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New Mossberg 590A1

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Dunerunner, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I've wanted one of these ever since Mossberg introduced them to the civilian market, so about two weeks ago I went into the valley to Cabela's and bought one. Happy, right?

    Wrong!! :(

    Got it out of the box and loaded one round in the magazine, racked the slide and the gun failed to feed. Further examination showed that the cartridge interrupter was not retracting when the breach was closed allowing the next shell to stage onto the cartridge stop.

    I emailed Maverick Arms in Texas and as of this writing, a request has been entered into their data base for a new cartridge interrupter, but until it arrives; my New 590A1 is not much more than a club!!

    I'd post pics, but I've exceeded my forum quota.... So here are some links....

    http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee389/DaDune/590A1_1.jpg

    http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee389/DaDune/590A1_2.jpg
     
  2. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sometimes new and used guns have problems. With the companies I have bought from, they always made it right. I do understand the frustration, just hold in there and wait.
     
  3. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    if you're interrupter is staying in place as you pump all the way back then you may only need to bend this piece slightly in order for it to function properly... to much and you'll get double feeds... to little and the shells won't feed at all.
     
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    oli700!! Thanks!!

    Going to do that right now, cause I'm starting to get frustrated with Mossberg...

    I take it the part is not hardened, or spring steel?
     
  5. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    its bendable, tough but doable. Its just a slight adjustment that it needs , sometimes they come a touch out of spec from the factory
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I must be blessed!!

    I removed the shell interrupter and put it in an open vice with the interrupter pivot pin on one jaw of the vice and the point of the interrupter on the other. I gave it three rather aggressive springy bends and reinstalled it in the gun..

    Success!! The 590A1 now feeds, doesn't double feed and it is ready for a field test!! Now, I have to find some place to field test it! Can't believe my range doesn't pro-rate memberships. I might have to wait until January!!

    Thanks oli!!
     
  7. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    right on, I'm glad it worked !
     
  8. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Don't let that hiccup ruin your trust in the 590. I have had mine for several years and several thousand rounds of every thing immaginable with zero problems. Awesome gun you will definitely enjoy now that she's cycling normally