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

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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: 9 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 9 months 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 9 months 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...

Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Any luck?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Not the elevator. The bolt re
Lease is free and the bolt is well back from it.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have dropped the trigger out and cannot see why bolt is stuck
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Picture attached if it helps
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months 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 9 months ago.
NZ is a bit far from Mossberg.......
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

New Zealand? Is that where you are?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sure is.

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