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Remington 1100 Action Spring Replacement

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by HammeringHank, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. HammeringHank

    HammeringHank Active Member

    Has anyone replaced the action spring with a Wolff extra power recoil spring on a Remington 1100? If so, can you feel the difference. Will it hurt the shotgun shooting trap & skeet loads only. Thanks, Hank
  2. Virginian

    Virginian Well-Known Member

    Why do you think you need an extra power spring? The gas moves everything back, the action spring just moves things back forward. If it's cycling it's almost certainly okay. I am on a one man quest not to change springs that don't need changing, in spite of the almost universal "change the spring" advice. All four of my 1100s, from a '63 bought new to a '79, all have all the original springs, and they all run flawlessly, and the buffers are fine too.
  3. Bullet Bob

    Bullet Bob Well-Known Member

    Testify, brother Virginian, testify! :)

    It's almost amusing to see so many threads on so many gun forums talking about "I have this problem and all I did was change the springs, which according to all the other internet commandos should only help".

    I don't have the fortitude for the quest, but I sometimes do feel like sending some of these good folks a basic gunsmithing book.
  4. Jaxondog

    Jaxondog Well-Known Member

    Don't touch it. You will be tampering with Perfection. lol .Best shooting, cycling, shotgun ever made in my opinion or I would not have so many.
  5. HammeringHank

    HammeringHank Active Member

    My Remington has become very sluggish. When I fire it the action seems to be in slow motion. Hank
  6. Virginian

    Virginian Well-Known Member

    Have you taken it COMPLETELY apart and cleaned it and lubed it properly? Spring follower may be a little rough too.
  7. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Clean the ports first. Bruce Buck used to wear 1100s out when he shot competitive skeet "back in the day". He always told me to replace the spring every 10,000 rounds so as not to beat the buffer or receiver to death - he learned that the hard way - whether you need "extra power" springs, or just direct replacements, that's your call to make

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