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Old July 2, 2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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Mossburg 20ga Plug?

I've got a mossburg 20ga semi that will only hold 3 rounds. I figured the obvious answer was a plug but I see no indication in the instruction manual that there would be such a thing. (I got the gun used.)
Now, normally I wouldn't expect to have a problem with such a thing but I have torn this gun apart as far as I can go without using an acetylene torch (I think) and I see no evidence of any removable plug.

Did Mossberg actually manufacture a gun that only holds 3 shells?
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Old July 2, 2008, 04:32 PM   #2
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It is a wooden dowel. Just unscrew the barrel and remove it. inside the hole I insert a sharp straight dental pick to steer it and insert rounds to push it forward... It may or may not still have rubber o-rings on it....
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Old July 2, 2008, 04:33 PM   #3
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OOOPPPPPSSSS...
AUTO... Just noticed. It may be a 3 shot total capacity... what model is it?
I will look it up for you.
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Old July 2, 2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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Did Mossberg actually manufacture a gun that only holds 3 shells?
Yes. The magazine tube is staked to stop the magazine follower in some of their semis.
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Old July 2, 2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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Can it be removed, Scorch?
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Old July 8, 2008, 12:51 AM   #6
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Some were staked at a single point, which could possibly be removed. Others were staked by machine that made a ring all the way around the magazine, which would be next to impossible to remove and would require replacing the magazine tube.
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Old July 8, 2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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What model 20GA semi??

I have one of the newer ones (SA-20) and it can be removed....
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