The Browning Express Rifle

The Browning Express 25 Rifle which you have just bought is the ideal gun for Battue shooting of European big game.

In addition to its specific qualities as a Battue rifle, where balance and instinctive shouldering 3re specially noteworthy, the Express has all the characteristics which distinguish Browning guns: excellent precision, great user safety, reliability and strength for life-long service and optimal weight. This highly specialised rifle is primarily intended for the experienced hunter. To give its best, it needs to be used under the conditions for which it was designed.

The present leaflet, which we advise to read before handling or firing your rifle, has a two-fold purpose: to allow you to get to know your Express Rifle and to teach you the simple but necessary maintenance operations which will enable you to enjoy shooting with this rifle for many a long year to come.

IMPORTANT

First, we would remind you of the safety rules which all users must always have in mind:

1. Always carry your gun open and with the safety catch on when you are not about to fire, even when you are certain it is not loaded.

2. Place your finger on the trigger only when about to fire: otherwise, hold it against the trigger guard.

3. Never point it at anyone, even if you are sure it is unloaded. Always treat your gun with the respect due to a loaded weapon.

4. Never use anything but good ammunition of the calibre appropriate to your gun.

5. You must always see where your projectiles will strike and never fire if there is the slightest risk of an accident. Be careful of ricochets: never fire into water or against rocks.

6. For your own safety and for that of your gun, be careful to let no foreign bodies get into the barrels.

7. Always keep your gun in perfect functioning conditions.

8. Unload your gun when it is not in use. Store gun and ammunition in different places and out of reach of children.

SPECIFICATIONS (European range)

optional extra: 20 bore shotgun barrels.

Operation: by inertia.

Barrels:

— rifling pitch and twist:

— Sights: discontinuous rib folding leaf rearsight gold bead foresight

Trigger: single, selective.

Wood: satin varnished French walnut («deluxe»

model)

oil polished French walnut («super deluxe» model).

Stock: pistol grip («deluxe» model)

Swan-neck («super deluxe» model), length: 365 mm drop at comb: 40 mm drop at heel: 62 mm cast-off: 4x6 mm

Butt plate: polyamide.

Recessed (optional).

Fore-end: slim, lipped.

Slim, lipped in 3 parts (optional).

Safety: on the upper tang of the action frame.

Weight: average of 3,350 kg (according to calibre).

Identification marks:

— calibre: on the right side of the upper barrel

— serial number: under the top lever, and on the barrels

— proof marks: on the barrels, and at the bottom of the action frame.

The present technical specifications are given tor indication purposes only We reserve the right to make amendments at any time without prior notice

COMPONENT PARTS

When ordering replacement parts, please give the model and type of the rifle, its serial number and calibre.

• : Not available as a replacement part.

1

Barrel *

2

Fore sight

3-4

Fore-end diamonds

5-6

Fore-end diamond screws

7

Left ejector

8

Right ejector

9

Left slide

10

Right slide

11-12

Slide stop pins (2)

13

Cocking lever push rod

14

Push rod pin

15

Fore-end iron

16

Fore-end bolt lever

17

Fore-end bolt lever pin

18

Fore-end bolt

19

Fore-end bolt spring

20

Fore-end bolt stop pin

21

Left ejector hammer

22

Right ejector hammer

23

Ejector hammer pin

24-25

Ejector hammer springs

26-27

Ejector hammer spring stubs

28-29

Ejector sears

30

Ejector sear springs (2)

32

Ejector sear pins (2)

34

Fore-end wood retaining clamp

35

Retaining clamp screw

36

Fore-end iron retaining plate

37

Retaining plate screw

38

Fore-end wood

Short screw for 3 piece fore-end

— Long screw for 3 piece fore-end

— Smooth rosette washer for 3 piece fore-end

— Threaded rosette washer for 3 piece fore-end

39 Action frame *

40 Hinge pin

41 Action frame spacer

42 Action frame spacer screws (2)

43 Vent screws (2)

44 Left ejection sear push rod

45 Right ejection sear push rod

46 Percussion hammer cocking lever

47 Cocking lever pin

48 Left percussion hammer

49 Right percussion hammer

50 Percussion hammer pin 51-52 Percussion hammer springs 53-54 Percussion hammer spring guides

55 Upper firing pin

56 Lower firing pin

57 Firing pin spring

58-59

Firing pin stop pins

60

Barrel bolt

61

Top lever

62

Top lever base plate

63

Base plate pivot screw

64

Top lever spring

65

Top lever spring stub

66

Top lever spring stub screw

67

Left percussion sear

68

Right percussion sear

69-70

Percussion sear spring

71

Percussion sear pin

72

Safety catch thumb piece

74

Safety catch thumb piece spring

76

Safety catch thumb piece plate

79

Trigger

80

Trigger pin

81 Trigger spring

82 Connecting rod stub

83 Connecting rod pin

84 Connecting rod support pin

85 Connecting rod spring

86 Percussion sear connecting rod 89 Tumbler

91 Tumbler push rod spring

92 Tumbler push rod

93 Front trigger guard screw

94 Rear trigger guard screw

95 Trigger guard

96 Trigger guard screw bushing (2)

97 Trigger guard screw locking screw (2)

98 Stock

99 Butt plate

100 Butt plate screw (2)

102 Assembly screw

103 Assembly screw lock-washer

104 Assembly screw washer

105 Rear sight assembly.

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