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Old April 19, 2009, 03:17 AM   #1
Wallabing
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Is the magazine spring retainer really needed?

I get tired of trying to work it this thing loose with a screwdriver when I take apart my 870, is this spring retainer really needed? Will any problems arise if I installed installed the magazine cap without it?
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Old April 19, 2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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I do not put them back in my guns after removing. You just have to be careful when removing the cap later. The gun functions just fine.
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Old April 19, 2009, 08:53 AM   #3
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No it is not really needed. It does make barrel changes with sporting guns very easy.

A question, one does not need to remove the mag spring follower or retainer to work or service the gun, "besides occasionally cleaning the mag tube", why mess with the retainer?

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