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Old September 7, 2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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Browning Auto 5 - Ejection Problem

I recently got an Auto 5, 16 gauge 3-shot, from a customer who said it had feeding problems. I checked it and found a couple of rough spots that I cleaned up. It now functions smoothly, but has another problem.

Now, it feeds well and ejects well, except for the last shot. It won't eject the last empty and stay open. The empty case is re-chambered and action closed. If only one round is loaded, it won't eject it either.

I've checked the friction ring positions and tried the ring at the rear and in both directions without success.

Any suggestions?

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Old September 15, 2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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What loads are you using? I had this problem in a SweetSixteen with Federal buckshot but not in Winchester or Remingtons.
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Old September 15, 2012, 11:53 PM   #3
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Have you checked the magazine tube for debris as well as tube spring?

A weak or broken mag tube spring may be the culprit.
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Old September 16, 2012, 05:56 AM   #4
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Yes, if it is working until the last shot, the problem isn't the recoil mechanism. I suspect the magazine tube or spring as already mentioned.
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