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I recently purchased a Browning A-5, and took it to the range today. It doesn't fire in semi-auto, I have to cycle the bolt by hand after every round. :x The friction rings and spacer bushings are in the correct order, and there's nothing else wrong that I can see.

Any ideas?
 

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Dan and Chip, thanks for the replies. Yes, the action is clean. As for the rings, I set up the rings and spacers using the factory diagram for 3" loads, which is on the inside of the stock. I was using 3" ammo with slugs for the "test" firing. The recoil wasn't bad. :wink:

After I clean it again, just to be sure, I'll do another range day and see what happens.
 

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Dan, I looked again, the chamber is for 3". And I figured it out-there's no gas port for the action. Now I go talk to the guy I bought it from. :evil:
 

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Dan, thanks for the info.

Chip, yes the action cycles fine and freely by hand. When I load the tube, the first round cycles into the barrel, and I finish loading.

I'm calling the tech people for Browning today.
 

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If you have a 3" gun then I'm assuming its a magnum gun. A lot of people have issues with it shooting lighter loads (less than 1200 fps or so). If the shells eject by hand, I'd suggest to start by taking the spring off the mag well and apply/wipe a light coat of rem oil, then install the friction rings configured for light loads and give it another shot. See if that does the trick.
 

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If my memory serves me right, the A5 have a lever or selector on the side of the receiver that makes them single shot or semi auto.

I would suggest get a copy of the owners manual. :lol:
 

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Thanks, Dan, that's what I was planning to do, but the advice is appreciated.

my, yes there's a selector lever on the left side of the frame, but that "locks" the feeding action, so I would have to load through the ejection port. And I have a copy. :neener: :-D
 

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mygunstoo said:
If my memory serves me right, the A5 have a lever or selector on the side of the receiver that makes them single shot or semi auto.
That shouldn't prevent the loaded shell from ejecting though. It only prevents the next shell from feeding, and in turn the action would stay open until that lever is flipped again or the next shell is manually loaded into the barrel and the release button is pushed.
 

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Like I said, my memory lied to me. :evil:
 

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Well, I had some extra time yesterday, so I took the Browning to the range. After 15 rounds and some adjusting, I got the weapon to cycle. :D The interesting point is that it cycles shooting 3" ammo with the friction rings arranged for 2-3/4" ammo. :? And it won't cycle with 2-3/4" shells no matter what arrangement the friction rings are in. :x

So it looks like it's time to buy another 12 gage. :mrgreen:
 
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