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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Flatbush Harry, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Flatbush Harry

    Flatbush Harry Member

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    I have owned several Remington 1100s since my first, a 12 ga. with which I took up skeet shooting, in 1974. I have always loved these guns.

    Remington recently sold, on sale prices, fully rifled deer barrels ideal for shooting slugs. I grabbed one in 21" length with nice sights at a great price. I assumed it would be a drop-in that could be used with the 1100's forend. I discovered that my 28" vent rib barrel was a "light contour" and that, accordingly, the forend was channeled too narrowly to accommodate the new barrel which has a standard contour.

    I solved that problem by buying a new Rem 1100 forend from Numrich which will need to be relieved in order to fit. It is at my gunsmith's for this work.

    I mention this here in case any here try the same approach to an easy conversion of a Sporting or Field 1100 into a tactical shotgun.

    Cheers,

    Harry
     
  2. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Member

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    There are lots of different figment issues with various 1100s. There are light and heavy 20 gauges too that barrels and a few other parts are not interchangeable.
     
  3. 1KPerDay

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    I wasn’t aware the forends were different. Thanks!
     
  4. PapaG

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    Who has those barrels? Price?
     
  5. Eddietruett

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    Not sure about the newer 1100's but the older 2 3/4" ones could be converted to 3" magnum just by changing the barrel. Then you could have a magnum without having to buy another gun. It just wouldn't have the factory recoil pad.
     
  6. Flatbush Harry

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    Common knowledge for those who know 1100's. I started working on them in 1976.

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    For a short while; about 500 3" magnums, sometimes less, when the action bars froze up from bending. Another common problem with 1100's you run into after working on them for a few years.
     
  8. Riomouse911

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    Yeah, that’s a ton of stress to heap on a receiver that’s not made for it.

    Myself? I’ll stick to the 2.75” shells in my 2.75” receivers. I do have an 1100 that shoots 3” shells... but that’s a .410 bore. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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