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Mossberg Silver Reserve firing pins

Discussion in 'Mossberg Owners Site Support' started by Captrap, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Captrap

    Captrap .22LR

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    I have a Mossberg silver reserve O/U made in Turkey... Not the II ... Question is should I change the firing pins and if you say yes ... what and where do I get the pin's from?
    Thank you in advance
  2. Jmm14534

    Jmm14534 .270 WIN Supporter

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    Captrap,

    I have the Onyx Reserve Sporting model. Basically the same gun as yours. I wait until they break and then send the gun back to Mossberg. They fix it.
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  3. Captrap

    Captrap .22LR

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    Will they send me the firing pins?
  4. Jmm14534

    Jmm14534 .270 WIN Supporter

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    I don't know. Phone up Mossy customer service and ask. If your willing to put in the labor they may send you the pins.

    My shotgun was gone 6 weeks for the repair.
  5. Captrap

    Captrap .22LR

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    so far the work I had done on the gun has proved to be successful ... no trigger problem or pins... Hopefully ??? fixed
  6. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Do firing pins typically break in O/U shotguns?
  7. Jmm14534

    Jmm14534 .270 WIN Supporter

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    I don't think so. The Mossy O/U from Turkey have a weak link that makes the firing pins only good for so many shots. You get what you pay for. Other than the firing pins my Oynx Reserve is a great gun.
  8. Captrap

    Captrap .22LR

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  9. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Wait. What? Weak link?
  10. Jmm14534

    Jmm14534 .270 WIN Supporter

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    The internal trigger/safety/firing mechanism on the O/U has failed twice in 12 years. Mossberg takes care of it but they don't seem to fix the root cause they just replace the parts. I've not taken it apart myself so I'm not sure exactly where the problem lies.

    The shot gun is gone 6 weeks and it comes back and works. The problem with the 6 weeks is that both times I've purchased another Mossberg to fill the gaps!!!

    This was my latest "fill the gap" purchase.

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  11. Captrap

    Captrap .22LR

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    Well enough time has passed and I have put 500 plus rounds thru the gun and it breaks clays just fine... I did buy the firing pins just in case and hope I never have to put them in... I bought the extended skeet chokes and going skeet shooting this week... with any luck I might break a few... LOL
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  12. sammalone

    sammalone .22LR

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    I realize this is an old thread, but where did you purchase the firing pins from? I've just recently purchased a used Silver Reserve from a friend, and while it's almost brand new, (only 20 or so rnds before I bought it) and another 500 or so since I bought it, I'm thinking I should purchase some spare firing pins "just in case". I'm really enjoying skeet shooting with it.
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  13. Scoop

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    @sammalone , since this sort of an old thread I'm going to nudge @Captrap and @Jmm14534 in case they don't follow this thread anymore.
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  14. sammalone

    sammalone .22LR

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    Thanks Scoop, but Captrap has already been in touch via the message system here.

    Just spent some time on the phone with Mossberg CS, and found out that my gun was made in 2005. Which makes it a bit older than I had thought, but not a bad thing as the friend I bought it off of had hardly shot it. BUT, I was also told that firing pins are no longer available from Mossberg for this model... was not too impressed with that bit of news, but it is what it is. Warranty dealer for MB here in Canada says that they can sell me 2 of them, but MB CS told me that pins from the newer model of Silver Reserve will not work in an old relic such as I have. :) Will have to check and make sure I am purchasing the right ones.

    Or, plan B, I might have to see a gun smith and have some made if I need them. Right now I was just going to put them in the parts drawer "just in case".
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  15. Jmm14534

    Jmm14534 .270 WIN Supporter

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    Not a bad thing to have some pins in reserve. This will get you over the hump should the originals fail. I've already made the decision that if my Onyx Reserve OU fails again for a third time I'll retire it. Probably purchase a Beretta OU.
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  16. sammalone

    sammalone .22LR

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    OK, just to finish of here. Got my firing pins yesterday from the Canadian warranty dealer. Not cheap, $60Cdn + shipping, but at least I have them if I ever need them.

    I'm just getting into skeet shooting. If I stick with it, and so far I'm enjoying it so that's a good sign, I probably will eventually upgrade to a better shotgun.
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