Inherited a Remington Sportsman 48. Started to have erratic ejection problems with trap loads. Worked perfectly sometimes, other times would not eject the shell. Tried all the friction ring tricks, and a new friction ring. Finally the gun jammed with the bolt back. Upon disassembling the bolt return spring tube found there is a wooden plug at the end of the spring (part 3).The plug had broken and pieces of the wood were wedged into the spring.
Why the heck is this plug wood? I could easily make an aluminum replacement. Part is cheep $1.55 from Numrich but postage makes it almost $10. It seems very strange to me a wooden part was used, does anyone know the reason? Thanks for any help you can give me.