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ProShooter, Firearms Instructor
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I have a Mossberg 930 SPX and the bolt has become stuck in

Customer Question

Hi, I have a Mossberg 930 SPX and the bolt has become stuck in the extreme open position. I am looking at parts breakdown to see if there is something in the recoil spring area that could lock it back. It is locked solid.
JA: The Gunsmith will know what to do. Is there anything else important you think the Gunsmith should know?
Customer: Not that I can thing of at the moment
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

Hello, and thanks for using Just Answer! My name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question and will reply back momentarily.

Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

What was happening with the gun before this happened? Working normally?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Was working normally, possible point of interest is that it was the first shot after a reload. Cartridge did not eject because bolt had retracted so far the extractor has jammed into the rear of the port.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

I'd almost bet that its the elevator. Its a known issue with this model. Try this- reach up inside and hit the bolt release from the inside. That should allow the elevator to drop down, and thus allowing the bolt to release.
Try that and tell me if it clears the issue...
Jim

Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

Any luck?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Not the elevator. The bolt re
Lease is free and the bolt is well back from it.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

Ok, so the elevator drops down and the bolt is still stuck?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have dropped the trigger out and cannot see why bolt is stuck
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Picture attached if it helps
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

Ok, thank you for the picture. I'm not seeing anything that jumps out at me...the elevator issue has been reported numerous times, so I thought that may have been what was happening with yours. Unfortunately, its hard for me to diagnose the issue too much more without seeing the gun in person. I think at this point, you may want to have it looked at by a gunsmith, or consider sending it back to Mossberg.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
NZ is a bit far from Mossberg.......
Thanks
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

New Zealand? Is that where you are?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sure is.