I need some help to repair a 12G 11-87 Premier.
It has had about 8000 shells go through it. Many target loads but it has seen frequent service duck hunting for about 19 years.
Occasionally when a shell is fired, a new shell won’t release from the magazine. The fired shell is ejected properly but the bolt remains in the open position as if the magazine were empty on the final shot. It occurs randomly but with the end result being like having a single shotgun.
It happens most often with 3inch Magnums but will also happen with lighter target loads.
My local gunsmith has some ideas but is not definite about the cause. His solution of replacing a bunch of parts may work but has a significant cost.
Anyone had a similar problem or got an idea of how to fix it?