Operation of the Magazine Cutoff

The magazine cut-off is located at the front end of the left side of the receiver (See Figure 12). 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 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...

Breech Remains Open After the Last Shot

Allen Thurber Drop Breech Rifle

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. 5 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 TREA T ANY...

For Auto inch Magnum Models

Browning Auto Magnum Rings

SETTINGS FOR SHOOTING 3-INCH MAGNUMS THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE ONLY FOR 3-INCH 12 AND 20 GAUGE MODELS, NOT FOR THE 2 3 4 LIGHT 12 GAUGE OR 2 3 4 LIGHT 20 GAUGE 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 big 3-inch magnum loads as much as possible. This recoil mechanism is specially arranged for those loads. As shown, it consists of a...

Sight Adjustment for the Buck Special

Browning Auto Special

The Buck Special is equipped with a precision rear sight which is screw adjustable for both horizontal and vertical correction See Figure 15 . To 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...

Use of Extra Barrels

Your Auto-5 can be 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....

Browning Autos Shotgun

Schematic is provided for parts identification only and should not be used as a guide to assemble guns. IMPORTANT When ordering parts, list pait number, part name, caliber, model and serial number. Do not order by key number. CAUTION Browning parts are made exclusively for Browning guns and should not be used in other guns even though models may be similar. Inadequately fitted parts may be dangerous. gt

Operation of the Safety

Browning Auto Magnum

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...

Using the Speed Loading Feature

Browning Auto Speed Loading

WARNING WHENEVER LOADING, ALWAYS BE CERTAIN THAT THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION AND THAT THE SAFETY IS ON SAFE. KEEP YOUR HAND AWAY FROM THE EJECTION PORT TO AVOID BEING STRUCK BY THE BREECH BOLT, WHEN THE ACTION CLOSES. The Browning Auto-5 shotgun is equipped with the speed loading system. Its design will enable you to load faster and easier. It is not necessary to press the bolt release button on the right side of the receiver during the loading process, and the same procedure is...

Invector Interchangeable Choke System

500 Choke With Slug

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...

Disassembly Procedures

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 SUDDENL Y RELEASE PRESSURE AGAINST THE...

Browning

One Browning Place, Morgan, Utah 84050 Distributed in Ctinada by Browning Canada Sports Ltd Ltee, 5617 Chemin St-Francois, St-Laurent, Quebec. Canada 11-iS W'6 Printed in Japan 0110 Jk TTTT1 N SEMI-AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN i lilt MAGNUM 12 GAUGE W A V MAGNUM 20 GAUGE You Are 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. There is no excuse for careless or abusive...

Parts List Auto Semi Automatic Shotgun Magnum and Gauge

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