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 Post subject: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:12 am 
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I have a 12 gauge "special purpose" 11-87. Runs fine, but either I'm blind or it doesn't have a bolt buffer that I can find. The rear of the bolt does not appear to have a place for it, and none elsewhere.

What am I missing? Where does it fit?



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 Post subject: Re: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:27 am 
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I did a quick search for 11-87 Special Field bolt and found this image from Midway that shows it doesn't have the traditional bolt buffer. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1005587118

I don't own one, so others will have to chime in.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:28 am 
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Special Field and Special Purpose are two different animals, but I have never seen any 1100 or 11-87 12 gauge bolt with no buffer. Perhaps someone has switched something out.

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 Post subject: Re: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:46 am 
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That was my assumption as well, that all the 11-87 and 1100 bolt groups had buffers. I did another search for 11-87 Special Purpose bolts and found one on EBAY that shows a buffer.

https://imgur.com/a/XMuCdQv (couldn’t post the image link from my tablet so here is the url)


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 Post subject: Re: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:11 pm 
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My bolt is matte black like the Midway photo.

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 Post subject: Re: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
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Please post a picture of the subject bolt.

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 Post subject: Re: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:04 am 
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I found it - my goof - sorry.

It is in the rear of the bolt. And black, just like the bolt. And it's flush with the rear. How much is it supposed to stick out?

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 Post subject: Re: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
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In my experience, if you replace that buffer with a new one, the new one will look just like the old one after a box of shells

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 Post subject: Re: 11-87 Bolt buffer?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:33 am 
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casonet wrote:
In my experience, if you replace that buffer with a new one, the new one will look just like the old one after a box of shells

I replaced mine about 1966, and it did indeed look like the old one in short order. That one is still working all these years and about 100,000 shells later.



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