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Posted: 11/27/2006 8:43:59 PM EST
Will an 1100 Remington cycle with the barrel cut down?
Link Posted: 11/28/2006 3:35:31 AM EST
It should with some work to the gas ports.
Link Posted: 11/28/2006 9:54:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/28/2006 10:36:33 AM EST by LArifleMAN]

Originally Posted By joker581:
It should with some work to the gas ports.


I have wondered this also. Where exactly are the ports located, and would they need to be opened up?


I found them.....duh.
Link Posted: 11/28/2006 10:33:35 AM EST
Anyone ever done this or even heard of it being done?

Link Posted: 11/28/2006 10:56:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/28/2006 10:57:51 AM EST by walli]
Scattergun Technologies offered such gun called "SWAT Model, Item #90114". The gun had a 14" barrel.

Remington still offers a 1187 with a 14 barrel. RemingtonLE

Somehow it must work. But would not want a 1100 or 1187 with a barrel shorter than 18". (Yes, it does look cool. )
Link Posted: 11/28/2006 3:11:36 PM EST
There's one in the SBS thread.
Link Posted: 11/29/2006 9:40:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/29/2006 9:42:10 AM EST by ThePrepared_com]
I've built two Remington 1100's that came with 26" and 28" barrels. Both barrels were but down to 19". You will definately need to open the gas ports. Just work up slowly until it operates reliably.

I was going to go and work a deal on another used 1100 until I came across that dang group buy on AR mags!
Link Posted: 11/29/2006 1:25:00 PM EST
I've got an 1100 with the same issue. I know I need to open the gas port but I'm not sure how to go about it. I don't want to grab my Dewalt cordless and cheap Craftsman drill bits and go at it. What do you guys recommend for this? Will a cordless work or do you need to do it on a drill press? Which type of bits should be used?
Link Posted: 11/29/2006 2:13:09 PM EST
I'll admit that I don't know much about machine work, but I don't think it can be done on a drill press.

My local smith does it with a drill set on a pretty slow speed, starting with the smallest bit and function testing after every increase in size.

There is probably a better way to do it, but I don't know what it is.
Link Posted: 11/29/2006 6:06:02 PM EST
Not sure where the ports are located as I don't have an 1100. But if you can see them out in plain view a drill press with a careful setup should work fine, make sure everything is square and true and such. I would prefer a mill myself, but that's me.

As for bits, cheap ones would probably work for a hole or two. High Speed Steel (HSS) would be better, carbide would be ideal, but you need to have a rigid setup (mill) or they'll most likely break.
Link Posted: 11/29/2006 6:52:44 PM EST
The ports are inside the barrel ring. They are also at an angle.
Link Posted: 11/29/2006 7:09:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By joker581:
The ports are inside the barrel ring. They are also at an angle.


Any chance you can snap a pick and post it?
Link Posted: 11/30/2006 6:10:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By TylerSchreck:

Originally Posted By joker581:
The ports are inside the barrel ring. They are also at an angle.


Any chance you can snap a pick and post it?
I don't have a camera but I'll see if I can find a picture.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 7:28:18 AM EST
The gas ports are easy to get at with the barrel removed. Like others have said they are in the barrel ring drilled at an angle. I used bits capable of drilling metal and slowly worked my way up with a hand drill until it functioned 100%. I used some oil on the bit and had no issues. I've done 3 this way.
Link Posted: 2/23/2007 4:04:26 PM EST
My 12.5" functions 100%................

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q125/PursuitSS/DSC01170.jpg

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