Model 24 Issues
Picked up a Remington Model 24, serial number 399xx, at a gun show last weekend, took it to the local gunsmith for a good cleaning and oiling and got it back today. After about 25 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity the barrel was loose from the receiver. The locking tab was forward out of the slot in the receiver. Should there be a spring behind that tab to keep it engaged?
Now that the rifle is cool the barrel is tighter but still wiggles slightly. Just how tight should it be?
I also had five or six fail to eject. Before giving it to the smith I had run 25 rounds through it with no FTE. Does the rifle just need some more tweaking or is it worn out?