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Old March 7, 2009, 10:10 PM   #1
twister69z
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Safety comes on when shooting A-5 Browning

I have a Browning A-5 shotgun I purchased for my son to shoot trap with for his high school team. When h fires the gun the safety applies itself after the first shot. This gun has a forward and back safety ahead of the trigger guard.I have the sealing rings installed correctly , is there anything that would cause this to happen? Please help
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Old March 8, 2009, 01:00 AM   #2
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Twister: That A-5 has been around for awhile. Check the safety spring and detents.
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Old March 8, 2009, 01:29 AM   #3
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Another piece to the puzzle?

Manualy the safety is firm and moved with considerable force. I will check into the spring and detents . After shooting this for a whyle we have determined when the shotgun shot with 1 1/8 oz. shot loads the safety moves on its own , when shooting 1 oz. loads it wont malfunction.Is the spring on the barrel weak? could this be cause. Too much recoil?
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Old March 8, 2009, 12:15 PM   #4
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Twister: A weak spring is a possiblity, but have you tried different friction ring settings? I would try that before I replaced the spring. Without having the gun in hand, I would point to the safety spring/detents first.
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