It's all about squeezing the brass friction ring on just one end or both ends. The ring that is part of the barrel is cone-shaped to always provide one level of squeeze on the brass ring. Always have the brass ring on top of the spring. The other loose ring provides added squeeze for firing heavy loads when you place it so the cone squeezes the other side of the friction ring. When shooting normal loads, flip it over so the cone side is away from the muzzle. Browning glued a diagram inside the forearm on some I have seen. Do not oil the magazine tube, let the friction ring do its job.Answer
go to the borwning website for detailed instructions to properly install the rings (it is easy)
As always, the best source is the Browning website. Failing that, look at the diagram inside the fore end.
Failing that, unload your gun and put it on safe. Then put the butt on the floor and lock the breach back. Push down on the barrel and unscrew the magazine tube end cap. Slowly release pressure on the barrel and carefully remove it. DO NOT release the breach block till the barrel is back in place. Remove the fore end.
Now, you ALWAYS want the brass friction ring to have the heavier bevel toward the muzzle. If you are shooting normal loads the order from muzzle to butt should be as follows: brass friction ring with larger bevel toward muzzle, recoil spring, small friction ring with concave side toward butt (flat side against recoil spring).
If you are shooting magnum loads it should be as follows: brass friction ring with large bevel towards muzzle, small friction ring with concave side toward brass friction ring (flat edge always against recoil spring), and finally the recoil spring.
The only other thing I can say is that sometimes you do need to oil the magazine tube. That comes from the owner's manual. If the gun will not cycle you may have the friction rings set wrong, or the stock may rub against the barrel, or their may be too much friction against the magazine tube even though it is set correctly. Thus cleaning the friction rings, spring, and tube and subsequently oiling it can help it function. Do not oil if it is functioning properly or you may damage the gun, and use an oil that can stand low temperatures. Also keep in mind that oil attracts dirt so you will need to clean it often.
There shouldn't be severe recoil with a Browning A5. Check the friction rings and make sure they are set for the correct loads: Light vs Heavy Loads. If the friction rings are set for light loads, and you are shooting high brass, then it will kick harder than it needs to be.
You need the assistance of a gunsmith
No, never. Browning did not make any recoil pads standard on any A5 except the Mag12. For an extra fee, Browning would install it for you at their shops in the US, but it is not factory and was not imported from Belgium with a pad.
They are not gas rings they are friction rings the A5 is a recoil operated shotgun . If you have all the rings in front of the spring it is set for highbrass loads. for light loads set the small ring next to the receiver with spring over it and the rest of the rings over the front of the spring reassemble the gun make the mag nut and forearm are on tight or you will split the forearm.
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The "Springfield Automatic Shotgun" is a clone of the Browning A5 produced by Savage/Springfield. The Browning A5 is credited as being the first semi automatic shotgun design ever produced. It is a recoil operated, tube magazine fed gun with a reciprocating barrel. It has a 5 round capacity, one in the chamber and 4 in the magazine. Recoil is managed and harnessed by a system of friction rings and spring that can be set up in different configurations to maximize operation with different powered loads.
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Use the link below and go to the Browning friction ring diagram that is noted for the 3" magnum A5.
A5 refers to a shotgun.
You will have to call browning with the sn to find out.
YOu must call Browning.
Your browning sweet sixteen was made by browning in 1954.
A semi-automatic shotgun.
Blue Book of Gun Values, call browning.
Best left to a gunsmith or you can get a manaul from Browning's web site.
your browning auto-5 was made in 1951.
You must call Browning with the serial number or visit their website.
Contact Browning customer service through their website.