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Older Rem 1100 issues

Postby loufaulkner » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:23 pm

I've got an older Remington 1100 12 ga (early 80's) that I like to shoot upland birds, and occassionally waterfowl. Last time I took it quail hunting, I kept getting failure to extract, failure to feed issues. I'm not sure it was because I was using lighter, low brass loads or what. The O-ring is good and the gun was clean and lightly lubed, just not sure what was going on. Luckily I had my 1100 20 ga for backup that day, which is my usual quail gun anyhow. Any recommendations before I commit to sending it to Remington? Thanks.
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Re: Older Rem 1100 issues

Postby talltimber » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:54 pm

Gas ports cleaned also? Gas ring turned the right way? Just throwing ideas out there. Is it not cycling at all, bolt does not move?
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Re: Older Rem 1100 issues

Postby Sfd714 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:02 pm

My dad has one early 80s 20g never had an issue with it.

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Re: Older Rem 1100 issues

Postby TaylorMann1 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:35 am

I had a similar problem with mine. I took the the whole gun apart including the trigger group and cleaned everything with G-96. It shouln't have any problem cycling a load that is atleast 1200fps, as long as the gun is clean. I try to clean mine about every 150 cycles. Also, clean all of the gas ports with a pipe cleaner.
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Re: Older Rem 1100 issues

Postby kjm1022 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:15 pm

As others have said, I would check and make sure the gas ports are not clogged, rings are on the correct way and direction, magazine spring is and tube are clean and stock spring is good. Its a gas system so if the bolt isnt going back something like states before is going on. If it is cycling but not grabbing a shell from the magazine it might be inside the reciever like a steel spring piece that is staked in there. They arent that complicated of a gun, its something simple you're missing.
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Re: Older Rem 1100 issues

Postby loufaulkner » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:00 pm

Thanks for all the input, I'll double check everything mentioned and give it another go on the property. Thanks everyone and will let you know.
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Re: Older Rem 1100 issues

Postby baltz526 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:59 pm

I assume you have had the stock off to clean the tube and spring. What barrel? single gas port or double?
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Re: Older Rem 1100 issues

Postby goosepit2007 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:29 am

common problem after the have so many rounds through them or have not been taken care of through years with tube/spring in stock ect...i rebuild them all the time get the spring for shell extractor and replace it in bolt,replace spring that goes in tube in stock and while your at it scrub the heck out of tube and get all dirt grime ect out of it,might as well replace the magazine tube spring and o-ring...after get that done it will work with all shells even the lightest trap shells out there.

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