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Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by cranedriver on Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:00 pm

I have two older Remington 1100 autos. One was my grandfathers and the other belonged to my father. They both shoot 2 3/4 only. Nice guns but I started having problems with both of them ejecting low brass shells, they eject high brass rounds with no problem. I know they have O-rings and I am guessing this is the problem. Anyone else experience this? and if so How hard are the O-rings to replace and where is a good source to buy some??

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by Mrs. Hammer on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:02 pm

I have 1 but have never had an issue or had to replace o rings. Wait I take that back 1 and only time I ever hd an issue I had not broken the gun down for deep cleaning a VERY long time and after about 300 shells fired down it 1 day at a skeet shoot it was startung to have issues but it was beyone filthy. Hammer broke it down cleaned it and it hasn't given me a seconds trouble since.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by Reloader on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:35 pm

Clean the gas port, O-ring and expansion chamber. Don't lube the O-ring with vasoline...it eats rubber. Lightly lube the parts with oil....no WD40...it hardens over time.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by cranedriver on Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:10 pm

Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by DEADEYE 1 on Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:55 am

Make sure the gas port, one on some 1100s and 2 on some barrels is open. I use an acetelene torch cleaner. You can use the plastic nozzle of Breakfree and look down the removed barrel a squeeze a shot of brekfree in the port holes. Next take the o-ring and 2 piston rings off the magazine and clean. Make sure that you have the rings properly butted up against each other when you put them back on the magazine tube. Then replace the 5 to 10 dollar o ring. Slide the o-ring down to the groove and on the magazine tube.. Next replace the barrel. This takes care of the problem most of the time. Again make sure that you have the compression rings in the proper order. Sometimes you need to drop the trigger group and clean out inside the receiver.And if it is an older gun that has been shot a lot, you may need to remove the stock and clean out the recoil spring and tube. It take less than 15 minutes to just take care of the o-ring and compression rings. If the compression rings are gunked up, you might want to soak them overnight in some solvent. Good luck. thumbs up

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by cranedriver on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:38 pm

Thanks Deadeye1 that is a awesome how-to on the 1100. I got called back to work early but when I get back home gonna give them both a through going over!!!

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Post by Mike @ Smiths Speed Shop on Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:34 am

Also don't forget to check the chamber, it should be clean and smooth. A little rust or fouling can cause sluggish ejection or in worse cases failure to eject. Good luck!

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by Beladran on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:15 am

i love my 1100's but those o rings are one PITA i bought 20 from Vans about 10 years ago for $16 bucks. I started using gunslick which is liquid graphite on them and have not had to replace one in two years.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by Mrs. Hammer on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:19 am

Wow I have never had to replace mine and its 29 years old.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by Beladran on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:22 am

do you shoot 500-1500 shells a year out of it?

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by Mrs. Hammer on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:28 am

Yup at times I have put about 500 shells down it in a days time. Hours upon hours of skeet shooting practice burns up lots of shells. As a teenager I shot skeet in comp on a youth team and shot a minimum of 100 rounds almost daily. Now I shoot between 500 and 1000 rounds out of it a year.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by Beladran on Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:55 am

sounds like us. we used to buy skeet by the pallet load. When i was about 12ish dad heard about a kmart that was going out of business and had shotgun shells for $1 a box and no buying limit. dad had the trunk of my moms buick full, back seat and floor board full, and the driver seat full. gatlin had fun for a long long long time lol

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by DBChaffin on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:24 am

Viton (material, not brand) O-rings handle high heat and last much longer than regular Buna-N O-rings. That being said, either will work but you have to replace the cheaper Buna rings much more often.

Factory Remington O-rings can be purchased, but they are comparatively expensive ($6 a piece or more). Here they are at Brownells:
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=324/Product/1100_11_87_BARREL_SEALS

If you want to get them from somewhere else or save a little coin, a 12 gauge takes a size 21 (15/16" I.D. X 1 1/16" O.D. X 1/16" thick), and a 20 gauge is a size 19. Some hardware stores may carry the Viton seals, but many will not.

Here's a place that carries a 6 pack of Viton rings for $1.50 plus shipping:
http://www.theoringstore.com/servlet/the-43/Remington-1187-11-dsh-87-1100/Detail

If you really want to get them inexpensively and/or have a lot of Remington shotguns, go to McMaster-Carr and order I believe part #9464k75. It is something like $8 for 50 of them plus shipping.

I agree completely with the comments above about cleaning the chamber and gas system well. Good luck.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by skip425 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:31 am

I had the same problem with my 1100 I tried everything from new
o-ring, new gas rings, and a new action spring inside the stock.
Desperate I finally tried a procedure I read about on the internet somewhere.
I drilled the gas ports in the barrel slightly bigger one at a time firing the lightest load I could find until the gun would function.
I explained what I had done to a buddy who had the same problem
with his 1100 and he proceeded to break a bit off in his barrel
which we had a devil of a time removing but after removing the
bit and making one hole a little larger his would function also.

I think the 1100 was designed for shells with more power than they
are selling today at Walmart .

Do this procedure at your own risk

You can permanently damage your barrel if you break a bit so use high quality bits and go slow as possible drilling one hole slightly larger at a time until the gun functions with the light loads. Also if your planning on shooting a lot of Magnum shells in the gun don't do this procedure.



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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by cranedriver on Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:15 pm

Well all the tips were much apperciated and as of this afternoon I have two sweet shooting 1100's again. Both recieved a good cleaning inside and out but 100% sure the problem was the O-rings. One was completly gone and the other gun's O-ring wasn't far behind. They were replaced with Viton O-rings and are good to go. Thanks again.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by nhstk02 on Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:22 pm

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by DEADEYE 1 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:01 am

I think that the 3 inch mag 1100 barrels have just one hole for a gas port and the 2 3/4 have 2 smaller holes. I opened up a hole on a 3 inch mag that would not eject low brass loads and it worked fine. I agree, I like the Vitron o rings best, they are a gray color. I also lightly lubricate the magazine tube with a light coat of breakfree. Something that I learned with my old Browning Auto 5, never spray WD-40 on the outside of the magazine tube if you don,t want it to fail to eject down the road. Some things learned the hard way stick with you when you are young.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by live2hunt on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:14 pm

never shot low brass shells in my 1100's they are not made for that, thats why remington came out with the 1187

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by Mrs. Hammer on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:43 pm

Not to hi jack but this has me itching to shoot a few100 rounds of clay targets at turcotte.

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Re: Remington 1100 eject problems

Post by DEADEYE 1 on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:25 pm

I agree , I like to shoot shells with more power but I am not a bird hunter. I know some guys just put a 2 3/4 barrel on their turkey guns to dove hunt. That extra gas port makes a difference. I only opened up that one gun very slightly because my friend wanted it done. But if you get too much gas pressure going through there you could possibly damage the receiver. Kinda like opening up a hole in a spillway of a dam. I know one guy that has shot thousands of rounds through his old 1100. Every so often it needs a little TLC to get it back going. He loves that old gun and would rather shoot it than a newer Beretta that he owns. happy shooting.

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