TO BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT THE CHAMBER, FEED MECHANISM AND MAGAZINE CONTAIN NO SHELLS. The Auto-5 is delivered, in the box, with the barrel removed and the forearm assembled on the magazine tube. Perform the following steps to assemble your Auto-5 and make it ready for shooting. 1 Full rearward on the operating handle and draw the breech bolt rearward where it will remain locked back. Rest the butt end of the stock firmly on any convenient rigid surface. With the...

Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions

Ordinary good judgment will indicate that the metal parts of the gun should receive a light film of oil after the gun has been exposed to weather or handling. Occasionally, a small drop of oil may be placed on each receiver track in which the breech boll and barrel extension guides run during operation See Figure 16 . This will help to relieve friction and insure smooth operation. DO NOT POUR LARGE QUANTITIES OF OIL INTO THE ACTION. A LARGE EXCESS OF OIL WILL RUN BACK INTO THE WOOD OF THE STOCK...

Friction Ring Adjustment for Auto Light and Gauge Models

SETTINGS FOR SHOOTING 2 3 4-INCH MAGNUM, STEEL SHOT, AND HIGH VELOCITY LOADS THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE ONLY FOR 2 3 4-INCH 12, SWEET 16 AND 20 GAUGE MODELS, NOT FOR THE 3 MAGNUM 12 GAUGE OR 3 MAGNUM 20 GAUGE SEMI-AUTOMATIC. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR THOSE MODELS IN A SEPARATE MANUAL. A great deal of attention has gone into the design of the recoil absorbing mechanism to minimize the recoil of the magnum loads as much as possible. It is a mechanism specially arranged for those...

Unloading Your Auto

CAUTION WHENEVER UNLOADING, ALWAYS BE CERTAIN THAT THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND THATTHE SAFETY IS ON SAFE. See Figure 11. The shell is immediately and automatically driven rearward, tripping the feed mechanism, and delivered instantly into the chamber without further manipulation. The breech bolt automatically closes during the loading operation. 3 THE GUN IS NOW LOADED AND READY FOR FIRING. To load the magazine, continue the same procedure, slipping shells past the carrier...

Breech Remains Open After the Last Shot

Kal Bergmann

The breech of the Auto-5 remains open 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. EVEN WITH THE BREECH OPEN AFTER SHOOTING, DO NOT ASSUME YOUR SHOTGUN IS UNLOADED. ALWAYS INSPECT THE CHAMBER, CARRIER AND MAGAZINE TUBE TO BE SURE THEY CONTAIN NO CARTRIDGES. THEN, REMEMBER TO ALWAYS TREAT ANY GUN...

Friction ring setting for light toads

The single difference from the arrangement given for heavy loads is a change in the position of the friction ring. For light loads this friction ring is taken off and placed at the extreme rear end of the magazine tube, between the rear end of the recoil spring and the receiver with the beveled edge turned toward the receiver. See Figure 10 . NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES REMOVE THE BRONZE FRICTION PIECE FROM ITS POSITION REARWARD OF THE BARREL GUIDE RING. If the gun is fired with either the...

General Operating Procedures

The Browning Automatic-5 shotgun is a recoil operated, semi-automatic shotgun. The breech bolt locks into the barrel. Upon firing, recoil causes the barrel and breech bolt to travel rearward, recocking the hammer. After full rearward travel, the breech bolt unlocks from the barrel. The barrel begins forward movement an instant before the breech bolt begins forward travel. This split second delay lets the barrel get ahead of the breech bolt, which is holding the spent shell with dual extractors....