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Old June 13, 2012, 05:08 AM   #1
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I'm really PO'd...

had to take my new 20 gauge Special Sporting Clays to the gun shop yesterday. Was out last Friday with my SIL shooting a pot load of clays. He was using my 20 gauge White Lightning and I was shooting the above. After 150 targets my Special Sporting would not cock the bottom barrel which I shoot first!! I'm sure it's something simple, but never experienced any hiccups like this with any Browning, prior.

Now the waiting...
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Old June 13, 2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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shooting a pot load of clays.
Sorry about your malfunction. I hear those PA clays are pretty tough and you have to leave them in the pot for quite a while.
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Old June 13, 2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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I haven't had any issues on any of my Browning O/U's either ....but its probably just a spring or a firing pin failure...not that big a deal really.
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Old June 13, 2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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Old June 13, 2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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I had an incident with my 6 month old Browning XS Skeet today. When I pulled the trigger the firing pin didn't fall.

I opened it, removed the good round, replaced it, closed it and switched the barrel selector from under to over and back to under. It fired and I had no more trouble shooting 100 shots, if we forget the misses.

I figure the problem was that when I got to the range, I fired a round of Remington home defense ammo from which I had removed the shot. I only dis so to dispose of the powder and discharge the primer before trashingit. While it had enough oomph to eject the wad from the barrel, I expect it somehow got the inertia trigger transfer hoop dee doo system convused.
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Old June 13, 2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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I expect it somehow got the inertia trigger transfer hoop dee doo system convused.
There's a lot of that going around.
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Old June 13, 2012, 11:26 PM   #7
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There's a lot of that going around.
I think it's a communicable disease being spread by the people with Berettas.
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Old June 14, 2012, 09:00 AM   #8
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I think it's a communicable disease being spread by the people with Berettas.
You better call the CDC, because I'm spreading it everywhere...

My Browning quit resetting the second barrel, it was a small buildup of crud in the trigger mechanism..

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Old June 14, 2012, 09:50 AM   #9
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CDC = Charles Daly Corporation...
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Old June 15, 2012, 09:51 AM   #10
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The problem was the sear needed a little polishing to smooth it up. It was hanging up, not allowing the lower barrel to cock. My gunsmith then fired a box of shells through it, without a hitch...
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Old June 15, 2012, 10:56 AM   #11
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good - glad to hear it was no big deal.
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Old June 15, 2012, 11:35 AM   #12
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BJP, so much for Citori hand fitting, huh...
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Old June 15, 2012, 11:45 AM   #13
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I'm not sure if each Browning was "hand fit" it would be any different...and we all know they're production guns...not really hand fit.

I still think Browning gives you a lot of gun for the money / with very few issues ( I have a dozen or so Browning Citori models ....XS Skeet's, XT Trap's, Lightning's, BT-100..).....and none of them so far, have had any sear issues...and many of them are well over 250,000 shells thru them ...and not all of them were purchased new either...but stuff like that will come up from time to time I suppose.
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Old June 15, 2012, 11:46 AM   #14
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My friends, it sounds like another case of QC by the end user.
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Old June 15, 2012, 11:48 AM   #15
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like everything else these days...unfortunately ...
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