New A5, removing bolt release button

Discussion in 'Browning Auto A-5' started by adamb3, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. adamb3

    adamb3 Copper BB

    I purchased one of the Briley extended bowl release button faces and while trying to drive out the pin that holds the whole assembly in place, I just can't get the thing to budge. I'd picked up a Guns Digest shotgun book awhile back that covers this model, and there's nothing tricky indicated aside from just turning the receiver over and driving the pin out. No hydraulic press to try, I did give it a shot of PB Blaster in hopes that the pin would give in and slip out, no luck there however.

    Has anyone removed this? It just feels like I'm pounding that punch awfully hard without any response.
  2. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .270 WIN

    Sometimes they get rusted in there. Soak in pb blaster and add a little heat. Still may have to hit it pretty hard for it to start moving. Use a good punch and the correct size. It will come out.
  3. win7stw

    win7stw .410

    If you can get some Kroil. We use it at work and it’s unreal how well it works. Might have to let it sit overnight
  4. Ranger6

    Ranger6 .270 WIN

    Just re-read your post. Dazed and confused here. Are you sure that it’s a pin and not a screw? If it is a pin they do get stuck with rust, dirt and grime. If screw you need a good screw driver that will fit correctly. They will be tight, esp of never removed before.
  5. adamb3

    adamb3 Copper BB

    It turns out, inside the receiver, about 1/4” in from the bottom, there’s a slot cut which hides the worlds third smallest “hitch pin”. And that’s why I couldn’t knock it out. I don’t have the time to get into it tonight but the A5 Posse Facebook page replied to a message and clued me into the pins presence. I’ll document the pin and the button install process in a week or so when I can get at it. I want to have it done for a class on the 18th, so sooner than later ;)

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