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Browning service

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by roger8918, Dec 1, 2010.

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  1. roger8918

    roger8918 Member

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    I'm in Central PA/Baltimore MD area and I'm looking to send out my kids 3 guns to have services. Nothing wrong with them just would like to have them given the once over.<br>
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    1.) is there anyone local you would recommend so I could save on shipping? <br>
    2.) if not, who would you recommend I ship them to? <br>
    3.) What should I expect to pay?<br>
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    The guns are all Brownings<br>
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    BT-100<br>
    Citori Special Trap<br>
    Citori Plus<br>
     
  2. porky

    porky TS Member

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    From what I have been told by people who have sent guns back to Browning for warranty and just regular service needs, service takes forever. I am not even going to talk about how good the work is. Since these guns have been around 15-20 years, almost every gunsmith has worked on them and even owners get the parts from Brownells and do work themselves. I really think you should give your Brownings to a local gunsmith of good reputation get any work done. That way you can have some control on them.
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Give them a good cleaning and lube and put them back in the safe. HMB
     
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    <blockquote><I>"Since these guns have been around 15-20 years, almost every gunsmith has worked on them and even owners get the parts from Brownells and do work themselves."</I></blockquote>Browning's gun service IS about as slow as it can get. BUT... they are pretty quick about getting parts out to you. Call them on the phone and order direct. Brownells is way over-priced ($12 for a $6 firing pin?) and outrageous on shipping. I do my own annuals and parts from the factory are WAY cheaper than the same parts from Brownells.

    MK
     
  5. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

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    Unless there is something wrong, action loose or springs weak or lock up not tight etc., just keep shooting them.

    But, if you still feel that you need to have them "checked out", send them to Doug Braker. He's the man. Fair prices and super fast service.

    See the link above.
     
  6. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Not sure of your exact location, but I would suggest Tom Weimann at Backwoods Outfitters in Columbia, PA (near Lancaster). 717-684-2017

    It is a small gun shop and what I like is that he has several outside gunsmiths he uses - depending on the work you want done - he has done tons of work for me, and everything has been done spectacularly well, and for a price I always think is too low.

    David D
     
  7. slick50

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    He is not local but very good and reasonable Browning service: Arts Gunsmithing in Missouri. He worked for Browning for many years. Quick turn around if you need it. Just Google him he has a web site.
     
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