I have completely broke down cleaned/lubed the gun. I just thought I read somewhere the piston could be removed without taking the barrel off. oh well thanks for the replys guysNo there is not. You do need to take the bolt out and drop the trigger group and clean it. Lube, then reassemble and go shoot.
It was bought new and I got the extra page explaining the universal gold piston but, it also says it's identified by having a gold rim on its base. My rim is blackThat's the heavy load piston. If you bought it new, you are may have gotten one that was supposed to have 2 Pistons. A heavy and a light. The light one has a red rim. If it came with the manual add-on page that talks about the gold piston, the factory, made an error. If it's used, the previous owner shorted you a piston.
Why did you get the browning gold piston if u received the universal gold piston ? It would not cycle?I'd call FN and tell them up you got. Like I said, black rim is the heavy load piston. Red is light load and the gold is the single piston option. I got the gold with mine. But I went and purchased a sporting clay light piston. My sporting clay light has a gold keeper, but the spring is marked with a different paint color then the one that came with the gun.
FN may have an explanation for you. Or they just may send you a gold keeper piston.