cleaned it today and still the same problem and all the parts look good anyone have any idea ?
Hello all, a am also a new member. I have been a Mossberg shooter since I joined the Army in 2001. Since I have been out, I have owned quite a few Mossbergs. I currently have one 500 with a security set up, one 500 with the muzzle loader conversion barrel, one Maverick 88 with a security set up, and the reason for this post is my 835 is having this same issue. I waterfowl hunt, and I just picked up this shotgun last spring used. I put about 5 or 6 rounds through it and it looked good. My first trip out, I pulled the trigger 14 times before I heard it go bang. I was pretty mad, but it was the only gun I had with me. I ended up with 3 geese that day.I'm new to the board, hopefully someone here can help me out! I have searched the board and couldn't find this specific area addressed anywhere.
I have been turkey and duck hunting with my 835 "Ulti-Mag" for around 12 years now, and it has been a great gun until last year. I have been having an issue with it not firing every time. Last year I clicked on a turkey at 25 steps and I almost left the gun beside the tree I was leaning on! After the turkey flew off, I ejected the shell and noticed that the primer had only a very small indentation on it where the firing pin hit it.
Cooler heads prevailed, and I took it home and removed the bolt and soaked it for several hours in Hoppes #7 solvent to try to get rid of any grime that might be impeding the firing pins action. I cleaned it up and reassembled the gun and shot 16 rounds through it just fine. All of the primers seemed to have a relatively deep indentation. Round number 17 clicked and upon my inspection I noticed it had done the same thing - left a small indentation in the primer. Round number 18 fired, but round number 19 did not.
I am planning to replace the firing pin and possibly the firing pin spring if I can get the bolt disassembled. I have been researching the removal of the firing pin all over the internet, but I have not been able to find much help. I am having trouble removing the bolt lock pin and the firing pin retaining pin. The only help I have been able to find is this video on the disassembling of a Mossberg 590 bolt:I have tried using a punch and hammer on both of the pins as he shows in the video, but I have not had any success in getting either to budge. I am worried that if I hit it too hard it may mushroom on the end. Has anyone ever successfully accomplished this and can offer any suggestions/tricks? If so, do you think that my problem lies in one of these two parts: the firing pin itself or its spring? If not, any ideas on what might be causing this malfunction?
I was not sure if the trigger assembly from my 500 would work in it. I also didn't think of taking any pics before sending it out. I will keep you all posted as to what Mossberg finds.Welcome to the forum from NY. Sorry to hear you are having problems with your 835.
Sounds like a problem with the trigger assembly. Have you tried swapping the trigger assemble from one of your other Mossy's ?
Keep us posted.
So, I got my 835 back today! Mossberg replaced the bolt assembly, Hammer Mainspring and the Cartridge stop. I will have to wait a couple days until my back heals to take it out and shoot it. But I guess that is the fix for this issue. I'll post some pics when I get a chance to shoot it. Irony of ironies, I get my goose gun back on the last day of goose season, and I'm laid up with a hurt back.
I know this is an old post but hope fur a response. How much did they charge fur the work done. I'm getting light strikes from my 835 and possibly gunna need the same done