I am looking for a Fairbanks-based gunsmith that has the capability of testing a "questionable" 12 gauge shotgun. Here's the story....
A couple years ago I bought a new Mossberg Mariner shotgun from Wally-World. I kept it at home for a few months till it was warm enough outdoors to take it to the outdoor range here. I put the pistol grip stock on it because it was going to live in my RV and be used for bear protection. Well the day came to try out the gun and I took it to the range. But the very first firing, it jammed on the second or third round (it wouldn't eject the spent round properly). I put the original full stock on it but haven't taken it back out to fire again.
Seeing as how this is supposed to be bear protection, I need reliability above reproach. I'd like to find a gunsmith who can safely fire this gun a few times from a stand remotely (so no one goes home with less face than they came out with!) so I can see if this gun is safe and reliable or if I need to just walk away from it.
I don't anyone getting hurt, but I want to know if I can trust my life (or my family's life) to this gun.