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Mossberg 500 trigger delay

Discussion in 'Firearm Maintenance, Safety And Troubleshooting' started by frank mancini, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. frank mancini

    frank mancini Copper BB

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    Greetings all,

    I’ve got an issue with my Mossberg 500 - after disassembling it a few weeks back to install a new grip and foreend, there’s a delay every-time I pull the trigger. Sometimes one second, sometimes two seconds.

    Anyone have an idea of what’s going on?

    God bless,

    Frank
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  2. Wundermech

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    Frank,
    Total guess without seeing it, but is it possible the bolt holding the new grip to the receiver is a bit too long and the hammer is dragging against the tip of it?
  3. Centuriator

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    Have you tried carefully taking it all apart again and carefully reassembling it?

    When you say a new "grip" you mean, a pistol grip?
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  4. frank mancini

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    Appreciate you taking the time to reply.
    Appreciate you taking the time to respond. I loosened the bolt and that did the trick, only issue now is that the grip isn’t on tight. I’m going to try and get a shorter bolt from the hardware store and see if that fixes the issue. Thanks again.
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  5. Wundermech

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    You might be able to get away with just adding a flat washer under the head of the bolt. The bolt thread is 5/16-18, which gives each turn of the bolt a 0.055” advancement. A 1/16” thick flat washer would do the trick if you only had to loosen the bolt one turn or less to get everything to work just peachy.
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  6. frank mancini

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    That’s a brilliant solution. Thanks again.
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  7. frank mancini

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    That’s a brilliant solution. Thanks again.
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  8. Centuriator

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    I like a story with a happy ending.
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  9. frank mancini

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    appreciate everyone taking the time to help me out. Hope you’re well.
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