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 Post subject: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:14 am 
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I recent bought a 870 express. I am having alittle bit of issues with it and i am needing some help. Here is what iam dealing with. The gun is new 0 rounds fired. When the gun is on safe and i apply a little pressure backward on the pump it opens the chamber about 1/2inch. I know this is not suppose to happen but dont know how to fix it.




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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:21 am 
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Tyler,

Welcome to Shotgun World!
There is nothing in the safety that will prevent you from opening the slide.
If the hammer is cocked, the slide will stay locked forward. Once you drop the hammer, by dry firing or actual firing, the slide can move rearward.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:03 am 
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Yep, what he said.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:42 am 
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Take it back to the store and have them check it out, to make sure it is assembled correctly and functions correctly.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:19 am 
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Welcome to Shotgunworld!

You have bought one of the most popular and useful shotguns, ever made, the Remington 870. Over ten million have been made since 1950, and it's doubtful one has slipped through Remington's quality control, but possible.

Before you take it back to the store, make sure it's assembled correctly.

Make double sure it's unloaded. No shells in the magazine or chamber.


The barrel needs to be snugged tight into the action by tightening the magazine cap. The barrel should fit flush with the back of the action.

Now, with no shells in the gun, depress the slide release, and work the slide all the way back, and forward, to cock the gun and lock up the bolt.

There should be almost no play or movement in the bolt and slide handle. Everything should be locked up tight. If it's not then take it back where you bought it.

But if the gun locks up tight, then dry fire it, and see if that causes the hammer to fall, and the bolt to unlock, and then work the slide and dry fire it a few times.

The safety has no function to unlock the bolt.

Then, if the gun checks out dry firing, go to someplace where you won't get arrested or tear anything up, and load shells in the gun and see if it works.

It should be all right.

Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:59 pm 
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And remember the bolt must be open for the barrel to seat properly.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 am 
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+1 for superXone you said it all

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
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predator338 wrote:
+1 for superXone you said it all



Thanks, but I forgot to mention to have the bolt unlocked, when the barrel is snugged back tight against the action. Ohio Mike gets the credit, for likely solving this problem, not me.

I've put so dad blasted 870's back together after cleaning the barrel, that I've forgotten how to do it the wrong way.

I'm going to try out the wrong way, and I'd guess if you didn't know to keep the bolt unlocked when you put the barrel on the 870, that it might not lock up correctly with a loose barrel.

The locking lug in the bolt engages a slot on the barrel itself, and if the barrel was loose, it might move back and forth a half of an inch, or however much the barrel could move, in the action.

I'd bet that's the problem described.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Yea but that would have the whole barrel moving, not just the bolt..............

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
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OldStufferA5#1911 wrote:
Yea but that would have the whole barrel moving, not just the bolt..............



True, but what else, could move?

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
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Thank you everyone. So i took it to a gun smith today he said that the one of the guide rods was not connected and that was causing it not to lock on place.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
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Thank you everyone. So i took it to a gun smith today he said that the one of the guide rods was not connected and that was causing it not to lock on place.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
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Inquiring minds. There is nothing on an 870, that I know of, that is called a guide rod.
Here is the schematic for an 870. Maybe you could indentify what he meant.
http://www.rem870.com/2016/01/20/reming ... schematic/
Maybe #28 the forearm tube assembly?

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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Remington 870 express issue
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Tyler84 wrote:
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Tyler 84, does the 870 work without any repairs, or was something broken?



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