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typically how long does it take Browning 4 repair?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dr.Longshot, Sep 30, 2012.

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  1. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    I am shipping a Browning XT to Browning for repairs how2 long does it normally take? A general go through rebuild job.

    Gary Bryant
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  2. Limpy100

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    All most forever
     
  3. straightshooter1

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    Browning, itself, would be about my last choice to do what you want done. Doug Braker would be my first choice.

    I have heard of guns not being returned for more than 6 months and, in one case on another forum, returned after 6 or so months with nothing done to it because, apparently, the owner called and complained about the length of time the job was taking.

    Never had this experience myself, since I was concerned enough never to use Browning for anything.

    I think, even with warranty work, I'd pay someone like Doug so I could get the gun back in a reasonable time.

    But, YMMV as they say.

    Bob
     
  4. Martinpicker

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    Call Skeet's Gun Shop in Talequah, OK!!!! Dean is super good with Browning! Jack
     
  5. FLIP

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    my XT barrel needed replaced(at the Ohio state shoot) they made me a new barrel and back to me in three weeks!! yes they made a top single barrel and back to me in THREE WEEKS i will all ways be a Browning owner!!
     
  6. skeet_man

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    Typically somewhere between 6 months and hopefully before you die. Usually better to pay to have the work done than rely on brownings warranty unless its something major that would be fixed for free. If you're going to have to pay for it either way (which you will on a rebuild), sending it back to the factory would be my absolute last choice w/ Browning.
     
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    Send it to Midwest Gun Works. Browning Factory Service Center. They do great work.
     
  8. Simon Engraving

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    typically 3 to 6 mo. but with hunting season upon us good luck.
     
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    Browning qouted my brother 17 MONTHS for a salt wood repair on a Superposed.

    Arts in Hillsboro, MO is excellent and much quicker than Browning.

    Bob
     
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    sent foreend for simple repair early march got back late june.
     
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    My vote would be Art's as well.....
     
  12. Doubles Xpert

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    DR Longshot, you were at the Grand just last month right? Cause if you were you missed a golden opertunity...

    Browining will work on your gun while you wait if you go to the grand with it..

    Or atleast they did mine back in 02... tightened that sucker right up, replaced all kinds of springs and did'nt charge me a cent !! But as far as shipping it to them, I've heard all kinds of horror stories of 6 Months or more!!
     
  13. JH

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    No worries, your greatgrandchild will get the gun back when he is in high school...
     
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    3/4" hairline crack in the forearm of a new XT - sent to Browning under warranty - $54 shipping and it took them 3 months. The majority of that time was in queue waiting for assignment to a gunsmith. They need to hire more people. If you're paying for it, send it to MGW instead.

    Rich
     
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    It took 6 months to do a warranty repair.
     
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    Keep in mind that Browning states that they do not have a warranty as such but will do repairs they deem "warrantiable" on a "case by case" basis.

    I have a 3 year-old XT in which a hammer pin (axle) broke at the thread root. This caused the receiver to crack and be unrepairable. The break was discovered by my former-Browning gunsmith during the gun's annual service. He contacted Browningimmediately by phone, shipped the gun and requested that any replacement gun have my wood installed. A new gun arrived at my house 4 weeks later with my wood attached and factory wood in the box as well.

    I was impressed but my smith commented that there appear to be "levels of service" at Browning and that guns serviced and sent by their service network seem to get priority treatment. Who knows...

    Keller
     
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    It took 9 months for Browning to fix my forearm iron on an old Superposed.I thought I'd never get it back..............never again(factory that is).

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  18. Dr.Longshot

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    I shipped the Browning XT this morning for the owner, she wants Browning to go through it, it had a broken ejector and sometimes opened when firing.

    I downloaded the repair order and filled in the necessary information and enclosed it with the gun.

    Sent it USPS Insured w/tracking number.

    we will see how long it takes.

    Gary Bryant
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    If you're past your 40s don't send it or your Executor will have to deal with it.
     
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    Gary, Browning will tell you they will send you a work order number which will allow you to "track" your repair on their website; don't count on it. I never got one, but did call them and got it over the phone. Then I was able to log on week after week after week and see that my gun was "waiting assignment to gunsmith".

    Rich
     
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