I just received the vent rib tool today 9/3/11 and put to use immediately. First was on an 870 barrel with more of wave than a dent on the rib. I fixed it in about 5 minute and it looks great. The 2nd was on a 1957 870 magnum. I just bought the gun on the internet and it was described as having a “small dent in the rib”. It was actually smashed flat against the barrel in the 2nd segment from the end of the barrel. When I bought the gun I wasn’t too worried about the rib because I have many extra barrels in good shape that I could have installed. Upon inspection I realized that the early magnums had a matching serial no. stamped on the barrel. The early magums are at least unusual if not rare so a matching serial no. barrel is meaningful. I considered having it shortened with screw in chokes installed or the installation of a poly choke which I could do with a shortened barrel. Both options are expensive and diminish any collector value. I had seen your tool advertised and thought I had nothing to lose to try it. Your ad that says it will pay for itself on the first job is correct. I did have to use vice grips to sqeeze the jaws under the rib but after that I was able to restore the rib to great condition. I won’t say it looks new but very close to it. It would take a keen eye to notice any irregularities in the rib. The Murray vent rib tool is one of the slickest little gadgets I have ever seen and eveyone who tinkers with guns should have one. Your shipping was very promt and I am really glad I bought one. I am a very happy camper right now and thank you for coming up with the vent rib tool.
Three Rivers, MI
Received my kit today. I would like to commend you and your employees on the excellent service and quality merchandise. As a retired machinist I can appreciate quality workmanship. Keep up the good work.
I can’t believe to was on my doorstep this afternoon ! If everyone in our country were more like you, we’d be awesome once again!
Thanks for the great service and the quick turnaround.
Gary K, AIA, LEED AP, CDT
The package with the FP SKS is just arrived this morning, no one problem, all ok,i have already assembled it on my bolt,it run just like a Ferrari!
Thank you,good job and lots of luck!!!!
Carate Brianza (MB) – ITALY
I recently bought two new firing pins with springs for my SKS’s from Midway products. I was having a problems with one of my stubborn SKS’s I recently purchased ( I am a fan of Simonov, the man who invented the SKS). At first I thought it was the firing pins. I got the old one out and replaced it with the new Murray spring edition and had the same results. After taking the bolt assembly apart for the umpteenth time, I discovered little pieces of primer were actually jammed solid the firing pin area. After some time, I remembered your web site about the popped primers. I followed the directions to the letter, and this last Sunday I took the rifle out to the range. Even though I still had a few popped primers (completely out of the cartridge) it had nothing to do with the bolt face cutting the primer. After examining the spent Wolff ammo 7.63 X 39 mm cartridge after firing, I found the primers was completely gone. This is an ammo problem, not the same problem as the bolt face cutting into the primer. Well I shot over 250 rounds though this SKS, not one stoppage. This particular rifle would stop shooting after 100 rounds on several occasions. I almost put it in the “experimental” category in the gun safe! Lucky for me I remembered the instruction card that came with the firing pins and the web site printed on the card. The rifle is now in the trusted side of the vault. Thanks to your article and your web page, you came up with a great idea.
I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate what you have done.
Thanks a ton!!
Las Vegas, NV
I just received trigger and bolt,…..great job. I am very please and would highly recommend this to anyone who has a sks. It’s like driving a large Mercedes in the way it feels in your hands…solid and smooth!