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1100 Special Field ?'s

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Robb, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. Robb

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    What barrel length were they? Other than the english type stock and barrel length do all other parts interchange. Barrels were slug gun short but with vent ribs. Been looking for one to put standard 1100 stock on if it fits.
     
  2. Robb

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    Richard, Thanks. I guess I'm looking to buy one.
     
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    Remember that barrels for the Special Field models are not interchangeable with standard model receivers and vice versa.

    The magazine tube is shorter and so too is the position of the gas cylinder which is set further back down the barrel.
     
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    Magazine tubes are one area where Mossberg has it over Remington; the former being threaded into the receiver (and hand removeable) whereas the latter is brazed or soldered on.
     
  5. Robb

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    Thanks Steve, That's the info I was looking for. I thought about building one but I see that isn't possible. I'll try to buy one and put a standard stock on it as I never cared for the straight stock.
     
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    there were 20 gauge special fields also- I own one

    I think the 12 gauges at different times could be had with 21 - 23 - or 25 inch barrels

    might be wrong

    Gene
     
  7. Brian in Oregon

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    The 870 Special Field had the barrel hanger moved back, and it will not accept standard barrels.<br>
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    The 1100 Special Field has a shorter forend, but the barrel hanger (properly called the gas chamber) is in the same location as a standard barrel. This is because the mag tube was shortened to be nearly flush with the barrel hanger.<br>
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    Ditto for the 1187 Sporting Clays models.<br>
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    The 1187 Upland with a 23" barrel and english stock had a normal length forend and magazine tube.
     
  8. Steve-CT

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    Same length. I'm surprised. I remember that point being a bone of contention when the SFs first came out around 1983.

    I don't own an SF but I have seen the early ones; perhaps they made a change along the way.
     
  9. Robb

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    An 870 or 1100 SF would work for me. Thought it would make a nice truck gun. Like to have one with tubes if possible. If someone has a nice one for sale please let me know. What was the mag capacity?
     
  10. Robb

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    Gary, I hear ya about the 870 but it probably won't get shot alot. Want a short gun to keep in truck for groundhogs around barns and whatever else I might want to kill. I used 1100's for years in trap and have plenty of parts left over but the pump has some merit if carried in a truck. Mag can be loaded with open bolt and not compress the spring like in an auto. I guess I'd buy whichever I can find or which is in the best shape.

    Before someone starts yelling I am aware of the law. Thanks
     
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