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
Operation of the Magazine Cut-off_
The magazine cut-off is located at the front end of the left side of the receiver (See Figure 12).
This cut-off lias the purpose of locking the shells in the magazine so that they will not feed into the chamber. This permits you quickly to change the load in the chamber of the gun without going to the trouble of unloading the whole magazine. In this way a duck load can quickly be taken out and a goose load inserted, if the need arises.
To operate the magazine cut-off, merely pull the cut-off lever back (See Figure 13). This will lock the shells in the magazine. Push the cut-off lever forward when you desire to release the shells in the magazine so that they will feed automatically as the gun is fired.
With the magazine cut-off in operation, the chamber empty, and the breech bolt locked in the rearward position, a shell may be instantly delivered from the magazine to the chamber by merely pushing the magazine cut-off forward.
Invector Interchangeable Choke System
All current Auto-5 shotguns have barrels that are threaded to accept the Browning Invector-Plus Interchangeable Choke System. You may confirm this by glancing on the right side of your barrel where the specifications are inscribed, and where the choke markings are normally located. All older Auto-5 models and the Auto-5 Buck Special are conventionally choked. The word, INVECTOR denotes that the barrel is threaded. The degree of choke tube is indicated twice on each choke tube: Inscribed on the side of the tube, and indicated with a "notch" code on the top rim of the tube. Invector Choke Tubes are made with tempered steel and are fully compatible with all FACTORY AMMUNl-TION (loaded in compliance with SAAMI specifications) including magnum lead and steel shot loads and rifled slug loads.
DO NOT FIRE THIS SHOTGUN WITHOUT HAVING AN INVECTOR CHOKE TUBE INSTALLED.
DO NOT USE BROWNING INVECTOR CHOKE TUBES IN ANY SHOTGUN BARRELS NOT SUPPLIED BY BROWNING. ALSO, DO NOT USE ANY OTHER CHOKING DEVICE IN ANY SHOTGUN BARRELS SUPPLIED BY BROWNING. USE ONLY CHOKE TUBES MARKED INVECTOR.
CAUTION: WHENEVER HANDLING ANY SHOTGUN FOR THE PURPOSE OF REMOVING OR INSTALLING A CHOKING DEVICE, MAKE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THE GUN IS FULLY
1 UNLOAD YOUR A-5 FULL Y. INSPECT THE CHAMBER, FEED MECHANISM AND MAGAZINE TO MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT CONTAIN ANY SHELLS.
THE INVECTOR CHOKE TUBE SHOULD BE PERIODICALLY CHECKED TO ASSURE THAT IT IS TIGHT AND FIRMLY SEATED. BEFORE CHECKING, FOLLOW THE SAFETY GUIDELINES OUTLINED ABOVE.
Replacement and additional tubes and wrenches are available from your Browning dealer, or by writing to:
Browning Consumer Department,
One Browning Place, Morgan, Utah 84050.
Canadian customers please call or write to:
Browning Canada Sports Ltd./Ltee, 5617 Chemin St-Francois, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada H4S 1W6. (514) 333-7261.
INVECTOR CHOKE TUBE CODE —
To identify individual Invector tubes, refer to the abbreviated indications on the side of the
2 Open [he action, locking it rearward, and place the "safety" in the "on safe" position.
3 Use the Invector wrench to loosen the tube, turning it counterclockwise. Finger twist the tube the rest of the way out of the barrel.
1 UNLOAD YOUR A-5 FULLY. INSPECT THE CHAMBER, FEED MECHANISM AND MAGAZINE TO MAKE THEY DO NOT CONTAIN ANY SHELLS.
2 Open the action and place the "safety" in the "on safe" position.
3 Before installing a tube, check (he internal choke tube threads in the muzzle, as well as the threads on the Invector choke tube to be sure they are clean. Lightly oil the threads with an oil like Browning Oil.
4 Using your fingers, screw the appropriate tube into the muzzle end of the barrel, tapered end first, notched end outward. When it becomes finger-tight, use the invector choke tube wrench to firmly seat the lube.
tube, or use the identification mark(s) located on the top rim of each tube. (See Figure 14).
To help you choose the correct choke tube for each hunting situation, all Browning Invector choke tubes are inscribed on the side with the patterns they produce with both lead and steel shot. Each Invector tube also has notches in the top rim of the tube. These notches are a code to allow you to determine the choke designation while the tube is installed. Rim notches refer specifically to lead shot. You will need to use the chart below to cross-reference from lead to steel, and determine the appropriate tubes for your ammunition and hunting/shooting situation.
Several tubes are supplied with your Browning shotgun. The tubes listed are also available as accessories. Remember, Standard Invector and Invector-Plus tubes are not interchangeable. Invector-Plus tubes are for Browning guns with back-bored barrels, such as your new Auto-5. Older Auto-5 shotguns are Standard Invector. Before removing/installing tubes, or reading the rim
notch code, make sure your shotgun is fully unloaded.
12 Gauge Invector-Plus
Rim Pattern With Pattern With
Notches Lead Shot Steel Shot
Knurled X-Full Turkey Special
CAUTION: DO NOT USE STANDARD INVECTOR CHOKE TUBES IN BARRELS MARKED INVECTOR-PLUS. DO NOT USE INVECTOR-PLUS CHOKE TUBES IN BARRELS MARKED INVECTOR. FAILURE TO FOLLOW ALL OF THE ABOVE WARNINGS CAN DAMAGE YOUR GUN AND CAUSE INJURY TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS.
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