Shell lifter, new vs old??

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BigHugMug
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Shell lifter, new vs old??

Post by BigHugMug » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:46 pm

I have had a few 870's and it was my first shotgun. I recently bought a new wood 870 Combo kit with a 28" barrel and an 18.5". The problem I'm having is that this shell lifter will not raise high enough in the receiver to allow me to unload the magazine tube by pressing the tube detent. The shells stick on the lifter and have to be pressed back in the tube and cycled through the breach in order to unload. Every other 870 I have had will allow you to unload this way but apparently they have changed the shape of the lifter?? I'm sure I'm not the only one that does this, is there a replacement lifter that I can try? Anyone have a sure fix other than me taking a file to it?
Thanks PJ.

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