BAR trouble.....

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by saviorslegacy, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. saviorslegacy

    saviorslegacy New Member

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    Our Browning BAR is not a perfectly-functioning machine. Whenever we take it out to the range and load it up, it tends to dry-fire once or twice, though it works afterwards. When I say dry-fire, I mean there's a loud CLICK, and no boom... with no mark from the firing pin on any of the bullets.

    Any idea what is wrong with it?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Gunk in the firing pin channel. A couple of tries gets the gunk loosened up and then it works. Detail cleaning whould fix it. Never lubricate firing pins, they should be kept dry.
     

  3. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    2 X on the Gunk.
     
  4. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Damn. Thought the title was referring to a different kind of bar trouble... [​IMG]

    Anywho, what they said. ^ :cool:
     
  5. Ruzai

    Ruzai New Member

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    Taking apart the bolt in a BAR is extremely difficult for many people, truthfully I've never gotten the one I've worked on completely disassembled. As stated above, the firing pin channel being gunked up is usually the cause of these kind of problems. Then again you may be having some heavy hammer drag, be sure to clean the gunk out of the trigger assembly as well and make sure every thing moves easily and properly.