I purchased this A5 a month ago. I cleaned all the factory crap out of it before I ever assembled it. On the first hunt with it I noticed that the bolt did not fully seat after using the speed load for the first shell of the day. I re-racked it and had no problems that day. The next morning I had the same problem, but did not notice it. Pulled the trigger and click and it tried to load another shell. Since that day, that same problem has happened at least once every hunt sometimes on the first load and sometimes on the 2nd or 3rd shot in a volley.
I have cleaned it a few times running it a little wet or a little dry as far as oiling with no noticeable difference in (mal)function. The last time I disassembled the bolt, I noticed that the firing pin retaining pin had gouges in the metal and the unlocking pin has rub marks that are worrisome. Has anyone else experienced this problem or know the culprit? The gun was malfunctioning before it began to gouge and rub the pins.
I have already contacted Browning and their service rep was nothing but rude and curt with me over the phone. I'll be sending it in no matter what, but I'm just wondering if this is a one off problem or a symptom of the problems that other people have been having with this 100,000 guarantee shotgun???
Frankly, I'm a little frustrated for buying something that was clearly developed in a haphazard manner after owning a few Browning shotguns that have performed flawlessly.