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1100 R.H. ?Replace safety to be L.H. friendly?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by The Old Beater, Jun 1, 2010.

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  1. The Old Beater

    The Old Beater TS Member

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    I have a right handed 1100 field gun that I shoot left handed. Are there parts out there or some kind of procedure to be able to reverse the safety and make it L.H. friendly? I am looking for a quick fix so that I don't convince myself to go looking for a left handed gun. The gun cabinet is full...but I have heard good things about the Mossberg 930...Hmmm.
    Suggestions or ideas?
    Thanks for your advice and information in advance. I really enjoy reading the threads on this forum every day. It's like a virtual trip to the gun shop to listen to guys talking about what they love most: guns.
    Blaise - CA
     
  2. RJ

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    O.B.!! Yes there is. I did the change out on an 870 many years ago. It had a large head on it and it was very easy to find when removing the safety to take a shot. It worked great. But I got away from shooting for many years and am back now but I can't seem to find this safety. I know there out there but not sure where. Do like I'm doing keep asking around at the different gun shops in your area. It was great! If I find it I'll shoot ya an E-Mail as to where I found it. I have three Remingtons that I want to do this replacement to. Being left handed is a B#%$h. Every thing is either $100.00 to $200.00 dollars more on the price of the gun wheather it be a Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun or Revolver. Even a bow costs more for lefties. (Rich.inAz. andnameonly)
     
  3. leftex

    leftex Active Member

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    For what it's worth I have a trigger assembly for a 1100 LT 20 that has a factory left hand safety. I bought it by mistake thinking it was for a left handed 20 ga. 1100. $60.00 shipped. Wayne
     
  4. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Lawyers got to Uncle Mike and he no longer makes his....liability, etc, etc.

    Get the one above before the lawyers get to them.
     
  5. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Mike Poore - With autos from about every other manufacturer, that is the drill. Not with the Remingtons.
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I recently got a conversion button from Midway for an 1100. Cost about $17 and was a breeze to install. I'll see if I can find the order #. Brian in Oregon clued me into the existance of that slick conversion piece, prior to that I had spent a lot of time trying to convert my own Remington trigger groups for LH operation. That requires redrilling the trigger guard and relocating the ball detent - pretty easy to garf up if you don't get the location and angle just right. Hold on let me look for that info....


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    Fortmann's Left Hand Safety Conversion, stock #463939, $14.99 in stock @ Midway USA.
     
  7. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Can you just put a trigger group from a left-hand 1100 into a right-hand 1100 receiver?
     
  8. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    The short answer Tim is no the LH/RH trigger groups aren't a drop in swap. But even if they were it would be a pretty spendy solution.
     
  9. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I bought a used 1187 trap gun at a gun show that was a collection of parts, stock, barrel, etc. It shot fine. I went to set the safety once when I was getting ready to remove the trigger to clean it. I never use the safety on the range. Something seemed strange and I realized that the safety was backwards. I removed the trigger and it was from a Left hand gun. The tab on the lifter was on the other side as well as the safety being different. I removed the safety completely from the trigger. Better to have none than to have one that you think is on when it is off. Trigger installs in the receiver without a problem and the gun loads the second shot fine if needed. Mark
     
  10. acorange

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    Williams made the old large head left hand saftey's.
    Some times you can find them on e-bay.
     
  11. maclellan1911

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    try this....a bit $$ but very good parts.
     
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    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=463939
    cheaper version but not large head
     
  13. The Old Beater

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    Thanks for all the information gentlemen. I just ordered a Fortmann's left hand conversion safety from Midway. I will tell everyone how it goes when I get it and install it.

    Blaise - CA
     
  14. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    Boys, you made me think..So I borrowed a left handed 1100 from my son and put a 1100 release trigger from a right handed 1100 in without problem and it worked just fine. It's a schwab release but that shouldn't make any difference.

    Big Jack
     
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