Crow Busters Forum

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Maxus Magazine Tube Dissassembly


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 169
Date:
Maxus Magazine Tube Dissassembly
Permalink  
 


A public service announcement for the Maxus shooters:

Browning recommends against removing your magazine spring and spring retainer for cleaning.  They say this should only be done by them or a gunsmith.  This has always bothered me, since I have had magazine tubes on other shotguns get very dirty when duck hunting. 

Well, I took mine apart today, and it was very simple, I don't understand what all the fuss is about, and why Browning thinks we shouldn't do it.  Took me a minute or so to figure out how to do it, and took about 30 seconds to get it back together after cleaning.  Here's how I did it.

There is a small 'pin' looking thing on the top of magazine tube.  You simply need to depress that 'pin' with a small punch while unscrewing the spring retainer.  The 'pin' is not a spring loaded detent pin, its actually a raised "nipple" on the spring retainer, so you have to push fairly hard on it.  Once you move that nipple out of its hole, simply unscrew the spring retainer.  Naturally, the spring is under tension, and will make a fool of you if you're not on your toes.  I recommend inserting the punch or a screwdriver into the larger hole on the bottom of the tube to hold the spring, so you can release the tension on your own terms. 

When re-assembling, insert the spring, hold it in place using the punch or screw driver again, and screw in the spring retainer.  When the nipple reaches the top edge of the magazine tube, you may need to depress it again as you turn the retainer.  Once it is below the top edge of the tube, simply screw in the retainer until the nipple snaps into the hole on the top of the tube.  Done. 

 

 

 



__________________

Texas Matt

Texas Crow Patrol

Enforcing no fly zones over your valuable crops!
www.TexasCrowPatrol.com

Follow

 

Follow the Texas Crow Patrol on Facebook

 



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 19
Date:
Permalink  
 

Matt - have any of you guys had trouble with the maxus not kicking out the empty sub sonic rounds?

 

Went thru a case of shells with John shooting clays to break it in and tried the TGM Federals and RIO sub's after wards and wouldn't kick out the empties.

 

I'm thinking it's either

-not enough oil

-too much oil

-dirty

-sucks



__________________
The first rule of crow hunting is......don't talk about crow hunting.
The second rule of crow hunting is......don't talk about crow hunting.


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 169
Date:
Permalink  
 

Mike, when mine gets dirty, it doesn't function perfectly, but when clean, it does. I generally oil mine fairly heavily. I've been cleaning it after every other hunt, but oiling it before every hunt. Seems to be work pretty well. Also, I have at least 10 cases of high power shells through mine, which loosened it up some. I experimented with subsonics when I first got it, and it was a no go. After being broken in, they work pretty well in it.

__________________

Texas Matt

Texas Crow Patrol

Enforcing no fly zones over your valuable crops!
www.TexasCrowPatrol.com

Follow

 

Follow the Texas Crow Patrol on Facebook

 



Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 34
Date:
Permalink  
 

Texas Matt, Thanks for the Info...I will pass it along to the rest of the team...Crowtec



Attachments
__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 626
Date:
Permalink  
 

Matt,,, Very good info on the MAXUS tube,,, Thank youbiggrin My question is, How necessary is it to do this?? I to have shot several cases thru mine but have not and dont intend to waterfowl hunt with it. What kind of fouling is being cleaned out of the tube? Are you protecting against rust or is there a burnt powder residue building in the tube??? If the dirt is black I will get right on this, If not I will just keep it oiled.....    



__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 169
Date:
Permalink  
 

Chip,
I think this is one of those things I'll do about once a year, at he conclusion of hostilities each season. I'm not worried about rust, since the tube is stainless, and the plunger feels like aluminum, or maybe stainless. The problem I have is that I generally wear a 'dove' belt when crow hunting. Occassionally, the shells bouncing around in the pouches pick up dirt, feathers, grass and other debris, whish then get shoved into the magazine when reloading. I was beginning to notice some grittyness in the magazine, which inspired me to tear it down. It was pretty nasty in there. Browning had greased the spring fairly heavily, and dirt was caked in all that grease. I wiped it all out, re-greased, and hope I don't have to mess with it again for a while. The trash that came out was not black, but more of a light grayish color, I didn't see any signs of corrosion.

__________________

Texas Matt

Texas Crow Patrol

Enforcing no fly zones over your valuable crops!
www.TexasCrowPatrol.com

Follow

 

Follow the Texas Crow Patrol on Facebook

 



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 626
Date:
Permalink  
 

Good thanx Matt,,,,,,,,,I also wear a dove belt and often catch myself blowing crap off my shells befroe loading. I bet mine is filthy as well, makes a ton of sense to clean it once a year,,,,,,,,,,Sound Wisdomwinkwinkwink



__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 505
Date:
Permalink  
 

Excellent info on the Maxus.. I also get a lot of "dirty shells" in my shell belt / ammo caddy.. It would be nice to have a "screen" in the bottom of the so debris could fall through.. Maybe someone already makes such..



__________________


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 87
Date:
Permalink  
 

Mark wrote:

Excellent info on the Maxus.. I also get a lot of "dirty shells" in my shell belt / ammo caddy.. It would be nice to have a "screen" in the bottom of the so debris could fall through.. Maybe someone already makes such..


 That's a good Idea, but I think alot of the dirt on shells comes from the static electricity in the plastic.



__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 534
Date:
Permalink  
 

Hi Men of the Maxus,

I just completed a ultra sonic cleaning of my Maxy, except for the mainspring.  As my shooting buddies know, I am not really a premium subscriber to the Lone Star Phil school of cleaning every gun immediately upon returning from the field and/or range. 

Following Texas Matt's public service message above, I was able to disassemble and clean up the mag tube up quite easily.  It needed that maintenance.  The little detent spring was stiff, but the judicious application of my superhuman strengh was able to overcome it and then everthing was easy money.

Using the Hornady Magnum Sonic Cleaner with Brownell's Ultrasonic cleaning solution at a temperature of 140 degrees for 1 hour removed all of the congealed BreakFree CLP, Rem Oil and unburned Federal/Winchester/Remington/Hornady by-products of combusion from the bolt/slide, trigger group and gas piston assembly.  Having said cleaner really gets the parts completely scrubbed of all the gunk.

On a side note Matt and I took 27 crows yesterday at a couple of different locations, identified another farm for potential access, and dropped a raccoon using the daylight calling method.  Matt crunched it with my RRA Coyote Carbine.

Regards,



__________________

Gadget Bob - Founder

www.TexasCrowPatrol.com

 

Team Hornady

Mossy Oak ProStaff

FOXPRO Field Staff - Crow Division

Tactical Solutions ProStaff

Hodgdon ProStaff

Team Powder Valley



Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 17
Date:
Permalink  
 

I did a review on how to do because I am sure alot of people want to know how to do it. IT takes like 30 seconds once you understand how it works.

Hope it explains thje process easily for everyone.



__________________

Australian Hunting Podcast - The Best Hunting & Shooting Radio Show in Australia - Hosted by Jason Selmes
AussieFeralControl.com.au - Experts in Feral Pest Management



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 1307
Date:
Permalink  
 

Welcome to the forum Jason.

 

We love pics around hear and some form Down Under would be VERY COOL!



__________________

 "If money can fix it, it ain't broke" The great theologian and my crow hunting partner AW.  

 

Greg



Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 1
Date:
Permalink  
 

I have a Browning maxus and having some issues. I was wondering if you Mayne had some tips or help. So I was out hunting the other day and I was shooting well I go to reload and well my first shell I was trying to put into the magazine would not stay in there it would jut get pushed right back out right under the action. I don't know to do I cleaned and oiled it thinking it was dirtty but I didn't help any ideas?



__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 534
Date:
Permalink  
 

Hi Kevin,

It sounds like some dirt or grit has gotten under or around the "shell stop" on the inside of the receiver.  You might try taking out the trigger group and spraying some Gun Scrubber in and around the part.  Be careful and use a "synthetic safe" version of Gun Scrubber to protect your camo finish, if your Maxus is dipped.

You may also want to call Browning Customer Service to explain your problem and they will help you.

Regards, 



__________________

Gadget Bob - Founder

www.TexasCrowPatrol.com

 

Team Hornady

Mossy Oak ProStaff

FOXPRO Field Staff - Crow Division

Tactical Solutions ProStaff

Hodgdon ProStaff

Team Powder Valley



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 626
Date:
Permalink  
 

Outstanding!!!!!! Very infomative!!!! Thanx Jason for taking the time to do that. Im sure Browning does not want people doing that simply because of the spring pressure and the danger of losing an eye. Thanx again,,,, And also thanx for Always standing beside this country in times of turmoil. I had the opportunity to train with some Aussies when I was in the infantry, toughest most hard training soldiers i've ever been aroundsmilebiggrin 



__________________


Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 17
Date:
Permalink  
 

chip wrote:

Outstanding!!!!!! Very infomative!!!! Thanx Jason for taking the time to do that. Im sure Browning does not want people doing that simply because of the spring pressure and the danger of losing an eye. Thanx again,,,, And also thanx for Always standing beside this country in times of turmoil. I had the opportunity to train with some Aussies when I was in the infantry, toughest most hard training soldiers i've ever been aroundsmilebiggrin 


 No problem at all chip. Hope it helps people service their shotgun safely to ensure years of trouble free service.



__________________

Australian Hunting Podcast - The Best Hunting & Shooting Radio Show in Australia - Hosted by Jason Selmes
AussieFeralControl.com.au - Experts in Feral Pest Management



Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 626
Date:
Permalink  
 

Foxtail seed, dove feathers and at least a tablespoon of gray goop came out of my tube. Its a wonder i could fit 2 shells in it. Shes Slicker than a hounds nut now!!!biggrin 



__________________


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 146
Date:
Permalink  
 

  I have 3 hounds, my guess to why there slick is because they are always licking them.  Especially when we have company!  Never heard that saying before, lol.  The beretta 391 is like that also.  I dont lube with oils, I use a tefalon spray.  After it dries its slicker than owl,s gravy and doesnt collect grit like wet oils do.



__________________

A SUPER 90 and a crow in range, life is good.  A good sandwich and bag of M&Ms doesnt hurt either.



Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 1
Date:
Permalink  
 

Can I leave the push pin out? And just make sure the cap is right

__________________
gary nuttall


Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 1
Date:
Permalink  
 

Sorry guys for digging up an old thread. I have just bought a new Maxus, but the plug wont come out of the black end cap, the opening is too small.
I have tried pushing in the little pin as described but I cant get the cap to budge. Is it held in place with thread locker of other similar glue?

Thanks in advance,

John

__________________
Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.