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Difficult to remove/change trigger on 1100?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GrandpasArms, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. GrandpasArms

    GrandpasArms Active Member

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    I have no problems stripping down my 1100s, but have never gone deeper with the trigger housing. I would like to remove and replace a trigger. Is it a major job getting the pieces apart and reassembled?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Larry Frieders
     
  2. SBray

    SBray Active Member

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    Larry,

    It is not a big job. It is quite simple but, if you have a friend that can show you once how to do it, it might be easier to understand. It slides out but you need to do it with care so that you don't force anything apart.

    Here is a UTube video of a person taking the gun apart and the following video, reassembling it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5XvGsBwYVc

    Steve
     
  3. LUGNUTZ426

    LUGNUTZ426 TS Member

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    1. REMOVE THE SPRING

    2. PUSH OUT THE HOLLOW TUBE AT THE REAR

    3. KNOCK OUT THE RETAINING PIN WITH A PIN PUNCH

    4. THE FLAT ROD ON THE LEFT SIDE WILL HAVE TO BE GENTLY PULLED OUTWARD AND UP
    OVER THE TOP TO ALLOW YOU TO THEN WRK THE TRIGGER UP AND OUT. DON'T FORCE IT.

    JOE
     
  4. rick979

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    Takes about 10 seconds. Lay the receiver on its side.....push the two pins out and remove the trigger by pulling on the trigger guard....done!!!
     
  5. School Teacher

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    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Do what Rick979 said. Don't do what Joe Lugnutz said, except the "don't force" part. He must have misunderstood your request.
     
  7. Ted K.

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    Getting the trigger out of an 1100 is relatively easy. Putting it back in can be a very fiddly thing. Last time I did it, it took 30 seconds to get it out, and 30 minutes to put it back in.

    I'm not planning to do it again unless I have to.

    Ted K.
     
  8. GrandpasArms

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    Thanks for the input. I wasn't real clear with my initial question. Removing and replacing the trigger assembly isn't a problem - sometimes "fiddly", yes.

    I would like to remove and replace just the trigger, which is in the way of my refinishing project (removing all of the finish from a damaged trigger guard should be a lot easier without that dang trigger hanging in there).

    I'm going to take a close look at the one I'm working on to see if I feel up to doing what LUGNUTZ426 suggested.

    Larry
     
  9. LUGNUTZ426

    LUGNUTZ426 TS Member

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    I KNEW WHAT YOU MEANT. FYI, BROWNELLS NOW HAS GOLD PLATED TRIGGERS IN STOCK. AROUND 18 BUCKS. WILL REALLY SPIFF IT UP! I JUST INSTALLED ONE THE OTHER NIGHT HENCE THE PROCEDURE WAS FRESH IN MY MIND.

    GOOD LUCK

    JOE
     
  10. GrandpasArms

    GrandpasArms Active Member

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    Thanks sarge;

    Amazon has this in stock
    The Remington M870 and M1100/M11-87 Shotguns, A Shop Manual [Paperback]
    Jerry Kuhnhausen (Author)

    Larry
     
  11. GrandpasArms

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    That was easy. Of course the spring flew against the back of the "protective box" I set up to contain flying parts. It bounced back and onto the floor. I am blessed - found the little bugger after just a minute of searching.

    Thanks again, Joe, for your easy-to-follow instructions.

    Larry
     
  12. LUGNUTZ426

    LUGNUTZ426 TS Member

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    Don't you hate when that happens! I forgot to warn you about that.
     
  13. Mr. Flinch

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    I love the gold triggers too. Glad to know they have them back.
     
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