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M0nkeyWithAGun 09-17-2010 06:18 AM

Need help with my Browning!!!!!!!
I got a Browning A5 last weekend and i need help with how to operate the bugger! So my questions are what does the lever on the left side of the receiver actually do and the only way for me to load shells is to hold the bolt release button so i can push them past the gate. is it normal to have to go through all that to load it? from what i can tell when i have a round in the magazine and the bolt held open with the lever pulled in my direction the round is locked but when i push it in the direction of the muzzle it charges and loads said round. what is the purpose of this? really i just want to know all i can about the operation of this shotgun. The SN# is 335,*** and is FN from what i can tell if that helps.
P.S. i look forward to learning from all u Experienced members :)

winds-of-change 09-17-2010 07:44 AM

When I got my gun I sat down with it and the manual and studied the gun. I really don't know anything about the gun you have as I am very new but I would recommend really learning and reading the manual. If you don't have the manual, the manufacturer's website for guns usually offers free manuals, either online or sent to your home. Good luck with your gun and have fun with it. :)

c3shooter 09-17-2010 01:03 PM

007BondJamesBond007 09-17-2010 01:28 PM

Read The Manual
Read the manual the Browning has a Magazine Cut-Off. See pages 13 & 14.

mudpuppy 09-18-2010 12:31 AM

The lever on the left is the magazine lock. It allows you to lock the magazine, cycle the bolt to remove the shell from the chamber, and still have rounds in the magazine. When I duck hunted a lot, when getting into the boat, I would lock the magazine, remove the round from the chamber by cycling the bolt, press the bolt release to close the action, flip the magazine lock lever back and then have rounds ready to chamber by simply cycling the bolt. It really is a nice way to have the gun "semi" ready but safe since no round is in the chamber.

Some models of the A5 require you to press the bolt release in order to load the gun. After a while it becomes second nature and you don't even realize you are doing it. I hunted with Remington Model 11's and Browning A5's for many, many years and they worked the same. Use it a lot and you will love it. Anything you need to know about Browning A5's can be answered at • View forum - Browning Shotguns. There are some real A5 experts on that forum.

M0nkeyWithAGun 09-20-2010 09:14 PM

Thank you Mudpuppy everything makes so much more sense :o

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