Hey guys. Do any of you have a browning Blr and if so, how do you go about cleaning the action. I clean the bore with a bore snake and clean all of the action and chamber I can get to. With the complexity of the action of these guns. I am worried about timing issues if I start separating the gears of the lever and bolt. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated.
Well I've looked everywhere for info and all I keep getting is Browning highly recommends NOT to dis-assemble but to send it back to Browning because even master gunsmiths won't mess with them. Here's a link that might get you some info... after looking most the morning for this info I am really glad I have my Marlin 1894 it breaks down very easily http://www.outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread.php?t=21891
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Thank you, I had heard that but didn't know if there was any truth to it. I have an 1894 as well. The Blr is a great rifle. A lever gun with bolt gun accuracy makes this one of my favorites. The gun doesn't get too dirty since its purpose is killing whitetails for a couple of weeks a year. I may give the boys at browning a call after the season is over. Thanks again for the help guys.
I have a blr in long action first edition #327 ....30.06 other than using the bore snake ,give the chamber and reciver ,mag well a shot of rem-oil then wipe with a clean white soft cloth ...i use cloth baby diapers cut into strips .....do the same for the rack and pinion bolt and lever assy ..put a few dabs of gunslick grease on lever gog and bolt rack .....and your good to go. I love my blr it's scary accurate and beautiful to boot .
That sounds like it should do it. Thanks for the advice. Mine is a 7mm-08. I don't know a whole lot about others. it is the non-takedown. I love the gun as well. I think it is genetic. My dad and grandpa both hunt with lever guns. I don't think there has been a smoother lever action made
If the gun serves you well a trip to Browning every 5 or 6 years isn't a huge price to pay. I would give Browning a call to see what they recommend as a maintenance schedule or if the gun even needs maintenance.
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I do not shoot with my hand; I shoot with my mind. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not kill with my gun; I kill with my heart. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."
That's what I had in mind. I have a Feeling that I wont be getting rid of this gun so it will go on whatever browning recommends for a cleaning schedule. I am actually considering another in 223 to pop some critters around the house.
i'll never part with mine either . im a lefty so levers are what i prefer ..haven't owned a bolt gun. imo if the ammo cost wasn't an issue id go with the blr in 22-250 ....like I said mine is a first edition long action ,they have sweetened the pot with the lightning and the new take-down that still shoots 1 moa .My beautiful wife bought me my blr for my first colorado trip ... we got skunked ,long trip home to Texas with no meat that year but the next 3 seasons ive taken a 4x4 muley ,5x5 bull,5x4 bull ... it is by far the best rifle ive ever owned.