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January 24, 2011, 09:16 PM
Hey guys i just bought a 11-87 sportsman shotgun and having a little bit of problem re the magazine follower.
Sometimes the magazine follower comes out too much causing it to jam the carrier assembly to jam from going in whenever u try to load a shell and sometime stuck the operating handle i of to queeze in the empty indicator inorder for it to work any advice would be appreciated.

January 24, 2011, 09:30 PM
If Im thinking of what your are refering to try loading the gun with the barrel towards the ground. If you load with it pointed up at all it slids back and doesnt load right, I can only get 1 shell in mine this way. If thats not what you mean im lost to

January 24, 2011, 09:59 PM
good point i will try it the next time by loading it downwards ,wat i'm really talking is the orange indicator seems as if sometime it comes back a little bit to much not sure if it is damage r wat the gun is only a few months old any way to check if the maganzine follower is faulty?

January 25, 2011, 06:33 AM
O ok, I got you. I forgot they took the metal piece out and put the orange indicator in those guns. I have a 1100 thats the same way and personally dont like it. Mine just acts like it sticks and is tough to push back. I took it to the shop and he said he wont hurt it and the only way to fix it is to find a old metal one and get put in

January 25, 2011, 08:03 PM
where i could get the old metal one please.

January 25, 2011, 08:35 PM
I never did find one, check your gun shops and have them call around. Alot of times you can find a old gun with a good one in. For some reason everything is going to plastic these days and as far as I know nobody sells the metal ones. Just takes some looking around

January 25, 2011, 09:13 PM
i see on a website where they have aluminum ones will try sorce one and test it out will let u know d out come.

January 26, 2011, 09:11 PM
I have the same problem with mine man

January 26, 2011, 09:39 PM
Nordic components makes a great follower. Midway carries them. Link:

January 27, 2011, 08:04 PM
You can also take a scotchbrite pad or some fine sandpaper and go around the edges of the follower to take off the sharp edges so it doesn't stick. Since yours is sticking out too far it might be out of spec I'm sure midway or brownells has a ton of replacements.

January 29, 2011, 08:16 AM
ok i will try and rub the edges today and test it at the range also let u guys know the outcome.

January 29, 2011, 08:26 AM
That may work for you. Just be careful you get it all back in there right or it wont work right then you'll be real mad

January 29, 2011, 08:35 AM
Have you ever thought about calling Remington?

January 29, 2011, 12:23 PM
I called Remington on my issues and the exact thing they said is that its fairly normal with the new plastic they use and to try a older metal one, they say its not a manufacture issue.

January 30, 2011, 12:34 PM
Well guys i shoot the 11-87 yesterday it was ausome no problem i shoot about one hundred through include 20 buck work like a star.But seriously i want to change d follower as soon as possible.

February 28, 2011, 11:36 AM
I put on a extension magazine on my 11-87 make up to hold 10 shell I notice wen I fire the first five shot I ofto press the under button to select the six shell inorder for it to continue fire I want to know if that the way it works please let me know

March 1, 2011, 01:10 AM
No it's not normal. It's really hard to get those long extensions to work right. Make sure the two tabs on the inside of the magazine tube are completly clear and not hitting the shells.

March 1, 2011, 05:45 PM
ok d shell jump up fr the magazine in that little area and u jus ofto press the slide release button to sent it off