GUN Shotgun slight problem with pump action *help*

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  1. Harry Pothead

    Harry Pothead EAT IT!

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    Well I have this little problem with my Mossberg 500, its a great gun, but the only thing is when I pump the gun, it has this Gummy feeling when pulled and pushed.

    I've cleaned it last time I used it, and now i'm in the process of cleaning it again, because of usage at the range.

    Anyone know how to get rid of this slow pump action feeling?

    Does it need have a lot of oil?

    Thanks


    I'll check back in the morning
     
  2. TwoGuns

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    The notches your action bars slide in and out of are probably covered in shit. If you're not good with taking apart guns, take it to a gunsmith. Or you could try a cleaning spray, that might work.

    Is this a true Mossberg 500? Or a Maverik 88?

    What kind of ammo are you using?

    I've had handfuls of dirt dumped into the reciever of my Mossberg and have never had the action felt gummy.
     
  3. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Everytime we get back from dove hunting I laugh at my dad. He shoots a 500 and I shoot a nova. I'm always through cleaning about 20 minutes before him :rofl:
     
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    Use it more.

    Most likely, if you've already cleaned it a few times, then the issue isn't in grime, it's with time. Lots of new pumps feel crappy before they've had several hundred shells through them.

    Hell, as mentioned on another thread, I've had over 10k through one of my 870's and, well, let's just say it's super smooth. :naughty: I can hold the gun vertically, press the lever operating the bolt lock, and the bolt/pump will "slide" open by itself; no having to manually manipulate the pump. One day, with much use, maybe yours will do the same. :hsd:
     
  5. Harry Pothead

    Harry Pothead EAT IT!

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    well we go to the range like everynow and then but, yeah I've taken the shotty apart, since its good learning your internals, and the know-how's but I don't know how long its been around, its my brother-in-laws but since he has 2, i use the mossberg, the mossberg has camo on it. So not sure its orginal or not, but it says mossberg 500 imprinted on the bottom :o

    but time to clean z shotty, and will take heed all advices given

    THANKS!!
     
  6. Harry Pothead

    Harry Pothead EAT IT!

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    I guess since i'm here, i can take pictures and post while i clean brb
     
  7. Harry Pothead

    Harry Pothead EAT IT!

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    woops its a mossberg 500a :o
     
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    Make sure once you take the bolt out to look at where everything is. It should be relatively simple to figure out, but if you don't know what goes where, it could be a pain in the ass.
     
  9. Harry Pothead

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    haha, yeah first time i took it apart, took forever to put back together, but when its all together your like, damm why did this have to take me an hour to put together :o
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    My mossy 500A doesn't feel gummy at all, try some gunscrubber, if that doesn't work, I say take it too a gunsmith.
     
  12. Harry Pothead

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    :sad2: hopefully this full day of cleaning shall make it slide like USMC :o
     
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    When I first got my mossy, I didn't put any lubricant in it and worked the action over and over for a long time. Did that for about a week or so, and besides giving my arm a nice workout, it gave the gun an action smooth as glass.
     
  14. Harry Pothead

    Harry Pothead EAT IT!

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    yeah, well i cleaned it, and felt A WHOLE bunch better, yeah, I just kept pumping it over and over, it was smoother but not enough to let it fall on its own :o but its better than it was when i went to the range, I've been using it for a good 3-4 years now so ?!
     
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    it's called :mossberg: :o
     

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