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Magazine release

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.410
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:29 pm
I have an RM-380 which is just over a year old with a low round count. On Thursday when changing mags the mag would not lock into the gun. Turned the gun sideways and the magazine release button fell out of the gun. It will go in from either side and will fall out from either side. First time that I have ever seen one do that. Will call Remington tomorrow. A little disappointed. :?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:00 am
Sorry to hear that. Please keep us updated on your customer service experience.


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.410
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:33 pm
Contacted them on Monday. Received the shipping package/directions today. So far so good.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:16 am
Yea...keep us posted.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:25 pm
OK...not sending it back at this time. Went to the shop where I bought the little pistol and looked at another one. Figured out how the release was held in by a spring. While holding the magazine button in the correct position I pushed down on the spring with a plastic dowel and it clicked into place. Seems to have solved the problem. Can't say it won't happen again but for now it's good.

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:27 pm
I just had this happen on my new, unfired RM380. The mag release button and the spring are in my hand, but it is not obvious what i might do to reinstall? Any hints, photos or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:10 am
warbird1 wrote:OK...not sending it back at this time. Went to the shop where I bought the little pistol and looked at another one. Figured out how the release was held in by a spring. While holding the magazine button in the correct position I pushed down on the spring with a plastic dowel and it clicked into place. Seems to have solved the problem. Can't say it won't happen again but for now it's good.


Did you do this from the outside or the inside? I'm curious also just in case it happens to mine. Seems like a simple, 2 minute fix!
Carpe diem

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:48 pm
I had a great time at the range today, running close to 100 rounds through my RM380. I bought it just 3 months ago, and this takes my round count to about 300. When I got home, I stripped it and cleaned it and noticed an extra plastic piece on the table. Hanging on the cleaning cloth was the spring.

I see which direction the button goes in the gun, to catch in the guide slot... but I cann see how the spring fits (and comes out so easily). Does it go INSIDE the vertical slot in the button? Should I remove my grip panels to get a better view?

So amazing!!!

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:45 pm
I was able to indeed slip the spring DOWN inside that vertical slot, but it bottoms out against the frame instead of extending THROUGH the button.

It is functional, but I am concerned that the fix is short term.

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:03 pm
I put the 380 in a vise and locked back the slide... barrel pointed down.
A little more force and the spring slid through the button and feels as good as factory new.
I will contact Remington none the less and find out if there is a better solution.

Pictures available if anyone wants.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:01 pm
starman,
I could really use those pictures, if you still have them?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:20 pm
Same problem here---just fell out while cleaning. Any further pics or instruction would be appreciated.

What comes first --- button or spring and how.

Thanks

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:22 pm
LadyLuck wrote:
warbird1 wrote:OK...not sending it back at this time. Went to the shop where I bought the little pistol and looked at another one. Figured out how the release was held in by a spring. While holding the magazine button in the correct position I pushed down on the spring with a plastic dowel and it clicked into place. Seems to have solved the problem. Can't say it won't happen again but for now it's good.


Did you do this from the outside or the inside? I'm curious also just in case it happens to mine. Seems like a simple, 2 minute fix!



Any help appreciated on details---thanks

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