Assembly Procedures

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 left hand, pull rearward on the forearm to counteract the forward thrust of the recoil spring around the magazine tube. With the right hand unscrew the magazine cap. Slide the wooden forearm forward off the magazine tube.

DO NOT SQUEEZE HARD ON THE OPEN REAR END OF THE FOREARM. TOO MUCH PRESSURE COULD CAUSE THE WOOD TO SPLIT.

2 The Automatic-5 is delivered with the magazine adaptor in the magazine which limits the gun to three shots total (to comply with Federal migratory bird regulations). If you do not want your gun to be so limited, merely take

Browning Auto Plug

out the plug, the end of which you will see in the exposed end of the magazine lube. The gun will then be a 5 shot semi-automatic.(See Figure 2.)

If at some future time you wish to limit your gun to three shots again, take the adaptor and pass the shaft through the hole in the magazine spring retainer which is exposed in the end of the magazine tube. With this shaft projecting into the magazine, press or lightly tap the head of the adaptor to force the magazine spring retainer downward until the head of the plug is on a level with the end of the magazine tube if it is not already so. Then proceed with assembly as follows:

3 Check the friction ring setting to be sure the friction rings are set according to the loads you plan to shoot. See page 9 for proper setting of friction rings. Place the barrel guide ring around the magazine tube and force the mSmimm

Browning Friction Ring For

barrel rearward against the resistance of the recoil spring while guiding the barrel extension into the receiver. Note the guides on the barrel extension which must be placed in the receiver tracks (See Figure 3).

4 With the left hand maintaining rearward pressure against the barrel to the point where the front end of the barrel extension is even with or slightly inside of the front end of the receiver (See Figure 4), replace the forearm over the magazine tube and screw the magazine cap on tightly. Be careful not to squeeze the rearward end of the forearm. Squeezing too hard may cause it to crack (See Figure 5).

BE CERTAIN THE MAGAZINE CAP IS SCREWED COMPLETELY DOWN FORCING THE REAR END OF THE FOREARM INTO FIRM CONTACT WITH THE FRONT END OF THE RECEIVER.

Figure 8

Figure 8

Light Auto

Off safe

4 AFTER THE BARREL HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM YOUR GUN, LEAVE THE BREECH BOLT IN THE OPEN POSITION. DO NOT PRESS THE BOLT RELEASE BUTTON.

Off safe

Browning Gauge Double Barrel

4 AFTER THE BARREL HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM YOUR GUN, LEAVE THE BREECH BOLT IN THE OPEN POSITION. DO NOT PRESS THE BOLT RELEASE BUTTON.

If the breechbolt is released forward with the barrel removed, the operating handle will be driven against the front edge of the receiver ejection port, which will cause damage to the receiver.

The semicircular wood ridge at the rear of the forearm should fit into the matching groove in the front of the receiver (See Figure 6).

Disassembly Procedures_

CHECK YOUR GUN CAREFULLY TO BE

CERTAIN THE CHAMBER, FEED MECHANISM

AND MAGAZINE CONTAIN NO SHELLS.

1 Draw the breech bolt rearward and lock it open.

2 Rest the butt end of the stock on any convenient rigid surface. With the left hand apply rearward pressure to the barrel, then unscrew the magazine cap with the right hand. While maintaining rearward pressure on the barrel, remove the forearm from the magazine tube.

3 While continuing to hold the barrel firmly, gradually release pressure and slide the barrel directly forward off the magazine tube. DO NOT SUDDENLY RELEASE PRESSURE AGAINST THE BARREL If this is done, the strong recoil spring may throw the barrel off the gun.

5 For the convenience in casing and carrying the dismantled gun, return the forearm to its position on the magazine tube and screw on the magazine cap. You will then have two neat units. One is the barrel; the other is the action with forearm and stock.

Operation of the "Safety"_

The cross bolt "safety" prevents the trigger from being pulled when in the "on safe" position. The safety is located conveniently at the rear of the trigger guard and has an enlarged head on the right side designed to be conspicuous "ON SAFE", hence, a shooter is not likely to lose a shot through failure to notice that his "safety" is on. The enlarged head also aids you to move the safety to FIRE position with unusual speed and convenience.

In the "off safe" or "fire" position a red warning band is visible on the safety button on the left side of the trigger guard. To place the gun "ON SAFE," press the "safety" button to the right. To move the "safety" to the FIRE position, press the "safely" to the left (See figures 7 & 8).

Browning Shotgun Magnum Assembly

Figure 9

Figure 10

2 3/4" MAGNUM STEEL SHOT AND HIGH VELOCITY LOADS

Steel Band Safety Edge Processing

Flat surfaces back to back

Flat surface against spring

Sketch A

2 3/4" LIGHT LOADS

2 3/4" MAGNUM STEEL SHOT AND HIGH VELOCITY LOADS

Flat surfaces back to back

Flat surface against spring

Sketch A

Barrel

Browning Assembly

Flat surface against spring

Browning Friction Ring Diagram

Bronze friction brake

Barrel

-JL' Beveled edge

Flat surface against spring

The safety is reversible and can be reversed from right to left-handed by a competent gunsmith. When installed, the left-handed "safety" will have the "safety" button's red warning band on the Right side of the trigger guard.

DO NOT DEPEND ON THE RED COLOR ALONE TO INDICATE YOUR GUN'S SAFETY STATUS.

Time, exposure to the elements, as well as the abrasive action of cleaning agents can erase it.

Sketch B

2 The bronze friction piece is then slipped over the magazine tube with its beveled surface up THE GUN SHOULD NEVER BE FIRED WITHOUT BRONZE FRICTION PIECE IN PLACE.

If the correct position of the recoil components is not maintained you will get unnecessary recoil which will severely pound the mechanism of your gun.

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