Mossberg has bad cuts in receiver... Plz help!!!

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  1. bruce8283

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    I have had my 500 for a few years now and had no problems at all. I went out today and shot 50 rds. I came back home to clean it and noticed huge cuts in the receiver...

     

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    Normal wear marks... Mine has them, as does most every other 500 I've looked at. My bet is you just haven't noticed them before.
    What I'm not sure of is whether they are from the bolt's action or from shell rims during ejection? That is all I'm curious about.
     
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    thanks for the info... I striped it down n examined the bolt and couldnt find anything wrong with it
     
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    i wonder if it would b a good idea to sand the cuts out or just leave it
     
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    Not that anything in particular would be 'wrong' with the bolt, but just it's normal areas of friction/impact during cycling.

    If you don't know what in particular you're trying to fix... Don't.
    And doing such would just remove more material and finish.
     
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    got ya. I'll just leave it b. Its a mossberg. Surely its ok
     
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    Shouldn't be an issue. My mom's new 20 gauge has 100 rounds through it and her wear marks are the same size as in my 12 gauge that has 600+ through it.
    Normal wear...
     
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    Good news... The gashes are just so deep. They are deep enough for something to catch on
     
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    I will post better pics after field dress...
     
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    The bolt
     

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    The receiver gutted
     

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    Dude, your fretting over a non-issue.
    Steel bolt is going to scrape/gouge an aluminum receiver, it is going to do this anywhere it contacts.
    Most will get small nicks, dings, gouges and scratches/scrapes here and there inside the receiver.
    As long as it is just minor scrapes/gouges, it is OK, I wouldn't worry about anything but cracks or penetrating scrapes/gouges.
    Each one is different, consider it a character blemish distinguishing it as yours.
    Here look at mine, almost the same as yours, except opposite ejection port yours is scraped and mine scratched.
    Shell feed, bolt locks, pull trigger and gun goes BOOM, cycle the action, shell ejects... Repeat... Gun works fine.

    [​IMG]
     
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    If the guns not broke dont attempt to fix it.
    Guns are tools, they are going to get scratched and dinged up.

     

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