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A5 Won't Cycle with 1 oz shells

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by loophole, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. loophole

    loophole TS Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions as to having my Browning A5 cycle with 1 oz shells at 1290. I'm not too sure, but I think that there is a way to set up the gun to shoot lighter recoil shells. Would appreciate any suggestions. Ted Schoenke
     
  2. dzeh

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    I'm not sure how the Browning works but I've heard on the Beretta guns you can change the spring on the gas relief mechanism to adjust how much gas is used to cycle the gun and how much gets exhausted. I'm sure there are Browning experts out there. I know Cole makes springs of differing tensions for the Beretta autoloaders.
     
  3. Fast Oil

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    click above
     
  4. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

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    you have to change the spring setup under the barrel to the light load position, go to the Browning website and down load the manual in .pdf form, it has pictures and is very easy to understand.


    tony
     
  5. spitter

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    Reverse the spring and ring.

    Jay
     
  6. wolfram

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    Flip the friction ring over. Also make sure the friction ring doesn't have any internal burrs and the mag tube is clean with no rust or pitting and lightly oiled. Use fine steel wool to clean the tube up if need be. The portion of the barrel that slides into the reciever needs to be clean and rust free as well.

    If you have a damaged friction ring,replacements are readily available from Brownells. The recoil spring shouldn't need to be replaced unless it is broken, Brownells has those as well.

    I have a vintage A-5 that works very well with loads even lighter than what you want to shoot.
     
  7. RogerNRA

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    I don't think an A-5 will function properly with 1 oz shells. I have had one since 1956 and mine will not handle anything less than 1 1/8 oz loads. I loaded some 1 1/16 steel waterfowl loads and it would not function without a failure to eject...................Roger
     
  8. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Properly set up my '54 Light Twelve has no problem ejecting 1100fps 1ozs,

    Jay
     
  9. Texas Ton

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    "Might" help on a gasgun!!
     
  10. HDLLLIII

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    Wolfram has it right. My 1938 A-5 light twevle has instructions inside the forearm that tell you to flip the friction ring. It cycles 7/8 oz. shells when set properly. Larry Lockhart
     
  11. coyote268

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    Besides everything else, make sure you put some light grease inside the serrated bronz friction piece.
    Dan
     
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