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 Post subject: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:28 pm 
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I need help...I have an 870 Express purchased 18months ago. the ejector broke at the at the tab that fits into the notch on the barrel. The ejector had a small tab (not the full width of the ejector kind of like a dog leg) that is about half the width of the ejector itself that fits into a small notch on the barrel. This small tab is what broke off. The gunsmith is unable to find an ejector with the small notch and is telling me that i have the wrong barrel on the gun. Like i said, i have had the gun for 18 months and have put at least 1000 rounds thru it before this happened so his explanation doesn't make sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:55 pm 
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had a friend that had the same problem with his 870 express, ended up sending it remington to get it fixed, I think he had $45 wrapped up in repair, shipping was about the same.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:08 am 
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On Page-16 of Remington 870 Owner's Manual, there is an exploded parts diagram. Are you talking about Part#20 the Ejector Spring?


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:10 pm 
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Its part number 17 there is a good view of it in figure 7. The gunsmith is telling me that it should be squared off and the barrel should have a square notch. He said he ordered the part twice and the part arrived with a squared off ejector. He thinks i have a magnum barrel and a regular receiver?? Doesnt make sense to me as i have put a large number of shells thru it over the past 18 months.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:14 am 
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Oops, I flunked reading 101. You said ejector, not extractor.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:33 am 
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There are two different ejectors for the 870's. Both will fit any 870 12ga gun. The difference is one is for 2-3/4" guns and the other is for 3". The overall lengths are the same, just the step that contacts the shell is repositioned.

There is not a difference between the two different receivers except the ser no. will have an "M" at the end.

The part that is broke off does have a rounded nose on the front of it where it slips into the notch on the barrel. I'm not sure what is meant by being "squared off".

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:02 pm 
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Im not sure about "the squared off" thing either but the gunsmith tells me that the ejectors he orders dont fit the notch in the barrell? so he thinks i have the wrong barrel for the gun.

Are there any gunsmiths on this board that I can ship this gun to?

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:03 pm 
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alter541 wrote:
Are there any gunsmiths on this board that I can ship this gun to?

Well, yes. Doug Braker is the man. However, I suspect this part is easy to replace yourself. Why not give Doug a call and see if he can set you on the right path?

For the record, I've sent a couple of guns to him with fantastic results. I wouldn't hesitate to send him my most expensive and prized gun. There are hundreds of others that would agree with me.

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There is a "Gunsmithing & Restoration" forum on this site....it is monitored by a number of highly qualified people.....That is exactly the spot to get quick and correct information on your issue.....IMO...Art

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:50 pm 
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hanks so much for your help i will try the other forum and will reach out to to Doug

For the sake of this post - i met with the gunsmith today and he said that the barrel i have is for a magum and that my reciever is a regular express. He says the tab on the ejector is in the wrong place for the barrel that came with the gun. The barrel says "12 gage 2 3/4 and 3" - underneath that it says "3 1/2 only with magnum reciever". My reciever says 870 and the serial number has an "m" after it.


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Sounds like you have a 3 1/2" chambered barrel with a magnum receiver. It's entirely possible that you have the wrong extractor. Factories make mistakes all the time. But from what you say, it sounds like your barrel and receiver match.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:51 am 
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Is it possible that the new Express Barrels are chambered for 3 1/2 inch shells and the notation on the barrel is a warning not to use 3 1/2 inch shells unless the barrel is attached to a "Super Express Magnum"? It would definitely save Remington production costs from having to produce two different barrels for the two different models. With all the used 870 barrels on the market there has to be a confusion ratio. Will a "Super Express Magnum" barrel fit a regular "Express Model?"


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:58 am 
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I guess we need to further define the gun you have.

Remington has the "old std" 870....2-3/4" gun, and

the 870 "mag" gun...3", and

the "Super Mag"...3'1/2"

Now, if you have the "Super Mag", and the bbl says 3-1/2", you will need the ejector for that gun. Looking below, you will see Remington has two magnum ejectors. The difference is that one is only for the 3" gun, while the other is for the #-1/2" gun. I do have a super mag that just came into the shop. I'll compare the ejector to a 3" gun I have.


F99539 V-17 870 EJECTOR 12 GA MAG $ 9 .40

>>>>>>>F99698 V-17 870 EJECTOR 12 GA EXP SUPER MAG $ 9 .40<<<<<<<<


Rastoff, I think you're confusing the ejector with the extractor. The ejector on the 870 is rivoted to the LH inside receiver wall.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:57 am 
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Yes, you're right Doug. I got the terms backward. I do believe it's the ejector we're talking about here.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:11 am 
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OK - so just got back from Dicks Sporting Goods where i bought the gun and looked at one on the self - the barrel markings are the same as mine - 2 3/4 to 3 on the top line and 3 1/2 only with super mag reciever below it...I do not have a super mag reciever so I assume the first ejector in Doug's post would work?


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:21 am 
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So, all new Express 870 barrels are now equipped with a barrel that is 3.5 inch capable?


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:57 pm 
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Here's a little more info...

The 3 1/2" 870 receiver says..Super Magnum.

The 3" receiver says...Magnum

Any 870 bbl will fit either receiver above. The super magnum receiver has a longer ejection port and has the "Step" on the ejector further back, obviously, to accomodate the longer shell.

The front of all three 870 ejectors (2-3/4, 3, 3-1/2) all have the same rounded nose.

The bbl on the super mag express 870 in the shop says...2-3/4", 3" and 3-1/2"....just as you see it.

So now going back to the original ejector having a "square" front???? Sounds like the nose portion has broke off. It's the nose that helps keep the bbl aligned.

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I really like the 870 and want to learn all I can about it. With that in mind, I want to be sure we're all talking about the same part. Is this it?(the thing inside the receiver with the 12 on it)
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My 870 is definitely not a Super Magnum. It's an 870 Wingmaster Classic Trap.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:10 pm 
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Yes that is it. The ejector broke right where the 12 is. Rastoff, thanks for posting the picture i should have thought of that...

Doug, Sorry about the squared off wild goose chase. I was confused about what the gunsmith was telling me. Am i safe to assume that it just needs a regular 870 ejector and i should be back in business? Would it be the first one in your previous post?

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 Ejector Problem - HELP
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:12 pm 
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I'm not sure if Remington even offers the 2-3/4" ejectors anymore, but I would suggest installing a 3" one anyway. That way is you ever pick up a 3" chamber bbl, you can then eject the 3" shells.

Yes, this ejector...

F99539 V-17 870 EJECTOR 12 GA MAG $ 9 .40

I do think that ALL 870 express guns are 3" receiver guns...meaning they all have the 3" ejector in them.

Doug

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