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Loose Forend On o/u or sbt?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rem870TB, Mar 3, 2010.

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  1. Rem870TB

    Rem870TB Active Member

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    Any one have, or have seen, a break action gun with a loose forend due to wear on the forend latch and/or barrel lug due to repeated take down and assembly of the gun over many years?

    I am thinking of guns like Citori's, BT-99's, Beretta 680 series.....etc.

    I don't have a gun with this problem, I am just curious to know if anyone has encountered it.
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Wow, not from frequent take down or assembly...
     
  3. short shucker

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    Not here either.

    ss
     
  4. Rem870TB

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    Thanks for the rplies, is that based on experience?
     
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    Yipper.

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  7. Rem870TB

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    Thanks again, that is good to know.
     
  8. birddog1964

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    Maybe not from being taking down, but if you are speaking of a loose forend or loose latch I have had several that I have had to shim the latch up or down to tighten the forend to the barrel. This had nothing to do with use or worn parts though. I hope this helps.

    thanks
    lee
     
  9. Rastoff

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    Every time you rub two pieces of metal together, some metal comes off. It may be so small you can't detect it, but it happens. This is just life like the waves eroding the shore.

    I've had two guns with loose forearms and had both repaired for not much $$. This was caused by a combination of wear to the hinge, forearm metal and barrel under lug. It's normal and will happen to every gun of the breech load design. For a good gun that is properly lubricated, it will take 100,000 rounds to get loose. For a cheaper gun I've seen it happen as soon as 40,000 rounds. Still, it will take a while.

    It does happen and taking your gun down is part of the wear process.
     
  10. JerryP

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    Every time a BT99 is assembled or disassembled the end of the fore arm iron rubs against the barrel lug. That is what Rastoff is referring to. Even when kept greased, it still wears.
     
  11. phirel

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    The forend on my K-80 became loose a few years ago after only around 400,000 rounds. It took two whacks on the lug with a small hammer to fix the problem. The latch on a K-80 is one area that should be lightly lubed. It will wear.

    Pat Ireland
     
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