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Old January 11, 2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Beretta BL4

So I took my old BL4 out to the skeet range and discovered that the ejector on the bottom barrel is not working properly. It either doesn't work at all or only knocks the empty shell about halfway back.

I cleaned it as best I could but had the same results. Anyone have any ideas? I hate to think about what a replacement part would cost on a shotgun that has been discontinued for 40 years....
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Old January 12, 2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Hate to be that guy but "bump."

I'm hurting for ideas here, even calling Beretta was little help, they told me clean it...
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Old January 12, 2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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find a good smith, most likely needs a spring
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Old January 12, 2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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Sounds like it might be hard to get the cleaning solution in far enough???

Have pressurized air? maybe work solution in while manipulating the ejector manually?

Then shoot some air in around the pin and see if that helps?

i do not know the gun you own but that is how I would approach it if it were mine...

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Old January 13, 2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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You don't need to automatically think "replacement" .

I would suggest that you hie thee to a (double) gunsmith, and not some AR parts-changer.



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Old January 14, 2013, 07:39 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone.
Hogdogs, compressed air did the trick. I'm not sure what exactly was holding/slowing the ejecter up but whatever it was compressed air got rid of it. Gave it a quick cleaning and now its working perfectly.

For those that wanted to know what a Beretta BL4 looks like here is a picture I found on Google. Mine is primarily a trap/skeet gun but I know people that prefer them for upland birds.

http://rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/1019/lid/361
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Old January 14, 2013, 09:08 PM   #7
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Glad my redneck methods helped out and saved headache and/or cash outlay...

Also, it may be time to invest in a professional deep cleaning since something was building up or a chip of something was obviously hanging the thing up...

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