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 Post subject: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:40 am 
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I have a Browning Silver that I cannot begin to say how many thousands of rounds I have through it and it's been flawless. This last weekend I was doing a complete tear down after shooting a sporting clays tournament and noticed the back of the bolt has been hitting/hammering into the back of the receiver. For the life of me I don't ever remember seeing it but I am wondering if it's one of three options:

1) Recoil spring in the butt stock is getting weak and needs replacement

2) Recoil spring needs to be removed and cleaned well along with the recoil spring tube

3) I'm crazy and this is normal

This is a 3 1/2" gun but I cannot remember the last time I put a 3 1/2" shell in it, just 3" waterfowl and target loads.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rHSc7ziPvZdvPLq79

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RcGsXs5stpEtdLom6

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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:27 am 
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Recoil springs are items that wear and need to be replaced. Judging by your photo's, it's time.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:28 pm 
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Location: NE South Dakota
Recoil buffer?


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:04 am 
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I did find my recoil buffer was very well loved, actually looks like it had a crack in the center of it and has a permanent imprint of the bolt so I did order up a new one along with a spring.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:56 am 
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The routine of at least once a year checking the stock spring and cleaning it , saves a lot of
warn parts and headaches down the road ! You're lucky the receiver hasn't been cracked or
stretched out of spec's by the hammering of the bolt . Better check the connecting rod for cracks
with all that has happened ?


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:12 pm 
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Thanks Ravenanme, I'll take a close look at it.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:32 pm 
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Well I pulled everything apart and I'm afraid it may have cracked the back of the receiver but I want a second opinion, or several.

If you look in the upper left hand corner, to me that looks like a crack:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/HPbjAJGaLNcAeREJ7


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:08 pm 
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I don't think so , you just need to replace the recoil buffer along with a good , top to bottom
cleaning , and enjoy the rest of that Silvers Life ! They are a simple design of moving parts and
they are made tough as as nails . Just stay away from those Boomers as you really don't gain
much with 3 1/2"ers .


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:44 pm 
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Thank you for the info! Fortunately I don’t shoot 3 1/2’s as they give me a headache so I stick with my 2 3/4 sporting clays and 3” duck, goose and turkey loads.


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 Post subject: Re: Browning Silver Issue, maybe
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:47 pm 
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What signs do you start looking for when a silver starts to see the end of It’s life?




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