Mossberg 500 not loading shells

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by GlockRenegade, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    Ok so my mossberg 500 is no longer loading the shells from the tube to the action. There is a lever or steel rod that is pushed in by what I will guess is the feed ramp. Once that lever is pushed in, the shell pops out into the feed ramp, then into the action, then into the barrel as you rack the slide. Why isn't it poping out of the mag tube into the feed ramp??
     

  2. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    IIRC in the 870 the mechanism that pushes the shell stop out of the way is in the trigger group. Check yours? I don't own a 500.
     
  3. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    Failure to feed I guess
     

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  4. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This may sound kinda dumb, but here goes. Are the two levers that sit in the side grooves inside the receiver in the right grooves? Or could one be slightly bent? Try field stripping the shotgun and reassembling it again. One of the shell blocking bars may not be seated right. Had it happen with the wife's 500 a few months ago. Hope this helps.
     
  5. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    I was gonna say the same thing
     
  6. Drriley

    Drriley New Member

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    The left & right shell stops are what hold the new shell in the action tube
    until cycled by the action slide. I have seen the contact surfaces on the stops and the
    action tube wear and cause this problem.

    watch the stops for movement as you cycle the action. you may have to replace both
    the stops and action tube to reliably fix the problem
     
  7. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    Those wore out on mine only instead of feeding problems I had shells dropping out at my feet when I pulled the trigger. I was able to put a lil more bend to em and its working fine, I should probably pick up a spare set though...can you recommend any sites to order from?
     
  8. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Numrich gun parts corp. Here's a link that will get you in the ball park, without a gauge, I can't get you a link to the specific parts.

    http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Mossberg-33399/Shotguns-37443/500-41910/PartsList-34118.htm?results=100&page=2
     
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  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The mossbergs are a little tricky in the shell stops. Remove the trigger group and shell stops. Clean thoroughly. Dirt between the stop and the receiver can impede smooth movement.

    This is why I prefer the Winchester/FN pumps
     
  11. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Worn? Really!? If they were "worn" out the shells would come out of the tube on their own as in one example above. Remove the stop arms and make sure the slots in the receiver are clean. They need to be fully recessed into the frame when fully cycled for a shell to come out. Are you pulling the slide all the way back? Shells ejecting!? Did you bend the stop arms or lift platform by hand for any reason?

    Also, is the magazine follower sticking!? Lube working parts with a very little silicon spray.
     
  12. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    Thanks for the info guys. I am going to field strip it tomorrow
     
  13. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You're welcome Jim.
     
  14. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    Post more pictures. Something does not look right on your first picture. That lever looks like it is not in its proper spot