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Old November 29, 2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Buckmark Dropping Magazine while Firing

I purchased a used Browning Buckmark recently that was in pretty good shape. Its got the fiber optic front sight, I shoot it great, I really love it. Recently, it started dropping magazines WHILE shooting. It's not just one of the magazines, its doing it to 3 of the 4. Any clue as to what's causing it? I know that sometimes shooters hit the mag release with their thumbs. I was being very aware of where my fingers were and I can say with confidence that I was NOT hitting the mag release while shooting.
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Old November 29, 2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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The only thing I can think of would be dirt/grit preventing free movement of the magazine release button.

Does it feel gritty or fail to return to the at rest position un-aided?
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Old November 29, 2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Check if the t-shaped spring, that holds mag release ( on the right side) is in the right place.
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Old November 30, 2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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I had one of these a few years ago that was shipped with a plastic mag catch. After a couple of hundred rounds the mags started popping out. I contacted Browning and they sent a metal one within a few days.

Of course you should also check the spring as mentioned above.
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Old November 30, 2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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Mine done the same thing.Replace the mag catch spring and you'll be good to go.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/552...k-rifle-pistol
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Old November 30, 2012, 08:48 PM   #6
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Senior Member " Mine done the same thing.Replace the mag catch spring and you'll be good to go."

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/552...k-rifle-pistol "

My Buckmark was similar however I just took out the
mag. catch - deburred both it and the frame hole - gave the spring just a tiny bit more bend - Voila! works perfect.

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