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Remington 1100 Question.

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JEB
Joined: January 1900
Posts: 389
Posted: November 5, 2012 12:33 AM
Every now and then, you run up on one of these, that will not cycle the low brass targets loads, but will feed higher power shells just fine. Would it not be possible to enlarge the gas ports holes, to say....the next numeric ga. drill size and get more function out of it, during the cycle process? Or should one just take a few coils off the recoil spring? I',m asking here. Customer has a nice, crispy clean 1100 20 ga, that he wants to shoot clay with, using target loads. The gas ports are clean and clear as is the rest of the gun. It will NOT cycle low brass shells, but shoots the 20 ga. high brass all day. ......thoughts. Thanks all.....Jeb.
JEB
Joined: January 1900
Posts: 389
Posted: November 5, 2012 02:06 AM

I may have answerd my own question on this one......googled up an article by master gunsmith, Reid Coffield....and he says....dont do it ! he.e.. Oh well.....still interested in some experiences you guys may have had. Thanks....Jeb.

Chipmaker
Joined: February 2010
Posts: 45
Posted: November 5, 2012 02:25 PM

Some thoughts #1 if changed for low brass what happens when someone uses high?Is it going to batter the action to hard?Or even break?Could be this owner or the next.

#2 I might maby change to a lighter recoil spring if I had a replacement in hand in case I needed to return it back to stock.But no way would I open up the gas ports

michael837268
Joined: December 2012
Posts: 2
Posted: January 22, 2013 03:38 PM

YEAS REPLACE THE O RING AND THE METAL RINGS TOO USE GUN OIL NOT ALOT. THE O RING  MAY LOOK FINE BUT WORN SLIGHTLY, ALSO IF ITS ANYTHIN LIKE THE 12 GUAGE WICH HAS THE TWO METAL RINGS WHERE THE O RING GOES. MAKE SURE THE RELIEF CUTS ARE OFFSET WORTH A TRY, ALSO TRY A DIFFERENT BARREL MIGHT BE WORN