Question on Semi-Auto Shotgun


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miamivicedade
December 30, 2012, 03:41 PM
Hi all,

I just got back from the range, and was doing a thorough cleaning of my shotgun. It's an A300 Beretta. After disassembling, cleaning and reassmbling, I noticed the following things:

After I put it back together and pull the trigger, to test that it's firing, It is hard to pull back on the cocking handle. Also, after the trigger is pulled, I can not activate the safety until the cocking handle is pulled back.

Is this normal?

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XTrooper
December 30, 2012, 03:50 PM
Both normal.

On some, but not all shotguns (and rifles), you can't engage the safety unless the action is cocked. Your manual may tell you if this is normal for your particular gun.
It's harder to pull the charging handle back after you've pulled the trigger because you are now re-cocking the action so there is added resistance.

miamivicedade
December 30, 2012, 04:23 PM
Thanks Trooper. I tend to baby my guns, so I was pulling back really light. When I felt the resistance, I didnt want to pull too hard because I felt I might break something. Appreciate the help!

miamivicedade
December 30, 2012, 04:35 PM
Found the safety answer:

"WARNING: The safety can only be engaged with the hammer cocked. The
hammer is cocked by pulling back the breech bolt. When the safety button
shows the red ring, the SAFETY IS DISENGAGED (Fig. 14), so the firearm is
ready for use. When the red ring is not visible on the safety button, the SAFETY
IS ENGAGED (Fig. 15)."

XTrooper
December 30, 2012, 07:35 PM
Outstanding! ;)

JAshley73
December 31, 2012, 10:23 AM
Is this a new A300 outlander, or an 70's-80's vintage A300? My 86' vintage A303 behaves this same way...

Sauer Grapes
December 31, 2012, 02:40 PM
One of the guys at the club just bought one of these. Good luck with it! Nice gun!

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