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I have a Smith & Wesson 12 ga. Eastfield Model 916-A. I would like to know how well this shotgun is and can you shoot slugs through them? I heard there was a recall for these shotguns but cannot find any information on it. Would like to know how true this was?

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from libertyfirst wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

These shotguns use to come through my shop occasionally and all had the same issues. The action is cast metal and extremely weak causing them to break where the stock connects into the action with a thru-bolt. I can't comment on a re-call but I would suspect that the problem I saw would be the one in question.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

libertyfirst,
Would you happen to have one of those lying around your shop as a parts gun? I need to find a shell stop for one for a kid's gun. The one I got from Numrich is the "new style" and won't work.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

liberty, could that be a result of or related somewhat to what people were shooting out of them?

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from bjohnston wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

I shot my first deer with a S & W 916 with a fosters slug. It's my brothers home defense gun now and we haven't had any issues with it.

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from Bulldog3531 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Libertyfirst, Is there a way to prevent this and was there a fix if it does happen? As Jamesti asked would that be a result of what people were firing out of them or not properly taking care of them?

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from libertyfirst wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

I miss spoke when I said the receiver was a cast metal. The trigger guard is the cast part and is poorly supported at the top. I would suspect that if you leaned the gun, with the bead against the wall and the top of the buttsock on the floor, and pressed very hard in the middle of the gun in toward the wall you could break this part right where the stock bolt would terminate in the casting. Being careful is the best solution. I doubt that any of the guns I saw were damaged by shooting.

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from Bulldog3531 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Thanks for all the info.

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from libertyfirst wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

These shotguns use to come through my shop occasionally and all had the same issues. The action is cast metal and extremely weak causing them to break where the stock connects into the action with a thru-bolt. I can't comment on a re-call but I would suspect that the problem I saw would be the one in question.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

libertyfirst,
Would you happen to have one of those lying around your shop as a parts gun? I need to find a shell stop for one for a kid's gun. The one I got from Numrich is the "new style" and won't work.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

liberty, could that be a result of or related somewhat to what people were shooting out of them?

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from bjohnston wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

I shot my first deer with a S & W 916 with a fosters slug. It's my brothers home defense gun now and we haven't had any issues with it.

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from Bulldog3531 wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

Libertyfirst, Is there a way to prevent this and was there a fix if it does happen? As Jamesti asked would that be a result of what people were firing out of them or not properly taking care of them?

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from libertyfirst wrote 3 years 19 weeks ago

I miss spoke when I said the receiver was a cast metal. The trigger guard is the cast part and is poorly supported at the top. I would suspect that if you leaned the gun, with the bead against the wall and the top of the buttsock on the floor, and pressed very hard in the middle of the gun in toward the wall you could break this part right where the stock bolt would terminate in the casting. Being careful is the best solution. I doubt that any of the guns I saw were damaged by shooting.

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from Bulldog3531 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Thanks for all the info.

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