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Hey all-

I just received a gift from my father: the Remington 1100 12g that he taught me to shoot trap on, around 1983.

I'd like to detail strip it and tune it up, a bit. Any suggestions on parts to replace or look closely at while it's apart?
How about suggestions for a good armorer's manual?

The gun is an early 80's example, at the latest. Possibly slightly older.

Thanks,

Bruce




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Definitely replace the action spring. ($8 at Brownells) Keeps the frame from getting hammered.
Anything else depends on how it functions.
I used to have a pdf of Rem auto 'things to look for' (cracks, etc.) but it must be on one of my dead hard drives.

I shoot my Rem auto with the mag tube and piston/piston seal wet with Breakfree CLP...cleans up with a paper towel. Shooting them dry like the factory recommends means you are going to chisel carbon or soak & then scrub it with something that might be abrasive. CLP is easier and doesn't wear on the mag tube.


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Go to shotgunworld.com and check out their " I love my" section and go to the Remington threads. They have a great thread on the 1100's. Should give you all the info you are looking for. Great site!



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Thanks guys!

Bruce




"I cannot spare this man. He fights!"
-Abraham Lincoln

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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An excellent manual for the Remington 870/1100/11-87:

https://www.brownells.com/guns...anual-prod25716.aspx
 
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Also replace the O=ring
 
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Thanks for the book reference. Just traded for a Remington 1100 Tac 2. NIB not fired yet, will also use CLP as noted above. Hopefully fire it next week.
 
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Congrats on getting one of the best designed semiautomatic shotguns ever made. I’ve seen them (club skeet guns) with a quarter million rounds through them that just needed a good cleaning, lubing, a new barrel seal (o-ring) and they were good for another quarter million. I still use one for sporting clays and have a safe full of nice O/U’s. As a gunsmith, that’s about all I ever did to them. Other than the bad barrels that had to be replaced by Remington. I found a tougher barrel seal for them and bought a lifetime supply.


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You're getting one of the good ones. Like any semi auto, they require maintenance and, with it they will last more than a lifetime. They are very simple. Break it all the way down and thoroughly clean all metal then spray with Barricade. Replace the action(recoil) spring, action link(Fork) and the O Ring. Check the Buffer on the back of the bolt and if need be replace that as well. I use a bearing grease on the action arms for lubrication and on the outside of the barrel tang as this mitigates the vibration from the barrel to receiver
 
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