New BPS

Discussion in 'Browning BPS Shotgun' started by tn hp, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. tn hp

    tn hp Copper BB

    I purchased my first BPS in 1984. Browning had just announced the invector choke system and I bought the one of two of the first such manufactured guns that came into the state of TN. It was a well made shotgun with perfect fit and finish. That shotgun served me well for several years.

    Fast forward to February 2016. I just purchased a new BPS from my LGS. They had to order it because they did not have one in stock. I took delivery this past Monday.

    The blueing is great but, the butt stock fit to the receiver is, IMO, not up to what I have come to expect from Browning. The stock is very "proud" where it intersects with the receiver. It is as thick as a dime and not quite as thick as a penny but, it is very noticeable.

    It looks like something that I would have done in shop class back in the day so, should I contact customer service or will it do any good?

    Thank you in advance for your answer(s) and comment(s).
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Welcome to the Browning Owners Forum Tn Hp !!

    Please introduce yourself to our community via the New Member Welcome Area...

    Enjoy the forum.

    ( I would contact customer service...but, didn't you have a chance to inspect it before you paid the balance and walked away with it...?! )
  3. tn hp

    tn hp Copper BB

    Yes, I inspected it and noticed the issue immediately. The owner of the LGS is a friend and client of mine. He stated that he might be able to send it back to the distributor however, since he was doing me a favor, I did not want to place the burden on him.

    Perhaps I will revisit that issue with him. I do know that larger "big box" gun sellers place responsibility on the manufacturer on issues similar to this one. If I had been at a "big box" store to purchase the shotgun, they may have had additional examples in the back. That was not the case in this situation.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2016
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    No friend of mine would sell me a gun with an issue...but, your choice.

    Let us know what Browning does to make it right...
  5. tn hp

    tn hp Copper BB

    I don't disagree with your statement. The lack of a through inspection is my fault, not his.

    Browning customer service is going to take care of the issue. I contacted them yesterday and they could not have been more helpful.

    Thank you all for your input.
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  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    That's great news...we look forward to seeing a few pictures and hearing a range report when she comes back from Browning !!
  7. tn hp

    tn hp Copper BB

    Just for the sake of "before and after" here are some photos of the problem area before the BPS is sent back to Browning's repair center in Missouri.

    BPS 1.JPG BPS2.JPG BPS4.JPG
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  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    I see what you mean with the stock...that is unacceptable.

    I hope your wait is a short one...
  9. SOG

    SOG .22LR

    I would be sending that one back. I have 4 BPS's and none of the stocks fit to the receiver like that.


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  10. tn hp

    tn hp Copper BB

    The BPS is back from Browning's repair center in Arnold, MO. The wood around the stock is still a little "proud" but, it is uniform and the gap between the stock and the receiver is gone. All in all, I am pleased with the repair and Browning's response.

    I sent the BPS to them by USPS on 2-12-16 and it was returned via UPS yesterday, 2-14-16. This was, IMO, a very fast and prompt turnaround time.

    BPSR2.JPG BPSR.JPG
  11. Nyhcbri

    Nyhcbri Copper BB

    I received mine from the dealer today and noticed the same issue after I got home. Being my first gun I'm not 100% on what to look for. I saw the gun for all about 3 minutes before it went back in the box.
  12. Nyhcbri

    Nyhcbri Copper BB

    Still looks off to me, are they all like that, can anyone confirm this?
  13. tn hp

    tn hp Copper BB

    I've seen two other new BPS shotguns within the past month. One had similar issues and had wood near the receiver "line" that was proud. The other one looked okay but, is nothing like the wood to metal fit of the 70's or 80's.
  14. Nyhcbri

    Nyhcbri Copper BB

    Browning sent an email stating this is normal. Here's a pic

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