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Old 11-20-2016, 06:50 AM   #1
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Browning BAR Mark II FTF

Bought this used a couple days ago, loaded 2 shells in the mag, cycled one in the chamber and click, nothing. Manually cycled another round in the chamber and same thing. I checked both shells and there's a real faint indentation on the primer.

Next I left the mag in and with the receiver open, dropped a round in, hit the button and let it slam shut and that round fired with normal indentation on the primer. I quit after that and got on the phone with Browning and they told me to send it in but before I do that I'd like to know if anyone else has experienced this and what if anything fixed the problem. If it makes any difference, it's a 2002 model in 7mm Mag.

Thanks in advance for any help with this.
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:29 PM   #2
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That particular gun has been on my list for a long time. I'll be following this thread to hear what others have to say.
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:45 PM   #3
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No, that's one I've never had, but from what you describe, could be that the bolt isn't 100% completely closing when you cycle it, manually, and with a semi auto, this is a must. Probably explains why it works when the bolt slams shut. It will happen to me with a pistol, sometimes, when manually closing the bolt instead of letting it slam shut by hitting the slide release button. Best of luck and let us know what Browning says.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:14 AM   #4
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I'll be sure to let you know what I find out. First thing I'm going to do is take it to a local gunsmith probably in the Hayward area. Not sure if anyone in the area works on these or not but I'll find out. Browning gave me a list of authorized gunsmiths but the closest they came up with was Oshkosh. At least a gunsmith, if he can't figure it out, can help me to mail it to Browning. It's not my go to rifle so there's no big hurry. I'll wait until after gun season.
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Old 12-03-2016, 06:41 AM   #5
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Well, I did take it to a local guy and he kept it overnight and after he cleaned out everything it seems to be a lot better. I can duplicate the misfire if I let the bolt close slowly but as long as I let it slam shut, it fires ever time. I'll shoot it some more just to be sure but I don't think sending it in will be necessary at this time. Thanks for all the replies everyone.
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