View Full Version : Remington 48 Sportsman problem.

September 28, 2007, 05:27 PM
I have a Remington Model 48 Sportsman that I just got ,and I have fired 25 rounds of #8 shot out of it yesterday and half the time it would reload and the other half of the time I had to manualy load it.
Well today I fired 3 rounds of #6 out of it and I had to manualy pull the bolt back each shot. So I put some BreakFree in the action and worked the action and fired 15 rounds of #6 shot, I still had to manualy pull the bolt back every time but this time the bolt was harder to pull back than usual.
Does any one know what is wrong and what to do to make it work properly?
Any help at all would be great. It's a real nice shotgun that I would like to hunt with but if it keeps acting like this I don't know. Oh and another thing this is my first semi shotgun.

September 28, 2007, 10:07 PM
First, do a very good cleaning of the recoil spring in the stock. This is probably your problem.

September 28, 2007, 10:59 PM
Thanks. I gave it a good cleaning ,and I am going to shoot it agian tomorrow to see how it does.

September 29, 2007, 09:45 AM
Woldog, are you sure that you cleaned the correct spring? The spring I am referrin to you would have to take the stock off. The link behind the bolt fits into it and compresses each time it is fired. Just making sure that we are on the same page. It gets rusty and corroded and makes it very difficult for the bolt to open.

September 29, 2007, 10:53 AM
Sorry I was thinking of the forward grip spring.
Now I will clean that one as well.

quack fiend
October 2, 2007, 05:16 AM
Pull the barrel off and inspect the chamber, if it's not glass-smooth: Get a drill, piece of cleaning rod, 12 ga. brush, wrap it in steel wool, spray the wool with oil, and have a go at it. Don't be shy, really let 'er have it until it's smooth. Just stay in the chamber, although I doubt you'd hurt anything if you got into the forcing cone or barrel. I do this to all my hunting guns yearly, takes 5 minutes and makes a world of difference after you get all that plastic residue and fouling out.