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Remington 1100

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Looking for reviews on the shotgun. pros and cons ? also it comes with a two and three-quarter inch shell barrel if I got a 3 inch magnum barrel can I change that and install it on the same receiver


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They're great guns, but if you want a shotgun with a 3" chamber, you just need to go that route. I've heard (not confirmed) that you can install a 3" barrel on a 2-3/4" 1100, but that you can't shoot 3" shells. Plus, I don't think I'd feel comfortable having a 3" barrel on a 2-3/4" receiver just for potential safety reasons.
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The 1100 is a very good gun and my favorite semi auto shotgun.

You can shoot 2-3/4 inch shells through a 3 inch marked barrel but the gun will probably not cycle.
You need a 2-3/4 inch marked barrel to reliably shoot 2-3/4 inch shells.

A 3 inch marked barrel only has one gas port.
A 2-3/4 inch marked barrel has two gas ports.

A 3 inch barrel does not let enough gas through the port to cycle the gun when shooting 2-3/4 inch shells through it.

I have several barrels for mine and with the proper barrel I never have any problems.

As far as the receiver difference goes.
A magnum receiver has an M at the end of the serial number.
I have both a magnum marked 1100 shotgun and a Magnum marked 870 shotgun.
Both of them have an M at the end of the serial number.
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It is a friends gun and appears to be in great shape. We are going to test fire today. Any ideas on a fair price range
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LapElectricInAz wrote: September 21st, 2021, 7:42 am It is a friends gun and appears to be in great shape. We are going to test fire today. Any ideas on a fair price range
I've seen some selling for $600-700, but it depends on a lot. There are some specific models that are much more expensive, and it could be worth much less if it was beaten to sh!t.

What specific model is it? What condition is it in? Does it have a fixed choke barrel or removable chokes? Any photos?
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This is the only picture I’ve seen
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That's the serial, not the model number.

The prices are all over the map. I'm seeing them from $500 and up. For the synthetic model, I think they're on the lower end of the value spectrum. I even see one on Armslist from an FFL in Portland going for only $399. That seems extremely cheap to me for ANY 1100. I think it's probably worth $500-550, but I'd be interested to hear others opinions as well.

https://www.armslist.com/posts/13511931 ... ge--399-00
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I bought 2 on clearance at Walmart back in 2001 or so. Neither one of them cycled properly. I took one of them to Glockmonger Daniel and he got it to run. My dad has the other one, but it still doesn't function.

I like my SX3's A LOT better.
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The serial number you listed is not from a magnum receiver.

1100's in decent condition are selling from $500 and up depending on what it is.
The one in the picture ( in my opinion ) is in the $500 range if it is what you want.
That's the key. Is it what you want ?
The one I have is much older and I wouldn't sell it for $1000 ( my opinion ).
You can find some very nice ones out there in the $700 range or so.
If you look around you might find one even cheaper. You just need to be patient.
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Ballistic Therapy wrote: September 21st, 2021, 5:07 am The 1100 is a very good gun and my favorite semi auto shotgun.

You can shoot 2-3/4 inch shells through a 3 inch marked barrel but the gun will probably not cycle.
You need a 2-3/4 inch marked barrel to reliably shoot 2-3/4 inch shells.

A 3 inch marked barrel only has one gas port.
A 2-3/4 inch marked barrel has two gas ports.

A 3 inch barrel does not let enough gas through the port to cycle the gun when shooting 2-3/4 inch shells through it.

I have several barrels for mine and with the proper barrel I never have any problems.

As far as the receiver difference goes.
A magnum receiver has an M at the end of the serial number.
I have both a magnum marked 1100 shotgun and a Magnum marked 870 shotgun.
Both of them have an M at the end of the serial number.
Any idea how to deal with failure to cycle and feed with the 1100? Mine seem finicky on tha ammo.
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One of the very first guns I purchased was a Remington 1100 Trap Grade back in 1972. I still have it, and it still looks like the day it came out of the box. I've killed all but countless ducks and small game with it over the years. And shot thousands of clay targets with it as well.

I've fired most every 2-3/4" shell known to mankind through that thing, from the lightest Trap loads to the heaviest Magnums, and never had a single feeding or ejecting issue. I have a couple of extra barrels for it, and they all work perfectly as well. I even have a Remington slug barrel for it with rifle sights. The only thing I've ever had to replace on it was the rubber gas O-Ring. I bought a "3 pack", and still have 2 left, laying around somewhere. I call that pretty damn reliable for a 50 year old, 1 owner shotgun.
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