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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by jls7522, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. jls7522

    jls7522 Member

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    Dad brought me his old 1100 last weekend and said that it wasn't working right. It appeared to be clean, but I cleaned it throughly again and took it out to test. The gun fires, the shell ejects and locks the bolt back. The 2nd shell comes out of the magazine and sits in the receiver but the bolt will not release. I believe a magazine spring may fix the issue, but wanted to hear your thoughts before I spend 30 bucks on one.
     
  2. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    pull out trigger group and clean really good. When you think its clean do it again. dont forget to clean reciever really well.
     
  3. jls7522

    jls7522 Member

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    I cleaned the trigger group twice with gunscrubber and the doused it in a light oil and blew it all out with compressed air. I will try to give the receiver another good cleaning tonight.
     
  4. Quack Shot

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    You could clean out the Magazine Tube and stretch the spring a little. No more than an inch or so. That would tell you if that could be the issue. I've seen more trouble with the carrier release. A piece of shot, fired primer, or some other debris can get in behind it and cause it not to work properly. I've even seen a piece of the forend support break off and lodge in there. It usually needs to be taken apart and cleaned out properly. Spraying it out and blowing with compressed air does not always do the trick. If the lever is bent, you can replace it. The best way to tell is to swap out the trigger with another gun that works well. If the problem goes away, you know where to look.
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    One of the legs on the carrier is probably broken. Take trigger assembly out and replace with one from another 1100 that is working OK. If the gun functions with the new trigger you can be pretty sure it's the carrier latch. HMB
     
  6. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    99% of the time it is the carrier latch. Either dirt behind the plunger, in the spring, or one of the pivoting legs is cracked or broken.

    Doug
     
  7. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

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    M R Ducks,

    All in agreement? That's GOT to be a first for TS.com :)

    Quack!
     
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