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 Post subject: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Hi, had an issue with my V3. While shooting 5-stand triples, the gun wouldn't cycle. This sucked because I was on fire before it happened. Couldn't get the bolt to come all the way forward. Couldn't get the shell to go into the mag tube. I would eject the shell, put a new one in, and the bolt wouldn't go forward. So I ended up fininsihing the remaining rounds with a friends 1100.

Got it home and a Piston Stop Plate Screw came out and got in the bolt guide which wouldn't let the bolt go forward. I have about 800/900 rounds thru this gun and have cleaned it a few times, I have never checked if these screws were loose. See picture below.

So I have emailed Remington, asked for a couple of screws because I can't find them round here. They are 6/40x.25 cap screws. I can only find them at 3/8 and that's too long.

I will clean the threads out and then add a small amount of blue loctite on these threads when Remington sends me some. I will check these every time I clean it from now on.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:25 am 
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Thanks for the tip. This is the kind of thing that we sometimes learn about the hard way. I am thinking about buying a V3 and this will be one of the first things I check.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:34 pm 
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I have an update on this. Remington cant get me the screws because.... they are not for sale yet.
I will a week and call them back.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:54 am 
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If you don't want to file the ones you can get, McMaster Carr has them. Also, if you have a Fastenal near you they can get them.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:26 pm 
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Thanks for the heads up. Caps screws are 7/64th allen. I checked mine, they were still pretty snug. I hope the threads in the receiver didn't get chopped up. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you for an easy fix.

This is the thing that shows up in first year production guns.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:41 pm 
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Remington told me not to put anyone's hardware in the gun because if something goes wrong the warranty will be void. So I am waiting for some screws.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:07 pm 
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McMaster-Carr's and Fastenal's are grade 9 - you can not get anything better. If I wanted to shoot it I would, then put their screws in when you get them.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Looks like the screw peened the receiver pretty good. I would be sending the gun back to Remington for inspection.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:45 pm 
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Big River wrote:
Looks like the screw peened the receiver pretty good. I would be sending the gun back to Remington for inspection.


I got an update on this. Took some time but I got the screws. I put them in and did a round of 50 in sporting clays. Checked them and they were tight. Then a couple of days ago pounded 400 rounds thru it in a sporting clays tournament, and the screws are tight. Gun performed great, shoulder is fine, recoil is very light, love the gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:39 pm 
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Glad to hear you got your gun up and running. Did Remington recommend using any locking compound one the threads?


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:05 pm 
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Big River wrote:
Glad to hear you got your gun up and running. Did Remington recommend using any locking compound one the threads?


Big River, so for the late response. Remington did not say either way. I did put a very very very light amount of breakable loctite on the threads. I put a good amount thru that gun and they are not coming loose so I don't know if the loctite made the difference or if they were loose to begin with,


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:17 am 
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A while ago I read this thread and was curious about the screws in my V3. I checked the piston stop plate screws and they were tight. I should mention that when I checked the screws I only moved them in the direction to tighten the screws, and then only gently, I did not loosen them at all.

Fast forward to this morning. I thought I should check them again. The screw on the ejection port side of the shotgun was between 1/8 and 1/4 revolution loose. The other screw was approximately one and one half complete revolutions loose.

After a through degreasing with isopropyl alcohol the screws are now loctited in place.

This is the only "problem" that I have had with the gun, and in the overall scheme of things this is nothing. A simple check, and an easy fix.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Is this a occurring problem? Should it be covered under warranty?

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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am 
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Man, that thing was dirty !


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:15 am 
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My V3 has 2000 rounds fired through it. At 1500 round cleaning I noticed both screws loose. Tightened without loctite. At 2000 round cleaning, found ejection port side screw loose two turns. Left side screw loose 1\2 a turn. Tightened, again no loctite. I will keep an eye on these screws. YMMV.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:53 am 
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pennahunter wrote:
Is this a occurring problem?]

maybe

[Should it be covered under warranty?


not necessary


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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:32 pm 
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I can't believe anyone would find a loose screw on their gun repeatedly and not do something about it. Blue Loctite.
I am a retired Professional Engineer and gunsmith, and I really don't care what the "phone answerer" at Remington says. Blue Loctite will not harm anything. If something gets hot enough it can lose its effectiveness. That part should never get close to that hot.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington V3 Piston Stop Plate Screw
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:14 pm 
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As an experiment, I shot 2 flats (500 shells) of target loads through my V3 over the past 3 months without any cleaning. I was hoping to see if there was any increase of “powder blowback” or malfunctions along the way. (I had none!)

When I pulled the fore end for inspection today, I did find that the ejection port side piston stop plate screw was 4 turns loose. You can see the visible gap in the photo posted. The screw on the opposite side was only ¼ turn loose.

The stop plate itself does show contact marks/impressions from the pistons. Shown in a photo after I tightened the screws flush.

I will take Virginian’s advice and add a drop of blue locktite to each screw after a thorough cleaning. I would recommend owners keep an eye out for loosening of these screws as a routine maintenance check.

Carbon build up was noticeable, but not too severe. After a quick wipe down with a paper towel and Break-Free CLP, the stainless magazine tube was mostly bright, with the exception of a few small area where the powder burn spots were most concentrated..


So far I am really enjoying this V3, and I would be a ready buyer of a 20-gauge version as soon as they may be available.

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