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Second opinion] I need to repair my browning 12 gauge shot gunJA: How can the Gunsmith help you with your firearm? Please tell me everything you can so the Gunsmith can help you best.Customer: light 12, semi automatic, 71g 90624JA: Is there anything else the Gunsmith should be aware of?Customer: will not load right, eject right
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Firearms Expert: TOM, Gunsmith replied 3 months ago
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Hi,

Is this the older style A-5?

I need to close up my shop and make a few calls. If you do not mind waiting I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you don't want to wait I can opt out to let someone else try to answer

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Firearms Expert: TOM, Gunsmith replied 3 months ago

Hi,

On the A-5 shotguns the friction ring needs to be behind the spring and against the receiver for light or target loads and on top of the spring for magnum or heavy loads. The friction piece always stays on top of the spring. You also need a light film of oil on the magazine tube. Figures 9 and 10 on page 10 of the manual show the correct positions.

http://stevespages.com/pdf/browning_auto5lite.pdf

There is a recoil/ bolt return spring in the butt stock inside a tube. It needs to be disassembled, cleaned and lubricated occasionally. A build up of unburned powder, dirt and old grease slows the rearward motion of the bolt which affects ejection and feeding. The assembly is accessed by removing the stock. The receiver also needs to be cleaned and lubricated. It is a complicated gun and the receiver should be done by a qualified gunsmith.

AGI has a video covering the design, operation and complete dis-assembly - assembly. Cost is $39.95 plus shipping. It is an excellent Armorers Course and following it will allow you to service your gun.

https://www.americangunsmith.com/app/products/view/92/Browning-A-5-Remington-11--Savage-720-Shotguns

Tom

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