Broken spring on 870

Broken spring on 870

This is a discussion on Broken spring on 870 within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; recently i picked up a Century Arms Ultra 87... an imitation of the Remington 870. Well i had stripped it just to get to know ...

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    Member Array mikeprekopa's Avatar
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    Broken spring on 870

    recently i picked up a Century Arms Ultra 87... an imitation of the Remington 870. Well i had stripped it just to get to know the inner mechanisms. i followed the instructions, took off the ed of the mag. tube, off the barrel, then popped out the 2 pins that hold in the trigger mechanisms, and pulled the trigger out. when i was satisfied, i put the trigger back in, but accidentally pulled the trigger. i felt something pass over my hand, and saw a light curtain move a bit. so i pulled the trigger back out, looked it over, and saw nothing missing. confident that i hadn't over looked something, i put it back in the gun. thats when i noticed what was missing.

    i don't know the proper name for the part, but its what the firing pin is in. i guess it would be called the bolt. but where that normally sits, on the back was a piece of metal that stuck out. similar to the piece that holds rounds in the mag tube.

    i put everything back together and lightly went over functions (used snap caps). the bolt locks into the barrel just fine, and everything ejected as it normally did. i wanted to see what other people thought before i went shooting with it. from what it looks like to me, all that piece did was help eject cartridges.

    and before you say it. i know it was stupid to have my hand near the trigger. i know never touch the trigger till your ready to fire, but something about having no barrel on it seemed to... i guess negate the feeling of the need for that rule. or something like that.

    any help would be much appreciated.

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    Uh-Oh! I figure your model shotgun is a bit different than the real 870? I really don't know enough yet about my own 870 Express as far as the innards. I would say test it at the range with proper PPE. I'm almost sure you've messed something up, just don't know how badly. Everyone makes mistakes. Live and learn.

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    This is a totally different design than the 870, it is also different than the mossberg, though has a tang safety. My best advise is to take your owners manual and go piece by piece and see what is missing.

    Century Arms is not a very customer friendly place, but you could try and call them once you have found out the missing item or items.

    Good luck & be safe
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    Regards, Scattergun Bob

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    Yeah... you might want to change the title of the thread, this isnt an 870 at all.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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