Browning Bt-100

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Figure 1

Rib Barrel Ports

Recoil Pad Receiver j (optional)

Figure 1

Rib Barrel Ports

Recoil Pad Receiver j (optional)

Heel Buttstock

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 forward or front; butt stock is rearward or rear; trigger is downward or underneath; the rib is upward or on top. For general parts nomenclature refer to Figure 1. For specific parts names related to disassembly see Figure 2.

Ammunition_

All BT-100 Models are designed to shoot and (unction with 2 3/4" 12 gauge trap loads only. Browning can assume no responsibility for incidents which occur through the use of cartridges of nonstandard dimension or those developing pressures in excess of industry standards established by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI).

Serial Number_

The serial number of your BT-100 can be found on the top tang under the top lever. Record this number for future reference.

CAUTION: DO NOT USE 3" OR 3 1/2" SHOTGUN SHELLS IN ANY SHOTGUN OR BARREL WITH A 2 3/4" CHAMBER. THE SIZE OF THE CHAMBER IS INSCRIBED ALONG WITH GAUGE AND CHOKE DESIGNATION, ON THE SIDE OF THE BARREL

Figure 2

Barrel lug

Takedown Lever

Takedown Lever

Hinge pin

Forearm bracket

Trigger Group

Hinge pin

Forearm bracket

Takedown lever latch

Trigger Group

Initial Cleaning_

Various exposed metal pans of your new BT-100 have been coated at the factor)' with a rust preventative compound. Before assembling your BT-100, clean the anti-rust compound from the inside of the barrel and chamber, and generally wipe clean the metal surfaces at the rear of the forearm, on the barrel lug and the interior areas of the receiver, as well as any other parts coated with this compound. Browning Oil is ideal for wiping and cleaning these parts and for giving your gun its first lubrication.

Clean the barrel using a cleaning rod and patch as explained Figure 5 under "Cleaning Suggestions." Read this entire manual before performing the first cleaning, to learn necessary information on breaking open the action, etc.

Assembly Procedures_

BEFORE BEGINNING THE ASSEMBL Y PROCESS, ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN THERE IS NO SHELL IN THE CHAMBER.

Cocking Lever

Hinge Pin

Locking Bolt

Cocking Lever

Hinge Pin

Locking Bolt

Fit Forarm Bracket

Figure 4: Barrel lug, hinge pin bearing surface, ejector, ejector extension and barrel flats.

1 After wiping the mechanism clean, place one or two drops of a quality oil, like Browning Oil, on the following surfaces (See Figures 3,4 and 5):

2 To attach the barrel to the action, grasp the stock's pistol grip with your right hand and anchor the butt stock between your right forearm and right side. With the thumb of your right hand, move the top lever sideways to the extreme right (Figure 6).

Figured:The forearm bracket.

Figure 4: Barrel lug, hinge pin bearing surface, ejector, ejector extension and barrel flats.

Figure 5: Hinge pin, cocking lever and locking bolt.

Barrel Flats

Figure 4

Hinge pin bearing surface

Ejector Barrel Lug

Move the top lever to the right

3 Grasping the barrel in the left hand, engage the barrel lug's circular recess with the action's hinge pin

(See Figure 7). Keeping pressure on the barrel to keep the hinge pin aligned in the barrel lug's circular recess, rotate the barrel upward, fully closing the action (See Figure 8).

4 Release the top lever. It should snap back to its central position.

5 Place the butt of the gun's stock against your upper leg to support it. Engage the rear portion of the forearm (forearm bracket) with the action (Sec Figure 9).

6 Pivot the forearm up to the barrel tightly. This will cause the takedown lever latch to engage onto the barrel. It may be necessary to depress the takedown lever latch. It should be flush with the wood on the underside of the forearm. The forearm and latch an be installed in

Engage the barrel lug's circular recess with the hinge pin.

Figure 10

Figure 10

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Figure 9

Figure 9

one motion by positioning the forarm as shown and tapping the forearm's widest pan sharply toward the barrel with the heel of your hand (See Figure 10). The takedown lever latch should then automatically lock into position.

CAUTION— WHEN ASSEMBLING YOUR BT-100 DO NOT USE UNDUE FORCE IN CLOSING THE ACTION.

If the action and barrel are not properly aligned, undue force will only cause them to grind together and score or mar the finely fitted surface.

If there appears to be interference, start over at Step 2, being careful to mate and align the barrel lug and the receiver hinge pin properly.

Disassembly Procedures_

Dissembling your BT-100 into two pans — the action/buttstock and the barrel/forearm — is ideal for storage or for cleaning and maintenance.

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