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.
Remington 870 Super Magnum Problem
Discussion on Remington 870 Forum:
This is step by step instruction on how to paint your Remington 870 using Gun Kote:
Remington 870 Firing Pin Retaining Pin emoval is one of the procedures which you need to do to replace broken firing pin or firing pin retractor spring.
Firing pin or Firing pin retractor spring replacement is needed if they are broken. Inspect them every time you clean your shotgun.
Remington 870 Front Sight Fell Off
I have heard about such problem when front sight falls out of it’s groove and now I can show you photos which I took on the range. There were shooter with Remington 870 and front sight just fell off after several shots. Front sight was lost forever in a snow. Happily I have one spare standard dovetail front sight which I have given to the shooter.
Any ideas of how to avoid such problem? Please leave a comment.