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Hi 

I have a 525 and every time the gun is opened the ejectors fire the snap caps out regardless of whether fired or not, what I would appreciate is

1- what would be the likely cause 

And

2 - what kind of cost would I be looking at to have a smith put right

Any advice appreciated

Thanks

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I have no idea what the cause is but it might be advantageous to post some additional info.

Type of Snap Cap ? (Plastic, Steel, Brass)

525 New or Used ? (I suspect used or it would be back at the Dealer and you wouldn't be inquiring about No 2)

Has the issue just started having been ok in the past OR  is this the first time using Snap Caps in the Gun ?

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1 hour ago, ant1 said:

 does it do this with unfired cartridges as well

I bought new and it's never  been fired so if I pop in snap caps, close and then open out they pop

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A friend of mine had the same thing, but can't remember which gun though......long time ago.

He bought it new, one Thursday evening but couldn't shoot until the Sunday. He spent the next couple of days "playing" with his new toy, and like you say, the snap caps kept popping out.

Come the Sunday and from his first shot, the gun acted quite normal. Can't recall whether or not he used the snap caps again.  

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Am I Missing something? If you bought new then surely there's no need to worry about repair costs, just return it to the dealer.

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21 minutes ago, wymberley said:

Am I Missing something? If you bought new then surely there's no need to worry about repair costs, just return it to the dealer.

How long ago was the gun new?

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11 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

How long ago was the gun new?

I was wondering that until I read the OP's second post (in response to Ant 1's question). I can't see anyone keeping a new gun for so long before shooting it that it's out of warranty before they actually gat around to it. I must be missing something.

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8 minutes ago, wymberley said:

I was wondering that until I read the OP's second post (in response to Ant 1's question). I can't see anyone keeping a new gun for so long before shooting it that it's out of warranty before they actually gat around to it. I must be missing something.

You and me both, anything I have bought in the past is out the next oportunity!

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10 hours ago, button said:

I bought new and it's never  been fired so if I pop in snap caps, close and then open out they pop

hello, why do you not go and shoot a few cartridges ??? forget the snap caps, you have a ten year warranty, i am sure the ejector system works on the cartridge recoil, well my 525 never had any problems,

Edited by oldypigeonpopper

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Is the gun cocking ? If it has been stored for a long time dried oil may be stopping the sears from dropping so that they do not engage the hammers  . As a result the gun thinks its fired and will eject .

  

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2 hours ago, Gunman said:

Is the gun cocking ? If it has been stored for a long time dried oil may be stopping the sears from dropping so that they do not engage the hammers  . As a result the gun thinks its fired and will eject .

  

Thanks - is that an easy fix?

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5 hours ago, button said:

Thanks - is that an easy fix?

I think your gun just has to go into a  gunsmith. There is no way a 525, new, is going to gum up to be unusable  nomatter how long it's stored. Mine was bought new. Fired only once and then stored for ten years. It worked perfectly.

Have I missed it but why is a new gun not going back to the retailer?

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On 07/01/2020 at 07:54, TIGHTCHOKE said:

How long ago was the gun new?

Still no answer to the $64000 question!:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Still no answer to the $64000 question!

9 minutes ago, button said:

Roughly 5 years

hello, and you have never shot a cartridge in all that time ?? if thats the case you best return to the gun shop you purchased from as it should still be in warranty, if for any reason you cannot take back to the original seller then your going to have to pay a gunsmith to sort out

Edited by oldypigeonpopper

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1 minute ago, button said:

Correct 

Long story

i presume you mean that of the original seller, there must be a gun smith around your way to look at it, cannot see any other way if you want it sorted

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Agree was just asking first, believe me I know My limitations, I don't even attempt jobs, always leave it with the experts 

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22 minutes ago, button said:

Agree was just asking first, believe me I know My limitations, I don't even attempt jobs, always leave it with the experts 

hello, ok well as i said take it to a gun shop/smith and get them to check out, the 525 has a 10 year warranty so you maybe lucky if there is an ejector problem and the shop contacts Browning UK  

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1 hour ago, button said:

Roughly 5 years

Not quite the investment you might have thought then?

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There’s plenty of guns about that haven’t been fired 

we all dream of finding a true sleeper 😊number 2 of a pair unfired is fairy common 

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Hello Button,

Did you want to sell it 😉

Cheap being as its faulty 😬 

Joking aside, do they pop out or are they ejected?  
Are they light plastic snap caps?

It will be under warranty so just return it? 
keep us informed though 👍
 

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