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BPS
PUMP SHOTGUN
O W N E R ' S M A N U A L

Summary of Contents

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    PUMP SHOTGUN O W N E R ’ S M A N U A L...

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    The BPS has a proven design that incorporates the best of Browning workmanship and rugged dependability. The Browning BPS offers the same pride of ownership that one receives from any of our fine shotguns. With a reasonable amount of care your BPS pump shotgun should give you many years of enjoyable service.

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    Y O U A R E R E S P O N S I B L E F O R F I R E A R M S S A F E T Y As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsibilities. How seriously you take these responsibilities can be the difference between life and death.

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    WHENEVER YOU HANDLE ANY FIREARM, OR HAND IT TO SOMEONE, ALWAYS OPEN THE ACTION IMMEDIATELY. VISUALLY CHECK YOUR SHOTGUN’S CHAMBER. Make certain it does not inadvertently contain any ammunition. Always keep the chamber empty and the safety in the “on safe” position unless shooting is imminent. DO NOT TRANSPORT ANY FIREARM LOADED.

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    ALWAYS UNLOAD YOUR SHOTGUN WHEN NOT IN USE. As a safety precaution, it is preferable to disassemble your gun for storage. Store your firearm and ammunition separately –– well beyond the reach of children. Take all safeguards to ensure your shotgun does not become available to untrained, inexperienced or unwelcome hands.

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    EXAMINE EVERY SHELL YOU PUT IN YOUR GUN. DO NOT PUT A 20 GAUGE SHELL IN A 12 GAUGE GUN. DO NOT PUT A 28 GAUGE SHELL IN A 20 GAUGE GUN. DO NOT PUT A .410 BORE SHELL IN A 28 GAUGE GUN.

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    WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING. Unprotected, repeated exposure to gunfire can cause hearing damage. Wear ear protectors (shooting ear plugs or muffs) to guard against such damage. Wear shooting glasses to protect your eyes from flying particles. Always keep a safe distance between the muzzle of your firearm and any persons nearby, as muzzle blast, debris and ejecting shells could inflict serious injury.

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    It is your responsibility to secure the most up-to-date information on the safe handling procedures of your Browning gun. We assume no liability for incidents which occur when unsafe or improper gun accessories or ammunition combinations are used.

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    (Figure 1A). G E N E R A L O P E R A T I O N The Browning BPS shotgun is a manually operated, slide action, repeating shotgun. The release mechanism is operated by moving the slide (forearm) in a rearward motion, followed by a forward motion.

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    FIGURE 1A Receiver Ejection Port Forearm Carrier Three-shot adapter plug Magazine Cap Barrel Barrel Tab Barrel Barrel Extension Guide Ring O P E R A T I O N O F FIGURE 2A FIGURE 2 T H E “ S A F E T Y ” The thumb “safety”...

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    I N I T I A L C L E A N I N G PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE CLEANING YOUR SHOTGUN. C L E A N I N G P A R T S W I T H S P E C I A L F I N I S H E S Be especially careful when cleaning guns with camouflage, Dura-Touch®...

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    loads. Loads of the proper gauge can be intermixed in the magazine, in any order. The length of the chamber is designated on the right side of the barrel (toward the chamber). The rifled choke tube is specially designed for shooting Foster or Sabot type slugs.

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    your finger and push up on the FIGURE 4 button. Left-handed shooters simply lift up on the button with your trigger finger. Specific uses of the slide release button are outlined in the following sections. A S S E M B L Y The BPS is delivered, in the box, Push the forearm forward until the rear of the with the barrel removed and the...

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    NOTE: In order to introduce the barrel extension into the receiver, the carrier must be lowered. To effectively lower the carrier, the forearm must be moved completely to the rear first. Then, the forearm must be partially moved forward (as detailed in Step 2) so that the barrel extension will not bind against the carrier.

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    2 Holding the receiver in one hand, and the barrel in the other, ease the barrel forward off the magazine tube and out of the receiver. IMPORTANT: On BPS Deer and Turkey guns it is necessary to first remove the barrel stabilizing lock washer and split ring before removing the barrel.

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    4 Reinstall the magazine cap. With the magazine adapter removed, the BPS pump shotgun has a total capacity of five 2 ⁄ " loads (four in the magazine and one in the chamber), and a total capacity of four 3" or ⁄...

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    F I R I N G With the chamber loaded, all that is necessary to fire the gun is to push the thumb “safety” forward to the “off safe” position (red warning dot exposed) and pull the trigger. The action of the hammer falling unlocks the slide. Consequently, after firing, it is not necessary to depress the slide release in order to draw the slide rearward.

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    I N T E R C H A N G E A B L E C H O K E S Y S T E M Pre-1983 BPS models are conventionally choked. Most current BPS shotguns have barrels that are threaded to accept the Browning Invector™ choke tube system. You may confirm this by glancing on the right side of your barrel where the specifications are inscribed.

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    DO NOT FIRE THIS SHOTGUN WITHOUT HAVING A PROPER CHOKE TUBE INSTALLED. PERMANENT DAMAGE MAY RESULT TO THE THREADS. DO NOT USE BROWNING INVECTOR OR INVECTOR-PLUS CHOKE TUBES IN ANY SHOTGUN BARRELS NOT SUPPLIED BY US. ALSO, DO NOT USE ANY OTHER CHOKING DEVICE IN ANY SHOTGUN BARRELS SUPPLIED BY US.

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    REMOVED AND CLEANED AFTER EVERY 15-20 SHOTS TO AVOID EXCESS TIGHTENING AND TUBE REMOVAL PROBLEMS. Replacement and additional tubes and wrenches are available from your local Browning dealer, or by writing to: Browning Consumer Department One Browning Place Morgan, UT 84050-9326...

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    Standard Invector ™ tubes are not interchangeable. Invector-Plus tubes are for Browning guns with back-bored barrels and are not for use on older BPS shotguns. Before removing/installing tubes, or reading the rim notch code, make sure your shotgun is fully unloaded.

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    I N V E C T O R - P L U S ( 2 0 G A . & 1 2 G A . ) ™ R I M N O T C H E S P A T T E R N W I T H P A T T E R N W I T H L E A D S H O T S T E E L S H O T...

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    Your BPS can be made suitable for multiple shooting conditions merely by changing from one barrel to another of different length. On all Browning BPS shotguns, barrels of the same gauge and model are completely interchangeable and no special fitting is required.

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    sight. To move the point of impact FIGURE 11 to the LEFT, loosen the screw on Windage Adjustment the left side of the sight and tighten Vertical Adjustment the screw on the right side. This is a process of trial and error. Make small adjustments, then check the point of impact.

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    P E R I O D I C O I L I N G FIGURE 12 Ordinary good judgment will indicate that the metal parts of the gun should receive a light film of oil after the gun has been exposed to weather or handling.

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    forward of the chamber. A normal amount of either is common and is not serious. 5 If leading or plastic residue seems excessive you can remove it by brushing the bores with a brass brush. Make certain there is a choke tube installed.

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    N O T E S...

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    If your firearm should require service or repair, we suggest you first contact a local recommended Browning Firearms Service Center. Contact your Browning sporting goods dealer or call our Service Department for the address of the Service Center nearest you.

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    BROWNING.COM Morgan, Utah 84050-9326 BROWNING US: Browning Canada Sports Ltd/Ltee,St-Laurent, Quebec, H4S 1W6 BROWNING CANADA: Parc Industriel des Hauts-Sarts, B-4040 Herstal, Belgium BROWNING INTL: AO0401/ 03241...

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