Browning Maxus Problem

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  1. Crazy Coot

    Crazy Coot Senior Refuge Member

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    I’ve had my Maxus for a little over a year now. This season is the first that it’s seen a lot of use and I’ve had some issues in my past 2 or 3 hunts.
    It’s having trouble cycling the 2nd and 3rd shells. I have no issues with ejection or extraction. I’ve checked the piston spring and it’s fine. I clean my gun after every single hunt so I know that the issue is not that it’s too dirty.
    I believe my issue may be with the lifter. When I look underneath the receiver the lifter arm is all the way against the inside wall of the receiver. When I look inside the receiver close to where the shell loads I can see something that looks like a wear mark from the lifter arm.
    It will cycle fine until I fire 10 shells or more and then it really slows down and starts to hang. Has anyone else experienced anything like this in your Maxus?
     
  2. SkolMNDuckHunter

    SkolMNDuckHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    If you've never had the stock off and cleaned the recoil spring/tube then you've never cleaned your gun.
     
  3. Crazy Coot

    Crazy Coot Senior Refuge Member

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    I have. Trust me. My gun is clean.
     
  4. SkolMNDuckHunter

    SkolMNDuckHunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Got it! :tu It's an issue that comes up for a lot of people, and many (like me years ago) don't even know the recoil tube and spring exist, so it's usually a good starting point.
     
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  5. Crazy Coot

    Crazy Coot Senior Refuge Member

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    I understand. I’m convinced it’s something mechanical. I’ve tried different shells, different lubricants, etc and it acts the same.
     
  6. goosenazi

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    What process do you use to clean your trigger assembly?
     
  7. Crazy Coot

    Crazy Coot Senior Refuge Member

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    Compressed air, followed by A soft brush and then drops of CLP.
     
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    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    Try running it under HOT water. Bang against your hand. Repeat. Then compressed air. No lube. I’ve seen it help many times. My gold 10 I had to take the trigger apart as there was packing grease around the safety.
     
  9. Crazy Coot

    Crazy Coot Senior Refuge Member

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    I’ll certainly give that a try. Did you experience any cycling issues with yours before you tried the hot water?
     
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    I spray with Gun Scrubber. Compressed air. Break Free. Lots of compressed air.
    Worked well for 30 years!
     

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