Problem with new Remington 870

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by alber197, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. alber197

    alber197 New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    This weekend I picked up a new Remington 870 express super mag. I got it home and assembled it and the rim on the barrel was off slightly by about 1/16" (see pics)-not much but still noticeable. Upon further inspection, the edge of the receiver where it meets the barrel is not machined 100% evenly and one edge is slightly thicker which is causing the barrel to sit funny in the gun.

    The retailer will not take it back because they say the gun will still function correctly and the issue is strictly cosmetic. I called Remington and they said they would look at it but it would be a 4-6 week turn around (if they can fix it). Sad part is I haven't even chambered a round.

    This is my first new gun but am I being too picky with it or should I send it in to Remington, will they even be able to do anything? Would like to put a slug barrel on it eventually with a cantilever mount, will this be off as well?

    I will go to the introductions page shortly to introduce myself.

    I appreciate everyone's input.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It Looks like the alignment on the rib may be off a bit. That said, go shoot the damn thing and see if it actually effects you.
    Welcome to FTF.
     

  3. alber197

    alber197 New Member

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    Yea that's what I thought too but I tried a different barrel on it and same issue, thats when we discovered that the end of the receiver was slightly uneven.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Shoot it. If it doesn't shoot right, contact them again because it is no longer just a cosmetic issue.
     
  5. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    You bought a new shotgun, not a second. The gun should be in new condition when you accept it. I wouldn't accept that gun. I would call remilin for a prepaid shipping label. It's the duty of remilin to provide you with a gun in new condition.
     
  6. tonydewar

    tonydewar New Member

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    you get what you pay for
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The rib on my wife's M 500 and my dad's M 5500 do the same thing. Doesn't affect how either one shoots at all. take it out, and see if it shoots well and works right. If it does, run it as is. If not, send it in and get it fixed.

    JD. It is still a new gun, even if something is not quite right. He bought it NIB. It just has a couple of issues that may be cosmetic, or may be an actual problem. If it was me, I would take it to a smith to make sure it can safely be fired, and if it can, I would try it and see if it will work as is. If not, back to the company, and make them honor their warranty.
     
  8. 304inc

    304inc New Member

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    Piss on that.... If you bought a new shotgun you should get a new shotgun. Cosmetic my butt, if you bought a new car and the doors didn't quite line up,, car still drove. just cosmetic? Maybe but you shouldn't accept out of the box problems. I would tell em you aren't comfortable shooting it as is and being your first 870, it will also be your last if this is not remedied Riki tick.
     
  9. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    On one hand I agree the gun should be cosmetically correct. On the other hand it is a crudely finished, parkerized, entry level gun. It is NOT a Perrazi double barrel.

    If the doors on a BMW did not line up perfectly, I would be upset. If the doors on a Yugo don't line up perfectly, but still operate? I'm OK with that.
     
  10. John_Deer

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    Robo, you and I usually see things the same way. In this case we disagree. We are talking about the most elementary part of gun manufacturing. The barrel needs to line up with the receiver. It's just that simple. The OP paid for new gun. He should receive a new gun free of defects, regardless if the defects are deemed cosmetic. Personally, the rib cocked over like that would piss me off every time I shouldered the gun. I don't spend $350 for stuff that just pisses me off.

    We all have learning experiences. This is a learning experience for the OP. Put the gun together and inspect it before taking possession of it. You don't have to accept garbage from the retail shelf or delivered to your FFL.
     
  11. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    If I was concerned about a product I would call the manufacturer, not run to an internet forum, but that's just me. Whole lot of conclusions drawn from just two little lousy pictures. Alignment and gap don't look that bad to me. I believe I would be a little concerned about a bad machining job on the receiver that we didn't get a pic of.
    Remington offered to take it back. He doesn't want to wait.
     
  12. 304inc

    304inc New Member

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    He did contact the manufacturer, and posted here to hear what some other possibly savvy gun owners thought before making a decision. Not unreasonable to me.
     
  13. 304inc

    304inc New Member

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    Hey Virginian,, not sure what part of the commonwealth your neighboring me in, but you may recognize my avatar.
     
  14. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Oh yeah, I recognize it. Been there. Much prefer Neptune Park to Mount Trashmore! I'm from Williamsburg, but spent a lot of time in Va. Beach and Sandbridge back when it was only two roads deep and Princess Anne Courthouse was out in the country. Now I live in Louisiana. Moved from one hurricane coast to another. :eek:
     
  15. 304inc

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    Nice, I'm actually in Newport News. Spend a decent amount of time in Williamsburg. Matter of fact took the boy to chickahominy wildlife area to hunt squirrels today, just got back.
     
  16. Triumphman

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    Just went to go look at my Rem 870 that I got 2yrs ago. It is not as canted as yours is, but it's there. My shoots/operates perfectly for a lil 20ga. I would say yours will also. Go and run a box through it and then decide whether it's worth sending back.
    Del
     
  17. John_Deer

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    They can't be very savvy if they are willing to accept a new gun that will be worth $150 in a week. When I buy a new gun regardless of the price I want to be able to fall in love with the gun. If I love the gun anyone who wants to own it knows they need to make a fat offer for me to consider it.
     
  18. AFerree

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    I also just noticed I have the same gap between the rib and receiver. Maybe that's why I suck so much at shooting clay pigeons! But in all seriousness, run a box of shells through it and see if it affects accuracy. Then go from there.
     
  19. 304inc

    304inc New Member

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    I think that's exactly the kind of advice he was looking for.
     
  20. aldematt57

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