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870 problem

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Texas Yankee, Jan 20, 2009.

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  1. Texas Yankee

    Texas Yankee Member

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    While Goose hunting last week my 870 Express would not release the shell in the magazine and I would close the bolt on an empty chamber. I have completely torn the gun down and cleaned it except the trigger assembly. Closely watched while I operated the gun and it seems that the piece on the left side of the action does not move in far enough to release the shell.
     
  2. THE POSTMAN

    THE POSTMAN TS Member

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    I had similar problems with a Rem 11-87. Check the shell latch
    on the left side of the receiver and see if the tip is broken
    off. The tip makes contact with the shell in the magazine tube
    at this point. As you cycle the foreend rearward,it allows the
    tip to release the shell from the tube..

    Hope this solves your problem.The shell latch is staked to the
    side of thr receiver and easily removed.

    Wilbur Poston
     
  3. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried a different BRAND of ammo?? I had the same experience, my gun did not like Winchester ammo tried Rems. & Feds. no more problem..otherwise check and clean shellstops as mentioned in above response , hope this helps.. Ross Puls
     
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