The safety is reversible and can be reversed from right to left-handed by a competent gun- smith. When installed, the left-handed “safety” will have the “safety” button’s red warning band on the Right side of the trigger guard.
NOT DEPEND ON INDICATE YOUR
THE RED COLOR ALONE GUN’S SAFETY STATUS.
Time, exposure to the elements, as well as the abrasive action of cleaning agents can erase it.
Friction Ring Adjustment for Auto-5 Light 12 and 20 Gauge Models
SETTINGS FOR SHOOTING 2 3/4-INCH MAGNUM, STEEL SHOT, AND HIGH VELOCITY LOADS —
16 AND 20 GAUGE
MAGNUM 12 GAUGE
THE FOLLOWING FOR 2 3/4-lNCH
OR 3” SPECIAL THOSE
MAGNUM 20 INSTRUCTIONS MODELS IN A
GAUGE SEMI-AUTOMATIC ARE PROVIDED FOR SEPARATE MANUAL.
A great deal of attention has gone into the de- sign of the recoil absorbing mechanism to mini- mize the recoil of the magnum loads as much as possible. It is a mechanism specially arranged for those loads. As shown, it consists of a bronze friction piece and one coned friction ring (See Figure 9).
1 with the butt of the stock down and the
magazine tube pointing up, one friction ring is placed on top of the spring with the bev- eled surface UP.
2 The bronze friction piece is then slipped over the magazine tube with its beveled surface up. THE GUN SHOULD NEVER BE FIRED WITHOUT BRONZE FRICTION PIECE IN PLACE.
If the correct position of the recoil components is not maintained you will get unnecessary re- coil which will severely pound the mechanism of your gun.
NOTE: If steel shot loads will not function with the heavy load setting, then set friction ring ad- justment for light load settings.
Friction ring setting for light loads
The single difference from the arrangement given for heavy loads is a change in the position of the friction ring. For light loads this friction ring is taken off and placed at the extreme rear end of the magazine tube, between the rear end of the recoil spring and the receiver with the beveled edge turned toward the receiver. (See Figure 10).
NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THE BRONZE FRICTION PIECE FROM ITS TION REARWARD OF THE BARREL GUIDE REMOVE POSI- RING.
If the gun is fired with either the friction ring or the recoil spring in direct contact with the barrel guide ring, the rear surface of the barrel guide ring will be deformed. Removal of the bronze friction piece permits an excess of recoil. You will be getting unnecessary recoil, thereby pounding the mechanism of your gun severely.