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Remington 1100 help

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by SICARIO, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    I've been working on my Remington 1100 that I just purchased. I'm having one issue that I'm hoping someone here can help with.

    The bolt seems to lock in the rear position even when your trying to load a shell. It looks like there's a little lever in the trigger assembly that the shell is supposed to engage to chamber it. The only way I can get it to chamber is to push the bolt release button on the bottom.

    Has anyone ever had a similar issue. Also, is there anyone in the OC/Clackamas area that has an 1100 or 1187 that I could take a peek at to see what it "should" look like?
     
  2. Old506

    Old506 Northwest Member

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    Well, i am not exactly sure what you are asking but the bolt should lock back when you load a shell. You pull the bolt handle back, the bolt lock in the rearward position, you put a shell in the chamber and push the button on the lifter and the bolt closes. On the last shot, the bolt locks back. There is nothing in the world that sounds better than an 1100 locking up, I grew up on that sound.
     
  3. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    If your magazine spring is weak it may not trip the release. Have you tested it live fire.
     
  4. OregonJohn

    OregonJohn Sutherlin, Or Bronze Life Member #1 Lifetime Supporter

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    Remington auto problems will make you LOCO. This is my take. There is a little lever in the inside of the receiver that when you pull back on the bolt releases a shell into the carrier to be loaded. If this is broken you can pull back the bolt and no shell will be released. If when you load the gun with an empty chamber, and pull back on the bolt, and it loads a shell into the carrier, but then locks back, you have a different problem. The locking back is caused by the little tab being broken off or stuck. The tab is at the back of the carrier. When the shell is released from the mag it hits the tab and then the bolt closes. If no shell is released(no more rounds, gun in empty, shell latch broken) then the bolt stays locked open. In slow motion. The gun does lock back on every round fired. It is only the shell hitting the tab that closes the bolt. We need more information on what type of malfunction you are having.
     
  5. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    I'm going to take it out and test fire it tomorrow. I think I understand better how it is supposed to function.
     
  6. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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    Ok, I went out and shot it today. Everything seems to be working fine now that I got the extractor replaced. Thanks for the help