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Mossberg 500 Shell Tubular Spring

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Cain1, Sep 24, 2006.

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  1. Cain1

    Cain1 Member

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    I am not familiar with the correct name for the tube that holds the shell on my Mossberg 500 Defender, but it seem that it needs changing.**Has anyone done this before?**

    I just wrote a email to Mossberg and hope to get a response soon.**But hoping someone in the board could give me some useful information.

    I keep it with 6 shell while at home next to my bed and I purchased it used.**When I cycle the 6 rounds thru the shotgun the last round doesn't seem to have enough spring action to chamber it.**So I have to wiggle the shotgun a little and help the round chamber itself.**

    I haven't done enough research to know if this is doable or not?**If anyone has any information, it would greatly be appreciated.**If not, more of a reason to purchase another one.

    C
     
  2. SigfanUSAF

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    Sounds like a weak mag spring? Is the tube damaged? The Mossy tubes screw into the reciever. Field strip, and with some minor force, the tube should screw loose, though you may need a soft jawwed vise and a strap wrench.
     
  3. Cain1

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    Tube is not damage, but the spring seem to need changing. I'll try to see if I can loosen the tube myself, hopefully I don't need vise grips since I don't want to scrat it. Hopefully the local gunsmith has this tool.

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  4. SigfanUSAF

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    A strap wrench should be available at any local auto parts store.
     
  5. wdlsguy

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    I think this is all you need.
     
  6. SigfanUSAF

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    Very true, if the tube is undamaged, there is certainly no need to remove it. Pop out the spring retainer and replace the spring.
     
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