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Old April 12, 2019, 17:52   #1
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Stoeger M3500 issue

Got a used M3500 for duck and sandhill crane duty. Having a random failure to fire issue. Hammer clicks, then nothing. When manually cycled, a live round ejects with no signs of a light strike or anything. Fired 60 or 70 shells today, happened twice. Two different shell types/lengths/manufacturers.

Has anybody here encountered and resolved this issue?
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Old April 13, 2019, 18:33   #2
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Got a used M3500 for duck and sandhill crane duty. Having a random failure to fire issue. Hammer clicks, then nothing. When manually cycled, a live round ejects with no signs of a light strike or anything. Fired 60 or 70 shells today, happened twice. Two different shell types/lengths/manufacturers.

Has anybody here encountered and resolved this issue?
What ammo are you using? I have an M3k that is 100% reliable, so wondering if your 3.5 is running low on recoil energy.

I smoothed all corners and cut spring ends before first range trip. Action is slick as frog snot.. if yours isnt that could be a first step.
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Old April 14, 2019, 14:11   #3
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I haven't had that issue with mine. Only issue was the rubber O ring on the firing pin retaining pin, but Stoeger sent me several to replace the one that was torn.
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What ammo are you using? I have an M3k that is 100% reliable, so wondering if your 3.5 is running low on recoil energy.

I smoothed all corners and cut spring ends before first range trip. Action is slick as frog snot.. if yours isnt that could be a first step.
First malfunction occured with 2 3/4 Federal target load. Second malfunction happened with Remington 3" non-toxic.

Recoil energy isn't the issue, it wasn't a failure to extract. It cycles the light 2 3/4 stuff just fine
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I haven't had that issue with mine. Only issue was the rubber O ring on the firing pin retaining pin, but Stoeger sent me several to replace the one that was torn.
I'll check the o-ring because I suspect the issue to be with the firing pin or hammer. Not really sure what else could possibly be the culprit.

My plan thus far is to get a higher power hammer spring. The previous owner claims to have used this as a goose gun for the last 4 seasons, and judging by the condition it arrived in, I believe him. I think the hammer spring may just be tired.

I am also considering just getting all new springs, from recoil to inertia inside the bolt body
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