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recoil junky 08-07-2010 10:46 PM

Re: Mossberg 46B-B
I was doing a bit of cleaning on it and I noticed the "post" sight is bent. I didn't notice it before but it will definitely affect the way it shoots if one were to decide to change the front sight. I'm not all that concerned about at this point.

Rick, I was wondering if you had any tips for cleaning the tubular magazine follower. It's very sticky and is hard to pull out/push in. It feeds rounds ok, no jamming, I just want it to slide better. I've tried cleaning it with Shooter's Choice but it's still pretty bad.


sakorick 08-08-2010 06:03 AM

Re: Mossberg 46B-B
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Funny you should ask as as I am cleaning a 46M right now! I would inspect the tube to check for a dent or bend anywhere. Then, I would remove the feed rod and run a boresnake with break free to clean the inside of the tube. A proper size bore brush would work too. There is probably crud in there causing the binding. I've also removed the spring for cleaning from the inside of the rod by tapping out the retaining pin but I wouldn't do this as you should braze the pin back on or use metal set/loctite. Some flitz will polish up the brass rod.

That rod should slide in and out of the tube like glass. Most Mossberg malfunctions are cleaning related from my experience. Regards, Rick.

recoil junky 08-08-2010 05:38 PM

Re: Mossberg 46B-B
How bigga deal is it to get the tube out of the action? Just remove the action from the stock and then it's pretty obvious?


sakorick 08-09-2010 06:03 AM

Re: Mossberg 46B-B
You will need a small skinny screwdriver to remove the little friction screw that secures the tube in the rear support. Remove the screw, and the tube slides out forward. Regards, Rick.

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