smoothing a pump shotgun

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by shooter88, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    Hey guys i need a little advise my 12 gauge is hard to pump and sticks sometimes and i dont know y because ive taken it all apart and polished the bolt and all moving parts with fine grit sandpaper someone help me pls i dont wanna b in need of this shotgun and it get stuck when i pump the second shot again... any advice will be greatly appreciated
     
  2. hiwall

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    it would maybe help if we did not have to guess if was pre-1900 spencer or a browning bps or some kind we never heard of that was made in scotland
     

  3. blucoondawg

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    how is it "sticking"? is the shell sticking in the chamber so you cannot pull the pump back after firing without slamming the stock into the ground? If so maybe you have to polish your chamber. Or is it your action is sticking open and you cannot feed the second shell?
     
  4. shooter88

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    Its just a cheap mavrick 88 i got from a friend and he never cleaned it but i didnt care cause ive got others and its just a gun to mod and not worry about... with no shells in the gun it pumps real rough sometimes sticking a little amd it seems while im shooting it sometimes when im trying to eject a shell and reload another (pull the forend back) it sticks even worse like it wont move at all i have to pull and pull and itll finally break lose... whats weird is its not always real hard but always rough feeling...i know its a cheap gun but i also know its supposes to be decently smooth like other ive shot and own
     
  5. shooter88

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    When i got the gun i cleaned it really good and smoothes every moving part with real fine grit sandpaper
     
  6. TimL2952

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    Get some good lube/light grease and smear it on the outside of the magazine and on the slide rails. pump until you feel silly to work it in...You MAY have some sandpaper leftovers in the gun..
     
  7. shooter88

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    Ive tried that i can tell the problem is inside the gun and its worse when cycling shells
     
  8. hiwall

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    remove the trigger group and work the action. Does it still stick or feel rough? with gun fully assembled sit down to watch a movie and work the action repeatedly for a couple hours.
     
  9. shooter88

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    Lol if i take the trigger assembly out everything will fall out of the gun.
     
  10. TimL2952

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    did you check the pump's slide rails? they may be bent or cracked? DO take out the parts and check for knicks, dings, bent parts, and burs.
     
  11. shooter88

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    Yes its all smooth i think the chamber that the shell actually sits in while being shot needs to be smoothed cause the guy that had it before me didnt clean the much if at all... fyi i hate that im a firm believer in keeping your guns clean at all times even if u only shoot it once clean it
     
  12. tonydewar

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    hay whats the matter with scots made guns ?
     
  13. hiwall

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    "hay whats the matter with scots made guns ? "
    Did I say something was the matter with them?
     
  14. Gnome_T7

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    Check the Shell ejector, (the little springy piece inside the action) Check to see if it's bent out too far...
     
  15. shooter88

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    The little thing sticking out on tge right side of the bolt?
     
  16. TimL2952

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    Do you mean the claw extractor?

    This is what it looks like in a Remington 1100

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  17. shooter88

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    Thats what im sure hes talking about
     
  18. shooter88

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    How would that make it hard to pump when all it does is grab the shell and pull it out?
     
  19. TimL2952

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    I'm not really sure either...that's why I was wondering haha.

    hmmm...I'm having trouble thinking of anything else.
     
  20. shooter88

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    Hmmm if thats the problem then what wld i do to bed it back