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Steve Rose

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    Pembroke, KY
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    Rose Action Sports - Gunsmith
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  1. If you dry fire the gun (empty chamber) will the action open easily? If it does open, try a dry fire with a little backwards pressure on the forearm to see the action still opens. We are checking to see if the Bolt Latch is disengaging when the hammer falls. Does the interior of the chamber feels smooth with no rust or plastic buildup?
  2. What brand and type of ammo are you using when the problem occurs? If it is the Winchester "Universal" or their similar promo ammo (silver metal rims, ribbed red plastic hull) its an ammo problem.
  3. Has it always had this problem, or did it start after some period of working well? Which brand and type of shells are you using ? What is the shell's velocity and shot weight? Have you ever removed and checked the inertia spring inside the bolt carrier? (There was a run of Stoeger inertia springs a few years ago that would break)
  4. The NFA/ATF no longer requires a CLEO sign off (as of July 2016) ...but it does not matter in this case. As far as I know New York does not allow Short Barrel Shotguns (less than 18" barrel) https://www.nationalguntrusts.com/blogs/nfa-gun-trust-atf-information-database-blog/new-york-state-nfa-rules-and-allowable-nfa-items
  5. On the 1301 the lifter drops when the hammer falls. What makes the lifter drop on your Benelli mod?...or just go shoot it, I want to see it work! 😁
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    Shell stop mods

    Yep, the hinged 20ga latch holds the shell just a bit father forward than a 12 ga latch (and can contact some followers)...and don't try to drill & tap the 20ga latch for an oversize release button.
  7. Can you go directly from loading the mag tube to shooting, or do you have to pull the bolt back to get the lifter to drop first?
  8. M4 factory barrel. (The short M1 barrels are quite a bit thinner)
  9. The Nova follower is stepped down in diameter. The M2 follower is not - so it will not travel to the end of the mag tube on the last shot (lacks about 5/8”). You'll have to go to Nordic or RCI/Roth Performance for a metal Nova follower.
  10. We (Rose Action Sports) have threaded several of the short factory barrels for Rem-Choke or Mossberg Accu-choke tubes.
  11. Are you sure the width of the hammer is the issue? A hammer disconnector hook that is too tall can hold the hammer back like the picture you posted – but you will NOT be able to pull the hammer back up the correct position after cocking the hammer. If you CAN pull the hammer up into the correct “cocked” position then the “too wide” diagnosis is probably the right one. Coat the hammer with a black or blue Sharpie marker then install it. Functioning the hammer a few cycles will wear the marker color and show you where any contact is occurring.
  12. Compare your gun's hole spacing to this (picture from the EGW web site): Scope base hole spacing for the Benelli scope base (same as a Weaver 93)
  13. @Jimbo45 Was that a M1 barrel, or M4 barrel ?
  14. It is really just an extended and ported choke tube with wicked looking teeth on the end. The “no slugs” comes from it being an “Extra Full” constriction. Carlson also marketed a Cylinder constriction tube in the same style that was OK with any shell type. Both are showing "out of stock" at Brownells and Carlsons
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    In my experience the Remington "Gun Club" ammo is the best of the lower priced stuff.
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