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Old October 5, 2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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Big problem with Charles Daly pump

I purchased a brand new Charles Daly field tactical pump, it's only 3 days old.

When firing it for the first time with 00 buckshot, the action slams back violently, my hand slips off the forend because of this violent movement and I can see hot gas erupt from the breech.

I plan on dealing with this problem asap, but can anyone shed anylight as to what is wrong?
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Old October 5, 2009, 05:59 AM   #2
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The action is not locking shut. Send that sucker back for factory service before you get hurt. Goatwhiskers
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Old October 5, 2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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Did you tear it down and thoroughly clean it prior to firing it? Could be gunk in the bolt or such.
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Old October 5, 2009, 07:03 AM   #4
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It's not locking up all the way. I'd send it back before something bad happens. Then trade it for a Remmy or Mossberg. I'm not one for brand bashing but I gave CD a try on one of their Maximag semiauto's. I wanted to rap it around a tree it made me so mad. Constant jamming.
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Old October 6, 2009, 07:37 PM   #5
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Just letting you all know I returned it, and lost $32 overall.
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Old October 6, 2009, 07:53 PM   #6
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Surprised that any dealer would not take a potentially badly defect gun back at no cost; I'd want to get my hands on it before the customer hurts himself and sues.
But still, with the choice being $32 or an emergency room visit, you still are getting a bargain.
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Old October 6, 2009, 08:53 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear you had trouble with it, but I'm glad you didn't get hurt. I hope you have better service from your next pumpgun purchase.

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Old October 8, 2009, 10:43 PM   #8
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On the CD pump you have to make sure you have the barrel seated into the receiver all the way. I had the same problem when I first took one apart. The barrel can appear that it is lock in when it's not.

I considered sending mine back to CD until I checked it over good and found the barrel wasn't seated properly.

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Old October 10, 2009, 12:47 PM   #9
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I just don't understand why people buy these Chinese Daly or NEF shotguns made from who knows what when a Mossberg is only $15 more and a Remington Express is only $40 more.

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Old October 10, 2009, 01:31 PM   #10
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Over my strong warnings, a buddy of mine bought two CD semi-autos a few years ago. He alternates between them when we go clay shooting and both are jam-o-matics. He's constantly clearing jams and I can't even remember the last time my Beretta 391 jammed. He could of bought a very nice used Rem 11/87 or Beretta 3901 for about what he paid for those two CD POS's. I just chuckle every time he squeezes the trigger and nothing happens. Some people just never learn.
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