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Old January 22, 2016, 02:01 PM   #1
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Franchi A48 (steel receiver) Older model around 1970 just before the AL48.
Problem is a FAILURE TO EJECT! This shotgun works fine with high velocity shells, I set it up for light loads to shoot trap, I am using 1 1/8 shot at 1200 fps.
it extracts but just does not eject the shells, not occasionally always. My brother has the same model and has the identical problem.
Has anyone had this problem? If so how did you fix it?
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Old January 22, 2016, 08:10 PM   #2
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Old January 23, 2016, 07:55 AM   #3
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Break-Free(wet) recoil system prior to use.Also a CLEAN chamber!I've seen work many times.NOTE: Recoil Will Increase!
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Old January 25, 2016, 10:27 PM   #4
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I was having the same problem

With my 20 gauge 48AL. I removed the recoil spring from the stock and cleaned it and the tube. Problem solved.
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Old January 28, 2016, 09:48 PM   #5
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let me add clarify my earlier post

I meant to say I cleaned the action spring inside the buttstock and the tube it fits in.
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Old January 29, 2016, 08:49 AM   #6
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Pull the butt stock tighter against your shoulder.

Many ejection problems with recoil operated guns from "limp wristing the gun".
That is not holding it tight to the shoulder.
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Old February 11, 2016, 01:01 PM   #7
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Yes clean the whole gun including the bolt return spring and assembly in the stock. Also lightly lube the gun including the outside of the magazine tube with a good oil like CLP, FP-10, or Militec.

These are not Winchester "Universal" shells that you are having issues with?

With any Long Recoil operated gun, always start in the heavy setting with a new load. If the gun cycles, leave it there. If not, set it in the light setting and try again.

When shooting trap I set all of my Long Recoil operated guns in the heavy setting and use light loads.When shooting singles trap, you don't want the action to cycle. That way you don't need to use a shell catcher.

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