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Hi, this will be my first post here.
I am having a problem with my mossberg 500.
My second shell falls to the ground, after I discharge the gun and try to chamber another round.
I have had the gun over ten years and never had this problem before.
Can I be short shucking it after all these years with no problems?
It might happen only with 3" shells, because it only happens when I am hunting.
At the range I use 2 3/4. and no problems...
Could the increased recoil from the 3"ers be doing this?

Thanks fer any help....
 

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Take a look at your elevator and ensure it is in the upward position when action is closed and is dropping down when action is cycled to allow it to pick up a shell from the magazine tube. You should also check the condition of the ends of the cartridge stop and the cartridge interrupter. Hope this helpsyou out.
 

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Ok, looks like I had some worn parts in there, so I replaced them.
Replaced,
cartridge interrupter.
shell stop.
ejector.
Also cleaned out some baked on gunk from the notch where the bolt meets the barrel. (on the barrel itself) I am not familiar with the term for this part of the barrel. It is the spot where the bolt grabs the shell. It is a little worn also, so that it is slightly concave on the end and not straight. Is this a big problem?
thanks.
 
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