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trouble inserting barrell on remington 1100

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:53 am
I am new to the forum and new to the Remington 1100 firearm. I recently bought a Remington 1100 and while I was there we pulled the barrel so I could inspect the action and seals. I noticed the owner had some difficulty removing the barrel from the action as well as difficulty replacing the barrel in the action on reassembly. When I got the gun home, I decided to remove the barrel to get a closer look at the seals. I had some sticking of the barrel in the action when I removed it but it eventually released. However on reassembly the barrel would not insert all the way lacking about 1/2 inch or so from seating.
I worked with it awhile but was afraid to force it too much. Does anyone have any suggestions that might help me?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Some are tighter than others. Your barrel locating stud may be slightly mushroomed, ot it may just be a case of tolerance stacking and that's why it's tight. One of mine is also. That is not a bad thing as it can prevent other bad things. Make sure both mating surfaces are clean and free of rust, pull the action open, apply a light coat of oil and - making sure everything is lined up, push her home.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:58 pm
Thanks for advice! I have it completely dissembled for a thorough cleaning and lube. Let you know how it goes when reassembling.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:01 pm
GOT GUN CLEANED UP AND REASSEMBLED. LINED BARREL UP AND IT SLIDES FREELY EXCEPT FOR THE LAST INCH OR SO WHERE IT STARTS TO BIND. BACKED OFF AND SLAMMED IT HOME. IT SEATED BUT I'M GOING TO HAVE A TOUGH TIME GETTTING THE BARRELL BACK OFF. LET YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES TOMORROW. SOMETHING IS WARPED OR MISALIGNED THAT LAST INCH OF TRAVEL!
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Got barrel out but only by prying with screwdriver the first inch or so. Looks like too much trouble to keep gun so going to take it back to to person I purchased it from.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:41 am
That's what I would recommend...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:55 pm
Yeah I noticed my 1100 is a bit tricky to line up too. Have to pay attention to that stud suggested by Virginian. Been with me since 1980 and not about to part with it. Makes a great clay gun

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:32 pm
decided to send my gun to an authorized Remington repair shop in Paducah Ky. They gave me an estimate of $70 to fix problem. We will see.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:22 am
Glad to hear it jm. Well worth it to keep the gun if in decent shape. Often goin for good money used when you can find one.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:50 am
jmwhoric wrote:decided to send my gun to an authorized Remington repair shop in Paducah Ky. They gave me an estimate of $70 to fix problem. We will see.


I'm glad you are going that route, and hope they stick with their quote.

Please let us know when you get it back!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:58 am
Any outcome?
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+1..........

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:30 pm
I have the same problem with my 1100 12 gauge. The barrel won't budge. I have to use a hard rubber hammer and tap the gas chamber to get it to move. Then I have to use the same hammer to get the barrel back on. I've cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, as well as using oiled 0000 steel wool to polish the barrel tang and inside the receiver. The barrel tang inserts easily, but as soon as the round portion of the barrel where the extractor cut is enters the receiver, the barrel jams. It won't go in another 1/4 inch without using the hammer. Having a tight barrel isn't that much of a problem unless you have to field strip it to fix a jam. I may also have to send it to Remington to get it fixed. I have a 1100 LT20 and that barrel goes on and off easily. Just something out of tolerance in the 12 gauge gun I guess.

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