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Old 03-09-2003, 03:38 PM
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I just got a sweet sixteen browning and heard there is an adjustment necessary if I am going to shoot light vs. heavy loads. I really don' t know anything about these guns so pls offer any suggestions of things I might need to know. I plan to use this gun for the first time during a quail hunt this week so I need comments asap. I went to bass pro and purchased some 2 1/2 dram 7 1/2 shot shells. Will they work ok? Do I need to make any adjustments? Anything else?

Also, what is the small lever used for (on left side of receiver)?

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Old 03-09-2003, 04:14 PM
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I' m sure help is a phone call away. Browning has a technical dept. 1-800 333-3281. I' m sure you have to rearrange the rings. Not sure how they go on a Sweet 16.Those were a sweet shotgun no pun intended. I had a neighbor about 20 years ago with a Sweet 16 NIB.I can' t tell you how many times I tried to buy it from him. He wouldn' t budge. I sure would have liked to have it..


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Old 03-10-2003, 05:30 AM
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The adjustment you are talking about is changing the metal washers in the recoil system.They have to be in a certain series to operate correctly.The small lever is to block off the magazineTo put another shell directly in to the pipe.This holds true for all A-5 model Brownies.If I am not right guys let me know.[&:]
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Old 03-10-2003, 07:39 AM
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It is a recoil operated gun and the adjustments are made under the forearm, to shoot the lighter sporting loads place the top two friction rings that are located above your recoil spring and place them at the base closest to the receiver rplace spring on top of them, replace forearm , but do not attempt to shoot the high brass loads with the rings like this, you will crack your forearm.

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Old 03-10-2003, 07:42 AM
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Swampdog is correct the lever on the left front is the Magazine Cut-off Lever. Meaning it is basically in single shot mode when this level is flipped back to the rear, eventhough yo may have a mag tube full of rounds.

As for the correct sequence or order of the bronze & steel washers on top of the the recoil spring, there is usually a diagram showing the correct order for heavy and light loads pasted inside the forearm. Being that it is a 16ga and not a 12ga 3" mag, there should only be one each of those " Bronze Friction Piece" inside the " Friction Spring" and a " Friction Ring" at the base of the " Recoil Spring" . If I am not mistaken the only adjustments neccesary are:

HEAVY LOADS:
Take the " Friction Ring" from the base or bottom of the " Recoil Spring" and move it to the top of the " Recoil Spring" with the BEVEL facing forward toward muzzle and then place the " Bronze Friction Piece & Friction Spring" against the BEVEL of the " Friction Ring" . Re-assemble the farearm.

LIGHT LOADS:
Take the " Friction Ring" and place it behind or at the bottom of the " Recoil Spring" against the receiver with the BEVEL facing or against the receiver. Re-place your " Recoil Spring" , the your " Bronze Friction Piece & Friction Spring" . Then re-assemble your forearm.
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Old 03-11-2003, 09:20 AM
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Let me be sure I understand.

Here is what Ihave found upon removing foregrip. The spring was obviously visible so I looked for washers on top of the spring. There was a " washer of sorts" which was bronze in color, about a 1/2 inch wide with a black band surrounding it. The washer was not completely a circle since it was cut/open on one side. The inside of this disk was slotted or grooved.

I removed it and then the spring. Under the spring was the stainless steel beveled washer (just one, with no other washers). The bevel was facing the receiver with the flat side facing the muzzle end. Also, regarding springs, there was only one large (appx 9-10 inches in length) spring that slide on the mag tube. I am not missing a friction spring am I (or is this the friction spring)?

Am I missing a washer or other parts? Is the gun set up for light loads already?

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Old 03-11-2003, 08:06 PM
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You had it set up for light loads already. That 1/2" wide slotted washer is the " Bronze Friction Piece" and the split washer surrounding it is the " Friction Spring" . The piece at underneath the " Recoil Spring" is the " Friction Ring" . It appears you have all the pieces there and are not missing any.
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