Browning Model 520 disassembly

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Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by Grantness » 14 Apr 2009, 12:45

I've got a kinda obscure request here (hence, I'll not be surprised if no one can help):

Can anyone point me to some schematics/diagrams/take-down instructions for a Browning Model 520 12 ga? Ive seen some for like $20, and Im just too cheap to spring for it. I mean, everything's supposed to be free on the internets, right? :laugh:

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by EmptyBrass » 14 Apr 2009, 13:02

Grantness, I'm pretty knowledgable in the Browning and possibly help you out, but this model I have never heard of nor seen. Could it be an A5 or a A500? There is a model 52 but is a 22lr.

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by Grantness » 14 Apr 2009, 13:43

I dont think so. Its an old Browning pump action 12ga. Model 520, 520A, or possibly some other variant.

It was a Browning 1905&1907 patent produced by J Stevens Arms and Tool co. and assembled with Browning parts. Most were produced before 1932. I beleive I have an older version since the safety is located inside the trigger guard. Thats pretty much what ive gathered on it so far.

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by EmptyBrass » 14 Apr 2009, 15:15

ah gotcha, Made off a browning patent. Got a picture?

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by Grantness » 15 Apr 2009, 12:23

I dunno if pics of my gun would help. I've got it mostly disassembled, and havnt tried to put it back together since I dont have the schematics and im not quite finished working on it yet anyways. I'll try to post some pictures soon, though.


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It looks similar to this one, although the reciever isnt blued and the wood isnt checkered. I've also had the barrel cut down as short as I can w/o having to get an SBR permit.

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by EmptyBrass » 15 Apr 2009, 12:56

http://cgi.ebay.com/Savage-Model-520-%2 ... dZViewItem

Would that help? Its not free but might be worth it.

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by Grantness » 16 Apr 2009, 11:51

Thanks, thats prob what I should do. I almost feel like this would be cheating :laugh: All I need to do is figure out how to install the feed ramp....but im stumped :?:

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by Grantness » 16 Apr 2009, 17:03

Well, im pretty much done working on it. I wish I had some before pics, so you could see all the rust, grime, and scratches....but the pic above is fairly similar. After looking at it, Im not sure if I want to blue the barrel anymore. I think it looks good how it is.

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by f3rr37 » 16 Apr 2009, 17:38

That's nice Grant, well done.

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Post by Wollychop » 16 Apr 2009, 17:40

Grant, that is very pretty. You did some good work!

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by Grantness » 16 Apr 2009, 18:23

thanks :)

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Re: Browning Model 520 disassembly

Post by Grantness » 16 Apr 2009, 19:55

I just discovered GunParts.com . If you need schematics/diagrams or parts for old/obselete guns, this seems to be the place. I just ordered schematics for the 520 for $1.50. They say they will email them to me within 2 days. I have a broken part in my 520 that I will be ordering from them as soon as I get my schematic (so i can find out what its called :laugh: ). Damn theyve got some obscure parts...

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