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887 issues

Postby waterfowler4444 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:56 am

My 887 shot fine the last couple years, keep it clean, lubed, in good shape, early this season I stared getting mis-fires, you can see the primer was hit because of the indent, but the pin isn't hitting it hard enough to fire the shell. This problem has gotten progressively worse to the point that it happens on almost every shot now...I pulled it all apart, cleaned it real good, doesn't help..?????
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Re: 887 issues

Postby winchester1852 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:19 pm

contact Remington. probably needs a new firing pin spring
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Re: 887 issues

Postby slickhair58 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:43 pm

Pull the trigger assembly back out and spray CLP in the hammer spring area and put a rag in where the hammer would hit and work the hammer several times by hand. Spray CLP in the bolt and make sure the pin works freely. In the barrel where the bolt rotates in make sure there isn't anything that keeps the bolt from fully seating while it rotates( only a few degrees) .
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Re: 887 issues

Postby derekj » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:13 pm

It's the play in the forearm. When you cycle a shell in, it won't bring the receiver all the way closed. Buddy had two of them, and they both did the same thing. Would dent the primer, but not go off. If he kept forward pressure on the forearm it would shoot fine. Unfortunately they are prone for this. Remington wanted him to send them back for repair, at his expense. Leaving him with no gun for duck season. He traded both of them in on two 1100's.
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Re: 887 issues

Postby slickhair58 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:20 pm

The forearm could possibly be the problem but I would bet on the bolt face not fully rotating into the recesses in the barrel causing the extra space. As the bolt moves into position the extractor gets pushed out so the bolt can rotate fully. The only things that can cause light strikes is too much space or obstruction in the bolt or a problem with the hammer. The interior sleeve in the forearm comes at least .125 short from the barrel ring when the action is closed. It helps on reassembly to only drive the trigger assembly pins in from the open side of the action. I would concentrate on the hammer cleanliness and lube and the rotation of the bolt
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Re: 887 issues

Postby waterfowler4444 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:08 pm

thank you, I will give it try and see how it works out.
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Re: 887 issues

Postby quackedout0818 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:33 pm

I have never had a Remington do this but several time my 835 done the same thing after getting a punch set and removing firing pin and spring and cleaning I found a bunch of build up on the pin inside the bolt and that was the problem good luck
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Re: 887 issues

Postby winchester1852 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:12 pm

if its just a bunch of crap built up might wanna try spraying it with crud cutter and see it that will flush some grime out.
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Re: 887 issues

Postby waterfowler4444 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:39 pm

I have it apart, do I need something special to actually take the bolt apart and get to the firing pin spring?...it looked like there were a couple pins, but i couldn't seem to knock them out...if I did knock them out will it be a mess getting back together...I already think I may have bent that thin cover that goes over the bolt....thanks
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Re: 887 issues

Postby slickhair58 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:49 am

The spring that is in the bolt is very light and only acts to move the firing pin to the rear of the bolt. If you press in on the rear part of the extractor and rotate the bolt face like it would when action is closed the strike face of the pin should be exposed in the back about 1/8 to 3/16ths and you should be able to push the firing pin in easily and it should spring back out easily. Very little pressure. The bolt is about the only thing that doesn't come apart easily... Remington would rather have it sent in. Spray the bolt assembly with CLP and work it by hand several times let it drip out and wipe off excess. All the force to fire is supplied by the hammer. The bolt can get gummed up keeping the pin from springing rearward after firing so it isn't fully exposed at the back. It has to be back with the action closed so when the trigger is pulled the energy is transferred to pin. Straighten out the bow in the metal shroud by hand and be careful when reassembling it. It goes on and off without force. Order a new one from rem if ruined
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Re: 887 issues

Postby ERT » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:33 am

I love me 887, no probs!
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Re: 887 issues

Postby Steiger1968 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:57 pm

remington bought back my 887.

here is a review of this crap gun
http://randywakeman.com/ClunkerOf2009Award.htm
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Re: 887 issues

Postby slickhair58 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:47 am

Remington is a crap company- I read on a different thread where a guy bought a 887 and put around 400 rounds through it even though it functioned properly for a while when it started having problems remington bought it back. Yeah I would call that poor customer service too. I have 3 they work great.
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Re: 887 issues

Postby slickhair58 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:35 pm

How did it turn out... Did you get the pin freed up
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Re: 887 issues

Postby waterfowler4444 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:28 am

I got it all back together and rem oiled up...I just haven't gotten a chance to shoot it yet and test it our, it seems to work ok just working the action so I am hoping it will shoot like it had been...I don't know if i said it earlier in this thread but I put 8 boxes through it on a hunt in Canada this past Sept and it worked fine...so hoping it was just dirty
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Re: 887 issues

Postby waterfowler4444 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:32 am

When I would rotate the bolt the pin would come out the back but not very consitantly and didnt feel real "springy" so I am thinking if i still have issues i may need a new bolt...
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Re: 887 issues

Postby slickhair58 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:19 pm

The firing pin spring isn't very strong. It only pushes the pin back a short distance. I use the breakfree powder blast if the bolt is gummy before i flood the bolt assembly with CLP and then work the pin by hand several times and use compressed air to blow out the excess. Try the CLP instead of the rem oil I don't ave any concrete evidence but it seems that rem oil gets pushed away by water easier than CLP
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Re: 887 issues

Postby waterfowler4444 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:26 pm

Got it back together, last sat took it out for sporting clays. Good news is bolt works fine...i think...bad news is it misfired twice...as long as I really pull the pump forward hard its fine.. when I don't pull it up all the way the pin doesn't hit the primer hard enough to fire...anyhow my wife went with me and we did an hour lesson...another issue arose...i have always shot with one eye shut...started out with rifles...so i wanted the instructor to walk me through shooting with both eyes open, long story short after talking with him and picking up his gun and breaking 5 doubles in a row, then missing shot after shot with mine, I figured out what I kind of knew...the gun doesn't fit me well....so, and I will start another thread...does anyone have an opinion on the weatherby sa-08/
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Re: 887 issues

Postby adanamo » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:46 pm

I had the SAME EXACT PROBLEM. I called Remington even though it was not under warranty anymore. They sent me a new trigger assembly free of charge. Fixed the problem. I bought my 887 in 09 when they first came out, since then they redesigned the trigger because the hammer spring would ware out quickly plus there are plastic spacers allowing the hammer to strike inconsistenly over time. Got my new trigger last year and ran 300 rounds no problem.
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