stuck safety, need HELP

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stuck safety, need HELP

Post by rem870moron » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:05 am

I bought the youngster an 870 express, polished chamber, installed non-MIM extractor, new magazine follower. went to test fire and after a few rounds in the safety stuck in the fire position, after moving every thing around for a few minutes I got it to function properly. I lubed and then ordered a new Wilson jumbo safety, what went wrong? is it just poor quality?
I am overly concerned that this is for a youth, any HELP would be appreciated!


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Re: stuck safety, need HELP

Post by Scorpion8 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:10 pm

I'd suspect more likely it was re-assembled wrong if anything was done inside the trigger assembly. It's possible there may have been a burr in the ball-detent channel on the OEM safety, or dirt/grit. Normally these are easy parts to operate and fairly failsafe, so I'd suggest you clean and lube yours until the replacement safety shows up.
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Re: stuck safety, need HELP

Post by Synchronizor » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:26 am

Did you notice any issues with the safety before you modified the gun?

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Re: stuck safety, need HELP

Post by rem870moron » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:15 am

I didn't have any problems before I did the mods, I never removed the trigger group

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Re: stuck safety, need HELP

Post by Scorpion8 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:59 pm

Take the safety apart, inspect all the pieces. It's possible either the detent ball has a burr, or the detent spring was binding. There are videos on here about replacing the safety with a n after-market one, so the assembly./disassembly procedure is the same. Re-lube and re-assemble yours and test it out thoroughly.
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Re: stuck safety, need HELP

Post by Banshee » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:45 pm

rem870moron wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:15 am
I didn't have any problems before I did the mods, I never removed the trigger group
How did you remove the safety if you didn’t remove the trigger group ?
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Re: stuck safety, need HELP

Post by rem870moron » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:54 pm

I moved the trigger, safety,slide with my fingers and banged it around against my hands, then it finally moved, I didn’t take anything apart

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