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Submitted By: Robert L. On 12/21/2011
I purchased the M-817 rifle by Mossberg, This is the same magazine included. I am not thrilled with being limited to only 5 rounds, but it does teach patience and control while firing.
Mechanically speaking the assembly is very strong, and durable, I found the spring to be more than sufficient to advance rounds. My only gripe about this magazine is simple. I had to file the front lip of the mag and adjust the rear slightly.
The reason I did file it was due to the brass catching on it once in a while. The hazard with that is the round would jump out and jam in the slide, with Rim-fire ammunition it was NOT a good thing. After lubrication and about 300 rounds run through the rifle, the problem went away.
The primary reason I gave 4 stars is because an inexperienced owner may not understand what to do in order to correct the issues. Other than what is listed, This magazine won't disappoint.
Safe shooting and happy holidays!
[4 of 5 Stars]