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My buddy bought a used 835 from a pawn shop about a month ago and we have been shootin alot of skeet and his gun every once in a while will leave the spent shell in the chamber when the action is cycled. It takes about three cycles of the action to clear it. What could be causing this? I also saw a another buddy's 870 do the same thing during duck season last year. Thanks for any help.
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I'm no gunsmith but it seems to me as if there might be something wrong with the extractor and/or the occasional build-up of powder residue in the chamber. just my 2 cents
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Can you post a pic or two of the extractor? Also, Have him break it down and THOROUGHLY clean it, paying special attention to the bolt. Use carb/choke cleaner and use it liberally to flush out the parts, as there is likely either a build up of Kosmoline, which was never cleaned from the gun from when it was new or the extractor or extractor spring is worn.
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yea I would guess the extractor is damaged or has build up. I have the same gun and I swear it developed a habit of ejecting shell two and loading #3..............don't ask me to explain how or why, but I moved on to a B gun.
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