What is this part?

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rdsmith3
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What is this part?

Post by rdsmith3 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:01 am

I was disassembling my shotgun to clean it, and I noticed this small part on the table (the little thing next to the orange follower). What is it? Where does it go?

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Re: What is this part?

Post by vmax » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:58 am

Looks like a magazine cap detent. it goes into a small hole on your barrel ring. Located on the bottom of your barrel there is a ring that slides over the tube magazine when you remove or install it. the detent keeps the mag cap tight
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Re: What is this part?

Post by Vitaly » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:39 am

rdsmith3, vmax,

What Remington 870 variant has that part? Police?
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Re: What is this part?

Post by rdsmith3 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:24 pm

I e-mailed Remington to ask them what it is.

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Re: What is this part?

Post by badboybeeson » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:53 pm

rdsmith3 wrote:I e-mailed Remington to ask them what it is.
it is the barrle dedent, you should be looking for a small spring as well.
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Re: What is this part?

Post by vmax » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:15 pm

As stated before it is a magazine cap detent PN #F17451. It fits over a small spring in a hole in your barrel ring. I have a pic for you. One has detent the other has only a small hole for a detent. Don't worry it is not completly nessesary. There are other ways to keep your mag nut tight. Use a rubber o ring that fits over the treads of your magazine or a wave washer from a remigton 1100 forend. When installed before you screw on your mag nut they will keep the nut tight. Also replacing the detent and spring is a quick job for your gunsmith. To hold the spring and detent in the barrel ring will have to be staked.
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Re: What is this part?

Post by rdsmith3 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:16 am

Thanks. I am not happy that this thing popped out. I just bought it in December.

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Re: What is this part?

Post by RichNZ » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:45 am

Nice spotting Vmax.

It was on the tip of my brain, just couldn't connect the two.

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