Rem. 1100 Failure To Eject

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by rainmaker, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. rainmaker

    rainmaker New Member

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    I recently acquired a used Remington 1100 that is in nearly mint condition, but it had not been fired in years. It fires properly, but will not eject the spent round. I have cleaned and oiled it, and also cleaned the gas vents at the bottom of the barrel (they are clear), but it didn't help. The piston and seal appear to be in good condition, but I'm thinking of replacing both. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    Have you tried different shells?

    Does it have a manual selector at the far end of the shell tube?
     

  3. mathar1

    mathar1 New Member

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    Check the extractor lip itself and the extractor spring. If the spring is worn out it won't apply enough pressure and if the lip is bad it won't grab the shell.
     
  4. tsangster

    tsangster Member

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    If I understand correctly the 1100 has an o-ring that is subject to failure causing jams and ejection issues. I have heard of duck hunters that take a spare (or two) into the blind with them.
     
  5. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    This is a problem that I also encountered with my 1100. I always keep a few O-rings around just in case.