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 Post subject: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:38 pm 
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today i went and disassembled my brand new V3 and gave it a cleaning. Got it all back together and the action worked fine. I shouldve just left it as it but my dumb azz put a couple of 12ga snapp caps or a plastic dummy round to see if it would cycle them. I pulled the trigger and then it ejected the shell fine. Then did it again and now the action is stuck!.... like really really stuck. I cant pull the barrel off. I dropped the trigger assembly to see wth was going on and i cant see anything. I cant pull the bolt back either??? I pulled hard on the barrel and it moves about 1/4 and there it sticks. It seems the bolt is caught on the snap cap or the cap is stuck in the barrel...i dunno. Unless something in the bolt assemble broke? I dont want to break the operating handle either.
Im problably going to have to bring it to a gunsmith or worse send it Remington so i dont damage it but the scary thing is that theres nothing left to take apart to get the bolt or the barrel off, Any ideas in the meantime to try :( :( :( :( . I cannot figure out what happend




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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:25 pm 
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You might try standing the gun on its butt with the muzzle up and drizzle some thin oil down the bore. Roll the gun around and try to get the oil between the snap cap and the chamber.

Then, after it soaks for awhile, try pulling the bolt back. If you still can't get the bolt back, stand the gun on its butt end on the floor and use your foot to push back on the bolt handle.

Also, check to see that something inside the receiver hasn't blocked the bolt from retracting such as a connecting rod (if it has one) that has slipped out of the recoil spring cup, or perhaps a magazine cutoff lever on the left side of the receiver that has accidentally become pushed in and blocks the bolt.

If nothing is blocking the bolt, I think that the foot/boot on the bolt handle will work. I've seen that done before and I did it once on another guy's gun, but I won't be responsible for whatever you may do. Good luck. I think this will work.

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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:55 am 
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Put a long wood dowel down the barrel and give it a light tap. Steve!


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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:00 pm 
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Put a long wood dowel down the barrel and give it a light tap. Steve!



Or find a socket (for nuts and bolts)that fits with ease just down the barrel.You want to catch the edge of the snap cap. After the socket is resting on the snap cap use enough extensions to stick out the barrel and tap.

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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:25 pm 
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will do the dowel for starters. ill try a 5/8 or something close to 16ga dia. The bolt head is whats caught and cant rotate out.


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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:40 pm 
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UPDATE*

Mission accomplished!! I got a dowel and tried the down the barrel method however the 5/8 dowel got stuck :shock: Once i got it out i put the dowel on the operating handle and one tap with the rubber mallet and it came out. I kinda over worried about it if i just did that before i'd saved myself some stress but its an $800 shotgun if it was an ol 870 or something I wouldn't of cared. Lesson learned

thanks to all the Remington lovers who gave their .02 on helping me {hs# :D


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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:53 pm 
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Thanks for reporting back. I told ya that all it needed was a good shove/kick on the bolt handle. Glad it worked for ya.

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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:06 am 
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I had some plastic snap caps. It is common for the ejector to slip over the rim leaving the snap cap in the chamber behind the ejector. I do not use them any more.


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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:03 am 
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Bill M. wrote:
I had some plastic snap caps. It is common for the ejector to slip over the rim leaving the snap cap in the chamber behind the ejector. I do not use them any more.


Personally, I don't think they're needed on most modern guns. They SURE aren't needed on semi-autos or pumps, and probably aren't needed on most O/U's. The exception might be on O/U's with leaf (V) type springs, but even that is not certain, IMO.

I've dryfired the HECK out of SA's and pumps and never hurt a thing. Have also dryfired numerous O/U's and still yet to notice a single problem of any kind with any of them... including some guns that have leaf (V) springs.

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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:14 pm 
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I had the same thing happen in a Stoeger M3020. The dowel did the job without pounding, the crap snap cap also doesn’t let my Beretta BL-3 close. I don’t use the plastic ones anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:01 pm 
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Snap it all you want. Even if you ever break a firing pin, they are cheap and simple to replace

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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:17 pm 
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I agree with above to just dry fire in the future. The way the V3 bolt locks ups with rotation, snap caps are asking for trouble. Glad you got it figured out.

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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:15 am 
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If you must use snap caps, the aluminum ones from A-Zoom are inexpensive and far superior to plastic snap caps.


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 Post subject: Re: Help!! snap cap stuck in my V3
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:52 pm 
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lossking wrote:
If you must use snap caps, the aluminum ones from A-Zoom are inexpensive and far superior to plastic snap caps.


They sure are.



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