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Rem. 1100 Question????

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Bocephas, Dec 11, 2007.

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  1. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1100 3" I hunt with.
    In the duck blind I noticed the barrel loose.

    I can grab the receiver with right hand and forend with left twist the barrel from side to side 1/16 of an inch either way.
    Put differant barrel on it same thing.

    I am guessing the receiver is worn out.
    I have had this gun since 70 or 72, and would hate to say how many 1/78 mag.
    loads have been fired in it.
    I don't feel like this gun is safe.
    I do have another.

    Can anyone give some info on this?

    Thanks

    Bo
     
  2. gdbabin

    gdbabin TS Member

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    Not a gunsmith mind you, but I have two older 1100's (2 3/4") and both have the slop you mention--although not a full 1/16th. There are no safety issues and they both shoot where they are pointed. My sons use them every weekend.

    Get an expert's opinion, but I really don't think you have anything to worry about.

    Guy Bbain
     
  3. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    Guy thanks for input.
    Gun seems to shoot ok.
    Sometimes we have eight people in the blind,and I just don't want anyone to get hurt from a gun blowing apart.

    Bo
     
  4. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    Ducks I am not sure if this is the barrel that came with the gun.
    I did buy it new.
    I have three barrels and all are loose on this gun.
    All three are tight on my other 3" gun.

    Thanks


    Bo
     
  5. jandbburch

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    Bo, Is the barrel alignment pin missing on your receiver? It is located on the inside of the receiver where the barrel extension slides in. It matches up with the machined groove on the outside of the barrel extension. I have several 1100's that the pins have broken on, and with them missing, the barrel does have some play in it. This has not caused any problem with using the guns, as they have many thousands of rounds through them. If this condition bothers you, any good gunsmith can install a new alignment pin.

    Shoot well and often! Regards, Jim
     
  6. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    Jim pin is ok ,just went and checked.

    Thanks

    Bo
     
  7. BDodd

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    So is your gun, Bo.....Bob Dodd
     
  8. cousin

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    Hlo Bo
    You can correct the problem by replacing the "forend support assembly"--as it is called in the 1100 parts list. The older 1100's had a slightly different one.The forend support assembly just slides off the action bar and a new one will slide on. There is a "tongue like" part of the assembly that fits back into the receiver that takes up space where the barrel slides into the receiver and rest on the receiver. This will tighten up the barrel to receiver.
    Mel whitlock
     
  9. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    Thank's for all the info guys.


    Bocephas
     
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