I traded one of my Remington 870s for this Savage 20 gauge. The gun looks older and light-weight, but there is a problem with it.
When I put the shells in, the shells don't stay in the shell holder inside the pump. On my 870, when you put the shell in, it would click and the shell would stay in there until you pumped the action. Is there a problem with this gun? If so, how do I fix it?
Look closely at those little arms on either side of the magazine (they make that "click" you hear when you load the magazine.) I'm not sure if a savage has one or two of those arms but its possible the edge that holds the shell in the magazine may be worn or broken.
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Not sure what for model you have, but I have a model 67. There is a little "arm" that sticks out on mine to hold the shells in the tube. You can hear mine when the shell has been pushed in far enough. It's a very audible click sound.
I'll second the good cleaning. I just had mine completely apart this past winter because it had developed some issues. It works perfectly now.
I would have to guess there is a build up of crud in there that is not letting it work properly.
To take it apart the buttstock has to come off. You will need a long slotted (flathead) screw driver.
There is one drift pin and one screw through the receiver to hold the trigger assembley.
The tube comes right off when you take the screw at the cap off.
That should be as far as you have to go in dissasembly. Get some good cleaner, rags and a fine toothbrush.
Since I had mine apart I refinished the wood and it looks and shoots great now.