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870 youth---no ejector spring??

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by flyboy1788, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. flyboy1788

    flyboy1788 Member

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    I have an 870 youth 20 GA and after looking at a friends 870, I noticed mine is missing an ejector spring. Is it supposed to have one?? A friend used it hunting not long ago without a problem, so it doesnt seem to be a problem.

    ETA: I just did a function check with some shells and it launched them with no problem, just curious as to why my friends 12ga had one and mine does not.
     
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  2. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

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    I have to admit, I never paid any attention to it before. But now that you ask...

    The one here doesn't have a spring type ejector as on the 12 guages either, so I suppose it's normal. There is a 'step' in the bottom edge of the bracket where the spring normally goes, that's rivetted to the receiver. I'd say that's the ejector on the 20s.

    But you did make me look 8^).

    hth,

    lpl
     
  3. flyboy1788

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    haha thanks lee, didnt mean to worry you;) but the rail that the bolt rides on does indeed have a 'step' in it and like I said it flung the shells pretty far, so I imagine its just a 12ga thing. I just wanted to make sure:D
     
  4. Deadheadted37

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    Nope, 870 Youth does not have an ejector spring. It looks like it should but I have never seen one with one.
     
  5. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Mine doesn't. No probs so far.
     
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