Originally Posted by Charles Christensen
I have a Browning Semi-Auto chambered for the .22 short that I bought about 35 years ago. I also have the Browning .22 scope mount made for this little rifle. It is mounted on the barrel over the rear sight dovetail slot. It extends back over the receiver and has a small pad at the end that rests on top of the receiver. I cannot remember what I was thinking at the time but there is a small dot of some kind of plastic material under that pad and at a couple of points under where it is fastened to the barrel. I have no problem taking the gun apart but does require a firm twist to realign the lock. I think that threaded collar on the barrel is supposed to allow some adjustment for that.
Thank you for your reply. I think you are correct in that the barrel on my gun may now be too tight a fit to the receiver. It was loose and I tightened it very snug. I plan to loosen it and see if that helps.
Does the nylon-tipped stop screw mar your receiver when you remove the barrel/scope assembly?