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Remington 1100 Autoloader Troubleshooting

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:26 pm
I have a 1972 Remington 1100 mag 12 gauge. I am having trouble with the gun locking back with shells in mag . I fire round it ejects nicely but does not chamber next round. the round come out of mag and stops. it is like the round is not hitting the release when it leaves the mag. I have new mag spring and mag stop. if anyone has ne ideas I would love to hear them

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:42 pm
ballawc did the action bar work in your gun? if not I buy my parts from midwayusa.com

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:30 am
Not sure whether I should do a new post or just continue this thread.

My problem is that I cannot remove the action spring on my 1100. Stock is removed, and the pin is out of the slot in the aluminum retainer, but it will only move about 1/4" before it binds. The tube does not appear to be deformed. I tried to insert a drill bit in there to ream it out some, but it keeps grabbing the end of the aluminum spring retainer, so I stopped that before it messed up the retainer. Any ideas on how to get that out?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:50 am
Hi guys. Recently I have been receiving some trouble. I have a fairly old model 1100, which I fitted with an extended tube (carries 11 x 2 3/4" shells) and a dot for open-class 3-gun shooting.
The initial problem was that the carrier plate didn't always lift all the way, and the shell would ram into the chamber. However when I shot it the weekend, for the first time in month, that problem was gone but a new one appeared. First stage I used 35 gr AAA rounds, but every now and again the magazine tube would not eject the next round. Strangely the firearm worked fine with 28 gr rounds.
I consulted my Remington book, and the most plausible problem I could find was that the shells are recoiling into the magazine tube upon firing.
Do you guys think this is why the 28 gr's worked but not the 35's? If so, can anyone tell me what the correct magazine tube spring length should be, because I thing mine might be too short.

Hope someone can help!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:54 am
powerline10 wrote:I have a 1972 Remington 1100 mag 12 gauge. I am having trouble with the gun locking back with shells in mag . I fire round it ejects nicely but does not chamber next round. the round come out of mag and stops. it is like the round is not hitting the release when it leaves the mag. I have new mag spring and mag stop. if anyone has ne ideas I would love to hear them


Hi powerline10, I'm not sure what you use your 1100 for. But the first thing I did when I got mine was to disable the bolt catch.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:58 am
codered7 wrote:I have pulled it all out and oiled them and actually I just put them back together for the pictures and when I put it back together and was examining it some more I am starting to thinking it might be the the feed latch might be bad.

Looks like the tip is broken off on your feed latch allowing the round to protrude too far into the receiver, hanging up the carrier.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:00 am
ballawc wrote:Hello,
I am positive that it will fit, but there are distinct differences that I don't think will allow correct operation. I'm going to have to find an old style bar, but thankfully brownell's offers no-questions asked returns!
Thanks

All you need with the new action bar is a new operating handle with the detent on the rear surface to allow it to work with the new bar. You can file a detent in your old handle with a small round file.
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I am of the opinion that having one thread for discussing problems is not good. I would suggest starting a new thread for any problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:07 pm
First off I want to Hi to everyone and then on to my problem,, soo HI Yall
OK I have an LT 20 and this old gal has been a shooter for over 30 years, I took her out of the box brand new. So at a Lodge Sporting Clay shoot Sunday, all was well un till it fired the first round and jammed the second.. Skinned fingers and a bunch of naughty words later I got the second shell back in the tube and tried again,,, same thing,, go it out and tried a different box of shells,, same result,, OK so I put a new barrel seal on that's the most common problem,,, same results, first round fires ejects second round jams coming out of the tube about half the length of the shell.. Tore it all down washed everything out with brake clean removed EVERYTHING, cleaned and lightly oiled,,, put it all back together and tried it again,,,, same problem. Please somebody give me a direction to go with this Im pulling out what little hair I have left..
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:44 am
you did not specifically mention this so I must ask....

have you cleaned out the gas port/ports located inside the barrel ring?
We have done so much for so long with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:54 am
Well I THINK, I have found the problem, though I don't know how it happened... After taking my LT20 apart for the umteenth time I happened to slide my thumb over the edge of the carrier,, And lo and behold there was a nick on the inside of the carrier with a small burr sticking out, not much of a burr, but enough that if I slid a shell along it, the nick would catch the rim of the case. A fine stone and 1000 grit cloth has it back to a smooth finish and she ran 3 rounds like butter, and not being one to take things for granted I ran another 3 rounds, no problem and just for kicks 3 more,,, and she is working fine. Now the question comes up as to how the nick got into the carrier? I cant find anything that it would come into contact with, so I can only conclude that I some how put a nick in the old gal the last time I had it apart for cleaning.
Thanks for your thoughts and ideas, maybe somebody else that has a feed problem like this might look to a nick in the carrier,,

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:12 pm
Hello all I am new to the forum,here is my problem,a friend of mine ask me if I would cleat his 1100 for him I said sure,had a really hard time taking it apart,it was all rusted on the inside,see my friend is not very good at taking care of his guns,so first problem while I take the gun apart the feed latch is unstaked,I find a very easy solution on this forum about how you can super glue or epoxy the feed latch in place and I do it, work fine but now here is my other problem that I can't figure out,I put the gun back together and now it will not feed from the mag I can fire it, and manually load the next round by using the charging handle for all the remaining rounds,but it will not load by itself the piston and piston seal where very rusted and stuck inside, the barrel seal the little rubber o ring was cut in half that I replace but the piston and piston seal I just clean them with ballistol,do you think it could be the piston and piston seal the reason its not feeding the ammo from the mag tube that come out good by hand if I operate the charging handle,thank you for your help.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:14 pm
Did you take apart the action spring tube in the buttstock and clean all that up?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:15 am
no but I will try this thank you ,I will let you know if it fix my feed problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:11 am
When you shoot it, does it eject the fired round cleanly and does the bolt latch back? When you manually pull the bolt back can you see the feed latch moving out of the way? Is the interceptor moving freely and is that spring in good shape?
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Welcome to the Remington Owners Forum docryan61 !!

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 9:40 am
Anyone else have an issue with shells not feeding properly? About every 3 rounds a shell will stop 2/3 of the way out of the magazine tube and the bolt will lock open. After studying the problem it appears the rim of the shell being fed is hitting the bolt release button which protrudes slightly above the carrier. (Competition model) I only have 50 rounds through this gun. I have never had a 1100 do that before. Just curious if this is a known issue.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 10:38 am
I have been shooting, selling, and working on 1100s for 53 years, and that is a new one on me. I have seen a bent shell latch or sticking/broken interceptor latch cause the same result.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:20 pm
I bought a 1100, 12 ga 2 3/4 inch gun the other day. It came with a 26 inch vent rib, Remchoke barrel. I decided to take it apart and clean everything since I just got the gun. I removed the mag cap and forend, then hit a brick wall. I pulled, yanked, twisted, and cussed & fussed trying to get the barrel off. It wouldn't budge. Finally I used a hard rubber hammer and pounded on the gas chamber to get the barrel to move. I cleaned the gun, including using some oiled 0000 steel wool to clean the barrel tang and inside the receiver. When I attempted to put the barrel back on it stopped when the area of the barrel with the cut out for the extractor entered the receiver. I had to use the same hard rubber hammer to force the barrel on, and back off again. I don't know what the problem is. This is the only barrel I have to try on the gun. I don't see anything out of round or bent. Anyone else had a stuck barrel and determined what the cause might be?

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:49 am
Gents

I am new to the forum and would like to ask the resident experts about a problem I have with an older 1100. If I load the magazine with more than one shell I get a double feed into the receiver upon firing. If I place one shell in the chamber and one in the magazine the gun functions fine. I would appreciate any info you can share regarding this problem.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:22 am
babalawu wrote:Gents
I am new to the forum and would like to ask the resident experts about a problem I have with an older 1100. If I load the magazine with more than one shell I get a double feed into the receiver upon firing. If I place one shell in the chamber and one in the magazine the gun functions fine. I would appreciate any info you can share regarding this problem.

Your interceptor latch or spring is not working correctly.
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Thanks, I am planning to order that latch and replace to see if it will resolve the double feed issue.
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It is usually best to verify a problem before starting the parts replacement game.
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