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1100 Remington feeding problem.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sturgeondaddy74, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. sturgeondaddy74

    sturgeondaddy74 Yamhill New Member

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    I have a 1100 Remington shotgun that doesn't always feed shells properly. It will eject the spent shell but the action will close without the new round. I have cleaned the gun thoroughly and can't see anything obvious that would cause this. Anyone have any ideas for me.
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Your cartridge-stop timing is off.
     
  3. sturgeondaddy74

    sturgeondaddy74 Yamhill New Member

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    Is this something that is easy to fix?
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    That kind of depends on how good you are at taking guns totally apart.

    Is the shell still held securely by the cartridge-stop when the carrier lifts, or does it come loose?
     
  5. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    if you have the mag filled and then chamber one from the mag then it will fire that shell, but wont chamber the next one. So before you load the magazine you have to put one in the chamber by hand then chamber it then load the magazine if you do it that way you will never have a problem.
     
  6. sturgeondaddy74

    sturgeondaddy74 Yamhill New Member

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    I might have to go shoot it again but if I remember correctly the shell was being held by the cartridge stop.
     
  7. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Try this first if you are chambering the first round from the mag tube.

    I haven't ever seen anyone do that, but it may be the reason.

    First round should be dropped in the ejection port and then the bolt released.
     
  8. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    So on my 1100 starting from an open chamber locked back:

    - Load a round into the magazine (bolt will close on an empty chamber)
    - Load another round into the magazine.
    - Cycle the action by hand to load a round from magazine to chamber.

    Everything cycles fine by hand. I have not pulled the trigger at all in this scenario. If I load the rounds, then while the bolt is closed on an empty chamber, pull the trigger, and cycle the action by hand, it loads and operates fine.

    If I start with an empty gun, unloaded, bolt forward, hammer down, I can't load a round into the magazine because the shell stop is in the way. I MIGHT be able to, but I'll scratch the **** out of the shell and likely won't be able to get the rim over it.

    So, it should be able to be loaded both ways, round in chamber or not.
     
  9. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    with the action open drop a shell into the chamber close the action then load the magazine and it will work fine
     
  10. THEDOGCATCHER

    THEDOGCATCHER St. Helens New Member

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    Did you use oil in the gas system when you cleaned it? If you did, you need to clean any trace of oil from it. It will not run properly when oiled.
     
  11. jasparseed1@yahoo.com

    jasparseed1@yahoo.com Lebanon Member

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    Had a 11-87 do that and it was from using low base or no base shells, switched to good shells problem solved............