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New SA-08 12 Ga - Jammed - Bolt will not Pull Back

New SA-08 12 Ga - Jammed - Bolt will not Pull Back
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:16:49 PM »
Loaded my brand new SA 08 with 3 - 2 " shells ( 1-⅛ oz) - First time out.
1st shot jammed - shell not ejected - 2nd shell in Receiver port - 3rd protruded from magazine.
Forcefully pulled bolt back & shell in chamber ejected but others remained stuck.
Had to remove trigger assembly (easy job) to allow shells out.
Now Bolt will not cycle - only pulls back half way - Link properly lined up with recoil spring tube/cap
Will pull back all the way if Trigger Assembly removed.
Unable to visualize what is stopping the bolt from pulling back.

Appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks!

...John 

DocJMB

Re: New SA-08 12 Ga - Jammed - Bolt will not Pull Back
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 03:59:27 PM »
Problem solved! Hammer was not cocked. Once I manually cocked it while the assembly was out of the gun & then reassembled the gun, Bolt worked fine.
Then, firing a box (25 shells) of higher velocity shells through the gun seemed to 'break-in' the gun & the target loads (only 1200 fps) cycled freely (using the 'Light" valve)
And what a sweet gun this is. Recoil is no longer a factor!
Went through >100 shots & absolutely the smoothest gun I have ever shot! ;D
DocJMB