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BPS Cleaning

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by HB, Sep 14, 2008.

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  1. HB

    HB Member

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    Went dove hunting yesterday in heavy rain that lasted all day.... Got home at 7:00 that night to discover rust on the boltface and shell elevator arms and the action was getting stiff. I was not happy at all, especially with the amount of rust on the bolt.

    I decided to take it apart, disregarding the owner's manual, and now have a problem.
    I got the gun apart with no problems. Wiped down, oiled the trigger group, and the two "bars" that control loading from the tube. I felt pretty confident at this point.
    I replaced the "bars" and then tried to work the trigger group into the reciever. Not much succsess. I pulled the trigger in hopes it would slide in better, but the hammer is now wedged agains the inside of the reciever, pinning the trigger group in.

    I am now going to try to loop a string around the hammer to free it and start from there.


    Any tricks, tips are needed, Please.

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  2. Virginian

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    I don't have one anymore, but I do remember tearing down a BPS 10 gauge made me wish for the 50th time that Remington had made a 10 gauge. I dropped mine in salt water and it was covered in rust by the time I got home, but it all wiped off. My buddy's 1100SP with the "Parkerized" finish was the exact same way. I am wracking my brain and all I can remember is that is was a bear to work on. Sorry.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, I figure if it has to go to the gunsmith, I'd have it in rust-free pieces rather than a rusty block...

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    I own a BPS 10 ga. One thing you you never want to do is pull the trigger during any part of the disassembly / reassembly process. You might try removing the small crosspin that holds the ejector/shell lifter in place and let it all come out together. On reassembly; install the ejector/lifter first. Make sure the hammer is cocked, and the slide release is fully in place. The slide release can fall off the trigger assy if not careful or it can move slightly outward and impede reassembly. Install the trigger assy with the gun inverted and the trigger assy at a front downward angle, make sure it engages the lifter/ejector correctly and the slide release is firmly seated against the trigger assy. If all is right with the world, it will slip right together "EASILY" if "ANY" force is required, "SOMTHING" is not right. I usually perform this with the barrel removed. I don't know if that really matters. Best wishes and good luck. They really aren't that bad after you've done it a few times.:)
     
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    It looks like I did it right except for the pulling the trigger :banghead: If I can get it cocked again it should be just a matter of messing around


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