I was curious about that but never had a chance to test that. But recently the ejector spring broke on my Remington 870 and that was a good opportunity to test the shotgun without the ejector spring.

Remington 870 Work Without the Ejector Spring
Remington 870 Work Without the Ejector Spring

It will work! The shotgun was working properly but with much bigger chance of the stove pipe problem. I had a stove pipe for about each 5-10 shots. So yes, you can still use your shotgun with broken ejector spring in an emergency situation but you need to replace the ejector spring as soon as possible.

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.

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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.

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My friend from Poland told me that they bought several Benelli Supernova shotguns for their shooting club. Two new Benelli Supernova shotguns had the same problem after just few weeks of use – broken Bolt Latch.

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Here is what happened to Tapco folding stock during rifle competition. But there is nothing that duct tape can’t fix! :)

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That is why I love Rem 870! Taurus Shotgun Broken Again…

Here is what happened to Taurus shotgun (Brazil made Mossberg clone) on a training:

Taurus Shotgun Action Bars Broken
Taurus Shotgun Action Bars Broken

Shotgun jammed and when we disassembled it we have found out that action bars of the forend were broken!

We use Benelli Supernova shotguns in our club. That is very good shotgun for competitions. It is reliable and enables you to load it fast.

We have found out that hammer spring and hammer spring cap should be replaced after 5000-10000 of rounds due to light primer strikes. This problem was found on two shotguns.

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