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Versa Max jam and a piece of metal

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:11 pm

I've had my Remington Versa Max for a while now but I've only put 200 rounds through it.

I was shooting it at the range and the gun jammed. I could not get the bolt to go back and asked the range master for help unloading the Versa Max. He couldn't do it so took it the resident gunsmith.
He came back and said he had good news and bad news. The good news was he got it unloaded.
The bad news is the bolt would not go all the way back. Also, a piece of "pot metal" he said fell out of it while extracting the shotgun shells.

I've posted pictures of how far the bolt goes back and stops, and the little piece of pot metal (both sides and next to a penny.) I was really surprised that a gun would malfunction this badly as much as I paid for it, but if anyone can give me an idea what happened and what I should do about it, I sure would appreciate your input. Thank you.
this is as far back as the bolt goes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:12 pm
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This is the piece of "pot metal" the range master said fell out of the Versa Max when extracting the shell.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:15 pm
Another shot of the piece of "metal" that fell out of the Versa Max.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:32 am
Wonder what kind of metal it is? Should be steel I would think but never know these days with cost cutting BS. Funny how my 1980 Remington 1100 trap gun has never failed me in all these years. Love to tear it down and see how the parts compare to new models today. Sorry for your grief.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Either something has fallen down in there, or something is broke.

The next thing I would do is see if something inside of there is broken.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:26 pm
There is no "pot metal" on it. Probably aluminum.
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