waterfowlhunter wrote:I could not find any reason why it would not cycle. The bolt would lock completely back with round on the carrier but the carrier would not lift it into the path of the bolt. A good push up on the carrier and it would chmber every time. Ejection was fine on every round and it would throw them about 6 to 8 feet.
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There is a small spring that rides on the bushing pin that retains the carrier that may have popped out of place as it did on my original Versamax. Check as it will cause such a malfunction if not set in proper position and is an easy fix.
^^^^^this...and make sure that no part of the carrier is rubbing on the aluminum trigger housing as it moves up and down.
Many times there is a spot of the inside front corner of the trigger housing that the rolled edge of the carrier will rub on, slowing or stopping it from raising like it should.
If you find it is doing this just polish that area with your wife's nail file and you should be good to go!
here is a picture of where to look!
Also, take a piece of emory cloth and polish the sharp edge of the shell latch as it will dig into soft headed shells and slow them down enough to make the gun not lift the shell.
Make certain as Yuchi says that this spring is in place....yours will be shaped like a "D" and needs to be in place to work properly.
Here is a picture of where to look, it shows the spring i custom made for mine because it would keep falling out. the issue has since been fixed on newer models, but while you have the trigger group out you might as well make sure it is in place.
I have done so much for so long with so little, I am now qualified to do anything with nothing!