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Remington 1100 Restoration

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:22 am
Here is another gun I restored, the owner wanted it reblued and made pretty again, not back to original, but looking good without the rust.

The shotgun had been in the family for three generations and the current owners brother put a recoil pad on it in bubba fashion, so I fixed that, polish and reblued the steel, nitre blued the pins and charging handle and refinished the stock to match.

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links to the blog posts

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2016/1 ... art-1.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2016/1 ... art-2.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2016/1 ... art-3.html
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:31 am
Looks great tincan. You did a excellent job in my opinion. Pains me to see a gun neglected and go to rack and ruin. A darn expensive one by todays standards. 1100's are my favorite and my TB grade trap 1100 looks as good today as when I bought it back in 80. Thanks for showing the results of a fine job.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:43 am
Looks real good !!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:28 pm
Meant to comment on the wood also!!! Beautiful figure on that walnut. Hard to believe that gorgeous wood like that use to often be the standard many times. today we pay huge bucks for that quality today. 1100's seem to be a high end gun where 40 years back seems everyone was lugging one through the woods. Lookin for a 20 to complement my 12 gauge trap. Again great work!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:52 am
Good job. Better than what I paid to have done to mine. Mine was never abused or neglected but since 1963 and 115,000 shells later the blue was worn off on the receiver worse than that one. She's pretty much retired now from anything but when I want to shoot clays with a 12, which I almost never do.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:35 am
Thanks guys, I have a few Remingtons on my bench, some I finished a while ago, others are in process including:

Three (3) 512 Sportsmasters
One (1) 511 Scoremaster
One (1) 513 Matchmaster
One (1) 1974 vintage 870 Wingmaster (needs complete refinishing)
One (1) 1955 vintage 870 Wingmaster (will probably leave alone 70-80% finish left)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:53 am
TINCANBANDIT wrote:Thanks guys, I have a few Remingtons on my bench, some I finished a while ago, others are in process including:

Three (3) 512 Sportsmasters
One (1) 511 Scoremaster
One (1) 513 Matchmaster
One (1) 1974 vintage 870 Wingmaster (needs complete refinishing)
One (1) 1955 vintage 870 Wingmaster (will probably leave alone 70-80% finish left)

Nice to hear! these Remington models are well worth restoring. Well made with walnut and high gloss bluing of the metal. Have often thought the Model 1100 was the most graceful looking shotgun produced and will always be my favorite. These days I much prefer to browse the used gun racks as these 870s, 1100s, and the 700 series from the 60s and 70s seem like "high end" arms these days.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:24 pm
You did a really nice job on that. You should be very proud of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:38 am
I almost forgot about this one.

A 1956 vintage model 58 Sportsman, my FIL found it for me at a yard sale for $40. The stocks were in decent shape, but the metal was freckled with pink rust spots



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blog posts showing the process

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2014/1 ... model.html

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2014/1 ... el_10.html

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:24 am
Again very nice job TINCAN! I think you should be refinishing and rebluing every crappy Express models that are out there. How I miss the days when walnut and high polish blue was the norm! Many offerings today look more like unfinished hardware.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:01 pm
agreed, I am trying to save as many as I can.....time and space are the biggest issues.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Ha! Glad to hear it. In my opinion the 1100 is the best looking and great handling auto of all. A walnut version with that great bluing can't be beat. never stop admiring the wood stock on my TB Trap model. I paid about $325 for it new in 1980. Competition 1100s now are around $1200 I believe.

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