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pungu 4:25am on Thursday, September 16th, 2010 
On gas still get an average, 28.7 to 29 MPG has a monitor to tell you, not that great for what one would think a hybrid has, but like I said.
zhu 8:33pm on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 
This is the eighth Honda of our last twelve vehicles, the rest being trucks. Solid reliability.
quizar 4:59pm on Monday, August 30th, 2010 
My wife and I have owned a 2004 Honda Accord LX 4 door sedan for the last 2-1/2 years. It has been a great car that have served us well.
lukeprog 12:19am on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 
hey if you are looking for car in which you want space and looks than this car is the best car for you in this car the major attraction point is look ...
martymart 12:07am on Friday, July 23rd, 2010 
On gas still get an average, 28.7 to 29 MPG h...  The car does not use gas 35MPH and under. Leather, and all the tricks and whistles No spare tire. This is the eighth Honda of our last twelve v...  Solid reliability, great overall handling qualities, excellent road mileage, very good in city.
ndodd 6:44pm on Monday, May 24th, 2010 
We have a small auto repair business. This is a blessing in that it helps us to better understand what types of vehicles are easily maintained.
ariexpc 11:14pm on Friday, April 30th, 2010 
bought my accord for twelve hundred quid, two months later the landey sensor packed up. I bought my 2004 Honda Accord 2.2TDCi Tourer in Dec 08. It cost £4500 and had 91K on the clock with a FSH.
Mauro.ant 4:26pm on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 
The Honda Accord 2.0i VTEC SE is a fantastic car, a respectable 0-60 in just over 10 seconds and fuel economy not all that bad for a 2 litre. The Honda Accord 2.0i VTEC SE is very well kitted out. Can be long as engine is well revved. Pretty economical for 2l. engine.
david.omar 4:22am on Sunday, March 14th, 2010 
Prior to getting my first Honda in 2006, I had owned and driven 2 Ford Mustang hatchbacks and a Chevy Z24. All were v-6 engines. One foot on the accelerator, one on the clutch. One hand on the steering wheel, one on the gearshift. Throw it into gear and watch it go.

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In conventional gun terminology, the position and movement of gun parts are described as they occur with the gun horizontal, in normal firing position; i.e., the muzzle is forward or front; butt stock is rearward or rear; trigger is underneath; the rib is on top. a. A L W A Y S V I S U A L L Y C H E C K YOUR SHOTGUN - to be certain that it does not inadvertently contain any ammunition. Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately make sure the gun is on safe and the chamber and magazine are unloaded. b. A L W A Y S K E E P Y O U R G U N S SAFETY IN THE ON SAFE POSITION - even if you are certain the gun is unloaded. Check and double check, frequently while you are hunting. Be sure contact with a twig, a tumble on slippery terrain, the moment of excitement after a shot, or a dozen other seemingly innocent incidents have not left you with a gun, off safe. Never point a gun you are certain is on safe at anything you do not intend to shoot. Safe gun handling does not stop with your guns mechanical safety. It starts there. Handle your gun at all times with deep respect 1


and with alert consideration to all within its range. c. ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE OF YOUR GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION - even though you are certain the gun is unloaded and on safe. Never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot. d. ALWAYS UNLOAD YOUR SHOTGUN WHEN NOT IN USE - As a safety precaution it is preferable to disassemble your gun for storage. Store your gun and ammunition separately - beyond the reach of children. e. DO NOT PUT A 20 GAUGE SHELL IN A 12 GAUGE GUN - if you value your gun and yourself. We strongly recommend that all shells of different gauges be stored in completely separate and well-marked containers. NEVER store shells of mixed gauges in a common container or IN YOUR POCKETS. EXAMINE EVERY SHELL YOU PUT IN YOUR GUN. The most certain way to bulge or rupture the finest barrel is to drop a 20 gauge shell into a 12 gauge chamber. The 20 gauge shell, unfortunately, will not fall completely through the barrel; its rim is caught by the FRONT of a 12 gauge chamber. Your gun will misfire, and under conditions of carelessness made lethal by haste, a 12 gauge shell can be loaded behind the 20. You could not deliberately have creat2
ed a more serious hazard to your gun and yourself. f. BEWARE OF BARREL OBSTRUCTIONS - for the safety of both your gun and yourself. Mud, snow and an infinite variety of other objects may inadvertently lodge in a barrel bore. It takes only one small obstruction to ruin (swell or rupture) the finest of shotgun barrels. g. DO NOT SNAP THE HAMMER ON AN EMPTY CHAMBER - THE CHAMBER MAY NOT BE EMPTY! Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun - even though you are certain the gun is unloaded. It is unnecessary to snap the hammer to prevent weakening of the main spring. It will not weaken even though the hammer is left cocked indefinitely. Neither will snapping the hammer on an empty chamber damage or break the firing pin. AMMUNITION: The gauge and maximum acceptable load are stamped on the right side of the barrel. Never use a load that exceeds these specifications. Magnum shells may be used so long as the cartridge length does not exceed the length stamped on the barrel. That is, a 12 gauge shotgun stamped 12 gauge shells - 2 3/4 inches may use 2 3/4 inch 12 gauge Magnum loads but not 3 inch 12 gauge Magnum loads. 3

CAUTION: Do not take the measurement of an unfired shell to determine the length. An unfired 2 3/4" shell, for example, only measures about 2 1/2". Most shell boxes are stamped as to the length of the shells they contain and some shells are actually individually marked as to their length. The Browning 2000 must be used only with the gauge of ammunition stamped on the barrel. The barrel and action of this shotgun have been made with large safety margins over the pressures developed by established commercial loads. Nevertheless, Browning can assume no responsibility for incidents which occur through the use of cartridges of non-standard dimension or those developing excessive pressures.


This shotgun is gas-operated. A portion of the expanding powder gases is bled off through gas ports in the barrel and used to operate the mechanism. During rearward travel, the bolt extracts and ejects the spent shell and cocks the hammer. During forward travel, a new round is fed from the magazine to the chamber. This operation is semi-automatic; the trigger must be released and pulled to fire each successive shot. After the last shell has been fired, the breech bolt locks open. This of course, facilitates speedy reloading. 4
shipped with the forearm attached to the receiver and magazine tube. In order to install the barrel it is necessary to remove the forearm from the magazine tube and affix the forearm on the barrel before mounting the barrel to the action. Follow the stens below: 1. THOROUGHLY CLEAN ALL ANTIRUST COMPOUND FROM THE BARREL,THE BORE AND OTHER METAL SURFACES. Remove with any good quality gun oil or gun cleaning solvent. 2. Unscrew the forearm cap and remove the forearm from the magazine tube. 3. Affix the forearm to the barrel by locating the entire forearm rearward of the barrel ring and gently sliding the forearm forward until the barrel ring is seated against the rubber forearm bushing (Figure 1). Do not force the rearward end of the forearm upward around the barrel as this could split the forearm.

MOUNTING THE BARREL TO ACTION Your Browning 2000 is packaged and
4. Draw the breech bolt rearward so that it remains locked back. Be sure the safety is on safe. 5. Grasp the butt stock by the pistol grip and anchor the butt end on your hip. With your other hand grasp the forearm and barrel and after a final glance through the bore to be sure there is no barrel obstruction, carefully work the forearm down the magazine tube and introduce the barrel extension into the receiver (Figure 2).
6. As the barrel and forearm are seated into final position, be certain the Ushaped cut in the barrel extension (Figure 3) mates fully against the

Fig. 3

barrel guide in the upper inside of the receiver (Point A, Figure 4). Also
check that the metal forearm tabs in the rearward end of the forearm (Figure 5) slide into the opposing receiver recesses (Point B, Figure 4). 7. Screw the forearm cap onto the magazine tube. HAND TIGHTEN ONLY.
Never apply a wrench or any kind of severe force. Removing the barrel is simply done by reversing the above procedure. If you prefer to store your gun with the action and barrel separated, it is suggested that the forearm be attached to the magazine tube and receiver. This secures your forearm and prevents it from possible damage. Do not press the carrier latch and let the breech bolt ride home under its own force, unless the bolt is actually feeding a round into the chamber. It is always advisable, whenever the bolt is being closed on an empty chamber or being closed after the barrel has been removed from the action, to hook your thumb or finger around the bolt operating handle and let the bolt ease forward.


The cross bolt safety blocks the trigger from operating. In the off safe or fire position a red warning band is visible, on the left side of the trigger guard_, alerting the shooter of the guns ready-to-fire status. To accommodate left hand shooters, this safety can be reversed by a gunsmith in a matter of minutes. When reversed, of course, the red warning band will then appear on the 8


right side of the trigger guard. Unlike many other guns with cross bolt safeties, no extra parts are necessary for this conversion. BE SURE THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE D I R E C T I O N , A N D T H E SAFETY I ON SAFE. The Browning is equipped with the speed loading system Browning Automatic shotguns are famous for. It is not necessary to jiggle the first round into the chamber and then trip the carrier latch (bolt release) to ready the first round for firing. Nor is it necessary to insert a round into the magazine and then cycle the bolt to chamber the first round After being sure the breech bolt is locked open, all you do is thumb the first round into the loading port on the left side of the receiver. Push this first round forward so that the brass head of the shell is about an inch forward of the carrier latch trip (Figure 6). Release the shell by withdrawing your thumb completely out of the loading port and letting the shell slam rearward against the


carrier latch trip. Instantly this round will be whisked into the chamber ready for firing! 9
(Remember to keep your fingers away from the ejection port on the opposite side of the receiver. The bolt drives forward with force during the loading of this first round.) The second, third and fourth shells to be loaded are then thumbed completely into the magazine. You will not be able to insert the fifth shell you load completely into the magazine. This fifth shell (the second shell in lineup for firing) is inserted so that it lays in the loading port with the crimped end protruding only partly into the magazine (Figure 7). Be
certain that this shell lays straight and is entirely within the loading port. It is held firmly in this position and will not fall out or rattle. This is also true when the plug is installed - the third (last) shell to be loaded (second in firing sequence) lays visible in the loading port. The shell which lays visible in the loading port can be quickly removed, if you want to switch loads in a hurry. Suppose your 2000 is loaded with duck loads and geese decide to veer your way. Simply pluck the visible shell from the loading port and insert a goose load. Cycle the bolt. Your chambered duck load will eject, and the goose load will be chambered. 10


Once loaded, all that is necessary to fire the gun, of course, is to push the safety to the fire position and pull the trigger. The first shell will fire and be ejected. The second will automatically be chambered. The trigger must be released and pulled to fire each successive shot. THE BREECH REMAINS OPEN after the last shot has been fired. This allows you to reload quickly, if you desire to. If the initial shooting of your 12 g a. B-2000 is done with trap, skeet or light field loads, you may experience a few malfunctions in the first box or two of shells. After this short break-in period your B-2000 will operate well with light or heavy loads. As well as speed loading, the Browning 2000 features speed unloading. Before unloading, BE SURE THE SAFETY IS ON SAFE AND THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. The shells in the loading port and magazine are unloaded first. Simply ease the shell


in the loading port outward with your thumb until you can remove it. To remove the shells in the magazine depress the cartridge stop. The cartridge stop (Figure 8) projects from the bottom of the bolt slide. With the cartridge stop depressed let each shell ride rearward and out of the loading port. In this manner you can remove all the shells except the one in the chamber. This shell is removed by drawing the breech bolt rearward and catching the shell as it ejects. A magazine plug, restricting the Browning 2000s capacity to 3 shots, is furnished with each gun. TO INSTALL THE PLUG first remove the trigger group (see pages 23 and 24). Merely push


the solid end of the magazine plug through the opening in the follower until the plug is


completely within the magazine (Figure 9). Important: Be certain that the split end of the magazine plug is rearward. TO REMOVE THE PLUG first remove the trigger group (see pages 23 and 24). Then take an empty shotshell and place the mouth of the shell against the magazine follower (Figure 10). Thumb this empty shell far enough into the magazine to place a second empty shell behind the first. Then press the second empty shell into the magazine (Figure 11). Some pressure with the thumb will be required, since it causes the split rearward end of the magazine plug to compress and emerge through the hole in the magazine follower and into the inside of the first empty shell. Ease the shells rearward and out of the magazine.
You will now see the plug protruding from the follower. Simply pull the plug from the magazine follower (Figure 9). Now reinstall the trigger group. With the plug removed your 2000 has a capacity of five 2 3/4" shells. When it is set up to fire 3" magnum shells with a 3" magnum barrel, the capacity is four 3" shells. 13


With the plug installed the capacity is reduced to three shells - whether the 2000 is set up to fire 2 3/4" shells only or 3 magnum shells.


The Browning 2000 has a uniquely designed, extremely reliable gas system. It is compactly contained within the magazine tube. This makes it less accessible to dirt and allows a slim forearm design. The gas is sealed off so that it cannot blow rearward into the forearm, along the action bar assembly and toward the action The gas is vented forward through the hole in the forearm cap. How often should you strip down the gas system and clean it? There is no rule of thumb. It depends somewhat on the type of ammunition you use and how heavily you shoot your gun. Hunters will probably want to clean the system at the seasons end. Trap and skeet shooters will perhaps want to clean it more frequently Its a matter of shooting conditions and judgment.
Dismantling the gas system is very simple. Make sure the safety is on and draw the breech bolt rearward until it locks open. Unscrew the forearm cap and remove the barrel and forearm. You will notice the gas piston bar project14
ing from each side of the magazine tube (Figure 12). Remove this simply by pushing it
b8Sx:9 _< from one side and withdrawing it from the other (Figure 13). As you do this hold your
finger or thumb against the gas cylinder plug which protrudes slightly from the forward end of the magazine tube (Figure 13). This is necessary because the gas system is under spring tension. Now ease the gas system components forward out of the magazine tube. Carefully note the sequence of parts as you withdraw them from the magazine tube (Figure 14).

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Automatic 2000 Gas Operated Shotgun
This page contains the schematic for the 12 gauge B-2000. F o r corresponding 20 gauge. part numbers refer to t h e p a r t s list o n @-I2394 the following page.
lMP0RTANT: W h e n o r d e r i n g p a r t s , list code number, part name, gauge, model and serial number.


l 12014 *12024 * 12025 *12028 *12034 *12060 * 12068 * Action 8ar Left 12, 20 ga. Action 8ar Right 12, 20 ga. Action Bar Right (4), , Action Spring 12 ga. Action Spring 20 ga. 8arrel Ring 12 ga. 8arrel Ring 20 ga. 8arrel Guide 12, 20 ga. 8olt 12 ga. 8olt 20 ga. Bolt Slide 12 ga. Bolt Slide 20 ga. Butt Plate 20 ga. 8utt Plate 12 ga. Butt Plate Screw 12, g a. Butt Stock, Field 12 ga. 8utt Stock, Trap 12 ga. 8utt Stock, Skeet 12 ga. 8utt Stock, Field 20 ga. Butt Stock, Skeet 20 g a. Carrier 12 ga. Carrier 20 ga. Carrier Cartridge Limit Pin 12, 20 ga. Carrier Cartridge Pin 12 ga. Carrier Cartridge Pin 20 ga. Carrier Cartridge Spring 12, 20 ga. Carrier Cartridge Stop 12 ga. Carrier Cartridge Stop Carrier Dog 12 ga. Carrier Dog 20 ga. Carrier Dog Pin 12, 20 ga. Carrier Dog Spring 12, 20 ga. Carrier Dog Spring Guide 12, 20 ga. Carrier Latch 12 ga. Carrier Latch 20 ga. Carrier Latch Pin 12 ga. Carrier Latch Pin.20 ga. Carrier Latch Spring 12, Carrier Latch Spring Plunger 12, 20 ga. Carrier Latch Trip 12 ga. Carrier Latch Trip 20 ga. *12198 Carrier Latch Trip Pin 12 ga. Carrier Latch Trip Pin 20 ga. Carrier Pin 12, 20 ga. Carrier Release 12 ga. Carrier Release 20 ga. Carrier Release Pin 12, 20 ga. Carrier Spring 12, 20 ga. Cartridge Stop 12, 20 ga. Cartridge Stop Pin 12, 20 ga. Cartridge Stop Spring 12, 20 ga. Disconnector 12, 20 ga. Disconnector Pin 12, 20 ga. Disconnector Spring 12, 20 ga. Disconnector Spring Plunger 12. 20 ga. Extractor 12,20 ga. Extractor Spring 12, 20 ga. Extractor Spring Plunger 12,
Firing 12, ga. 12, 20 ga. Firing Pin Bushing Pin 12, 20 ga. 12202 Firing Pin Spring 12, 20 ga. 12206 Forearm, Field 12 ga. Forearm, Semi Beavertail ga. Forearm, Field 20 ga. 12212 Forearm, Semi Beavertail ga. 12216 Forearm Bushing 12 ga. Forearm Bushing 20 ga. 12220 Forearm Bushing Washer 20 ga. only Forearm Cap 12 ga. 12222 Forearm Cap w/Eyelet ga. 12224 Forearm Cap 20 ga. 12225 Forearm Cap w/Eyelet 20 ga. 12227 Forearm Cap Buffer 12 ga. 9 Forearm Cap Buffer 20 ga. 1 Forearm Cap Buffer Washer 20 ga. only 12232 Forearm Cap Plunger 12, 20 ga.



PART # *l2378

DESCRIPTION Mainspring Pin-Trigger Guard 20 ga. Operating Handle 12 ga. Operating Handle 20 ga. Operating Handle Retainer Pin 12, 20 ga. Operating Handle Retainer Pin 12, 20 ga. Operating Handle Retainer Spring 12, 20 ga. Receiver Assembly 12 ga. Receiver 12 ga. Field Type 2 Receiver Assembly 12 ga. Trap & Skeet Receiver Assembly 20 ga. Receiver 20 ga. Field Type 2 Receiver Assembly 20 ga.

Forearm Cap Plunger Spring 12,20 ga. *12240 Forearm Liner 12 ga. *12242 Forearm Liner 20 ga. * 6 Forearm Tabs 12 ga. *12248 Forearm Tabs 20 ga. 12252 Gas Cylinder Plug 12 ga. 12254 Gas Cylinder Plug 20 ga. 12262 Gas Piston 12 ga. 12264 Gas Piston 20 ga. 12268 Gas Piston Bar 12 ga. 12270 Gas Piston Bar 20 ga. 12272 Gas Piston Bar Guide 12 ga. 12274 Gas Piston Bar Guide 20 ga. 12276 Gas Piston Buffer 12 ga. 12278 Gas Piston Buffer 20 ga. 12282 Gas Piston Spring 12 ga. Gas Piston Spring 20 ga. 12284 Gas Piston Valve 12 ga. Gas Piston Valve 20 ga. *12292 Hammer 12 ga. * 12294 Hammer 20 ga. 12298 Hammer Pin 12 ga. 12299 Hammer Pin 20 ga. Inertia Piece 12 ga. 12302 Inertia Piece 20 ga. 12304 123O8 Locking Block 12 ga. Locking Block 20 ga. Magazine Adaptor Three Shot 12, 20 ga. 12315 Magazine Base 12 ga. 12318 Magazine Base 20 ga. 12320 Magazine Base Pin 12 ga. 12322 Magazine Base Pin 20 ga. 12324 Magazine Follower 12 ga. 12326 Magazine Follower 20 ga. 12330 Maaazine Spring 12 ga. 12332 Magazine Spring 20 ga. *12336 Magazine Tube 12 ga. *12338 Maaazine Tube 20 ga. 2 M a & s p r i n g - R i g h t or Left 12, 20 ga. 12348 Mainspring Guide-Right or Left 12. 20 ga. 12352 Mainspring Pin-Hammer 12 ga. 4 Mainspring P i n - H a m m e r 12356 Mainspring Pin-Trigger Guard 12 ga.


*12415 **12432 *12462 12464
Receiver Buffer 12 ga. Receiver Buffer 20 ga. Safety Crossbolt 12, 20 ga. Safety Spring 12, 20 ga. Safety Spring Plunger 12, 20 ga. Safety Spring Retaining Pin 12, 20 ga. S e a r ga. Sear 20 ga. Sear Pin 12, 20 ga. Sight Base Front 12, 20 ga. Sight Bead Front 12, 20 ga. Stock Bolt 12, 20 ga. Stock Bolt Washer 12, 20 ga. Trigger 12 ga. Trigger 20 ga. Trigger Pin 12, 20 ga. Trigger Guard 12 ga. Trigger Guard 20 ga. Trigger Guard Retaining Pin 12 ga. Trigger Guard Retaining Pin 20 ga. Trigger Guard Retaining Pin Bushing 12, 20 ga. Trigger Guard Retaining Pin Spring 12, 20 ga. Trigger Guard Shield 12 ga. Trigger Guard Shield 20 ga.
I n1977 production, these two parts will be combined to form one integral part. I n1977 production, forearm tabs will be part of one integral piece. M a y be purchased only by holder of valid Federal Firearms license. *Indicates part must be fitted by our Service Department or Qualified Gunsmith.
CAUTION: Do not trip the carrier latch and let the bolt fly home when the gas piston bar is removed. The operating handle of the bolt will slam into the front of the receiver and damage it. If you wish to close the bolt at this time, make sure you hold onto the operating handle and let the bolt very slowly ride forward until the operating handle rests against the forward edge of the ejection port. You are now ready to wipe out the magazine tube and clean the components. The gas piston and gas cylinder plug are bronze. If you decide to scrub these components with a brush, be sure you use a typical brass bore cleaning type brush and not a steel brush or any other type that will scratch these components. Use a good quality powder solvent, such as Browning Liquid Gunsmith, to clean the gas system components. Do not use gun oil. This will collect foreign matter. Keep these components clean and dry. Reassemble the gas system components in the exact order as you removed them. Pay 20

particular attention to lining up the slot in the gas piston bar guide (A, Figure 15) with the holes in the gas piston (B, Figure 15) and the magazine tube (C, Figure 15) so that you can easily insert the gas piston bar. Be cer-
tain that the slot in the gas piston bar guide (A, Figure 15) is rearward. This is critical for proper functioning. Also be certain that the aperture in the forward end of the gas
piston is located upward and in alignment with the gas entrance aperture in the top of the magazine tube (Figure 16). To insure that you install the gas piston with this aperture upward, the slot C in the magazine tube and the slots A & B n the gas piston and i gas piston bar guide are machined off center If after installing the gas system in the magazine tube, you cannot easily install the gas piston bar, you have not assembled the components properly. Remove them and be certain the aperture is located upward. Never cannot insert the bar with your fingers, you are not assembling the gas system correctly Also during assembly be sure the concave surface of the gas cylinder plug bears against the gas piston. (Of Interest: During disassembly of the gas system you will have noticed the white gas piston buffer. Buffers are also located in the forearm cap and in the rearward portion of the receiver. These act as shock absorbers greatly cushioning the forceful operation of the gas system and the energy it imparts to the bolt. They help to soften recoil, making your 2000 very pleasant to shoot.)


under any circumstances tap the gas piston bar with a hammer or other object. If you
purchase a different action nor alter the gas 22
If the barrel of your Browning 2000 is chambered for 2 3/4" shells, all you need to shoot 3 magnum loads is an extra barrel chambered for 3 shells. You do not need to
system in any way. The gas ports in the barrels differ, so that you can interchange chambered barrels and 3" chambered /" barrels on the same action NOTE: With the 3 inch Magnum barrel * installed the B-2000 is designed to function reliably with 3 inch Magnum shells While no harm can come from shooting 2/" Mg 34 a num Ioads in the 3 inch chambered M g u an m barrel, it is not advised since the ejector mechanism built into the barrel extension of the 3" barrel to specifically eject 3" cartr i d g e s is not totally dependabIe upon ejection with the shorter cartridges. Should the shooter not mind an occasional hang up in t e ejector port with the shorter 234 Mag_ h /" num shells he indeed may also use them if desired. disassemble your Browning 2000 for a thorough cleaning Your 2000 can be completely stripped down without any tools exceptmg a drive punch or any similar object which wiII enable you to remove the trigger guard retaining pin. Follow the steps below: B sure your gun is unloaded and on safe. e 1. Remove the barrel and forearm and dismantle the gas system as described on page 17. 2. Hold onto the bolt operating handle trip the carrier latch and softly ease the bolt forward unti1 the operating handle rests against the forward part 23

DISASSEMBLY OF THE ACTION PeriodicalIy YOU may wish to completely
of the receiver. DO NOT LET THE BOLT SLAM FORWARD. 3. Remove the trigger guard retaining pin (Figure 17).

Fig. 17

4. Draw the bolt rearward about 11/2 inches (Figure 18).


5. With your other hand trip the carrier latch, grasp the trigger guard (Figure 18) and remove by forcing it slightly forward before attempting to lift it out of the receiver (Figure 19).
Ease the bolt forward again. With the butt stock resting firmly on a workbench or table, grasp the action bar assembly and compress the a c t i o n spring several inches (Figure 20). Remove the bolt operating handle with your other hand. Firm finger 25
pressure removes it easily (Figure 21).

9. To remove the bolt

and bolt slide ease the action bar assembly forward off the magazine tube while depressing the cartridge stop with your finger (Figure 22). The cartridge stop projects from the bottom of the bolt slide. Particularly notice how the double action bars separate from the bolt. This will help you during reassembly later.
You can now easily clean all of these components as well as the inside of the receiver. (See Figure 23.) Again a good solvent is
recommended. Further disassembly of the trigger group is not recommended. NOTE: Do not apply large quantities of oil to the trigger group or other areas of the action. Excessive oil is not necessary and serves to collect dust and minute particles of dirt. Excessive oil could also soak into the stock; softening the walnut and loosening the stock. Only a very, very light film of fine quality gun oil is needed to protect these working parts. Follow the steps below: 1. Slide the action spring onto the magazine tube, compress the action spring and start the action bar assembly onto the magazine tube. Grasp the action bar assembly keeping the spring slightly compressed. 2. Assemble the bolt and bolt slide and align the action bars in their respective 27


recesses in the bolt slide. This is done just forward of the receiver before the bolt is completely inserted into the receiver. Notice that the left (loading port side) action bar enters from the top of the bolt slide (Figure 24) while the right action bar
attaches from the bottom (Figure 25). It is


Fig. 25

easiest to cant the bolt assembly to the left and attach the left action bar first, then rotate the bolt assembly to the right and downward until the right action bar is engaged. 3. Keeping the action bars located in the bolt slide with your fingers (Figure 26) carefully orient the bolt assembly in the appropriate receiver channels and push rearward on the action bar assembly until the bolt assembly slides into the receiver.

Fig. 26

4. Insert the bolt operating handle and gradually release pressure on the action bar assembly. 5. Draw the bolt partially rearward and insert the trigger group (Figure 27). Replace the trigger guard retaining pin. CAUTION: While inserting the trigger group be careful not to scratch the undersurface of the receiver with the carrier cartridge 29
stop. (This is the long, slender, unblued piece of metal which lies alongside the carrier; see Figure 27.) If you will tip the trigger group so that you introduce the carrier and the carrier cartridge stop into the receiver first, you can easily avoid scratching the receiver. 6. Lock the bolt open. 7. Replace the gas system (see pages 19 and 20) and install barrel and forearm. Use the same gun for multiple shooting conditions merely by changing from one barrel to another of different choke, length and rib. Barrels of the same gauge are completely interchangeable, and no special fitting or altering of the gas system is required. Thus, by merely buying another barrel, you have the utility of another gun at a fraction of the cost of a new gun. a duck gun becomes a skeet gun or a fine upland gun by the mere addition of an extra barrel. 30
NOTE: As pointed out earlier, you do not need a complete separate gun to shoot 3 magnums. An extra 3 magnum barrel is all that is needed. Simply interchange barrels. Altering the gas system is unnecessary. See page 22. NOTE: With the 3 inch Magnum barrel installed the B-2000 is designed to function reliably with 3 inch Magnum shells. While no harm can come from shooting 2 3/4" Magnum loads in the 3 inch chambered Magnum barrel, it is not advised since the ejector mechanism built into the barrel extension of the 3 barrel to specifically eject 3 cartridges is not totally dependable upon ejection with the shorter cartridges. Should the shooter not mind an occasional hang up in the ejection port with the shorter 2 3/4" Magnum shells he indeed may also use them if desired. Please see your Browning dealer for barrel specifications available. The correct procedure for cleaning your shotgun is as follows:

Dismount barrel so that it can be cleaned from the breech end. 2. Using a shotgun rod with tip and patch large enough for snug fit in bore, insert rod and patch in breech end of barrel and run back and forth through bore several times.
3. Inspect bore from both ends for leading by looking through bore toward light. Leading will appear as dull longitudinal streaks and is usually more predominant in the constriction area of the choke and just forward of the chamber. 4. Leading is minimal with todays modern loads. If or when leading should become heavy, it can be removed with a brass bore brush. Use a good powder solvent such as Browning Liquid Gunsmith and scrub bore until leading is removed. To prevent brass bristles from breaking off, the brush should be pushed completely through bore before being withdrawn. 5. After leading has been removed, the bore should be wiped dry and then a slightly oiled patch run through it for preservation. 6. If the gun has been exposed to much dust, dirt, mud or water, the action and gas system should be stripped down and cleaned as outlined in this booklet. 7. Reassemble barrel and wipe all exposed metal surfaces with an oiled cloth making sure to wipe gun clean of all finger marks where moisture will accumulate. 6. The wood surfaces can also be wiped with Browning Gun Oil or they can be polished with any quality furniture wax. 32
SERIAL NUMBER: The serial number of your Browning 2000 Shotgun is found on the underside of the receiver, just forward of the carrier. The choke of your barrel is indicated by a clearly defined mark stamped on the right hand side of the barrel. The code for the choke markings is as follows: * Improved Cylinder **_ Full **S Improved Modified *_ Skeet *** Modified * * Cylinder
SERVICE OR REPAIR If your shotgun should require service or repairs we suggest you first contact a local authorized Browning Firearms Service Center. Your Browning Sporting Goods dealer can tell you the address of the Service Center nearest you or you may call or write our Consumer Information Dept. in Morgan, Utah - (801) 876-2711. Otherwise you may return your shotgun to our own repair facility for servicing. The address is: Browning Service Department Route 4, Box 624-B Tenbrook Road Arnold, Missouri 63010 (3 14) 287-6800 When returning your shotgun for servicing, please be sure to package it securely in a cardboard container. Send a letter to our Service Department clearly describing the trouble experienced and the repairs or alterations desired. If convenient, also enclose a copy o f your letter with the gun.



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J. M. & M. S. BROWNING. MAGAZINE GUN. Patented Feb. 10, 1886. No. 312,183.


National Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection November 18, 1989
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers


he Browning Firearms
Collection, displayed at the Ogden Museum, is an historic assembly of guns invented by John Browning, his son Val, and his father, Jonathan. John Browning had an unusual talent for inventing guns at a time when our country was moving west and there was a need for better weapons to supply food and offer protection from the challenges to this movement both from other men and from wild animals. John Browning held 128 patents covering eighty separate and distinct firearms. Forty four of these firearms were sold to Winchester. Many of these guns are on display at the museum. Some of the cases show the original gun made by Browning, together with the subsequent production models. The cases are unusual in that they are open on all four sides offering a complete view of the guns. Included are the prototypes of the very first effort to
develop a gas operated automatic gun. Examples of all of the hand held firearms developed by Mr. Browning are in the collection. There are rifles of various calibers; shotguns, of all gauges and varying from single shot, to semi-automatic, gas-operated sporting guns; and pistols. In Cody, Wyoming there is a large gun collection sponsored by Winchester Arms. This is mentioned because they give reference to Mr. Browning and his influence upon the different types of guns displayed there. It is referred to as the Browning Connection. The firearms in this collection are over 100 in number. The firearms on exhibit show the workmanship exercised in their production. The engravings made on the very fine sporting models are excellent examples of this craft.
The Union Station collection of inventors and production models of the Browning weapons is without peer and one of Utahs treasures. (Senator Orrin G. Hatch)


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1989 5:00 TO 7:00 P.M.
Welcome and Introductions: Milton A. Buffington, ASME Ivan Rudd, President Union Station Development Corporation Robert A. Hunter, Ogden City Manager
History of Collection: ASME Landmarks Program: Presentation of Plaque:
Joseph P. VanOverveen, P. E. Dr. Richard G. Folsom, P.E., Past President, ASME Ivan Rudd, President Union Station Development Corporation Orrin G. Hatch, United States Senator

Acceptance of Plaque:

Closing Remarks: Tour of Collection

OGDEN UTAH 1878-1926



areas of the United States and the world. Included in the collection are three rifles designed by Johns father Jonathan and several shotguns designed by his son, Val A. Browning. During Johns nineteen year association with Winchester Arms, the company purchased 44 of his guns but manufactured only ten of them. For 20 years, Winchester did not sell an arm designed by one of their own engineers. An argument over Winchesters refusal to manufacture the semi-automatic shotgun and to pay Browning royalties ended this relationship. By 1900, over 75% of the repeating sporting arms on the United States market, both lever and pump, were of Johns invention. Among the models on display are his 1886 Lever Action Repeating Rifle, said by Philip B. Sharpe in his book The Rifle in America - probably the smoothest job ever developed in a lever action gun and the Model 1894 - produced as the Winchester.30/30 (or ThuttyThutty) which startled the gun world by using smokeless powder for a significant increase in pressure. The Model 1894 is still in production 95 years later. Brownings inventions and designs continued to be built by Winchester for many years. These included single shot designs, pump action designs and lever action models. He also invented the famous Colt.45 automatic pistol, the official sidearm of the U.S. military from about 1911 to 1987. Colt automatic pistols have been based on Browning designs since 1896. John M. Brownings military arms were all introduced by and initially produced by Colt. Colt produced Brownings first automatic machine gun in 1895, called the Model 95 or Colt Peacemaker John M. Brownings relationship with Fabrique Nationale of Liege, Belgium began with its contract to produce a.32 caliber semi-automatic pistol which they had fired 500 times without malfunction during a test. They produced one million of these pistols by 1914. Fabrique Nationale named the pistol a

he Browning Firearms Collection located at Union Station in Ogden, Utah could just as well be called the John Moses Browning Collection. For it was his genius that turned a small town gunshop into a world renowned center of development for many types of guns. From his first invention - the 1878 Single Shot Lever Action Rifle, to his last - the Superposed Over-under Shotgun, over 100 inventors and production models are on permanent display. Johns father Jonathan was, in his own right, an accomplished gunsmith. It was in his shop in Ogden that John Moses Browning learned the fundamentals of guns. As a boy of ten, John built his first gun from parts salvaged from his fathers junkpile. Thus began a distinguished career productive of firearms known for their simplicity, accuracy and reliability. Ogden was the focal point of Johns work and the location for four different workshops although eventually over 30 million of his rifles, shotguns, pistols and other firearms would be fabricated in many other
Browning, which word became used as a common noun for the guns throughout Europe and made Browning better known there than in the United States. After the break with Winchester, John M. Browning signed a contract in 1902 with Fabrique Nationale to manufacture his semi-automatic shotgun and production began there in 1903. No sporting gun ever made a more sensational entry into the market and few guns have equalled it in popularity. John considered this gun his most difficult design and most satisfying accomplishment. Forty-four years would pass before a semi-automatic shotgun not designed by Browning would be accepted in the marketplace. So reliable were Browning designs that not a single invention ever failed to perform or to become the most effective and reliable in its class or type. Many are still in production, including the Model 1885 Single Shot Rifle; Model 94 Lever Action Rifle; Auto-5 Semi-automatic shotgun; 22 caliber Semiautomatic rifle; the Superposed Over-under Shotgun and a Pump Shotgun. All of his shotgun models currently produced are popular for upland game and waterfowl hunting as well as for target sports such as trap and skeet.

The inventors and production models displayed include 35 pistols; 33 rifles; 33 shotguns and nine military automatic types as testimony to John Moses Brownings status as the worlds most prolific and significant designer of firearms. He held over 128 patents covering 80 separate and distinct firearms produced by Winchester; Remington; Colt; Fabrique Nationale; Savage Arms, Ithaca and others including General Motors which produced his 50 caliber automatic machine gun among other military designs during periods of national emergency. Whether observed from the standpoint of invention, craftsmanship or performance, the firearms of John Moses Browning as displayed reflect the talent and industry of a man born on the frontier who was the epitome of American genius in designing guns for both sport and military use. When there was a need, he concentrated on the military designs, but he began and ended his career inventing models for the sportsman - his last being the famous Superposed Over-under Shotgun - shortly before he laid down his tools for the last time in 1926.
John M. Brownings Workshop.
he importance of the inventions of Mr. John Browning to the field of Mechanical Engineering and to the history of our country are many. Listed following are a few felt to be of major importance. An example of each of these is on display in the collection.
1. Single-Shot Rifle: The first invention
patented by Mr. Browning was this single shot rifle. A copy of the drawing of this gun is attached. The special design of this firearm was the sliding block or dropping block.
2. Gas Operated Automatic Firearms: The
development of the gas-operated automatic firearms was a major break-through in the progress of firearms in the 19th century. A small amount of the expanding gases, resulting from the burning of the powder in the cartridge, is used to eject the spent shell and to move a new cartridge into the firing chamber. The gas-operated automatic firearms contributed to the security of our country in no less than three major conflicts. Today the concept is used in sporting guns as rifles, shotguns, and pistols. The Browning Model B-80 shotgun was in production until 1988 and is a popular sporting shotgun to this day, as well as the previous Model B-2000. The semi-automatic rifle known as the BAR is still produced today and is a popular sporting gun. It is produced in a number of different calibers.
John Brownings first patented arms design for the single-shot rifle.
4. Lever Action Repeating Firearms: Beginning with the Model 1886 and improved in five subsequent Models, the lever action rifle has been widely used in the West. This principal utilized the action of the lever behind the trigger to remove the spent shell and to load a new shell into the chamber of the rifle. The design used a sliding block to seal the chamber when the gun was fired. Each of the designs modified the sliding block principle to some degree.

3. Recoil Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms: The Browning Model Automatic
5 Shotgun is still in production today. In this firearm, the recoil of the projectile leaving the barrel of the gun is utilized to reload it. This principle is used in both shotguns, rifles, and pistols.
hrough its History and Heritage Programs, ASME endeavors to educate the general public as well as engineers about the worlds rich technological heritage. The oral history, heritage sites, heritage collections, and the landmarks programs provide an excellent panorama of these developments. Steam engines and iron works take us back to the nineteenth century, just as computers and automated production point out the relevance of mechanical engineering in our lives today. The Mechanical Engineering Heritage Site designation serves to note that some event; machine, development, building, or complex of significance occurred or was once present at a particular locale. The Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection designation goes to major museum or other collections that include a number of objects of special significance to the historical mechanical engineering. development of
Landmarks according to ASMEs program, are existing artifacts that represent progressive steps in the evolution of mechanical engineering history, which have contributed to the development of humanity in general. Like the landmarks program, the site and collection designations are defined by the scope of influence of the item. Regional designations are of significance to a particular geographical area within the United States. National designations represent an advance within their field of technology that is significant to the United states as a whole. International designations, found both in the United States and around the world, recognize contributions that have a broad influence in many countries.
C.O. Velzy, President Milton A. Buffington, P.E. Vice Pres. Region XII Laverne Romesberg, History & Heritage Chairman Region XII Charles Howard, Director, Western Regional Office
Dr. Euan F. C. Somerscales, Chairman Robert M. Vogel, Secretary Dr. Robert Gaither Dr. Richard Hartenberg, P.E. Dr. J. Paul Hartman, P.E. J. L. Lee, P.E. Joseph P. VanOverveen, P.E. John H. Lienhard R. Carson Dalzell, P.E., Chairman Emeritus Carron Garvin-Donahue, Staff Liason


J. Norman Smith, PhD, P.E. Chairman Waybe Buhler, Vice-Chairman Patti Case, P.E., Secretary Mark Perry, Treasurer


Mrs. Teddy Griffith Mr. Ed Case, P.E. Mr. Bill Marsh, P. E. Mr. Milton A. Buffington, P.E.
Ivan Rudd, President Lucia D. Browning, Vice President E. Rich Brewer, Chairman - Browning Firearms Museum Advisory Board Val A. Browning, Honorary Chairman - Browning Firearms Museum Advisory Board
Bert Adams, Union Station Conductor Joe Badali, Browning Co. W. Reid Betz, Consultant Bruce Browning, Consultant John Val Browning, Consultant Milton A. Buffington, A.S.M.E. Jan Clement, NRA Museum Manager, Wash. D.C. Steve Denkers, Consultant James Devine, Consultant Gerald Dickson, Consultant W. Hague Ellis, Consultant Don Gobel, President, Browning Co. Ken Griffith, Consultant Herbert Houze, Curator - Cody Firearms Museum Julian Johnson, Union Station Conductor Ralph Johnston, Untion Station Conductor Judy Browning Jones, Consultant Leon Jones, Union Station Development Corp. Thomas J. Koessl, President Browning Collectors Assoc. John A. Lindquist, Consultant Jim McIlrath, Union Station Conductor Wilmer Bud Perry, Union Station Conductor Edward B. Rich, Consultant Fred Selman, Browning Collectors Assoc. Laura Selman, Browning Collectors Assoc. Tom Seppich, President, Union Station Conductors Harmon Williams, Former President, Browning Co. Rory Youngberg, Consultant Dave Zeigler, Browning Co.



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