C'mon...Anybody??? 870 Bolt is "loose" after trigger is pulled. Video added.

Remington 870 Repair and Gunsmithing.
Post Reply
TheGryme
New Shotgunner
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:57 pm

C'mon...Anybody??? 870 Bolt is "loose" after trigger is pulled. Video added.

Post by TheGryme » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:14 am

Hi,
Am I missing it? Is this normal?
My 50 + year old 870 is doing something "weird" I think.
Unloaded (or loaded) after cocking the action the bolt is locked forward, as it should be.
After squeezing the trigger the bolt moves easily a 1/4" back (towards the rear).
So does the fore end (the part you rack back to cock the gun).
It seems to me that some part should be holding the bolt, etc. locked forward until the gun is cocked and readied for the next shot.
Could it be that the "Action bar lock" is shot?

Attached is a very short video showing what is happening.
The empty gun is held straight up and down.
Cocked, the bolt is locked.
Trigger is pulled and you can see the bolt fall back maybe 3/4 of an inch.

Is this normal??? (I don't think so.....)

https://vimeo.com/185239858


Any help will be greatly appreciated!!! :mrgreen:

User avatar
Synchronizor
Elite Shotgunner
Posts: 3022
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:04 am
Location: The Inland Northwest
Contact:

Re: C'mon...Anybody??? 870 Bolt is "loose" after trigger is pulled. Video added.

Post by Synchronizor » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:46 am

Yes, that's normal for a well-used 870. The 870's action bar lock disengages right as the hammer falls, unlocking the slide. This does not unlock the bolt, but it allows the fore-end to move rear-ward, which does unlock the bolt after a small amount of initial rear-ward slide travel. When you hold the gun vertically and pull the trigger, the slide falls down under its own weight, unlocking and slightly retracting the bolt until the uncocked hammer stops it.

User avatar
Vitaly
Owner
Posts: 1217
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:27 am

Re: C'mon...Anybody??? 870 Bolt is "loose" after trigger is pulled. Video added.

Post by Vitaly » Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:19 pm

Yes, it is absolutely normal.
http://www.Rem870.com - Blog about the Remington 870 Shotgun

TheGryme
New Shotgunner
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:57 pm

Re: C'mon...Anybody??? 870 Bolt is "loose" after trigger is pulled. Video added.

Post by TheGryme » Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:04 pm

Thanks guys!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest