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HELP Browning BPS

Postby Scott. » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:57 pm

I have a Browning BPS 12 ga, and I have broken the action bar assembly somehow. Serial # is 08939NT152. According to Browning.com it is a 1996 Hunter 12ga, which sounds right. Can I order a new action bar assembly off of Brownells.com or will the new action bar assemblies not fit it correctly? Just wantin to make sure before I order it. If you know of a cheaper place let me know too.
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby waterfowlhunter » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:41 am

Try Gun parts corp and see if they have it. Might even be cheaper and sometimes they have used parts available.

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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby tripleb » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:50 am

I did the same thing to my pre '98 Browning BPS12 3.5" and ordered the part straight from Browning. It came in less than a week. The only problem is that you need a spanner wrench to tighten the lock nut on the front of the action bar tube. Mossberg makes one for it's shotguns, perhaps they, or Brownells can sell you one cheap, or you can have one made cheaply. It's a very simple tool to make.
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby Scott. » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:05 pm

Alright I'll check it out guys. Thanks for the help
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby tripleb » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:52 pm

Here's a source of less expensive spanner wrenches for the shotgun than available through Brownells.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywor ... v23cgum0_b
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby Scott. » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:51 pm

Glad you showed me that link. I'm about to buy one right now.
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby tripleb » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:20 pm

Scott. wrote:Glad you showed me that link. I'm about to buy one right now.


When you tighten up the nut, pull the slide back so that it overlaps the receiver. Then put in cardboard shims (not corrugated cardboard) between the receiver and the insides of the forend. If you don't, the forend will twist on tightening and it may rub on one side of the action. The shims keep the forend pretty well centered during the tightening process.
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby Scott. » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:38 pm

Where can I get the shims at?
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby tripleb » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:52 pm

Scott. wrote:Where can I get the shims at?



They shouldn't be very thick, just thick enough to put some tension on the forend (without enough to split it if it's a wooden forend) to keep it from turning when you tighten the nut. Cereal boxes and such are made from non corrugated cardboard. Use enough thickness by layering if necessary. If I remember correctly, that's what I used on the two I tightened.
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby Scott. » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:12 pm

Alright. Thanks again
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby Scott. » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:32 pm

Of those universal forend tools on that link which would you recommend?
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby VaTailfeathers » Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:29 pm

I believe I have to replace the same part on my BPS 10. The " rails" are bent, one more than the other, when I look a them and the gun shucks harder than it should and much harder in cold weather than it should.
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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby tripleb » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Scott. wrote:Of those universal forend tools on that link which would you recommend?


I made my own tool, so I can't really recommend either as I've used neither.

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Re: HELP Browning BPS

Postby VaTailfeathers » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:01 am

Just ordered the UTG Spanner wrench. Around $20 delivered. Now on to ordering the Browning part that should have not failed. :mad:
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