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Old November 7, 2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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Remington 1100 wont accept shells

I recently purchased a used Remington 1100, don't know the year, am researching. Anyway, today, first day of pheasant season, I head out. I put one shell in the barrel, through the ejection port, close the carrier release. Now here is the problem, I cannot get an additional shell(s) into the magazine, it jams up about 3/4 of the way into the magazine. I had to return home twice to gently tap the stuck shell back out of the magazine and out of the gun. I can push on the magazine plug and it moves freely. Looking into the load area, while holding the carrier release in place there is a flange of metal, I think it's the feed latch, that seems to be in the way of the shells movement. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old November 8, 2009, 02:03 PM   #2
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1100

I am a 1911 smith, so let me guess, a lot of shot guns come through the shop.
Sounds like your feed tube has rusted, or is dirty and jammed in the down position.
Take the gun all apart, if you are able to do so, and re clean everything.
Clean the holding tube with a solvent with a bore mop until it is loose.
i guarantee its the problem. I don’t work on shotguns, I let a new kid who is starting. 99% of the tile it’s a cleaning, lube, cleaning problem.
No offence but it’s an often over looked cleaning area.

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Old November 8, 2009, 11:22 PM   #3
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2 things, first, welcome Edward from a former Arizonan (Tucson) hopefully soon back in Gods Country.

Squan. Edward is most likely right. The 1100 is a pretty simple gun in operation and if you cant get shells into the "tube" I suspect also it is dirty or there is an internal blockage in the tube. It should need nothing more than a GOOD cleaning
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Old November 9, 2009, 07:56 AM   #4
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1100 not accepting shells

Thank you both for your replies, I'll give it a good cleaning....Thx again.
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Old November 9, 2009, 03:17 PM   #5
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I have a problem with my 1100. When goose hunting, the shell would not eject completely and get stuck half way out of the receiver. As a result, I could not get that critical second shot off. Finally, a 3" or 4" strip of metal that was pressed into the back of the receiver fell out. I believe it's part of the shell extractor? A friend told me that it's a common problem with 1100s. Any insight? I've gone back to my dependable 870 now.
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Old November 9, 2009, 08:26 PM   #6
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I'll gladly accpet your shells if your 1100 won't

I think the other's nailed it.
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Old November 11, 2009, 01:45 PM   #7
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Squan,

When you remove the barrel and then look at the end of the magazine where the barrel retention cap screw on...do you see a plug of metal that has a hole in it and is split out one side? If so, if their is a limiting plug up against it just use a long shafted screw driver to depress the spring and then let it fly. The resulting "thump" of the plug against the magazine plug cap should move it a bit. Keep this up a few times and it will knock the cap out. Keep your hand over it or else the spring and plug will exit rapidly and can damage a ceiling, wall, or yourself. (how do I know this?)
If the plug is up against the forend end of the magazine you and pry the retention plug out but again...keep one hand cupped over it as you do to catch the plug and spring when it jumps clear.

Then the spring and follower should just drop out. Clean the magazine just as you would the barrel and then reassemble in reverse order. I prefer to drop follower, then spring, then capacity limit plug just under the split-cap magazine end-plug. It keeps stuff out and lets me use the internal spring to "tap" it back out when need be.

Hope this makes sense,

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Old November 11, 2009, 01:51 PM   #8
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Hi voltage,

It sounds like the spring that is pressed into the side of the receiver and then held in place lightly by a couple of punch marks. These commonly fall loose when you remove the trigger assembly.

But they shouldn't fall out unless you do remove the assembly. The end of one of these flat-springs keeps/releases the next round from the magazine I believe. (to be honest as many as I've tapped back down to reassemble an 1100/1187 it has been many years ago so my memory is fuzzy)

If it fell out while hunting either I've got the wrong picture or it is a broken part. I'd tap the two pins out that keep the trigger assembly in and drop the assembly out. (Good time to rinse out the trigger assembly and receiver too)

The other half of that spring may still be in the receiver. There's a spring on both sides of an 1100 (I think).

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Old November 11, 2009, 02:50 PM   #9
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twice barrel

Thanks for the reply. You're right! The spring did fall out when I removed the trigger assembly for cleaning. I took the 1100 to the gunsmith yesterday. He said it is a common problem with the 1100s. He is going to send it to Remington. He said there is a very good chance they will repair it under warranty for free as a good will gesture, even if the gun is far from new. I would just have to pay the shipping. Sounds good to me. Thanks again.

PS: A friend once told me a story how he bought an 1100 at a special sale. It came with a free box of shells and a free shovel. He asked the dealer what the shovel was for. The dealer told him to shoot the box of shells, dig a hole, then bury the gun because it would be useless after shooting that box of shells. He wasn't a fan of 1100s, but told some good jokes.
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