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I have a fairly new 525 Browning that almost takes 2 hands to open the top lever. No it isn't sticking. Wayyyyyy to strong a spring. Probably a coil spring. If so, how many coils should i cut off? Thanx
 

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I have a fairly new 525 Browning that almost takes 2 hands to open the top lever. No it isn't sticking. Wayyyyyy to strong a spring. Probably a coil spring. If so, how many coils should i cut off? Thanx
Do thumb exercises. Don’t cut the spring.
 

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I am surprised anyone could ever fit a spring strong enough to require that much force to open. Fitting a factory spring takes a good bit of effort.
I have a .410,.28,20,and 16 in nearly the same condition and they all take about 1/2 the amount of force to open. 12 is a mystery for sure. Will open it up tomorrow and look at it. Will open one of the others and count the coils and compare. Makes no sense to me.
 

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Find yourself a 25 year old girl to act as gun bearer and loader,
 

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Will open it up tomorrow and look at it.
Please post photos of the receiver interior when you get the stock removed.
If the problem isn't anything "sticking" (examples: Locking Bolt, loose/cracked Top Lever components, a metal burr somewhere), and the problem truly is the Top Lever Spring itself, typical causes are something that prevents the spring from compressing properly . . a broken coil on the spring, or a chunk of foreign matter jammed between coils, or something inside the gun preventing movement of the spring (could be interference from the stock). Anyway, that's my initial guess. A look inside the gun should reveal a lot.
 

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Can i borrow her? promise to return undamaged.
Sure can, I am not shooting right now anyway. Just keep a side of beef on hand. She eats a lot and the bloodier, the better she likes it. Don’t worry about damaging her, she will probably damage you. Bouncing off a wall is painful when she gets upset………or hungry.
 
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