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11-87 PROBLEM, NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by emb120, Jan 27, 2009.

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  1. emb120

    emb120 TS Member

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    Once shell is chambered, it is sometimes very difficult to unload the gun. The shell seems to get stuck in the chamber not allowing the bolt to be cycled. I'm using new estate shells. Does anyone know if it is possible and how one could polish the chamber so that the shells don't get stuck? The gun fires and cycles fine. Problem only exists when trying to unload manually. I had a previous post on the matter and appreciate all the advice and have found this to be the problem. Thanks, Jason
     
  2. smifshot

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    chances are the Estates are not sized right for your chamber. Thats true of a lot of "off brand" shells in my gun. See if the same thing happens with a "big 3" shell. Bet it does not....smoker
     
  3. hmb

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    You can polish the chamber using a brake cylinder hone and an electric drill. HMB
     
  4. Joe Woods

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    Before I got to aggresive, I would use a chamber brush and clean Chamber, And try some Remington ammo. Take barrel off of gun,clean it and test different ammo in barrel only. Might get a better feel of your actual problem. Good Luck.


    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  5. M R Ducks

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    Is this a new issue or did it just start? If new, your chamber needs a thorought cleaning. If not , try differenet ammo as suggested.
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Take the barrel off and drop a loaded shell into the chamber. It should go in freely and drop out the same. If it does then forget about the chamber and go to the locking mechanism on the bolt. Make sure the bolt handle slides freely in the slot on the bolt and when you pull it to the rear the locking bolt dros down. If this is not happening then look for grit between the locking botl and the bolt body.
     
  7. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    had the same problem with my 1100 and 391 using reloaded hulls that have the steel base like estates and federals. what i did was to clean the chamber with a brush to get rid of any plastic build up, and then used a bore mop on a cleaning rod attached to a drill to polish the chamber with FLITZ. this worked for me. JM
     
  8. emb120

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    I bought the gun used. I suspect this problem may have been there all along. I have only fired 50 shells through it. However, the gun is in superb condition. When I push a shell in the chamber, it goes in fine, but the last 1/16th of an inch seems to bind. As I continue to add pressure it will seat with an audible clicking sound and then it is stuck. I'm sure if the gun had a second extractor opposite the stock one that the shell would pull out just fine. Is it possible that a gun may not be able to run certain brands of ammo and function flawlessly with others? Is this an ammo and not a gun problem? Thanks for your replies. Jason
     
  9. jm1079

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    sounds like plastic buildup on the rearmost part of your chamber. give it a good scrubbing with a chamber brush and try it again. jm
     
  10. smifshot

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    as said before......try some different shells....bet its the shells with metal other than brass....let us know what the solution is...stroker
     
  11. mrskeet410

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    Ditto wolfram
     
  12. hmb

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    Put a different barrel on the gun, then you will know if it is your shells or the barrel that's the problem. HMB
     
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