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Deactivating ejectors

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Al P, Jan 12, 2009.

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  1. Al P

    Al P TS Member

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    I own a Browning O/U Invector-Plus Citori skeet gun.

    I reload my hulls and want to deactivate the ejectors so that the fired hulls are merely lifted for removal instead of being thown.

    I called the Browning people. The tech. rep. stated that they do not and will not give instructions on how to deactivate the ejectors nor do they print instructions in the manual. I guess for legal liability purposes. However, he stated that many shooters do deactivate the ejectors.

    How?????????????

    Thanks for any input and specific instructions.

    Al Pritikin
     
  2. Church Key

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    Suggest going here as this is a post on the subject (you will have to cut and paste this as I could not get the Image URL to work):

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=145108
     
  3. Carol Lister

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    Remove the forestock iron, carefully remove the ejector springs and replace the stock ejector springs with Mod. 1911 firing pin return springs available from Brownells. Removal/replacement is simple but if not careful, the pins and springs will fly out when the catches are tripped and the hammers rotated over center. Put a towel over the assembly to prevent lost parts. Cut 4-5 coils off the firing pin springs to prevent coil bind and grind the cut coil flat.

    Or replace the stock ejector springs with hardware store springs of the proper strength. A good candidate is an 11-coil spring .250" in diameter and ±1.42" in length made of .031" wire.

    Carol Lister
     
  4. mikkeeh

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    Go to www.shotgunworld.com
    Look in the forums under "I love my Browning"
    You'll find an excellent post with instructions and pix.
     
  5. Carol Lister

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    <blockquote>"Go to www.shotgunworld.com Look in the forums under "I love my Browning"</blockquote>

    It's the same thread listed in the second post. The link is above.

    Carol Lister
     
  6. grunt

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    anyone do this with a 3200?
     
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    I had this done to my first BT99 and when I got my Citori Plus I just didn't have time to take it to the gunsmith, I found out all I had to do was break the gun open and cover the hull with my hand and it would just pop it and I would catch it. Works great and when I am shooting something that I don't want to save the hulls I just let em fly. Mike
     
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    Before you do anything, put empties in your gun and close it. Without snapping the gun, open it and see how easy or hard it is to pull out the hulls.

    You may find doing this with gloves will not work.

    Best leave them alone. A lot of folks who have done this for pay have been asked to return them to ejection. Do you want to pay or do this twice? I generally will not do this to a gun. When I tell them it will cost them for me to return it to the original function, they often expect me to do it for free, as though it is my fault for doing it in the first place. (????)

    Put your hand over the breech when you open the gun. If you are in a situation where you want to dump hulls, let them fly.
     
  9. hmb

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    Grunt, I

    I shortened the ejector hammer springs in the fore end of my 3200. It made the gun user friendly. HMB
     
  10. Al P

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    Thanks for all the input.

    Did't know there were so many options.

    Thanks again,

    Al Pritikin
     
  11. AJKohler

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    Grunt, I just removed the ejector springs and struts from my 3200's. worked like a charm.

    Tony
     
  12. maclellan1911

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    not hard to do....one big tip. Remove the ejector hammer assembly from the wood. Then work on it. Just removeing the springs just does not cut it. You need to find springs that have just enough strength to lift empty hull. I found my springs of all places, screen door hardware replacement section of local hardware store. I got stainless springs. They lost their spring after 3000 rounds. SO when you do find springs that work, buy extra springs! I have since bought new springs for my gun, includeing ejector hammer springs and have returned to factory eject. I personally would not pay to have this done, If you can tackle it yourself thats great. When I started shooting doubles, I couldnt be bothered with the exstractor set up, so I switched back for that reason.
     
  13. grunt

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    AJKOLAR, I did that. It works. Someone told me that they replaced the Remington springs with Beretta hammer springs which are not as heavy as the originals. Thanks for the tip..
     
  14. grunt

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    Replaced the ejector springs with 1911 firing pin return springs bought at Brownells. Installed and they work great makes the gun very easy to open once fired..Takes a lot of strain off the forend..
     
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