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Old 11-20-2011, 06:02 PM
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I have a A bolt boss stalker chambered in 300 win mag that has an issue; the problem is that the bolt locks up. Before I hunted with this gun i spent a lot of time on my range and tried out a few scopes, different loads and the gun functioned great, but then out in the field I couldn't get the bolt to work and it was totally locked up. I kept working it and it finally freed up. The gun worked fine for a couple more years then it happened again. Then today I was clearing my gun so I took the magazine out, took the safety off to eject the shell and it wouldnt open but I finally got the gun to open after putting the safety on and off several times.
...so now I'm worried and don't trust this thing at all, furthermore I really don't know of a gunsmith around that I would trust cleaning my firearms much less have them attempt to fix one of my guns.
Should I send it to Browning or is there a smith that you could recommend that I could send it to that has a great reputation?
Better yet, is this something I could fix myself?

btw, I'm new here
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:59 PM
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The A-bolt has a locking pin that locks the bolt closed when the safety is engaged. Sounds to me that this pin may be gummed up or dirty and is not releasing the bolt.

Clean the rifle very well including the trigger and all related parts.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:05 AM
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"Clean the rifle very well including the trigger and all related parts." BB



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Always the best place to start !
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:19 PM
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The gun has always been cleaned after every hunt and completely stripped down after every season and looked at by a "gunsmith".
I guess I was hoping for a answer other than it being a cleaning issue but thanks anyways.
I did strip the gun again but since I'm in the middle of firearm deer season and it not the greatest time to be testing a gun so I've bee carrying my Encore.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:36 PM
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Paulie,

What did the gunsmith say ??
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
Paulie,

What did the gunsmith say ??
That.there is nothing wrong with the gun...pos Japanese gun, etc..

I use to be a firearms dealer and in the area we had a smith that was a muzzleloader builder and then this grumpy old smuck and wasnt good at a anything. Anybody that needed anything done more than drill and tap jobs had had to send guns away. He was so bad I didn't recommend him to anyone.
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:30 AM
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Paulie,


Sounds like you need a new smith !

Send it to Browning or Browning authorized "dealer/gunsmith"...................
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by paulie300 View Post
That.there is nothing wrong with the gun...pos Japanese gun, etc.
LMAO!!! I would say the same! Buy American!!!
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by fritz1 View Post
LMAO!!! I would say the same! Buy American!!!
yeah, like the remingtons that fire when you take the safety off?

dig it

I own guns from many manufacturers and was hunting with a tc encore tonight, fyi
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheridan View Post
Paulie,


Sounds like you need a new smith !

Send it to Browning or Browning authorized "dealer/gunsmith"...................
for sure. I'll be sending it to someone
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