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Old March 31, 2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Remington 1100 LT 20ga.

Is the receiver on the LT 20 steel or an alloy? Thinking about getting it reblued. Any help would be appreciated!!!!!

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Old March 31, 2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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Steel.
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Old March 31, 2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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Of course, steel is an alloy of iron, but it is not aluminum, which is what I think you were after.
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Old March 31, 2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats just what I wanted STEEL

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Old March 31, 2013, 06:51 PM   #5
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Wasn't it built on a 28 gauge receiver? Isn't that where the Lt comes in?
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Old March 31, 2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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Remington introduced the first 20 gauge 1100 "Lightweight" on the 12 gauge sized receiver, with Mahogany furniture. They were looking into a new sized receiver for a lighter, scaled gun a few years later, when someone suggested the 28/410 sized receiver should work fine, because it is forged steel. They tried it, and aside from some issues with the first models - the LW20s - the rest is history. Got that direct from Wayne Leek many moons ago on an airplane ride. BTW, I have never personally seen an LW with issues, but it appears that with extensive use of heavy loads they could crack a receiver. Similar to the Sportsman 58s. The scalloped ejection port and the relieving cut like the 12 gauge 1100s solved things.
I love my LT20. Recently put a straight gripped stock set on it, and had a blast shooting clay pigeons yesterday. I bought mine - a Magnum model - back when you could still shoot lead in a 20, but not a 12, for ducks. I was frankly surprised at how well it worked with 3" loads on the big ducks, and in the years since I probably shoot it more than anything else. Got two 2-3/4" barrels for it. Bought the Skeet barrel the day I got the gun, and had the 28" Full barrel fitted for coke tubes. Great wet weather dove and quail gun, because I can so easily take it completely apart and clean and dry things. I shoot it better than anything else, but I still love SxSs too.
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Old March 31, 2013, 10:07 PM   #7
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Got my LT 20 gauge 1100 when I was about 11 or 12 years old back in the 1980's. I killed enough squirrels rabbits with that gun to fill a dumptruck, and I always shot high brass through it. Also killed a deer with it during a youth hunt. Never had a problem. Just keep the ports clean, and it won't let you down.
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Old April 1, 2013, 05:33 AM   #8
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Year of Manufacture

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Could I ask you guys one more ? Please. The serial # on my LT-20 is P255454k doe's anyone know when made? Again Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old April 1, 2013, 05:43 AM   #9
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The 'P' prefix ran from 1985 until 1990. I would estimate 1986. If (a BIG if) it has the original barrel, that will nail it down to month for the barrel. Lots of times if you get the build date from Remington, based on serial number, it will not jive exactly with the barrel, because they weren't put together and 'completed' exactly when the barrel was done. I will refrain from commenting negatively on Remington's dating service of late.
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Old April 1, 2013, 08:29 PM   #10
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1100s lt-20

Have three 20ga... I have a 198X vintage 21" Skeet choked Special Field (has a slightly shorter forend and english stock; a 2002 vintage Sam Walton Limited Edition striaght stock also (also has Sam Walton in gold relief on the left side and his signature on the right in gold) longer forend 23" Rem Choke barrel; and a 3" Magnum with semi-pistol grip stock, longer forend (same as Sam Walton) and a 25" (was a 3" 30") now with Tru-Choke thinwall tubes.

Obvious that I like the LT-20s. Oh and I have 3 12ga 1100s as well.
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