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11-87 barrel on 1100

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smokinbuck, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. smokinbuck

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    Have been looking for a LH 1100 remchoke barrel with no luck. Will an 11-87 barrel fit an older 1100 action? Thanks for any help.
    Mark
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

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    Officially, not.

    Unofficially, maybe.

    The barrel fitting the action is generally not the issue. Functionality is. Sometimes the gas seal o-ring doesn't seat properly, allowing too much gas to slip by, and the gun won't cycle properly. The grooves in the magazine tube for the o-ring are in different positions between the 1100 and 1187.

    And I don't know how well an 1187 gas system would work with a magnum 1100 action sleeve. (The 12 ga 1187 action sleeve is the same as the non-magnum 1100 action sleeve.)

    Also, all but recent 1100 forend caps are held on by a detent ball in the end of the forend. Since it is a good bet the wood 1100 forend will not work with an 1187 barrel, you may have to either get a universal 1100/1187 forend with the detent ball, or use a rubber o-ring under the forend cap as an improvised lock washer.

    Your best bet is to simply find a complete LH 1187 shotgun.
     
  3. smokinbuck

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    Brian,
    Thanks for the input. I'm just not that familiar with these and didn't want to spend money unnecessarily.
    Mark
     
  4. jm1079

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    I have an 1187 target trap barrel installed on my 1100 trap receiver that works fine. I did install the gas collar that comes with the 1187 barrel. JM
     
  5. smokinbuck

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    JM,
    That's interesting. Do you think yours is the exception or does the 1187 gas collar make the difference?
    Mark
     
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    I believe the collar makes the difference as the barrel does not get snugged down by the magazine cap without it. jm
     
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    JM,
    Thank you.
    Mark
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

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    The gas collar keeps the exhaust gas from the compensating ports from directly impinging upon the wood stock. The target barrels lack these ports, but the collar is still needed because the stocks are inletted with extra space for them.
     
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