There is another difficult to identify problem of the Remington 870. Sometimes, it is very difficult to to pull the forend after the shot. You need to pull it several times to extract the fired shotshell from the chamber. Polishing a chamber helps but it still can happen.
Failure to feed is a pretty rare problem which is also difficult to identify. I didn’t understand what happened first times when I experienced it. You feel that you hit something when you push forend forward trying to feed another round and when you check what happened you see a shotshell on a carrier and everything looks normal.
My friend from Poland told me that they bought several Benelli Supernova shotguns for their shooting club. Two new Benelli Supernova shotguns had the same problem after just few weeks of use – broken Bolt Latch.
Here is what happened to Tapco folding stock during rifle competition. But there is nothing that duct tape can’t fix! :)
Offtopic today. I own Benelli Supernova shotgun. It was working good for a very long period of time. I’ve put about 15,000-20,000 rounds through it. The only problem I’ve had was a light primer strike on my Benelli Supernova. It was easy to fix.
What is the difference between Remington 870 old and new style hammers:
That is why I love Rem 870! Taurus Shotgun Broken Again…
Here is what happened to Taurus shotgun (Brazil made Mossberg clone) on a training:
Shotgun jammed and when we disassembled it we have found out that action bars of the forend were broken!
Remington 870 Super Magnum Problem
Discussion on Remington 870 Forum:
I have a 870 Super Magnum. 5 years ago it jammed and stopped working…while hunting one day. I took it apart once I got out of the field and put it away. Purchased a new 870 and kept hunting…
Now I am trying to get the old one back in working order. I have re-assembled it and it seems to work fine…but it appears there is something missing (see the photo) behind the bolt. There is a gap I dont remember in the past…lol.
I spoke with a local gunsmith and they said its safe to shoot.
Can anyone tell me what…if anything…is missing?
It doesn’t look like anything is missing, but your port cover – the metal piece attached to the rear of your breech bolt – is jammed in the forward position. When the action is closed, the port cover should slide back under spring pressure and cover the rear portion of the enlarged super magnum ejection port.
Your port cover may be bent or misaligned, or perhaps its spring is damaged. The gun should be fully functional without the port cover if you end up having to order and wait for replacements, but obviously that opening will let debris or foreign matter fall right into the trigger plate assembly, so I’d stick to fair-weather range shooting until you get the cover fixed.
We use Benelli Supernova shotguns in our club. That is very good shotgun for competitions. It is reliable and enables you to load it fast.
We have found out that hammer spring and hammer spring cap should be replaced after 5000-10000 of rounds due to light primer strikes. This problem was found on two shotguns.
Broken Remington 870 Firing Pin
4Islander posted pics of his broken Remington 870 pin on Remington 870 Forum:
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Gunsmith Remington 870 Forend, Stock and Dimples Tool Kit
Must have tool kit for gunsmiths, includes: the forend wrench, stock bolt wrench, mag tube cap pliers, and magazine tube dimple remover.
Price is too high for one-time use, but it’s a good investment for professional gunsmith.