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 Post subject: 1100 with 23" barrel
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:50 pm 
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Just picked up a nice 12 gauge 1100.
Didn't realize until I got it home that the barrel was 23".
How common were they? It is Rem Choked, ribbed and 2 3/4" only.
It has not been cut. The barrel has the newer style stamping on it. Early 90's I would guess.
It has a normal stock. Not a English style straight grip.
Will these barrels cycle 1 oz.? 7/8 oz.?


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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:17 pm 
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How long did you think the barrel was when you picked it up? What is the length of the magazine tube on the gun and what is the distance from the receiver to the back edge of the barrel ring?

It isn't always just about the weight of the shot charge. I have seen semi autos that would not eject 1 ounce 1180 fps loads but worked well with 1 ounce 1290 fps loads.

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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:18 pm 
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Sounds like it may be a skeet barrel.


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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:14 am 
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I was originally told it was a 28" fixed mod choke.
When buying from people over 80 you never know. Someday I may get there too.
I assumed 26" when I saw it. 23" is fine too. My plan for it is a nice looking tactical/3-gun shotgun. 23" is probably better than 28" anyway. I'm keeping the wood, and just adding a mag. extension. Maybe a light. The wood was cut too, so I am going to grind on a KickEez to get a little more length back. It is a decent gun, with an unfired fully rifled cantilever barrel as well, for under $600.

Magazine tube is normal length, and the receiver to barrel ring is 7". I though it might be a upland special too, but the rifled barrel fits. Maybe there were 23" upland specials with the gas cylinder in the right place.

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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:36 am 
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Jim18611865 wrote:
Just picked up a nice 12 gauge 1100.
Didn't realize until I got it home that the barrel was 23".
How common were they? It is Rem Choked, ribbed and 2 3/4" only.
It has not been cut. The barrel has the newer style stamping on it. Early 90's I would guess . . .



You didn't notice the short barrel length when you bought it? How is that possible?

Are you sure it's Remchoked? Have you actually removed the chokes and looked at the markings? Maybe Remington made 23" barrels with Remchokes. I don't know. But, it could be cut and rethreaded for thin-wall tubes.

ETA . . . snarkiness removed . . .


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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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It's a Special Field Barrel on a regular 1100. Remington did NOT move the gas ring on 1100 Special Fields like they did on 870s, so barrels will readily interchange.

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Yep. Those guns were sold in the 1990s. I know because I bought one and still have it. I never liked that short barrel because I didn’t like how it handled and I finally bought a longer barrel that made a world of difference

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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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I often though a 20 would have been a nice wild quail gun, but by then there were more of those than wild quail.

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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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"When buying from people over 80 you never know. Someday I may get there too.
I assumed 26" when I saw it
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Really...and if one is '80+ and selling, be sure to show the less than '80 buyer what the barrel length really is. It does appear they can be a bit long sighted as well. LOL. Thanks for the heads up as '80 is getting closer for me. Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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23" or 26" it really didn't matter to me, I just knew it was shorter then the 28" he told me it was. I just wanted to get the check in his hand before someone offered him more for it. It is Rem Choked uncut. I checked it out completely after getting it home.
I'll shoot it this weekend I hope.
The receiver and stock look a little earlier to me. The seller may have been right originally as the gun may have had the barrels replaced.

I get harassed at the club for being one the youngest guys there (52). Some days I feel like 82 though. Hitting 80 isn't my future unfortunately, but maybe that is a good thing.

Those 20 gauge upland specials were nice. I borrowed one once. They were 21" barrels I think. They were good for carrying around, and I didn't have much trouble hitting skeet targets with it. I was sad to return it too.

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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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Any pictures of it?


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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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The original fixed choke model Special Fields were 21", but the RemChoked ones were 23". Have no idea why the change.

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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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Do these show up?
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1H6Jh5dyGBw_O2PUnup2e6hVgCuOKgv7d?usp=sharing
I don't think a 90's 1100 would have an engraved bolt.


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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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Yup they came through, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: 1100 with 23" barrel
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Jim18611865 wrote:
Do these show up?
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1H6Jh5dyGBw_O2PUnup2e6hVgCuOKgv7d?usp=sharing
I don't think a 90's 1100 would have an engraved bolt.
Jim

That's not a '90s 1100, and they were rollmarked, not engraved.



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