Mag Release Screw Stripped

Discussion in 'Mossberg 715T Tactical .22 Autoloader' started by Gunowner99, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    Came out while shooting. Not the screw that is stripped so much as the hole it goes in one the other side of the mag release. Now what do I do? Can I get that part from Mossberg or what do I do?
  2. old mossy

    old mossy Terrapin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Was it an insert in the plastic? You could try these.
    http://www.helicoil.in/dodge.htm
  3. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    I have no insert. Just the screw and two mag release latches, standard issue. I'm not happy.
  4. Scott M

    Scott M .223 "Philanthropist"

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    Sorry to hear this!! It sucks to have a gun that you don't trust.

    How old? How many rounds? Have you contacted the factory?
  5. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    First time I shot it. That was yesterday. The mag release popped out. It is stripped for sure. Regardless, what now?
  6. gooffeyguy

    gooffeyguy .22LR

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    Either get a replacement mag release or put a slightly bigger screw in it. It's only plastic that's being screwed into so make sure not to tighten too tight.
  7. mingaa

    mingaa Raconteur Forum Moderator

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    Damage on the first shoot out of the box should be a factory warranty. Have you talked to Mossberg? Doing your own non-standard repair could be enough to void your warranty with some makers. I'd start with Mossberg customer service.
  8. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    Just spoke with them actually. They are sending out a left, right and screw. Thanks to all, I should have just done that in the first place. I will be careful not to tighten too much as well.
  9. speedyquad

    speedyquad .223

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    i'm surprised we do not hear more of this...i was afraid this would happen when i had mine...
  10. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    Who knows if I overtightened or what. They made good so +1 for them.
  11. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    They sent me two sets with screws. +1 for Mossberg!
  12. old mossy

    old mossy Terrapin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Another plus for Mossberg CS. :D
  13. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    I'm happy, now they need to not strip for me!
  14. jeromevel

    jeromevel Copper BB

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    It happened to me as well. First time to shoot... not even finishing the round. Which number should I call? Multiple numbers on their website. Thanks in advance.
  15. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    Same happened to me. Called CS and they sent two sets with mag release lever as well. Great folks!
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  16. John Sutton

    John Sutton .22LR

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  17. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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    I agree and am happy they help.

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