General Operation

The Browning Gold shotgun is a gas operated, semi-automatic shotgun. It is capable of shooting five shots (with the magazine plug removed using 2 3 4 loads) in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. Upon firing, high pressure gas from behind the shot charge passes through two ports in the barrel, through the gas bracket and into the gas cylinder. I ligh pressure gases force the gas piston rearward, applying pressure to the piston rod. As the piston rod moves rearward, it pushes the...

Adapter Magazine Capacity

The Gold shotgun is delivered with the magazine three shot adapter plug installed in the magazine, limiting magazine capacity to two shells in compliance with federal migratory bird regulations. If you do not wish to be limited to three shots when it is not required by law you can remove or reinstall the three shot adapter plug as follows ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING THIS OPERATION. 1 First, make certain the gun is totally unloaded and the safety is on safe. CHECK THE MAGAZINE,...

After the Last Shot

The breech of the Gold shotgun remains open, with the bolt locked to the rear, after the last shot has been fired. This allows convenient and fast reloading. 1 Place the safety in the on safe position. 2 Drop an appropriate shell into the open breech or into the magazine. 3 Close the action by depressing the carrier release button. EVEN WITH THE BREECH LOCKED OPEN AFTER SHOOTING, DO NOT ASSUME YOUR SHOTGUN IS UNLOADED. ALWAYS INSPECT THE CHAMBER, CARRIER AND MAGAZINE TUBE TO BE SURE THEY...

Serial Number

Browning Gold Trigger Assembly

The serial number of your Gold shotgun is found on the left side of the receiver just below the engraving Gold Hunter. The Gold 12 and 20 gauge shotguns shoot all factory lead and steel 12 or 20 gauge 2 3 4 and 3 loads. Browning can assume no responsibility for incidents which occur through the use of cartridges of nonstandard dimension or those developing pressures in excess of SAAMI Spoiling Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer's Institute established standards. The Gold shotgun is delivered, in...

Firing Your Gold shotgun

Shotgun Choke Notches

With the chamber loaded, all that is necessary to fire the gun is to push in on the safety so that the red warning band is visible on the left side of the trigger guard and pull the trigger. The gas system ejects the fired shell and picks up a new shell from the magazine and chambers it automatically. This is repeated each time you pull the trigger until the last shell has been fired. AFTER SHOOTING, IMMEDIATELY PLACE THE SAFETY IN THE ON SAFE POSITION. tubes in barrels threaded for...

Nomenclature

Browning Gold Gas Piston Mods

In conventional gun terminology, the position and movement of shotgun parts are described as they occur with the shotgun horizontal and in normal firing position i.e. the muzzle is forward or front the butt stock is rearward or rear the trigger is all accessories that you install on your firearm. It is your responsibility to secure the most up-to-date information on the safe handling procedures for your Browning gun. Browning assumes no liability for incidents which occur when unsafe or...

Trigger Group and Bolt Assembly

Benelli Trigger Group

The trigger group or bolt can be removed if the action becomes excessively dirty or wet. If this occurs, disassemble the action for a complete cleaning as explained below. Your Gold shotgun is designed to allow full disassembly of the trigger group and bolt assembly in the field, without any tools. Detailed cleaning procedures are outlined under Cleaning and Maintenance on page 17 and 18. Full disassembly involves removal of the bolt assembly and the trigger group. Any disassembly beyond this...

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Browning Gold Parts Diagram

Schematic is provided for parts identification only and should not be used as a guide to assemble guns. When ordering parts, list part number, part name, caliber, model and serial number. Do not order parts using key numbers. CAUTION Browning parts are made exclusively for Browning guns and are not recommended for use in other guns even though models may be similar. Inadequately fitted parts may be dangerous. Parts List Browning Gold semi-auto 12 amp 20 ga. shotgun_ When ordering parts please...

Thank you for choosing a Browning Gold shotgun

Semi Auto Shotgun Canada

The Gold shotgun represents a new generation of Browning gas-operated semi-autos. The Gold 12 and 20 gauge incorporate the best of traditional Browning craftsmanship and advanced technology. Every detail of the Gold shotgun has been engineered to provide you the best in handling and reliable operation. With a reasonable amount of care your Gold semi-auto shotgun should give you many years of dependable, enjoyable serv ice. Please feel free to write us immediately if you have any observations...