View Full Version : Remington 1100 loading failure

Shootin' Shane
January 21, 2002, 12:38 PM
When I cock my 1100, it pulls the shell from the magazine but does not pop it up into position to be slid forward into the chamber. The shell simply stays in the lower receiver and the cocking lever will not move forward unless I manually release it. Does anyone know what might cause this jam? Is anything broken or missing? Thanks a lot, Shane

slick slidestop
January 21, 2002, 11:32 PM
If you are doing what you said starting with an empty chamber, this is normal. Sometimes if you pull the bolt back and release it real fast it might chamber the round.

If you have a round in the chamber and cycle the bolt, it should eject the chambered round and load another

Shootin' Shane
January 22, 2002, 02:57 AM
I'm sorry, I wasn't exactly clear with my question. My 1100 will not load/move the shell up on the 1st round OR any other round. I don't remember having to manually load the 1st round. If the chamber is empty, the magazine is full and the bolt is forward, shouldn't you just be able to pull the bolt back and release it and it will load a shell? I am not able to do this. Shouldn't something throw the loading gate on the bottom of the receiver up which in turn throws the shell up to chamber level?

January 22, 2002, 06:29 AM
On my 1100 I have never had the first round load without depressing the button in the loading gate. I have only had the auto load work during firing.

Shootin' Shane
January 22, 2002, 01:47 PM
Good, that takes care of the first round. I just figured the rest of the shells would cycle through from working the bolt by hand. (Like a semi-auto pistol or rifle). I owned an 1100 for a short time probably 10 years ago and I thought I remember unloading the gun by pulling and releasing the bolt by hand (and not having to depress the button on the loading gate for EACH shell). Thanks for all your replies, Shane

Shootin' Shane
January 24, 2002, 01:05 AM
That's what I thought and that was my original question, but I am getting conflicting answers from a few different people. Look in the shotguns forum. Thanks!

George Stringer
January 24, 2002, 09:32 AM
Shane, I'd recommend a trip to your local smith. I believe that the reason you get conflicting answers is that folks are trying to help based on their own experiences. And what may cause a similar malfunction in their gun may or may not be the culprit in your case. Let a smith look it over. George