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I just purchased an 1100 Competition a couple of weeks ago. The first thing I did was remove my Timney from an 1100 Field grade and throw it into the Comp gun. We had a 3 bird shoot on the weekend and I was having troubles getting the gun to cycle properly. It was very intermittent. It would cycle all 3 shells, then get hung up on the second shell, or sometimes not get hung up until the third shell. The shell was getting hung up before it could be fed into the chamber. I'd have to quickly reach under and press the release to keep firing. Tough to concentrate doing that... It didn't matter the Ammo, Winchester, Kents and Fiochii's were getting hung up. Any ideas where to start. I'm so frustrated, I haven't even looked at it since yesterday. Cheers.
 

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With my Remington Competition, if I kept it clean and shot it "wet", then it would cycle properly. If i didn't, then I had the same results as you. Good luck!
 

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With my Remington Competition, if I kept it clean and shot it "wet", then it would cycle properly. If i didn't, then I had the same results as you. Good luck!
 

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With my Remington Competition, if I kept it clean and shot it "wet", then it would cycle properly. If i didn't, then I had the same results as you. Good luck!
 

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With my Remington Competition, if I kept it clean and shot it "wet", then it would cycle properly. If i didn't, then I had the same results as you. Good luck!
 

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With my Remington Competition, if I kept it clean and shot it "wet", then it would cycle properly. If i didn't, then I had the same results as you. Good luck!
 

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With my Remington Competition, if I kept it clean and shot it "wet", then it would cycle properly. If i didn't, then I had the same results as you. Good luck!
 

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With my Remington Competition, if I kept it clean and shot it "wet", then it would cycle properly. If i didn't, then I had the same results as you. Good luck!
 

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Thanks guys. The gun was bought new from a Remington dealer, but showed signs of being shot. One of the gas ports was plugged about 50% with some type of a fibre, which was retracted with a small telescoping magnet. Not sure what that was... I made sure the ports, and gun were clean before I went out, and the gun was tight and 'dry'. I have had much success shooting my 1100's dry. I'm not convinced it's the ports, as the gun cycles to open, and then gets hung up.

The spring in the stock is quite a bit stiffer than my older 1100 field gun. As for the magazine tube spring, I will be pulling that apart today. It appears fine.

My take on it so far, is that the shells are not coming out hard enough to trip the "latch" on the Timney trigger to feed the next shell up, thus causing the action to remain 'open'. I have never had this issue on my older field gun, using the same Timney in it.

I was hoping some Timney guys would chime in...
 

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Remington 1100s like Breakfree Lube, leave the magazine tube wet on the outside and give it a try. Another thing to check for is a broken leg on the carrier latch. HMB
 

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I have a 1187 Competetion and I bought a Timney Steel Release for it and it works fine w/ both triggers.

Sometimes there is a problem with the shell release and it gets bent from rough trigger installation.

Check it out.

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With my Remington Competition, if I kept it clean and shot it "wet", then it would cycle properly. If i didn't, then I had the same results as you. Good luck!
 

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I had a similar problem with a Timney Speedlock trigger in a 1100 Trap. The Speedlock hammer has a shorter stroke and stronger hammer spring than the stock trigger which makes the Speedlock hammer a little harder to cock. Im my 1100, the difference was enough to cause frequent failures to cycle the action, especially with 1 oz. loads. I ended up going back to a stock trigger and everything worked fine, even with the lighter loads. If you have a Speedlock hammer in your trigger, this could be your problem.

Phil
 
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