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Old 07-07-2013, 04:43 AM   #11
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Mossberg has been churning these things out for years with the same basic design and characteristics. It is not a fragile gun and can withstand a remarkable amount of abuse; if it wasn't like this it wouldn't have been selected for use by the military. Clean it well, lube it with a quality product (don't just dip it in 10W30 like one screwball on another forum proudly claimed to do!) and shoot the thing! The safety will also loosen up with use (sit there as you watch TV with the EMPTY gun in your lap and work the safety through prime-time for an evening, it will work just fine).

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:14 PM   #12
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Ahhh ... how sweet the sound!

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The Mossberg forend is riveted at the rails, while a Remington 870 is welded. They is the basic difference in the forend feel. Even the military Mossbergs I've shoot have this wobble.

The safety does loosen up with use. With the gun unloaded, you can work it back and forth several times to help loosen it up faster.

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The wobble you describe is the looser tolerances Mossberg uses rather than Remington. This, to some, is " not good quality" however in the field, this can save your a$$. By having a little play, should sand, dirt, mud, etc. get in there it will still function without issue. It should be cleaned as soon as you can, but won't leave you stranded. The "pinned" forend you have can not just easily be swapped out. In order for you to swap the forend you'll need another slide tube assembly, the fore grip of your choice, and the slide tube nut. The newer designed forend has its merits though... Since there is no actual tube moving, there is no scratching. It's a molded plastic housing sliding over the mag tube instead of metal on metal.
I hope this clarifies anything, and if you have any more questions let me know.

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Clean it and DON'T BE GENTILE with it.
Pumps are not meant to be cycled slowly. Cycle it like a man.
I was about to give you a 'like' for this comment until you said "Cycle it like a man."

Would that be a California type 'girly' man, or like one from Wyoming, Idaho, or Montana type of man?
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I think he meant a Montana man, LOL. Go ahead give him the "LIKE". Yup, OP, mine's the same way.

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I cylcle my pump daily yowza like an arizona man

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