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Posted: 9/28/2004 5:50:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 5:56:04 AM EDT by G-CODE]
I've had this Remmy 1100 for about 15 years or so. I bought it used at the time and it's still in pretty good shape. I use to use it for trap and sporting clays so it's had at least a couple thousand shells thru it.

My problem is that after firing around 60 to 100 times (starting with a clean gun), the gun will fail to feed and then do so every 30 shots or so (the gun has done this since I owned it). The shell is out of the mag tube and on its way up into the chamber, but doesn't quite make it. A simple slap forward on the charging handle will then chamber the shell most of the time.

I have installed a new o-ring (more than once) and it didn't seem to solve the problem. I'm wondering if this is common with 1100's and there is a simple fix. Could it be a weak recoil spring or mag spring? Any help would be appreciated. thanks.

ETA: The gun is a 2 3/4" chamber and I shoot mostly dove and quail loads in it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:29:51 AM EDT
Check the gas ports in the barrel...probably need cleaning. New springs couldn't hurt either.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 6:40:07 AM EDT
Thanks Ikor, I will check the gas port. Also, should a person get new wolfe springs or just new remington factory springs?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:21:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 7:29:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mike103:
A trip back to Remington would not be a bad idea considering the age and amount of shells thru the gun. But I would guess it is the gas ports if you have not cleaned then in some time. MIKE.

Thanks Mike. I hate to send it back to Remington, as short of rechambering a bolt gun I like to do things myself. I'll check the port(s). Any opinion on which spring to use if needed? Wolfe or factory?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 8:09:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 8:31:27 AM EDT by mike103]
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