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Old 02-01-2017, 09:44 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a smith in Vegas that is able to hone a 12 gauge chamber before I buy the kit to do it myself?

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Old 02-01-2017, 10:39 PM   #2
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Pretty much any gunsmith worthy of the name should be able to do this, if you do it yourself (and have ZERO prior experience at doing so)GO SLOW!

It's easy to get the chamber out of round, or enlarge it beyond dimensional tolerance limits when honing if you push too hard, spin the hone too fast, fail to use sufficient (and correct) lube on the hone, etc.

In no particular order, New Frontier Armory, Wild West Guns, etc. should be able to do it.

Over the hump in Pahrump, Master At Arms Gunshop on 160 could do it.
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What makes you think the chamber needs honing? Is the chamber pitted or rusted?

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Its a Rem 870. When the gun warms up the shells stick bad, doesn't make a difference between premium shells or cheap bird shot.
Trying to force the slide back doesn't work, including slamming the butt stock down as you pull the fore grip. At most you pull the bolt back with shell still in chamber. Once the gun cools it functions normally.

Some googling makes it sound like its a common issue with newer 870's. Just poor QC on the barrel requiring honing.
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Did you contact remington? Ask for a new barrel? Worst they can say is no.

Worth a try before you have it worked on. They may not want it back if altered.

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Its a Rem 870. When the gun warms up the shells stick bad, doesn't make a difference between premium shells or cheap bird shot.
Trying to force the slide back doesn't work, including slamming the butt stock down as you pull the fore grip. At most you pull the bolt back with shell still in chamber. Once the gun cools it functions normally.

Some googling makes it sound like its a common issue with newer 870's. Just poor QC on the barrel requiring honing.
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When you remove the barrel and look at the chamber, does it look like it is scored?

This sounds like a warranty issue if it is a newer gun.

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Its a Rem 870. When the gun warms up the shells stick bad, doesn't make a difference between premium shells or cheap bird shot.
Trying to force the slide back doesn't work, including slamming the butt stock down as you pull the fore grip. At most you pull the bolt back with shell still in chamber. Once the gun cools it functions normally.

Some googling makes it sound like its a common issue with newer 870's. Just poor QC on the barrel requiring honing.
Let me know where done and the results.
I have a 30 year old 870 that does that occasionally, usually with high brass.
Banging the stock on my leg pulls them, but..
A good scrubbing seems to fix for a while. Would like my repeater to repeat every time.
Mine does it when icy cold, like waiting for ducks in winter cold.
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I sat on getting it fixed until I was a week out on my hunting trip so attempted to fix it myself. So I assume they won't touch it at this point.
There were some rough areas and a lip where the rim sits. Figured that was the problem and polished it out. Made the gun a little smoother but still not fixed.

IIRC you can feel texture in the chamber vs nice and smooth metal.
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It's a common problem, especially on the Express models.

This should help.
http://www.rem870.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1634
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