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Lost mid bead on barrel

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 1100 classic trap shooter, May 22, 2007.

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  1. 1100 classic trap shooter

    1100 classic trap shooter TS Member

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    I shot 100 doubles and 100 handicaps Saturday. When I got back home I started to clean my 1100 and I noticed that the mid bead was missing. I ordered a replacement from Numrich Gun Parts. Will loctite help hold this one in place? Has any one else had this happen? Guess I did not even notice it was gone during my shooting?
     
  2. hoggy

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    The 1st time I shot my Brand New BT99 Gold Clays the center bead fell out 1/2 way through my 1st round. Boy was I PO'd. I doubt if you need to locktite the new center bead in although it certainly won't hurt anything if you do. BTW I sold that BT99....as I discovered that whoever built/put together that particular gun must have been drunk that day. The barrel porting was not deburred to the point of almost cutting myself, forearm was loose the center bead fell out etc, etc, etc. No quaility control whatsoever.
     
  3. hoggy

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    The 1st time I shot my Brand New BT99 Gold Clays the center bead fell out 1/2 way through my 1st round. Boy was I PO'd. I doubt if you need to locktite the new center bead in although it certainly won't hurt anything if you do. BTW I sold that BT99....as I discovered that whoever built/put together that particular gun must have been drunk that day. The barrel porting was not deburred to the point of almost cutting myself, forearm was loose the center bead fell out etc, etc, etc. No quaility control whatsoever.
     
  4. BMC

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    I had the same thing happen with my 1100 Competition during a shoot, one minute it was there, the next it was gone into the grass abyss. I called Remington to get the info on what size I needed to order and the helpful chap on the other end of the phone asked for my address and put one in the mail for free. I just screwed it into barrel, used some small pliars to snug it down, and it never moved after that.
     
  5. foghorn220

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    If you do use loctite make sure it is not the red stuff it is more permanent.

    I have heard of some just using fingernail polish on the threads

    foghorn
     
  6. Jim Brown (the puller)

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    I was at the 100th Maryland State Shoot in Millington a few years ago. I broke a 96 the first 100 of the championship singles. The cross piece of the gun rack was a couple inches too high for my Browning Special Trap and it knocked the center bead off the rib. I went out for the second hundred without a center bead and broke 98, enough to win open class D with the 194.

    I still would not have a center bead were it not for the fact that I needed to send the gun back to Browning when the gun froze half closed, half open with a live round in the chamber. They replaced the center bead as part of their "Twenty Week Repair Service".
     
  7. hoggy

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    No Irfner I tig welded in permanent....Cost me about a DIME.
     
  8. midalake

    midalake Well-Known Member

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    Mid-Bead what is a Mid-Bead???????????? Have not seen one of those in years.............


    GS
     
  9. JJM64

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    I also lost the mid bead on my 1100 last weekend while shooting doubles. I got along without it, then the link broke. I had to borrow a gun to finish the event. I have a gunsmith replacing both.

    I like my 1100 Classic Trap, but would like it better if parts didn't break so often. It constantly chews up barrel seals and is finicky about ammunition.
     
  10. phirel

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    1100 classic trap shooter- Middle beads break off rather commonly. They are typically compression fit and easy to replace with the proper tools. First, make sure all of the first mid bead is out of the hole. The small metal band sometimes will remain.

    I would not recommend using any adhesive on the replacement bead. The beads usually break off rather than fall out. I would also ask around your gun club and find a person who has replaced several of the beads. Replacement is not complicated on the compression beads but like any job, there are a few tricks.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    I lost my center bead and couldn't find one with the right thread. I came across a fiberoptic rod at a hobby shop that was just about the diameter of the threaded hole in the rib. I cut off a piece the right length, rounded off one end, applied a little silicone seal, and pushed it all the way into the hole in the rib. It's been there a year, and the flourescent green center bead nicely complements the red fiberoptic sight I have at the end of the barrel. Cost: about 50 cent, and I can make about 20 more from the same rod.
     
  12. Old Cowboy

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    Jim Brown,

    How were you legally able to send the gun back to Browning with a live round in the chamber?

    John C. Saubak
     
  13. JJM64

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    Does anyone know the size of the replacement middle bead or the Remington part number? I looked at the parts list on the Remington web site. I'm not sure that I found the right one. There was one listed under the 11-87 but not that I saw for the 1100. Some parts are interchangable, but not sure about the middle sight bead.
     
  14. Jim Brown (the puller)

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    No, the reason it took so long to get it fixed is that I forced it open by bending it over my knee. That little bar that the forearm rest against, the bar that needs to be able to slide, got bent, but I got the live round out of it.

    BTW, Browning replaced the parts with stainless XT parts, not blued Citori parts.
     
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