To comply with U.S. Migratory bird laws, all  5- and 6-shot models are shipped with a wooden dowel inserted in the magazine tube which limits magazine capacity to two (2) shells

  • To remove this dowel on 835 models: first remove the barrel; point the shotgun downward and shake it back and forth lightly until the dowel falls out.
  • To remove the dowel on 500 and 535 Models: First remove the barrel. Point the shotgun downward and shake it back and forth lightly until the dowel protrudes from the takedown screw hole in the end of the mag tube. A rubber "O" ring on the dowel prevents it from falling out accidentally. Grasp the dowel and pull it completely out.