View Full Version : Rem 1100 help!!

Hog Hunter
April 23, 2011, 08:47 AM
I have a remington 1100 I aquired from my grandpa. Its gas operated. When I first got it it shot great. A while back it started jamming?? Not sure if I would call it jamming but sometimes it will not kick the shell out and I have to grab the bolt handel and pull like hell to get it to eject. It gets stuck. I took it apart and cleaned it very good and it still does it sometimes, maybe every 15-20 shots. Where should I start? The o-ring is good.

Also, on the magazine tube it has 1 o-ring, and two metal rings with a slit in them that are tappered, oppostie on each. Now I know on some shotguns you can adjust the rings for the type sheel you shoot. Ill be shooting low brass 7 1/2 or 8's. how should I set these rings if I even can. I googeld it and couldnt find anything. Maybe someone has a picture or somthin of how i can set thes or how they should be set. Thanks!!

April 23, 2011, 09:36 AM
Have you called Remington?

The most critical component of any gas-operated shotgun are the gas ports in the barrel. After you clean the entire gun, the last thing you do is make certain those gas ports are clear and clean.

How detailed are you breaking down the shotgun for cleaning? Are you removong the bolt? The carrier? The feeding tub, etc?

100's must be maintained and lightly oiled, as well.

April 23, 2011, 09:52 AM
Check this recent thread (http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4533933&highlight=rings).

Hog Hunter
April 23, 2011, 02:02 PM
the only thing I havnt taken down on the gun is the butt stock where the other spring is. I take the trigger mecanism out and the bolt and piston. The gas ports were clean but, I took a small peice of wire and wraped the soft side of some velcro to it and cleande the holes good. I ran about 50 rounds through it today with no problems. The only thing I think that it could have been was the rings were on the wrong way. I had the top ring upside down, thats how it was when I got the shotgun so I figurd thats how it went but I was obviously wrong. Hopefully I got it figured out. Thanks for the help!!

April 23, 2011, 02:20 PM
Incorrect R-1100 ring orientation has been a problem from the beginning. There are 8 ways to place the rings, 7 of them are wrong. I saw an 11-87 that had a factory sticker, depicting the correct orientation, inside the fore-wood. Perhaps a reasonable upgrade for an older gun.

April 23, 2011, 02:27 PM
That probably was your problem. Remington now sells the piston and piston seal as one unit. You can still get them separate if you want, but you won't get confused on which way they go back on. I would also buy a few barrel seals too. They get chewed up in no time.