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Old December 6, 1999, 02:26 PM   #5
Art Eatman
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Join Date: November 13, 1998
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There was a class-action suit against Remington over the Model 58 in 12-gauge. While it sounded like one of those phony-deal suits, Remington paid money to owners who wrote in with their serial numbers...

There is one drawback to the 58. When loading the magazine, a minor bit of sloppiness can allow a shell to pop back above the follower and jam the action. To get going again, you gotta drive out the two retaining pins and remove the trigger group.

Big hassle out in the field.

So: Remove the trigger group, and have somebody mill a slot in the follower. With this slot, the tip of a knife blade can push the shell forward and clear up the jam. (You could do it with a hacksaw, but it's messy-looking.)

Hope this helps. The 58 is basically a good gun.

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