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Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:01:58 PM »
Just got done patterning my 870 for Fall Turkey and as I was putting it back in the hard case, the stock straight up fell away from the chamber.  It looks like the threads on the both sides are completely corroded and it's completely done.  I don't see a lot of space on the metal to rebore it- is the gun toast?  Anyone else had this happen?

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 11:19:58 AM »
Pictures would help, I think. I'm having a hard time seeing dwhat you're asking about in my brain.

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 04:28:54 AM »
i'm guessing the stock bolt broke or the threads got so corroded that it stripped out?  have never heard of that happening before, but wouldn't seem impossible either.
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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 07:10:51 AM »
Interesting.  Never seen this happen?  Did you use it as an oar in salt water?
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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 07:27:02 AM »
 
Did you use it as an oar in salt water?

 :chuckle: :chuckle:

It sounds like the stock bolt failed.  Should be an extremely easy fix.  Post some pictures.
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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2017, 07:32:29 AM »
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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 07:32:45 AM »
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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 07:36:43 AM »
I've got a work order with Remington now to get it looked at.  I have had a number of armchair gunsmiths give me advice but they aren't the ones who will be behind this thing when a 3.5" magnum turkey round is firing.  I'd rather have a Remington smith tell me if its salvageable or not.

I have hunted saltwater, but back when I did I would hose it off at home with freshwater, then break it down and clean it and dry it.  After that I would leave it with a slight coat of oil on all the inner workings.

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2017, 07:56:33 AM »
Warranty repair will be the fastest, the best and the cheapest route for you.

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 07:58:07 AM »
It's a 10 year old gun so I don't expect to get a lot of warranty help from Remington.  To be honest I just hope it's not completely toast. 

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2017, 08:01:46 AM »
Remington has a limited lifetime warranty that covers normal wear and tear.  While corrosion is probably excluded from the warranty I have never seen (or heard of) an issue like this.   Let us know what Customer Service says.   My one assumption is that you bought this new and it wasn't a used gun you bought.

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2017, 08:02:51 AM »
Yup, bought new

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2017, 08:17:22 AM »
I have hunted saltwater, but back when I did I would hose it off at home with freshwater, then break it down and clean it and dry it.  After that I would leave it with a slight coat of oil on all the inner workings.

Did you also remove the stock when you did that and make sure it was cleaned, dried, and oiled inside there?


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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 08:18:40 AM »
I have hunted saltwater, but back when I did I would hose it off at home with freshwater, then break it down and clean it and dry it.  After that I would leave it with a slight coat of oil on all the inner workings.

Did you also remove the stock when you did that and make sure it was cleaned, dried, and oiled inside there?


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No, honestly I've never removed it.  To be completely honest I never really though moisture would get inside there.

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 08:22:38 AM »
I have hunted saltwater, but back when I did I would hose it off at home with freshwater, then break it down and clean it and dry it.  After that I would leave it with a slight coat of oil on all the inner workings.

Did you also remove the stock when you did that and make sure it was cleaned, dried, and oiled inside there?


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No, honestly I've never removed it.  To be completely honest I never really though moisture would get inside there.

Yes, moisture will get into that location. Had it happen on my Browning BPS and Benelli.  Hunting around salt, makes it even worse.  I use saltaway and rinse.
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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2017, 08:33:44 AM »
Well darn.

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2017, 08:38:25 AM »
When I used to hunt ducks a lot, I used to take the stock off my 870 and/or 1100 quite regularly, and there was often moisture in there, and sometimes light rust. I'd grease the bolt up pretty good and I'm sure that helped. I didn't tear it down like this after every hunt, but on the days when I was in a heavy rain all day, or especially those times when the gun went swimming I would.  :chuckle:

Hopefully Remington will get it all fixed up for you.

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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2017, 08:50:14 AM »
Looks rough.  Thanks for sharing the pictures.  Let us know what you get from Remington.  Best of luck. :tup:
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Re: Remington 870 Express Magnum broke in half??
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2017, 11:35:46 AM »
but they aren't the ones who will be behind this thing when a 3.5" magnum turkey round is firing. 

That hurts my shoulder just thinking about it.  :yike:

 

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