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shotgun won't cycle

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Ragingpit, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Ragingpit

    Ragingpit Rochester,WA Member

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    My father owns a Rem 870 shotgun. He asked me to post a message to see if anybody could help with this problem. After shooting a round, the shotgun won't eject the spent shell without putting a lot of force on the pump handle. When playing with the gun, you can cycle loaded rounds with no problem. The problem seems to only happen after firing a shot with a spent shell in the chamber. Someone had suggested that there may be a bur inside the barrel that is hanging up the action. We have both taken a light to the barrel and found no bur.... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Remington wants my father to send the shotgun back to them...$$$
     
  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Quite possibly a stupid question, but are you trying to run longer shells than the barrel is chambered for? If its a 2 3/4" chamber, 3" live shells would probably chamber, but would not extract well. That's all I could really think of would be causing this issue. Short of this, you are really going to need to take it to a professional, whether that be Remington or a local gunsmith...
     
  3. Ragingpit

    Ragingpit Rochester,WA Member

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    He has a 2 3/4" gun and that is the shells he is using, I thought the same thing when my father told me about this....
     
  4. tonyspdx

    tonyspdx Gresham, OR Member

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    I have seen this before. Take it to a gunsmith to polish out the firing chamber. They take just a little off and helps with the inconsistencies of different shells. I had a new 870 express that did the same thing. It has run perfect since getting this done.
     
  5. Ragingpit

    Ragingpit Rochester,WA Member

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    Ok thanks, I will let him know....