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Rem 1100/1187 Gas Ring

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by richrob, Sep 26, 2008.

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  1. richrob

    richrob TS Member

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    What type/size O-Ring is used on the Remington auto-loaders? I want to get a few spares just in case.

    Also, is an 1187 better shot "wet" or "dry"?

    Thanks, Rich
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Light coat of break free works best. You can get O rings at your local hardware store, 3 for a dollar. HMB
     
  3. timb99

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    Assuming this is a 12 gauge, go to ACE Hardware and get a handful of size 33 neoprene plumbing o-rings. Replace them once a year whether you need to or not.

    If you really want to get the same stuff Remington uses, go to NAPA and get a Size 21 viton o-ring.

    Shoot the 1100 or 1187 wet on all the gas path parts with Break-free CLP.
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Hey Tim, I have always worried about lubricants degrading the rubber o-rings, probably because I read about it somewhere in a Remington publication. Is that not a problem or is Break free non-volatile? It does seem like these guns would run better 'wet'.
     
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    Actually, shooting them wet is more for ease of cleaning. The grunge just wipes off with a rag when you use the CLP.

    They DO seem to cycle better wet though.

    Joe (Tron) did a "I don't believe it so I'll see for myself" test to see if its true a while back and was convinced. It works for Beretta gas guns too.

    I've never had a problem with the CLP breaking down the neoprene o-rings. But, like I said, at 35 cents or so, I replace the o-ring once a year whether it needs it or not.

    If you use viton, all the better. Viton is impervious to just about everything.

    Tim
     
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    thanks for the quick replys, just to make sure I'm doing it right, shooting it wet is just a mist of breakfree, or spray it down good and lightly wipe it off? -Rich
     
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    I spray it pretty good and wipe off the excess.
     
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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Just to make sure you get the right size o-ring, the dimensions are:

    ID 15/16"

    OD 1-1/16"

    Cross section 1/16"

    This is for 12 gauge. Not sure about 20 gauge.
     
  9. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    We keep two 1100's in operation.

    One is 40 years old or older. It was just shot for Sporting Clays, and 100 targets shot at without problem.

    I use two O rings. Read it somewhere once and it does no harm...

    Break Free to clean (a small amount goes a long way).

    We shoot them dry, year round...
     
  10. Shoot-at-em

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    I bought a slightly used 1100 at a pawn shop in the mid 1980's. Shot several seasons of trap and hunted with it for many years. I still use it for doubles now and then. The original o-ring still works fine and I only shoot it dry. I have a fairly new 20 ga. 1100 which I shoot dry as well. Although it has less than 1000 rounds through it. BTW- I like 7 /2's.

    Frank
     
  11. omahasportingsupply

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    Thanks for the information.
     
  12. richrob

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    Thanks guys, so what I'm getting is shoot an 1100 dry and an 1187 wet.

    Kinda suprised I didn't get Brian in Oregon to chime in on this one. -Rich
     
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