Problem with shotgun - Savage model 30E pump action - 410 gauge; 3" chamber. I have this

by Guest10092548  |  10 years, 10 month(s) ago

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I have this shotgun which jams after each firing; I can load it up with shells and pump them all through the chamber with smooth ejections everytime on a dry run but as soon as I fire off a round the shell binds in the barrel preventing the breach from opening and ejecting the shell. I have cleaned it well and find no visible damage to the brass once I get the gun unjammed. There is no real change in the diameter of the brass except for a few thousands. The spent shell goes into the barrel freely so I am at a dead end so far. Has anyone ever had similar problems with similar symptoms to help me diagnose this problem.

 Tags: 30E, 410, action, chamber, gauge, model, pump, Savage, Shotgun



  1. Guest28156377

    The chamber is dirty or rough, probably both. Break the shotgun down and use some steel wool wrapped on a wooden dowl chucked in a drill and spin it in the chamber. You might have to go as far as using a brake wheel cylinder hone. Those can be bought at any local auto parts store. After honing the cylinder a little, assemble and try the shotgun until you no longer have an extraction problem. BTW, you really should advise what brand, model, and guage of shotgun you are having a problem with. It kind of like asking "I've got a car that wont start, what's wrong with it?". Hope this helps.  

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