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ammo.crafter
September 29, 2007, 09:40 AM
What are the difference between Remingto 11-87 and 1100 models?:confused:

ebutler462
September 29, 2007, 09:47 AM
The 11-87 is a beefed up version of the 1100. Most 1100s are 2.75", while the 11-87 handles longer magnum loads, some up to 3.5".

Both are mighty fine guns.

mjolnir
September 30, 2007, 08:46 AM
An 11-87 is basically the 1100 modified to handle BOTH 2.75" & 3" shells.

Main 11-87 differences:

1> The barrel has a gas venting system, consisting of a collar and spring on the front of the gas cylinder.
2> Different extractor (thicker...therefore bolt extractor slot wider, and barrel slot for extractor wider).
3> Magazine tube of stainless steel.

Because of 1 & 2, and some other details, 1100 and 11-87 barrels don't interchange.

There are about 24 other [minor] changes, let me know if you want a rundown.

mudstud
September 30, 2007, 07:07 PM
No argument with mjolnir, but there are also some 1100's built to take both 2-3/4" and 3". In fact, I've been looking at a used 20 gauge 1100 LT-20, which says it will take both lengths on the barrel.

Scorch
September 30, 2007, 07:11 PM
The big advantage of the gas venting system onthe 11-87 is that you can shoot any load from light target laods to heavy magnum loads without short cycling or banging the action up. Either gun is a good shotgun, though.

Shell Shucker
October 1, 2007, 09:45 PM
1100's WORK, 1187s MABEE. Just my personal experience, YMMV.