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Just had a call to say by B2G  centre ribs between both barrels are loose.

any of you with gunsmithing experience Able to advise what the best course of action is and what might be a fair price?

he was saying about trying to chemical fix them rather than full strip and re blue etc!

my worry is if not correctly relaid will not then not shoot to POI?

As is a modern gun and HP steel proofed want it done right and not a short term fix, that or chop it in?

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I would suggest your Browning B2G should be looked at properly and not "quick fixed".

 

How old is it?

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Is Hp proofed out of the factory so pretty new (early 2000s in think but am unsure until I find the paperwork)

think I will have to take it for a 2nd opinion would be nice to have some ideas on costs and any pitfalls 

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My advice would be to take it to someone like John Wiseman at Cannock. He does a lot of renovation work on Brownings and would certainly be able to advise you accordingly. As  above, take it to a gunsmith and preferably a barrel specialist.

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Many thanks I have.m Chris Tanner locally who is ex Gallyons so hopefully should be able to give me some practical advice 

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9 hours ago, Barrelblacker said:

Hi Archi

We have been repairing barrels for the gun trade for nearly 40 years now. We carry out on average 5 full strip and rib re-lays every week. 

Please feel free to get in touch if we can be of any help. 

All the best 

Dan 

https://www.facebook.com/Bromley-Son-Barrel-Blacking-Bluing-and-Browning-820775534655411/

Many thanks will he you a call later in the week to discuss time frame and likely costs

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Archi,

You won't go far wrong by choosing Dan Bromley (Barrelblacker) to do the work.

Excellent and professional workmanship for a fair price, as many on here, including myself, will testify.

OB

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23 hours ago, Barrelblacker said:

Hi Archi

We have been repairing barrels for the gun trade for nearly 40 years now. We carry out on average 5 full strip and rib re-lays every week. 

Please feel free to get in touch if we can be of any help. 

All the best 

Dan 

https://www.facebook.com/Bromley-Son-Barrel-Blacking-Bluing-and-Browning-820775534655411/

This is the man to do the job 

most of the trade sends there work to him 👍

proper job by a specialist 👍👍😊

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Strip and relay ribs is the only way to do the job properly . Any thing else as a short term fix will only need to be done again at some time . I hated it when stripping ribs only to find some idiot has poured super glue or epoxy between the ribs , the stink and fumes not good for your health .   

 

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Just out of curiosity, why would this happen on a good quality gun?  I have been shooting for 35 years and have never experienced this with any of my guns so just interested as to what might cause a rib to become loose?

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5 hours ago, Wingman said:

Just out of curiosity, why would this happen on a good quality gun?  I have been shooting for 35 years and have never experienced this with any of my guns so just interested as to what might cause a rib to become loose?

Several reasons , lack of solder , thin ribs with not much area to hold and just flexing of the barrels through use . 

Having strip and relayed hundreds over time on guns from a few years old to those 100 years plus you can never really say without looking .Biggest problem with Browning's is the top ribs do tend to warp when taken off due to the fact thy are machined on the barrels ,so hopefully the top rib can be left on and just tinned down .

4 hours ago, welshwarrior said:

Send it to Dan Bromley at Bromley and sons and get it done properly.  

 

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Yes just spoken to Dan and just need to package it up and have the job done it deserves

looks like there was lent much sold applied in the first place.

thanks for the helpful  comments and recommendations.

 

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