General Operating Procedures

Highly skilled techniques of hand-fitting and polishing have been used to accomplish the hairline fitting of metal parts on this gun. These painstaking operations are necessary to prevent looseness, even after long use. You may consider your new gun to be slightly stiff. This close fitting, however, assures you of long lasting dependability.

OPERATION OF THE TOP LEVER

The top lever operates the locking bolt, which is very closely hand-fitted to its barrel lugs. Provision is made for the gradual wear of locking surfaces by allowing a slight excess of metal. This exacting metal allowance keeps the breech of the gun tight for many years.

Upon closing your gun, let the top lever snap into position — do not retard its action with your thumb. If closed in this manner, the top lever spring will return the top lever mechanism to locked position. It is not necessary that the top lever return to a completely central position; in fact, it usually will not do so in a new gun. Many experienced shooters cultivate the habit of lightly pushing the top lever to the left after the gun is closed. It becomes automatic and is a quick method of assuring yourself that foreign matter has not interfered with the complete closure of the breech.

1 Open the action by pushing the top lever to the right, as explained previously.

2 Pull down the forearm to eject the shell(s). The Citori Plus has an automatic, selective ejector. This means that a fired shell will eject completely clear of the shotgun when the action is broken open. An unfired shell will be conveniently elevated slightly out of the chamber for easy removal with your fingers. If you will be ejecting shells onto the ground, it is important to point the chambers — by slightly canting the shotgun to the right (left for left-handed shcx)t-ers) — so the shell(s) ejects clear of your lx)dy and face.

3 Collecting empties with automatic ejectors— There is no disadvantage to having a automatic ejectors when collecting empties. Simply brace the buttstock between your torso and foreami, and, after unlocking the action, cup your hand over the chamber before the action fully breaks

The breech is so tightly hand-fitted that foreign matter, sand, etc. may prohibit complete closing.

IF THE BREECH WILL NOT CLOSE COMPLETELY, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO FIRE.

Break the gun and unload it. Carefully examine the breech surfaces, and remove the foreign matter. Remember to always keep the polished breech surfaces clean and lightly oiled.

CAUTION: AT ALL TIMES DURING THE LOADING AND UNLOADING PROCEDURES, BE SURE YOUR MUZZLE IS POINTING DOWN RANGE IN A SAFE DIRECTION, AND THAT THE SAFETY IS IN THE "ON SAFE" POSITION.

1 Break the action as explained above.

2 Insert a cartridge fully into each chamber.

3 Close the action by pulling up on the forearm. The lever will snap back to center when proper! v closed.

open and the shell ejects. The shell will pop up into your hand for easy removal.

Remember, never have the action of your Citori Plus closed except when you are on the line ready to shoot, when your gun is cased, or when it is set in a gun rack at the range. It is a courtesy to other shooters, and a wise safety practice, to keep your action open at all other times.

FIRING YOUR CITORI PLUS —

With the chambers loaded, the action closed, and the safety in the "off safe" position, the Citori Plus is fired by simply pulling the trigger. Never pull the trigger unless the muzzle is pointed down range, at the clay target. Make sure people — other shooters, spectators, trap operators — are not down range. If there is any doubt about down-range safety, put the safety in the "on safe" position, and open the action immediately until you are certain all conditions are safe.

Be certain you fully release the trigger between shots. If the trigger is not permitted to return to its

Browning Citori Release Trigger

Neutral Position set screw hole.

Trap Shooting Positions

fully forward position, the firing mechanism will not re-engage. This is the case with nearly all over and under shotguns with single trigger systems. If this happens to you, remember, there is nothing mechanically wrong with your shotgun. You simply need to remember to fully allow the trigger to return forward before pulling the trigger for your second shot.

BARREL SELECTOR —

Before you shoot vou should select which barrel

free. The internal mechanism has no hydraulic or s pneumatic pans to leak or wear out. Under normal use no maintenance is required. The entire mechanism is lubricated at the factory with an advanced silicone based grease. No other lubrication should ever be necessary under normal conditions. In the highly unlikely event that you experience a problem with our recoil reducer, take your Citori Plus to an authorized Browning Service Center or send it to our facility in Arnold, Missouri.

you want to fire first. This is done with the barrel selector. It is the same button utilized for the safety. On the right side of the safety is an "0" and on the left a "U." One of these letters is covered while the other is exposed. When the "0" is showing, the "over" barrel will fire first. When a "IT is showing the "under" barrel fires first. Barrel selection can only be made when the safety is in the "on safe" position. After firing one barrel it is not necessary to move the safety/selector to fire the second barrel. Simply release the trigger to its original position and pull it a second time. You may want to recall which choke tube you have installed in each barrel when selecting which barrel to shoot first.

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