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Help! Choate shotgun mag extension...

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Gunner3456, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Why don't these guys send any instructions? Nothing?

    OK, I got the extension tube and a spring and an orange plastic goody. (Remington 1100 if it matters)

    I can't figure out where that orange plastic piece goes, or in what direction. I removed the original factory metal part from the end of the tube to release the original spring. My tube isn't dimpled - it's an older model.

    I just can't figure out where, or in which direction, that orange plastic part goes. I've googled and googled and can't find a thing.

    The gun has a 22" barrel so I ordered the 3 shot extension which should work fine if I can figure out how to install it.

    Thanks!!


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  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    The orange plug is the magazine tube follower. It goes in the bottom of the spring with the big end at the bottom.
     
  3. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Then it goes down into the tube toward the receiver and the first shell installed pushes against it?
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Exactomundo. :thumbup:
     
  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!!! :thumbup:
     
  6. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Done and test fired. Works great - all 8+1 with no issues. Thanks again!!!

    This is a Rem 1100 semi-auto in gorgeous condition - 22" smooth bore barrel and rifle sights.

    NOW. Do I need to install that ugly clamp on the end? I hate like heck to put the first scratches in that barrel, and it will also contact and scratch the front rifle sight. The extension tube seems pretty solid to
    me. ??
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to install it, but they provide the clamp for a reason. If you are afraid of scratching the barrel, try putting some black electricians tape on the inside of the clamp jaws where they would contact the barrel or if you have some pieces of rubber that you could cut to fit.
     
  8. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Dang. OK. That thing is sure fugley. :D
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Tac shotguns are supposed to be ugly. That's part of their charm. :D
     
  10. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    you can find better looking clamps online, I agree the one with this kit is UGLY :bluelaugh:
     
  11. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    NOT a mint 1100!!!!!!!! Nothing ugly about it!!!!!!!!!!

    I just want 8+1 without ruining that beautiful gun!!!!!!!! :D
     
  12. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I'll start hunting for one. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. :thumbup:
     
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    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm no photographer, but here it is and it's gorgeous. I'm probably just going to remove the extension and forget it. The extension will work on an 870 I have which I don't value as much.

    At least I know how to install it now. :thumbup:

    The checkering needs a good cleaning but...


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  15. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Gunner when tightening your new clamp to the extension tube DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN! Overtightening can cause the spring to bind inside the extension tube.