AutoloAding shotgun
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    ™ AutoloAding shotgun owner’s mAnuAl...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Browning craftsmanship with Maintenance of Oil Finish Stocks ............46 state-of-the-art design and manufacturing. Every detail of the Maxus Hunter shotgun is engineered to provide you the best in Models with Special Finishes ..............47 reliable operation and handling.

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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 Remember, safe gun handling does not stop with your firearm’s mechanical “safety”...

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    5 keep All fireArms unloAded during trAnsport, even before checking for A bArrel obstruction, be certAin when stored in A holster, gun cAse, scAbbArd or your fireArm is completely unloAded, there is not A other contAiner. live shell in the chAmber And the “sAfety” is in the on sAfe position.

  • Page 5: Ammunition

    12 exAmine every shell you put in your fireArm. 17 be sure of your tArget And bAckstop, pArticulArly during low light periods. We assume no responsibility for the use of unsafe or improper firearm and ammunition combinations or damage or injury Know the range of your ammunition.

  • Page 6: Nomenclature

    Barrel on your fireArm. Bolt handle Buttstock It is your responsibility to secure the most up-to-date information on the safe handling procedures of your Browning firearm. We muzzle assume no liability for incidents which occur when unsafe or Forearm receiver “safety”...

  • Page 7: Serial Number

    (Figure 3). Clean the barrel using a cleaning rod and patch as explained under The serial number of your Maxus shotgun is found on the left side of “Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions” on page 35.

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    4 Slide the gas system (push rod end first) onto the magazine tube. Align the push rod with the slot in the left side of the receiver. The Maxus shotgun is delivered in the box with the barrel removed (Figure 7). Make sure the gas system spring is properly positioned.

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    figure 8 figure 9 1 Lock the bolt rearward by pulling the operating handle fully to the rear. NOTICE! never Allow the Action to slAm closed by pressing the bolt releAse button without the bArrel instAlled. if the bolt is releAsed forwArd with the bArrel removed, the operAting hAndle will strike the receiver And cAuse dAmAge.

  • Page 10: Magazine Capacity

    Maxus 12 gauge, 3" chamber models will shoot all 12 gauge, 2¾" and bolt releAse button without the bArrel instAlled. if the bolt is 3", 1 oz. and heavier factory lead and steel field loads. Maxus 12 gauge, releAsed forwArd with the bArrel removed, the operAting 3½"...

  • Page 11: Three-shot Adaptor (plug)

    figure 10 figure 11 figure 12 1 Lock the bolt rearward by pulling the operating handle fully to the rear. NOTICE! never Allow the Action to slAm closed by pressing the bolt releAse button without the bArrel instAlled. if the bolt is releAsed forwArd with the bArrel removed, the operAting hAndle will strike the...

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    l o a d i n g the magazine, using your thumb to position it fully forward in the magazine tube. Make sure the rim of the shell engages the shell stop and is held fully inside the magazine tube. It will make an when loAding your shotgun AlwAys keep the muZZle pointed audible click when fully inserted.

  • Page 13: Firing

    F i r i n g figure 14 the shotgun is now reAdy to fire by simply moving the never loAd A shell into the chAmber or plAce the “sAfety” in “sAfety” to the off sAfe the off sAfe position unless shooting is imminent. AlwAys keep position And pulling the the muZZle pointed in A sAfe direction.

  • Page 14: Unloading

    u n l o a d i n g 6 Using your index finger, feel the opening of the magazine to make sure there are no shells that have not been fed from the magazine and ejected. Visually inspect the chamber, feed mechanism and when unloAding your shotgun AlwAys plAce the “sAfety”...

  • Page 15: Magazine Cut-off

    And cAuse dAmAge to your shotgun. chamber from the magazine. All Maxus shotgun barrels are threaded to accept the Invector-Plus ™ i n t e r C h a n g e a B l e C h o K e t u B e s Y s t e m choke system.

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    Replacement and additional tubes and wrenches are available from your Browning dealer, or by contacting the Browning Customer Service Department at (800) 333-3288. C h o K e t u B e s e l e C t i o n...

  • Page 17: Adjusting Length Of Pull

    2 Add or subtract spacers to fit your firearm to your specifications Spacers can be ordered through your Browning dealer or by calling (Figure 21). After making an adjustment hold the shotgun to your our Customer Service Department at (800) 322-4626.

  • Page 18: Adjusting Cast/drop At Comb

    figure 22 3 When you are satisfied with the Cast is the offset of the buttstock from the longitudinal center line of length of pull, start the screws the firearm. Some right-handed shooters like the stock to angle away through the pad and spacer(s) (cast off) from their face, making their line of sight more directly in into the holes in the stock.

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    The versatility of your new shotgun can be extended with an extra and install the shim you have barrel. Maxus shotgun barrels are interchangeable within a given selected (Figure 25). Make figure 24 gauge and chamber length. No special fitting is required. However,...

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    A normal amount of either is Your Maxus shotgun will function better and more reliably over a common and not serious. longer period of time if it is properly maintained and kept clean.

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    be easier to remove the piston sleeve spring to clean the interior of the piston sleeve. Spray the inside of the gas piston. A green most solvents Are highly flAmmAble. weAr eye protection And Scotch-Brite kitchen scrub pad works best for removal of heavy ®...

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    The trigger We suggest cleaning the trigger group with a quality aerosol gun group and bolt assembly of your Maxus shotgun are designed to be solvent. Allow it to dry and then very lightly oil the moving parts.

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    figure 31 figure 32 weAr eye protection when disAssembling And cleAning your shotgun to prevent springs, spring-loAded pArts, solvents or other Agents from contActing your eyes, resulting in injury. keep All Ammunition AwAy from the cleAning AreA. never test the mechAnicAl function of your shotgun with live Ammunition.

  • Page 24: Removal Of The Trigger Group, Lubricating The Action Tube And Spring

    5 Replace the operating handle by inserting it in its slot in the bolt. weAr eye protection when disAssembling And lubricAting your 6 Open and close the action several times to make sure the bolt slide shotgun to prevent springs, spring-loAded pArts, solvents or link and recoil spring follower are properly engaged.

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    4 Carefully rest the shotgun vertically on a rag with the action tube Browning firearm. down to allow any excess oil to drain out of the action tube. Wipe away any excess oil.

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    If your firearm should require service or repairs, we suggest you first contact a local recommended Browning Firearms Service Center. To locate a service center visit, contact our Customer Service Department or your Browning firearms dealer for the address of the Service Center nearest you.

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    Browning.Com Browning us: Morgan, Utah 84050-9326 Browning Canada: Browning Canada Sports Ltd/Lteé, St-Laurent, Quebec H4S 1W6 Browning intl: Parc Industriel des Hauts-Sarts, B-4040 Herstal, Belgium NEU0903.1/08121...

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