I hope someone can answer this question for me. I have heard it for years but have never been able to verify it. I have never tried to remove a barrel from the action on a Browning rifle, so I don't know. I have been told by several sources that Browning uses epoxy on the threads when they barrel a new receiver.
Is there anyone who can verify this and not just by hear say. I've had some people say all that you have to do is put a little heat on the receiver ring and they break right loose with minimum effort and other people who have dealt with them said they found them unable to remove. Like the old TV commercial that said "inquiring minds want to know" so I guess I have an inquiring mind because I want to know.
I have a friend who came up with a few Browning receivers and barrels that were supposedly from a service dept. He says that if Browning is faced with a bad barrel, they replace both the barrel and the receiver and the same if the receiver is at fault.
I hope someone has a answer for this. Sometimes I'm tempted to get one of my A Bolts and take it to the shop and see if it will come off. I'm not that inquiring yet but I have wondered about this for years.
David a. Cogburn