Shouldn't you have a sticky recall and warning thread?


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Roswell 1847
December 3, 2007, 07:20 PM
I'd been intending to post an alert on a probably little known recall warning for the Maverick bolt action shotguns.
I only knew about this warning because I had just bought a used Maverick and stumbled upon the warning that some of this model or the Mossberg equivalent had defective trigger mechanisms which could cause accidental discharges.
Luckily for me my gun did not fall into the affected model number and serial number range.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of its Model 695 bolt action shotguns. The recall is being initiated as a result of recent findings by company officials that a limited number of shotguns may discharge when closing the bolt during the loading of a live shell into the chamber.

The Mossberg Model 695 shotguns under recall were produced in 1995 and 1996, within serial numbers ranging from M000101 to M015304, inclusive.

No other firearm models within the Mossberg product line are affected by the recall. Maverick Model 95 bold action shotguns within the Mossberg product line are affected by the recall. Maverick Model 95 bolt action shotguns within the identified serial number range are not affected.

Consumers who purchased one or more of the shotguns falling within the affected serial number range should not load or use the shotgun until it has been inspected and/or repaired at the factory, as an accidental firing may cause injury or death to the user of bystanders. Shotgun owners should not attempt to diagnose or repair the shotgun themselves.

Anyone who currently owns or possesses a Model 695 shotgun within the recall range, or who purchased one and gave it or sold it to another party, should contact the company immediately by calling the toll-free Mossberg Model 695 recall hotline: 1.888.920.0486
http://www.hdhtex.com/Bulletins/Other/Mossberg_Shotgun.php


Wouldn't it be prudient to keep a thread like this at the top of the age so we can gather as much data on such possible safety hazards as possible.


Also I once repaired a Savage pocket auto with a very dangerous malfunction which all Savage auto owners should know about.

When the guide rails of the frame spread from heavy use the slide fit becomes loose enough that engaging the safety then squeezing the trigger sets up a situation in which the next time you disengage the safety the gun will go off without pulling the trigger.
This is easily fixed by squeezing the rails slightly in a vice with the proper sized block of wood or soft metal between them so you dont get them too tight.

Better safe than sorry I say.

PS
Another possible safety hazzard is that Remington style double barrel derringers will hit directly in the hammer 8 out of 10 times if dropped no matter which way they are oriented before they fall. A friend was killed when his derringer slipped from a shirt pocket while he reached for his tacklebox.

If we save one life or prevent one serious injury it will be worth it.
Not that we are likely to ever know if we did so or not.
As they say, if you do the job right no one will realize you did anything at all.

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hexidismal
December 3, 2007, 07:28 PM
There is one, http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=49477

Actually its a closed thread with a link to a website containing that info. I'm not sure how updated the list is though. At the top it says updated last on 8/5/03 . Looking at the list, I notice there is no mention of a maverick warning or recall on it.

Since its over 4 years old, I agree that maybe a new sticky would be in order.

Roswell 1847
December 3, 2007, 08:14 PM
I'd seen the Locked thread this is why I started this one.
Warnings about the antique Savage Auto or the Remington Derringers wouldn't appear on the recall list.

Other warnings such as not mistaking Colt and S&W .38 wadcutter or .38 AMU blowback autoloaders for locked breech recoil operated .38 Super or .38 ACP are also unlikely to show on such a list.
Using a .38 ACP or .38 Super in either of those rare autos would blow the slide off.

Also never use .38 Auto or .38 super in a .38 special or .357 revolver though they will fit the chamber and have a semi rim.

PGCD
December 30, 2007, 03:54 PM
Hello guys !! :)
I've got a Maverick model 95 with serial number M01528x ... I don't understand the warning, is it ok or not ? :banghead:
Thank you very much !!! ;)

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