February 19, 2011, 01:42 PM
12 gauge 2 3/4 chamber Mod. barrel. This gun is all stock and has had lots of rounds through it (10K ish) all by me, mostly target loads for shooting clay, well cleaned after every outing. I've noticed something occuring lately and wasn't sure if it was normal or not. Something maybe I just havn't noticed in the past. When I pump the action and chamber a round, the fore end is locked in place and will not pull rearword without depressing the release lever. When I fire the chambered round, if I do not keep forward pressure on the fore end, the action will blow back to the full open position and eject the empty casing. Is this normal? Should I have to maintain any forward pressure to keep the action shut?