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1100 Action Spring - York/Baltimore area

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by roger8918, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. roger8918

    roger8918 Member

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    Kind of in a bind, my son has a State 4-H Shotgun competition (25 Trap, 25 Skeet and 50 Sporting Clays) on Saturday and his 1100 just started acting up (stove piping) I took everything a part and gave it a good once over except for the action spring. I called a few of my gunsmiths this evening and no one seems to have the spring in stock. Anyone in the York/Baltimore area have a spring or know anyone who may have one?

    Roger
     
  2. RickN

    RickN Well-Known Member

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    Clean the action spring tube, clean the spring, stretch it out so it's about ½ longer than it is now, and put it back in.
     
  3. roger8918

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    Rick, that was what I was going to do if I could not find one. How long should it be?
     
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    RickN Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the length offhand, but I've stretched mine several times and it works for quite a while. A new one is better, but in a pinch stretching it works fine.
     
  5. Silverhawk

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    Roger, I have a new one. Check your PM
     
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    Spring length should be 15". Brownells can overnight one to you.
     
  7. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    when you get the spring out make sure it has a steel action follower in the front and not aluminum. the aluminum one was replaced with the steel. the aluminum piece at the back where the pin goes through is fine
     
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    Roger try Powder Horn over west of Hanover, 717-632-7844.
     
  9. mrskeet410

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    Stove-piping MIGHT be a function of the action spring, but probably not. If you get a new action spring in time, it might help, but probably not.

    BreakFreeCLP is always a good first try solution, but may not be sufficient.

    When I had trouble with stove-piping, I posted here. I got a suggestion from somebody (sorry the name excapes me at this time....John????, but I believe he once did Remington warranty work). He suggested I make sure the extractor is clean, and flexing freely. I took it out, cleaned it up, lubed, and replaced it. The stove-piping went away. Simple thing to try.
     
  10. maclellan1911

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    surecycle stainless replacment spring. surecycle.com
     
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    Roger - Please let us know how you made out....what worked, what didn't.
     
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    I have a spring I'm pretty sure. Be glad to mail it to you - I live in Harford County.

    Have you tied replacing the o-ring? My 20+ years of playing wioth 1100's leads me to believe a little (very little) lube and a new o-ring solve the vast majority of 1100 cycling issues.

    Joe
     
  13. roger8918

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    Thanks for all the great advice guys, I think we fixed the problem.

    First, I took out the extractor and gave it a good cleaning. Then I cleaned/polished the chamber with a brush on my drill. Hulls are flying out of the gun now!

    After his competition on Saturday I'm going break everything down and install a new action spring just to be on the safe side.
     
  14. mrskeet410

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    Roger8918 - Thank you for that feed-back. I was surprised to learn keeping the extractor clean and flexible was a solution to stove-piping. BTW - I now remember the name of the poster that gave me that advice. It was John Wall. TY John Wall.

    I don't know if the action spring is related to your problem, but changing them regularly is always a good idea. And don't forget the BreakFree CLP.
     
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