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July 2, 2000, 10:35 PM
I have a Mossberg 500 that has what I am told is a follower problem. When the gun is operated, the shell ejects after the slide is moved forward, not a good thing.. any suggestions aside from a paid professional?

George Stringer
July 3, 2000, 06:19 AM
Schlickenmeyer, sounds more like an ejector/extractor problem to me. The shell should eject before the carrier starts to move upward. It sounds like the next round is knocking the empty out. I don't know how this would translate into a follower problem but then I haven't seen the gun. George

July 3, 2000, 12:09 PM
My apologies, it's the unfired shell in the magazine that is not entering the carrier when it is supposed to.

Oleg Volk
July 3, 2000, 01:51 PM
Hey Mr.S -- glad to see you here on TFL.

Oleg "peacemonger" Volk


Badger Arms
July 3, 2000, 03:26 PM
It's a simple problem. There are two shell stops on either side of the magazine on the bottom of the loading port. One stops the shell initially and the other one stops the next shell in the magazine so that only one is ejected at one time. This is a timing problem and the second stop is letting loose when it isn't supposed to. I had somebody buy a used gun of mine with this problem. I took it back and gave him a refund. The problem might be that it wasn't cleaned well enough. The stops have to be removed completely and the gun thoroughly cleaned. If that doesn't work, either get new ones or contact a competent gunsmith to adjust them. I had to tweak the stop inward slightly so that it positively engaged every time. Had this problem with Ithaca 37's too. On the Mossberg, though, the length of the stop could also be a problem.

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July 3, 2000, 06:21 PM
Thanks a lot!