Mag Release Screw Stripped

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

  1. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

    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 Terrapene Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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

    Gunowner99 .223

    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"

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    Gunowner99 .223

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

    Gunowner99 .223

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

    old mossy Terrapene Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    Another plus for Mossberg CS. :D
  13. Gunowner99

    Gunowner99 .223

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

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