Light Primer Strike on Mossberg Shotgun, Photo

This actually happened with Mossberg shotgun which had the firing spring broken, but I have taken a photo to show you how light primer strike looks like:

Light Primer Strike on Shotgun
Light Primer Strike on Shotgun

If you see such marks on extracted shells which failed to fire, you need to check and replace hammer spring to fix this problem.

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Vitaly Pedchenko

My name is Vitaly Pedchenko, I started this blog and forum to share information, tips, photos, and advice about the Remington 870 shotgun, accessories, and upgrades. Now I also own AR-15 rifle and MP5 pistol caliber carbine. I am firearms instructor, competitive shooter and IPSC Range Officer. I participate in practical shooting and 3-Gun competitions because they are the best way for me to test equipment and upgrades under stress. I am member of the PRACTICA shooting club. I also participate in REAGO, which provides Tactical Combat Casualty Care training. The main purpose of the blog and forum is to have a compilation of information about the Remington 870 shotgun in one organized, accessible place.

2 thoughts on “Light Primer Strike on Mossberg Shotgun, Photo

  • 08.06.2012 at 02:43

    Vitaly, the first rule for such shells in not to touch them after ejection, slow detonation possible…

    • 08.06.2012 at 03:43

      Stan, thanks for this advice, I have forgotten to write about that. I have taken those shell after some time, not immediately after extraction.


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