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I have a (new this summer) Browning 12 Gauge Super Light Full Line Dealer shotgun that for some reason just started to dump an extra shell on the ground almost everytime I shoot. It will also do it when I am manually unloading the gun. It almost looks like the latch on the side is not out far enough to keep the shell in the magazine and lets it slip right by. I called Browning and the tech said that he has not heard of this problem before. It is now at Gander Mountain (where I bought it from) he also had not ever seen this problem before. I'm wondering if anyone has ever had this happen & what you might think it is.
 

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The carrier i don't believe is the problem- it has plenty of spring in it and seems to not be sticking. I think the problem is when the carrier is in the up position (feeding the shell into the chamber) that a shell pops out of the magazine tube (under the carrier) and onto the ground- it almost looks like the latch that barely touches the side of the shell in the mag tube to keep it in place is not doing it's job and letting it out of the tube. I was hoping that 10 other guys have seen this and would say "oh all you gotta do is replace this or that"--unfortunately I can't find one other instance of this happening (which is a good thing for Browning) it just makes trying to figure this out a little more difficult.
Thanks for your reply!
 

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Your description is much better than mine- from what you are saying I believe the problem is with the secondary latch. This would be the latch that you can move by pushing the bolt release button on the side of the receiver. It would be the latch that just barely catches the side of the shell, not the one that sticks up about 3/8ths of an inch that you can see in the bottom of the receiver. For some reason when it is cycling something must be causing that secondary latch to push in just a little causing that extra shell to pop out of the magazine.

I have had the trigger group out a fews time to clean it, everything seems to have went back together correctly- (you almost can't get it wrong) the only thing I noticed is it is tighter than heck trying to get it back in the receiver, but I'm guessing that is the way it is supposed to be.

I don't have the gun with me anymore or I would spend some more time studying it- it is at Gander Mtn waiting to be looked at, unfortunately they are way backed up due to the firearm opener coming up in a few days.

Thanks for taking the time to look at your Gold- if you think of anything else let me know, I'll pick up my gun and fix it myself.
 

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I have a vague mental picture of what you're describing- do you think that the carrier is coming off the bolt latch to early letting the shell pop out of the mag? I'm wondering if something got bent in the carrier or trigger group causing that piece to slide off the bolt latch early- if thats the case I would almost need to have two Golds to put all the stuff side by side to see if something looks different.... the more I think about this the more I should probably just be patient and let the pros look at it- it is under warranty and won't cost me anything other than heartache from not being able to use it.

One thing that comes to mind is one time I was trying to get the trigger group out of the receiver and like I mentioned earlier it is tight as heck-- I pulled up a little on the end of the carrier for leverage (I first tried to pull straight up from the trigger gaurd but it didn't want to budge) That carrier seems to have a little give in it if you pull on it-- I wonder If I bent something when I did that, I didn't pull very hard and wouldn't have thought that I bent it but maybe it doesn't take much??
Does yours fit in there super tight or does it go in and out fairly easy?
 

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Well, low and behold- I stopped in on Sat to see if it was done and it wasn't. But he was nice enough to grab the gun while I waited and went thru it (shot it several times) and determined that the latch (the small one on the side that the bolt release moves) just needed to be bent ever so slightly to stay in contact with the shell for another half second. I'm not sure if it was bent from Browning or if it got bent while using it... but we'll give it a try and see how it goes.

Thanks for all of your time and ideas on this....I guess put it in your memory bank, if you ever see this you'll know where to look!!
 
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