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New a5 won't unload

Postby Browndoggy » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:49 pm

Hey guys first time posting! I bought a new a5 this fall and have had great luck with it cycling anything I feed it. However I have a small issue with unloading it. First you pull bolt back and eject the shell that's chambered, second you hit magazine release and it lets one shell out of magazine tube. This is where the problem is. Sometimes it won't release the shell! Anyone else had this issue? I feel it's a safety issue. When unloading it can lead you to believe that gun is empty when it's not!!!! Any advice? Browning says send it to them so when seasons over it's going!
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Leupold87 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:57 pm

Mine did.the exact same thing i took.it apart and i had rust and old dry grease in the magazine tube took it apart and put a little oil in it and it works great now. Hope this helps

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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Browndoggy » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:11 pm

Thanks for input! I've stripped it all the way down when cleaning and I feel that it's in the latch in the trigger assembly.
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Leupold87 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:59 pm

It could be I took my trigger assembly out of the gun and soaked it in hot water with dish washer soap ......no this won't hurt it just let it dry good then oil the mechanism and see what happens. Mine works every time now.


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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Catdaddy89 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:28 pm

I assumed it was because the spring has so much tension out of the box. I usually just sharply bump the chamber with my hand after I hit the button and the shell will drop. The last shell always drops


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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby txhunter90 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:43 pm

Have had the same exact issue could not for the life of me get them out. I just kept at it and still do not why it keeps doing it.
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby jfrank24 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:12 am

I've had a very similar experience with mine. I'm going to try cleaning the mag tube and the trigger really well.
I have also had problems with the auto load getting stuck on the carrier sometimes. Anyone else?
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Soggy Socks » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:02 am

I had it happen last time I went duck hunting and it was very cold. I assumed it was because of the cold and maybe some moisture. I'll keep an eye on it and see if it does it again. I haven't taken the mag tube apart yet to fully clean it but I'll take a look in that as well.
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby kasey200 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:25 pm

Has anybody found a resolution to this? mine does it too. its WAY worse when i put my extended tube on for spring snows. i think the magazine spring puts too much pressure on the metal piece that holds the shells in the magazine (sorry i don't know what its called... magazine cutoff?)
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Browndoggy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:15 pm

Well I don't have any details but, Browning has determined my (A5) firearm is in need of replacement. I sent it off in January and looks like no gun till June. My local gun dealer says they did away with the dura touch anyone else heard this?
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Soggy Socks » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:57 am

Really cant wait to hear why!! How many times had you sent it back??
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Browndoggy » Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:19 pm

This was the A5's first trip. Not real impressed that it has taken two months for them to decide my gun needs to be replaced and another two months before I can get my replacement. I find it odd the A5 is still in production and on the rack of my local gun store but yet they can't get me a replacement for two more months.
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby bluegoose18 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:59 am

Mine has same issues.
I just push the little latch in by the elevator and the shell will kick out of mag tube. Selma like edge of shell brass ca. Get hung up there
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Browndoggy » Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:19 am

Well guys I thought I would give you an update on my A5. I played the waiting game and after a couple months and several phone calls Browning had determined that my A5 is in need of replacement. No explanation of why it needed replaced but I did receive a brand new one. I wish all of you with similar issues the best of luck.
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby kcwellington » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:43 am

Forgive my terminology first off! I always eject the first shell then push the "lifter" up and with your left thumb push in the shell release and they come right out!!
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby Browndoggy » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:46 am

I get what your saying. I'am also guessing that the reason you are doing it that way is simply because the button in front of trigger doesn't work. I understand that method because that's the only way to get the shells out of magazine tube. So is the magazine release button simply cosmetic?
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Re: New a5 won't unload

Postby kcwellington » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:27 am

Browndoggy wrote:I get what your saying. I'am also guessing that the reason you are doing it that way is simply because the button in front of trigger doesn't work. I understand that method because that's the only way to get the shells out of magazine tube. So is the magazine release button simply cosmetic?

Don't know. All I know is just about everyone that I know that has one has done the same thing. It sticks for some reason.
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