If I could afford a new, real 870 I would have purchased it.
I probably will in the future.
I got this gun with a perfectly functioning 1933 Mosin, and it was only $100.
I have a used Hawk Model 982 (Remington 870 clone) and it is having a failure to feed issue.
I have watched on line and have verified it is not the more common issue of the shell latches hanging things up.
Both shell latches move fully out of the way at either end of the stroke like they are supposed to.
It cycles rounds out of the magazine without any issue when the 2 pins are pulled and the trigger plate assembly is removed.
When assembled, the rounds are a little hard to load as they scrape the carrier, then when sliding the fore end back to cycle a round into the chamber, the carrier is just barely blocking the shell after the shell latch releases it.
To get a shell to move part way I have to push the carrier down, but the shell only comes out a fraction of an inch before the carrier ramp blocks the remainder of the shells movement.
When watching an informative video on the 870, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNjgCeiaoqI
) I did see that the carrier seemed to protrude a little out the bottom of the gun where as mine does not.
The thought of bending it down a little had occurred to me but then it will interfere more with the loading of the shells