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Out Crow hunting Remington 870 blows apart , Factory shells . Hope to find out what could cause this .Blew out where you feed shells from the bottom . Damages trigger assembly houseing , mag tube .Really wasn't to concerned with gun as we were addressing minor wounds and counting our blessings 3 of us in the same blind.Brass shell head was flat and looked as if folded over.
 

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Was on a dove hunt in the late 1960's. Friend had a factory shell somehow go off in the magazine tube of an Ithaca Model 37 that he had bought new. Literally "sprung" the whole action. Ithaca wanted the gun and shells. The dealer he bought it from sent it back to Ithaca and Ithaca reimbursed my friend. Only injury was a slight burn rash on friend's arm. Never did find out what ignited the shell in the magazine.
 

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The magazine tube damage was a concern right away. Trigger assembly. If there is no hole in the barrel, it had to go off in the magazine tube. Or the chamber opened up at ignition and blew back and down. Was the receiver bolt still on the slots in the cocking arms of the forend? It might be possible if there was a close barrel obstruction that the bolt let go from the locked position. It would have been laying loose in there. I think it is to wide to just fall out the bottom.
 

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No pictures . I talked to hunting partner last night . He was going to take to gun to local smith .He wasn't to concerned with the lost as he said I've had this gun since 79. Guns can be replaced I think this shook him up realizing how lucky he was not hurt seriously . If it cost very much I'll junk it and sell the barrel for 50 bucks was his words. Anyway we are long distance hunting partners 100 miles apart . Once he finds out what happened i will pass forward . You just never know we both have shot hundreds of thousands of shells over last 20 -25 years with nothing like this happening. It was not operater era.
 
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