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    Default Slide action on an 870

    Today I was out duck hunting and my shotgun worked fine all day long. When i decided to leave at the end of the day and tried to unload my gun I began having difficulties with the action. When I go to pull the forend back it goes part way and then begins to feel more than normal resistance, and then at the very end it gets stuck and I can't slide it forward without a whole lot of force. I got home and took it apart and had a look and can't see anything wrong with it, when I have the barrel off it seems to work just fine and when I put the barrel back on it begins to stick again. I was wondering if anybody knows what is wrong, or has experienced the same thing and if so what they had to do to fix it.

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    1. Your ejector is staked into the side of the receiver via two pins. make sure it is not lose and pushing against the bolt. I have seen that happen a few times.

    2. If you have the sporting style forearm, make sure it did not somehow get twisted off slightly t one side. that will make it bind against the receiver.

    Are you still in Kenai or have you gone back to Los Anchorage for school?
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    Oh yeah I'm back in Los Anchorage unfortunately but tring to make the best of it. I'l take a look at the forearm and the ejector pins thanks

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    Default Getting Fixed

    Well i remembered my buddy had an 870 super mag too, so i went and tried his forearm on my gun and it worked good and so I then knew thats what was wrong with my gun, I talked to wild west guns and they said this is pretty common with the Super Mags, and that it would only take them a couple of minutes to fix so I'm going to take it in there on Wed and am going to use my buddy's forearm tomorrow morning when I go out duck hunting. Man i Love it when teachers cancel my 8:30 classes during duck season.

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