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Posted: 6/14/2009 11:29:47 AM EST
just curious, what is the function of the two notches? to hold the spring in place?



Link Posted: 6/14/2009 11:50:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By jason934:
just curious, what is the function of the two notches? to hold the spring in place?



http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk218/ironbyron_2008/3e055857.jpg


Probably to allow it to make it past the retainer for removal on the muzzle end of the mag tube. Similar to the notches on the retainer plug (on 870 express models and similar).

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 12:09:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By cjk1:
Originally Posted By jason934:
just curious, what is the function of the two notches? to hold the spring in place?



http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk218/ironbyron_2008/3e055857.jpg


Probably to allow it to make it past the retainer for removal on the muzzle end of the mag tube. Similar to the notches on the retainer plug (on 870 express models and similar).



^^This. For newer dimpled mag tube 870s.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 1:02:36 PM EST
It also makes it a pain in the arse when you try to install an extension. I finally got mine to work with it
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 12:56:02 PM EST
go the whole way and buy a food follower
http://www.tacticalshotgunner.com/derlin-jam-magazine-follower-p-227.html
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 1:19:54 PM EST
I am not familiar with the platform this is used in, however, if I were to make a guess, it would be to allow water/sludge/other crap a place to go to keep the weapon cycling after falling in muck or whatnot.

If it serves a purpose like allowing something to be passed over in the tube by the plug, that of course gets the nod, I am just speaking from a general design standpoint.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 7:39:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By gungod223:
go the whole way and buy a food follower
http://www.tacticalshotgunner.com/derlin-jam-magazine-follower-p-227.html


actually, I was thinking of the Brownells stainless steel follower..
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