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 Post subject: Browning Citori --- How to Remove Ejectors
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:25 pm 
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I just finished removing and cleaning the ejectors on my Browning Citori and thought I'd tell how to do it for those who may not have done it before.

First, remove the forend wood and separate the barrels from the action. Place the barrels on a padded work bench. The ejectors are in two pieces for each barrel. These ejectors slide in a little groove in the side of the monobloc. If you will slide the front portion of the ejector back about 1/2" or so, you will be able to look down through the little hole in the front portion and see a tiny screw below. To remove the ejector, you just have to remove that screw. It takes a very small screwdriver to fit down in that hole and to properly fit the head of that screw. If you don't have a properly fitting screwdriver or don't have the time to grind a screwdriver tip to fit it, then don't attempt this removal, because if you bugger up the head of that screw, then you've made matters much worse than if you'd just left it alone.

Before attempting to remove the screw with a properly fitting screwdriver, I like to put a couple of drops of penetrating oil on the head of the screw. Then I wait a few minutes. I don't know if the oil is able to penetrate down to the threads in that amount of time, but at least it would break loose any rust or crud that may be around the top of the screw. BTW, the screws don't really have a separate "head" portion. The "head" is just a slot in the top of the screw.

When removing the screw, push firmly down with your screwdriver so that the screwdriver doesn't slip out of the head of the screw. Once it comes loose, it takes only about 3 or 4 revolutions to remove it. Once the screw is out, slide both sections of the ejector rearward and out of the groove.

Do the same thing to remove the other ejector.

Clean the ejector sections with a good solvent such as kerosene. Let them dry and then reassemble. Pay attention to how the ejectors came out of the grooves and they will be easier to re-install. When you are tightening down the screw, I suggest that you get it pretty snug because you don't want that screw backing out when you're in a tournament somewhere and binding up your ejector.

Cleaning the ejectors is really a pretty simple and straightforward job. Again, the only thing I would caution you on is to use a properly fitting screwdriver.



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 Post subject: Re: Browning Citori --- How to Remove Ejectors
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:06 am 
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Ulysses, thanks for the info. I've haven't needed to remove mine yet but it is good to know how when I have to!

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Citori --- How to Remove Ejectors
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:33 pm 
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I just stumbled on this. Great info, works great.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Citori --- How to Remove Ejectors
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:56 pm 
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Here is a helpful tip.

The ejectors are identical and interchangeable. The problem I had was that when I put them back in, I apparently switched them around and the gun was V-E-R-Y stiff when opening and closing. They must have worn into the original position.

I switched them around and it was back to silky smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Citori --- How to Remove Ejectors
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THIS NEEDS TO BE A STICKY!!!!!

Thanks for the great info!!! I just picked up a Citori Crossover Target so when it comes time to cleaning the ejectors, I will have an excellent point of reference.

BIG THANKS ULYSSES!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Citori --- How to Remove Ejectors
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Gee, it's been over 10 years since I posted this information. Quite honestly, I had forgotten about posting it. I'm glad that people are finding it helpful.

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Good information never gets old.

thanks for bringing this up for those of us who missed it earlier on.

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Citori --- How to Remove Ejectors
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Well its July 26, 2017 and we are STILL reading this GREAT secret... Thank you for posting...

IF in the future you remove the Ejectors could you take and post some pictures... Not that I doubt the removal of the screw works, I just can't seem to wrap my head around what the screw is holding back. There is no grove in the slide, the screw is NOT binding anything... And I'm scared to remove it and see for myself... Pictures please, nothing like gun porn for wanna be gunsmiths!!

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when you replace the screws do you use LocTite (blue)?
FYI if locTite is used, acetone is a great solvent and should be used before removal


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Citori --- How to Remove Ejectors
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:20 pm 
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pr0230 wrote:
Well it's July 26, 2017, and we are STILL reading this GREAT secret... Thank you for posting...

IF in the future you remove the Ejectors could you take and post some pictures... Not that I doubt the removal of the screw works, I just can't seem to wrap my head around what the screw is holding back. There is no groove in the slide, the screw is NOT binding anything... And I'm scared to remove it and see for myself... Pictures please, nothing like gun porn for wanna be gunsmiths!!

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when you replace the screws do you use LocTite (blue)?
FYI if locTite is used, acetone is a great solvent and should be used before removal


This is a poor application for Loctite, but if you feel that you must use it, use nothing stiffer than 222/purple. Anything stiffer can hold that thread tight enough to cause the screwdriver slot to fail, then you are in the stinky stuff! The screw certainly does retain those ejectors, if you use a narrow driver that will reach into them and remove one, you will soon see how it functions. I suggest that you not drop it on the floor as it is small and will probably bounce about 40 feet in any direction.
Sometimes you do have to take the leap of faith. Righty tighty, lefty loosey, and make your own pictures and post them up.

I did this job just to do it and how it works became obvious once removed. Anything I describe after all the elapsed time may be almost right, so I won't.



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