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rem 1100 bolt buffer question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ernesto1, Nov 30, 2010.

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  1. Ernesto1

    Ernesto1 Member

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    Happy holidays everyone!

    I have an 1100 Classic Trap that had originally been owned by Aaron Nelson of the Country Gentlemen.

    I replaced my bolt buffer with a black one from Brownell's. I had no problem drilling a new hole in the buffer to fit into the bolt. However, I noticed that my old buffer had a concave surface around the firing pin. The new buffer is machined flat across the entire surface. Is the concave surface a result of wear or does my new buffer need to be chamfered to resemble the old one?

    I thought I would ask prior to assembly and firing the gun.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions/information.

    Darryl
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    You will be fine. If your old buffer was damaged, you might replace the action spring while you are in the gun.
     
  3. missemucho

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    Be sure to check the firing pin spring and ensure that the pin moves freely. If it binds, it can hang up the bolt and possibly damage the portion of the receiver where the bolt locks up (don't ask me how I know this, please)!
    John
     
  4. Ernesto1

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    Thanks for the input. I replaced the action spring and the firing pin spring with those from J&P springs. I checked the firing pin for free movement. All seems fine.

    Thanks again, Darryl
     
  5. GunDr

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    The chamfer around the hole is to prevent the buffer from swedging(from repeated hammer strikes) into the firing pin, causing it to stick.

    Doug
     
  6. Ernesto1

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    Doug aka GunDr, should I make a chamfer of some sort in the new buffer to replicate the original? I could possibly do this with a reamer or large drill bit.

    Thanks for you input.
     
  7. GunDr

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    You could even use a pocket knife.

    Doug
     
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