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Browning A-5 speed load question

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by burke3265, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. burke3265

    burke3265 New Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Hi all, new here, looking for help. I have a 1948 browning a-5 in good condition, but I cannot get the speed load feature to work.

    With the chamber open, I should be able to introduce a shell into the bottom, which should then feed automatically into the chamber, and should allow me to continue to feed into the magazine.

    However the only way I can do the above is to press in the bolt release button. Magazine cut-off is in the correct position.

    Is there a trick to re-assembling that I've missed?

  2. Gordon

    Gordon Mentor

    Dec 26, 2002
    central Kali.
    You have to have the 2 piece cartridge lifter for this feature to work with out pushing release, which was introduced on FN built guns that have the cross bolt safety(or maybe the first post war guns didn't have them yet!). You can put one in if you like the gun, by buying used parts on e bay or the necessary parts at Brownells or Gunparts.BTW maybe your gun is an "American Browning" built by Remington, which did NOT have the feature!

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