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Brought new Life to my Rem 1100

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MikeInNPR, Oct 20, 2009.

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  1. MikeInNPR

    MikeInNPR Member

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    About 2 weeks ago I disassembled my 1100 for an overhaul. My dad got the gun for me when I was 11, it has been through years of duck/goose hunting and target shooting at the trap field. I put the gun away in storage for a few years when I moved to NC. I sprayed it down with (LP #7) and sealed it in a VAc Lock heavy bag. Well unfortunately the bag ripped over time and moisture got into the packaging. :cry: I had considerable pitting and seasons of wear and tear that I could not let stand.

    I worked over the course of several days using fine grit sandpaper on the receiver and barrel in an effort to get to good metal. It wasn't working to well, the pitting was deep. I decided to take receiver to the local sandblaster to help speed along the process. We taped the areas not to be disturbed and used a fine grain blasting material on the rest. It came out looking great. The sandblast finish was a bit coarse as it was.

    I took the parts to a local gunsmith (Ron Fisher across the street from Silver Dollar) that has hot tanks for hot blueing in his shop. Mr. Fisher used steel wool to knock down the sharp edges and it would also make the finish a little shinier. He looked it over and told me he would give me a call when it was done. Today I picked the parts up and started reassembly. I have a new stock with a kick eez and Cra Coil yet to be installed. I'll be working on that over the weekend. While I was at the gunshow over the weekend, I picked up the Hi Vis fiber front sight to replace the white bead. I can't wait to get it complete and go try it out. Btw, Mr. Fisher if you read this, thanks it turned out better than I hoped.

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  2. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    So far, so good!

    Don't forget to post the finished pictures.
     
  3. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

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    Looks like you got a nice matte finish. Looks good.
     
  4. Dbl Auto

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    And it is left handed! I want one!

    Doug Allison
     
  5. kraiza

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    Nice.
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done. And nice left hand gun. Pity Remington isn't still supporting left handers. A friend of my son is left handed and could use one.
     
  7. eightbore

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    I wonder why they don't knock off the sharp edges at the factory? I'm going to knock off the sharp edges on all my guns first chance I get. Nice left hander there. They are getting hard to find.
     
  8. wolfram

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    Looks like a new trigger too. Good job. How much $ do you think you have in the overhaul?
     
  9. senior smoke

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    the gun looks nice. i am a left hander too. keep your original bead should you ever decide to sell the gun. most people want the gun original. i have had numerous 1100's in left and right hand. everyone that i had with the step up rib was a low shooter for me. if it is for you too, consider an adjustable stock. you have a great gun. to me, the l100's recoil less than all the other semi auto's.
    steve balistreri
     
  10. luvtrapguns

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    Really nice left hander. Ron Fisher (Fisher Arms, Odessa, FL) Comes highly recommended by many at the Silver Dollar Club. A nice guy as well.

    Did anybody notice the trigger assembly on this sleeper?

    Once again, a nice gun. Too bad Remington and many other gun companies fail to acknowledge the fact that there are many lefties out here that would appreciate a gun designed for them, myself included.

    Shoot well,
    Marc
     
  11. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Get rid of the WD-40, and use Breakfree to lube the 1100. WD-40 tends to gum up the internal parts of the 1100. Breakfree will keep the gun lubed an will not gum up the works. HMB
     
  12. MikeInNPR

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    Wolfram,
    I have almost $100 into the cra coil and kick eez, fiber optic was $23. The reblueing job was very reasonable. Another option I almost tried was a finish called Cerakote from my local powder coating shop. Cerakote can be done for near $100. Trigger is a Timney, I have had for quite awhile, the new stock is the one that came with the gun years ago. I cut 1 inch off the stock when I was a kid for fitment (hence the cracoil).

    Thanks for the tip hmb on the wd40. I usually use Rem Oil, but I don't think I'll be letting any residue remain on the internals this go around.:)
     
  13. GW22

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    Good looking shotgun. Nice that you could save her.

    -Gary
     
  14. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, I have two 1100a a 12 and a 20 shoot the hell out of them.Mine could use a rework and your pictures hav motivated me. Thanks
     
  15. Southpaw Sam

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    If you have the need to replace the receiver in the future, I have a new 1100 LH receiver that I might consider selling one day.I have it as a backup. You have a nice setup there. I, also have a timney in my 1100 which does alot for the 1100's prformance.
    Sam
     
  16. MikeInNPR

    MikeInNPR Member

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    Sure Sam, I would be very interested in picking up that receiver. :p
     
  17. Southpaw Sam

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    PM sent.
    Sam
     
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