Browning BPS sticking.


August 11, 2009, 02:11 PM
Kinda locks up or very hard to jack another shell in. Got in a trade deal awhile back.

Bore is bright, looks very clean and I do not feel any burs.

Action functions smooth when I cycle shells through without shooting and empty.

Happens with 3" duck loads and 2 3/4 dove loads. Any sugestions before I take her to the doc?

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August 11, 2009, 02:12 PM

Sounds like it is just dried out.


August 11, 2009, 02:33 PM
Very possibly a dirty chamber when it only happens after you shoot it.

September 16, 2009, 12:58 PM
Cleaned well but still not working when shot. Sticks on the 3rd shot everytime. Any other ideas before I take it to the smith?

September 16, 2009, 01:59 PM
you say you cleaned it well...I am not sure if you meant the bore, the chamber, or the action in the receiver. My BPS likes just a small amount of grease arouund the large rectagular bolt in the receiver. Otherwise, make sure you get the melted plastic out of the chamber like was mentioned before. Some will polish the chamber, but I use Break-Free overnight and the plastic turns loose easily and wipes right out. Good Luck!

September 16, 2009, 06:53 PM
Chamber is bright. I havent taken the action/bolt out. Shouldnt be much different than an 870. The only thing I cleaned is the chamber. It is shinny. I'm not a gun smith but didnt think anything in the bold and bolt carrier would cause the ejection problem but after a little thought. I guess there is someting in there that could lock the action. Gonna take my time and look at it closely.

September 16, 2009, 06:56 PM
Careful about taking apart that BPS. It is a bit more work to get back together than an 870. Just put a drop of oil on ech of the side rails where the bolt slides and see if it gets a lot better. Otherwise wipe it out with an oily rag.

September 16, 2009, 08:25 PM
How hard does the action cycle without a shell?

September 16, 2009, 09:28 PM
Fine without shells and fine with shells. Just sticks when I shoot it. I can load 3 and cycle 3 out smooth as can be. When I shoot it (3" steel or 2.34 dove loads) It sticks.

Have to take the barrel of to get the empty out. Also the empty just fallas out when I do that. It isnt stuck in the chamber.

September 16, 2009, 10:02 PM
From everything I have seen you say so far, I would disassemble it and check it out. However, taking apart a BPS is not for the faint hearted or the non-mechanical type. If you aren't a mechanical type person, then take it to a gun smith and let him do it for you. The disassembly isn't too bad, but getting it back together can drive you mad unless you know just how to do it. Once you learn the steps, reassembly isn't so bad. I recommend you get a gun smith to show you and teach you a couple of times and then you will be good to go from now on. The Ithaca 37 and Browning BPS are almost the same assembly procedure and great pump guns. Don't give up on it and good luck.

September 16, 2009, 10:10 PM
Go to the Browning website. Find the page for all the parts and print it out. It's not that tough, but its like a house on stilts, you have to do it one step at a time. What I do most of the time is (1) remove the barrel (2) remove the trigger assembly (3) spray Gun Scrubber all over the place (4) wipe it off and you are good to go. You have to be careful, if you work the action while the trigger is out, the bolt and the slides might fall out. No big deal, but this is where its pretty tricky. But, once everything is in plae, it will slide right together.

I found this post on another gun forum, and this guy says it pretty well indeed. :)

September 17, 2009, 02:14 PM
This could be totally off base, so if it is, forgive me. I talked to a guy at a gun shop when I was shopping pumps and I looked at the BPS. He said that his son has one and while he loves the gun, he said that it would have a problem with "ribbed" shells. The chamber opening would kinda snag the ribs and cause it to "stick". He didn't have any problem shooting AA smooth sided shells. I don't know if that helps or not.

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