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Distributed in Canada by: 8rowning Arms Co. of Canada, ltd.
5350 Ferrier Street, Montreal, Que. H4P 1L9
GAS OPERATED AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN
NOMENCLATURE
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.
CAUTION
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 gun’s mechanical safety. It starts there. Handle
your gun at all times with deep respect
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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.
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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.
GENERAL OPERATION
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.
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MOUNTING THE BARREL TO ACTION
Your Browning 2000 is packaged and
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.
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).
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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.
CLOSING THE BREECH
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.
CROSS-BOLT SAFETY
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 gun’s 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
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right side of the trigger guard. Unlike many
other guns with cross bolt safeties, no extra
parts are necessary for this conversion.
LOADING
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 2 0 0 0 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!
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(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.
SWITCH LOADS FAST
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.
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FIRING
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.
BREAKING IN WITH LIGHT LOADS
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.
UNLOADING
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.
MAGAZINE PLUG
A magazine plug, restricting the Browning
2000’s 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
MAGAZINE FOLLOWER
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.
CAPACITY
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.
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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.
INTERNAL GAS SYSTEM
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 season’s end. Trap
and skeet shooters will perhaps want to clean
it more frequently It’s a matter of shooting
conditions and judgment.
DISMANTLING AND CLEANING THE
GAS SYSTEM
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
ARE UNDER SPRING
RETAIN THEM AS Y
W I T H D R A W G A S Pi
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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BROYYNING
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.
NOTE:
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.
123&
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PARTS LIST
12 AND 20 GAUGE GAS OPERATED SHOTGUN
B-2000
DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION
PART #
Part #
12001
12005
l 12010
Action 8ar Left 12, 20 ga.
Action 8ar Right 12, 20 ga.
Action Bar Right (4), 1 2 ,
12012
12014
*12024
* 12025
*12028
*12034
*12036
12040
12042
12046
12047
12049
12052
12054
12056
12058
12060
* 12068
* 12070
12075
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, 2 0 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
12079
12080
12081
12085
12087
12090
12092
12095
12098
12101
12105
1
2
1
1
3
12113
12115
12118
12122
12124
12128
12130
12132
12136
12138
12142
12146
12150
12156
12159
*12162
12168
12171
12173
12176
12186
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,
ga.
12190
12198
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
12208
12 ga.
Forearm, Field 20 ga.
12212
Forearm, Semi Beavertail
12214
20 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
12223
12 ga.
12224
Forearm Cap 20 ga.
12225 Forearm Cap w/Eyelet
20 ga.
12227
Forearm Cap Buffer 12 ga.
1 2 2 2 9 Forearm Cap Buffer 20 ga.
1 2 2 3 1 Forearm Cap Buffer Washer
20 ga. only
12232
Forearm Cap Plunger 12,
20 ga.
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.
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PART #
PART #
DESCRIPTION
Forearm Cap Plunger
Spring 12,20 ga.
*12240
Forearm Liner 12 ga.
*12242
Forearm Liner 20 ga.
* 1 2 2 4 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.
12287
12289
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.
12310
12312
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.
1 2 3 4 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.
1 2 3 5 4 Mainspring P i n - H a m m e r
DESCRIPTION
*l2378
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.
*l2384
Receiver 12 ga. Field Type 2
Receiver Assembly 12 ga.
Trap & Skeet
Receiver Assembly 20 ga.
12358
12237
12360
12362
12366
12370
12374
Receiver 20 ga. Field Type 2
Receiver Assembly 20 ga.
12394
12396
12398
12402
12406
12408
*12415
*12417
12420
12421
12422
12424
12428
*12432
*12434
12438
12442
12445
12452
12453
12454
12458
12356 Mainspring Pin-Trigger
Guard 12 ga.
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 1 2 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 n‘1977 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.
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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
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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
GAS ENTRANCE APER
IN MAGAZINE TUBE
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
i the gas piston and
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
under any circumstances tap the gas piston
bar with a hammer or other object. If you
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.)
TO SHOOT 3" MAGNUMS
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
purchase a different action nor alter the gas
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system in any way. The gas ports in the
barrels differ, so that you can interchange
23/4" 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 23/4" Mag
num Ioads 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" 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
the ejector port with the shorter 23/4" Mag_
num shells he indeed may also use them if
desired.
DISASSEMBLY OF THE ACTION
PeriodicalIy YOU may wish to completely
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:
Besure your gun is unloaded and on safe.
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
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of the receiver. DO NOT LET THE
BOLT SLAM FORWARD.
3. Remove the trigger guard retaining
pin (Figure 17).
Fig. 17
TRIGGER GUARD RETAINING PIN
4. Draw the bolt rearward about 11/2
inches (Figure 18).
CARRIER LATCH
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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
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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.
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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
ACTION SPRING
BOLT S L I D E
CARTRIDGE STOP
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.
REASSEMBLY OF THE ACTION
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
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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
LEFT A C T I O N BAR E N T E R S
BOLT SLIDE FROM TOP
attaches from the bottom (Figure 25). It is
RIGHT ACTION
BAR ENTERS
BOLT SLIDE
FROM BOTTOM
Fig. 25
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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
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STOP
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.
TWO OR MORE: GUNS IN ONE
BY USE OF EXTRA BARRELS
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.
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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.
CLEANING SUGGESTIONS
The correct procedure for cleaning your
shotgun is as follows:
BE CERTAIN YOUR SHOTGUN IS UNLOADED
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.
1.
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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 today’s 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.
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SERIAL NUMBER: The serial number
of your Browning 2000 Shotgun is found on
the underside of the receiver, just forward
of the carrier.
CHOKE MARKING
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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