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Old December 16, 2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Remington May Have Other Problems

I just bought a new Remington 1100 .410 shotgun yesterday. Expensive but I wanted it! Brought it home and the bolt absolutely would not open! At the price of this shotgun that is unfathomable!!!!!!!!!!!!! Took it back to the dealer and he said "yes there is something wrong". He is sending it back and getting another one sent out. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
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Old December 16, 2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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Funny, my 28 gauge works just fine EVERY time, even with my light reloads...........did you clean it? Get all of the preservative gunk out of it?
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Old December 16, 2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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No I did not clean it. From looking at it you could not see any gunk any where.
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Old December 16, 2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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Well, hopefully they get it straightened out. On another note, I can not fathom you or the dealer not noticing this before the sale, I usually inspect guns before I buy, and a bolt that will not open seems very obvious.
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Old December 17, 2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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Rok I agree with you about inspection but I have bought "many" guns from this dealer and had great success. I did open the box and visually check it out. I did not operate it. Trust me I will when this one comes in! Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!
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Old December 18, 2010, 08:10 AM   #6
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Good luck just getting the thing put together if you can't get the bolt back-----if it were me I'd punch the pins out--take out the trigger assembly and have a look-see as to whats goin on.
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Old December 18, 2010, 12:11 PM   #7
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New in the box or used and abused, open EVERYTHING! Thats just basic safety, after all. Personally, once I'm certain its not loaded, I do a basic function check, although I do avoid dry firing the gun in the shop, without permission.

Every gun maker has less than perfect examples get out the door. What matters most is that they stand behind their products and treat you right.

Yes, it is frustrating, we pay a lot of money (especially for a high end gun), and expect a good product. Most of the time, we get it. But when we don't, we shouldn't give up on the company, until they prove themselves undeserving of our business.

I've owned dozens of Remingtons (along with other brands), and I'm sure if I get enough, sooner or later, I'll get a bad one, maybe even NIB. If/when that happens, I'll let Remington (or who ever) make it right. I'm betting they will, although it may take longer than I would like, especially during the holiday season.
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Old December 18, 2010, 12:20 PM   #8
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see I rather like Remington shotguns

I own a Mossberg 930 SPX and owned a brand new Benelli Supernova 24" "tactical" Turkey gun i Bought as a present to me on St Patricks Day, it was from $650 DOWN to like $320 because it sat there for a year... and I couldn't say no... I sold it / traded it because I needed to get my Dad a 60th Bday Zastava PAP and I really wanted a Supernova TACTICAL...

The Remington's are on my "Someday if I'm rich and have a huge safe to fill" list... An OLD/original Rem 1100 I went skeeting with once was the smoothest shotgun I've ever fired, WITH a dowel in the mag limiting it to 3 shots, and me and my buddy just punishing it with 3 rounds of birdshot over and over again.. Just a fine fine gun... And also an 11-87 I tried once, awesome. I don't have much use for real long barreled field guns and even the "tac 4" is not very tactical to me, so I can't buy a n 1100/1187 for HD in good consicious but they are awesome guns.
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Old December 18, 2010, 01:10 PM   #9
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Just because it looked clean, don't mean it shouldn't get a full strip and reassemble according to the manual...

EVERY GUN NEEDS THIS!!! Either by owner or pay the dealer to do it for you...

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Old December 18, 2010, 03:12 PM   #10
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Sometimes shotgun problems are as simple as not reading and following the owner's manual. Just last week we had a junior member complaining that his 11-87 was being bothersome; but, he wasn't loading it as recommended in the owner's manual.

I going to play detective, and make some wild assumptions. I suspect the following may have happened:
  1. The OP said he bought a new .410 R-1100 that didn't have any gunk anywhere. So, a previous owner (or gun shop employee) may have cleaned it.
  2. The cleaner didn't follow the owner's manual and didn't engage the safety before removing the trigger assembly.
  3. While cleaning, the trigger assembly the hammer was released.
  4. The hammer wasn't re-cocked before reassembly, and
  5. The trigger assembly was forced backed into place resulting in the bolt becoming jammed. Then,
  6. The gun was returned to the box (or rack) without the problem being corrected. Next,
  7. The OP is shown the "New" gun... we all know, a .410-bore 1100 is very cute and irresistible.
Of course, this is just a wild guess. What the OP didn't tell us: Was the gun broken down, new in a factory sealed box, or assembled and in the rack when he bought it? If in the rack, was it broken down and boxed or put in a long case after the sale? I ask because with the bolt jammed closed, the barrel couldn't be installed nor removed. It's possible the barrel was mounted when the trigger assembly was removed. If the disassemble and reassembly sequence wasn't important, then why have it in the owner's manual? They don't warn about keeping the hammer cocked in red print for nothing.

One the gun industry's dark little secrets is that many like-new guns are sold as being factory fresh. In this instance, I'm not going to jump on the band wagon, and assume it was Remington's fault, without more info.
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Old December 18, 2010, 04:49 PM   #11
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Well new right out of the box and it don't work, it goes back to the dealer! And that's what I did. He called me yesterday and told me the replacement 1100 for in. I went over and did a complete check this time. Works fine. Brought it home and cycled two 3 shot firings. NO PROBLEMS. I guess it proves the ole adage. You get a bad one now and then. He did tell me this was the second high dollar firearm that had problems in the last two months.
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Old December 18, 2010, 05:17 PM   #12
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There's another old adage: All's well that ends well.

Happy to hear the problem was resolved to your complete satisfaction.
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