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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 Forum 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 Forum 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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