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  1. https://www.mackspw.com/Nordic-MXT-Benelli-20-Ga-Extension-Nut
  2. Which coupling nut do you need?
  3. I don't know what the supply issue "was"...but now Brownells and Midway (only places I checked) have all lengths of tubes in stock.
  4. GunCat

    Benelli failure to feed

    At this point its hard to tell without the gun in hand. Try that new trigger group and let us know. Being a HK M1 the original could have some wear given the guns age. We once had in a HK SBE with enough wear in the aluminum trigger group that the hammer spring cap was occasionally get past the tab on the drop lever. (That gun exhibited A LOT of wear and use all over)
  5. GunCat

    Benelli failure to feed

    Can you post a video? Make sure the gun's chamber is empty. Cycle the bolt to cock the hammer. Load a shell in the mag tube. With the gun pointed in a safe direction (yeah its unloaded, but we aint taking chances) pull the trigger to let the hammer fall and lets see what happens with the cartridge drop lever.
  6. GunCat

    Benelli failure to feed

    Kurt, He mentioned that he can trip the Cartridge Drop Lever manually and shells will exit the tube. If assembled incorrectly (which happens frequently) it would not feed any shells from the tube would it?
  7. GunCat

    Benelli failure to feed

    Part #19 on this schematic. When the hammer falls the hammer spring cap should engage that little protrusion of metal on top of part 19 (Cartridge Drop Lever). This causes the same movement and release of the shell latch that is going on when you manually depress the lever. Perhaps your Cartridge Drop Lever is damaged
  8. GunCat

    Flush mount QD sling mounts for shotguns

    We use the Noveske QD sockets: https://www.noveske.com/products/flush-qd-sling-mount These require a 1/2" hole. Fitting into the forearm may take some modification.
  9. The hammer spring bushing should not be able to get beyond the cartridge drop lever with the pin bushing and D spring installed. That may the cause of the lifter timing and letting the shell rim hang (shell lifter movement delayed as shell exits the magazine tube). I have seen this issues once before, but in that case it was a well worn, well used SBE with the aluminum trigger group housing. The hole for the hammer spring and bushing had worn to the point that the spring bushing was moving side to side allowing the bushing to move past the tip of the cartridge drop lever when the the hammer fell. A new trigger group housing fixed the issue....but I do not expect your housing has worn to that extent. Try the new hammer spring bushing when you get it and lets see if that fixes the issue of the parts getting past the tip of the cartridge drop lever.
  10. GunCat

    TTI Bolt Release Info

    Not “required” per se, but the larger bolt release will stay in place (tighter) better and sit a little closer to the side of the receiver if you remove that small dome on the factory bolt release button. You will also need to remove a small amount of material is from the trigger group housing to allow the TTI safety to fully engage.
  11. GunCat

    Rail mount for Benelli M2

    I have drilled and tapped several standard M2 receivers for optic bases. As far as I know none have ever had an issue. The front section of the receiver is quite thin. Use a sharp tap and don't get too heavy handed with tightening those 2 screws, 8-10 in/lbs is plenty. The back half of the receiver is much thicker so the rear 2 screws have more tread engagement, will do more of the support work, and can stand more torque.
  12. GunCat

    Stoeger M3000 Scattergun?

    There was a small group of Stoeger inertia springs known to have improper heat treatment. Stoeger will send you a new spring, or replace it with a Benelli inertia spring. Either way you'll likely never have that problem again.
  13. GunCat

    New Franchi Affinity + Parts vs Used Benelli

    Thanks for the kind words Frank, glad you like that Franchi. One bit of clarification, we did mill the groove in the front of the trigger guard. Out of the box the trigger guard is flat like most other brands.
  14. GunCat

    Need the Shotgun Gurus

    Remove the bolt assembly, disassemble it, and check the cam pin for excessive wear or damage. Replace the cam if necessary, and make sure the cam pin and surrounding area is well lubed when you reinstall all the pieces.
  15. GunCat

    Need a shorter M2 stock

    The factory M2 "Compact" stock ? It is 13 1/8".