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20 Ga. Remington Standard weight barrel problem

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by amboy49, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. amboy49

    amboy49 Well-Known Member

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    I purchased a "new in box" 20 ga. skeet barrel for my standard weight Remington 1100 some time back.(several months) Foolish of me, perhaps, but until this evening I had not put the barrel on my gun. The barrel was packaged in the original Remington carton and I didn't give it a second thought as I had a barrel on the gun and it was functioning without any problems. I bought the skeet barrel as a backup to the barrel that I had.

    When I put the "unfired" skeet barrel on the gun the bolt wouldn't close all the way. When I took the barrel off the magazine tube rings and the o-ring were up inside the barrel lug. The rings fit so tight I had to use a punch to get them back out. The ring closest to the receiver is the one that is sticking. The second metal ring floats freely.

    I didn't have this issue with the other barrel nor with other 1100's I have - one 12 ga. and one 28 ga. I haven't tried to mic the I.D. of the two barrel lugs but there must be a difference or this issue wouldn't be occuring. Is it possible the barrel I purchased is for an 1100 Lt. Wt receiver ? If so, I certainly overpaid for it. The only thing I've changed is the barrel.

    The other possiblity, I suppose, is that I have a magazine tube ring that is not standard size but just happens to work with the barrel that I had on the gun and will not now work with the skeet barrel.

    I am quite certain the receiver I have is a standard weight. The serial number ends with an X.

    Any 1100 experts have an idea re: the issue I've encountered.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. NMULTRARUNNER55

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    You have a PM.

    Steve Nunley
    Albuquerque, NM
     
  3. amboy49

    amboy49 Well-Known Member

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    I mic'd the inside of the barrel lugs on both guns. One barrel lug is 1.243" I.D. T.he barrel lug is 1.256" Just enough to cause the magazine tube ring to "stick" I guess.

    Any suggestions ? Is it possible the ring is out of tolerance ? Either that or the barrel lug on the skeet barrel is "tighter" and won't allow the rings to slide in and out ?
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Put new rings in when you use the new barrel. If that fixes the problem, keep those rings for use in the new barrel only. HMB
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    FYI it is not possible to have gotten the wrong barrel in your case. Standard weight magazine tubes are 12 guage size. For 3 thousandths I would get out the brake cylinder hone.

    That said, I would assemble the gun without the rings and verify good manual operation, insuring that there is no alignment problem.

    HM
     
  6. Bob_K

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    I had this happen on an 11-87 12 ga barrel. The piston rings would stick in the gas cylinder of a 30" mag barrel. My easy answer was to reach into my parts locker and found some rings that did fit. Thereafter I just kept those rings with the barrel. I suspect it was just a stackup of tolerances. In your case I think I would just buy some extra piston rings and dress them down to fit. They are cheaper than screwing up a harder to find Standard barrel.
     
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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    That's a good idea, and if you have other 12 guage 1100's try those rings.

    HM
     
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