Almost all novas have a forearm rattle. It still works fine, but kind of anyoing. The gun is a work hores and you won't find a pump for under $400 in max 4 camo, synthetic stock, 3 choke tubes, shoots light 2 3/4 loads to magnum 3 1/2 loads. I've had mine for 1 year and shot many birds, but am experiencing pickyness with what shells I can use. Mine does not cycle well with Remington or Winchester loads. It has a problem ejecting and feeding them. Therefore, I can only use Kent Fast Steel. My other friends with the gun have not had this problem. One good thing about this gun is that if you don't like it, you won't loose money if you sell it.