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#6603104 - 12/26/16 03:20 PM Shotgun problem
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Registered: 07/19/09
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Kinda scary this morning. Took my first shot of the morning at a wood duck. My gun jammed after the shot and I felt a burning on my wrist. I then realized that my sling stud had popped off the end of my magazine end cap. This is what the shell looked like after I got it out of the chamber.



That bulging really scared me, so I didn't shoot the rest of the morning. Got home and tore the gun down to see what was up. Everything looked pretty normal until I took the bolt apart. This is a gas driven ejection system. This part links the bolt to the slide rails.





I'm guessing that the gas was trapped because of this causing the powder to blow down onto my wrist and dislodged the swivel stud to come dislodged from its circlip.

Powder burn

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#6603216 - 12/26/16 05:23 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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eek2

Make and model of the gun? How old? Regular maintenance?
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#6603220 - 12/26/16 05:26 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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TriStar Viper G2. 3 years old. Maybe has 8 boxes of shells through it. Well taken care of.

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#6603304 - 12/26/16 06:20 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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Originally Posted By: Jacob645
TriStar Viper G2


There is your problem.

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#6603318 - 12/26/16 06:28 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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Well, they have a 5 year warranty. I'm about to see how well they stick to it.

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#6603370 - 12/26/16 06:55 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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Originally Posted By: Jacob645
Well, they have a 5 year warranty. I'm about to see how well they stick to it.


Hope they do. I'm glad you didn't lose a finger.


Edited by Duck_Hunter (12/26/16 06:55 PM)
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#6603382 - 12/26/16 07:01 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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you're very lucky.
glad to see you weren't hurt. eek

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#6603401 - 12/26/16 07:12 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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Won't say the shotgun is cheap junk. Those bolt lugs snapped off. Sure don't look good. That shell is quite mangled. Did the barrel bulge?
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#6603432 - 12/26/16 07:33 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Reloder28]
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Originally Posted By: Reloder28
Won't say the shotgun is cheap junk. Those bolt lugs snapped off. Sure don't look good. That shell is quite mangled. Did the barrel bulge?


I couldn't see any other damage.

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#6604008 - 12/27/16 09:33 AM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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I have seen several cases of Tristars failing now just this season. First time to see the bolt lugs snapped off like that though.

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#6604344 - 12/27/16 01:08 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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Just got off the phone with the company. They are sending me a shipping label via email. They said they'd fix or replace it. We'll see.


Edited by Jacob645 (12/27/16 01:10 PM)

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#6604354 - 12/27/16 01:16 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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Are you certain it's a firearm issue?

I shoot that exact same ammo and haven't had any issues but wouldn't rule anything out..


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#6604535 - 12/27/16 03:55 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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That shell looks like an out of battery detonation.
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#6604594 - 12/27/16 04:48 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: poisonivie]
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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
That shell looks like an out of battery detonation.


I was thinking the same thing. It could be an out of spec Shell, overcharged load or possibly an obstruction? Either way, i'd hang onto the rest of those shotgun shells until after the issue is resolved.
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#6604694 - 12/27/16 06:05 PM Re: Shotgun problem [Re: Jacob645]
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Originally Posted By: Jacob645
TriStar Viper G2. 3 years old. Maybe has 8 boxes of shells through it. Well taken care of.
I've got one of these about 3 years old also. Never had a problem at all with it. Tristar was good as gold on a 20 gauge I called in on when it was new. They worked with me to get the issue resolved. Turned out to be my fault on initial assembly. I left out that brass cylinder that makes it eject shells. hammer
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