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Hi, my 1100 has had a major hangup. The gunsmith thinks that the locking block has somehow broken in two inside the breech bolt, so the breech bolt wont come out of the locked position.

He thinks it just might be possible to saw/drill the locking block and break it so that the bolt will unlock, but he´s not sure it is possible to do without damage.

Is it worth trying to fix?

has anyone had similar problems?

When it happened, I was shooting light target loads. Can this cause somehow cause unbalance/overpressure on the locking system?
 

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I seriously doubt that the locking block is broke. Try these steps. First, make absolutely sure there are no live shells in the gun. Remove them from the magazine, and if there is a live round in the chamber, then don't fool with it at all. If there is an empty hull or no hull in the chamber, then do this.

Remove the magazine cap. Remove the forend. Punch the two pins out and remove the trigger assembly. Now try to push on the action bar sleeve to see if you can push it to the rear. Push pretty firmly, you're not likely to hurt it. If that doesn't work, turn the gun upside down and look into the bottom of the receiver and see if the link is broken or see if it might have somehow jumped out of the cone shaped recess that it fits into in the rear of the receiver. If it looks OK, then try to pull the barrel off in the usual manner. If this doesn't work, then pull the operating handle out of the bolt and see if you can now pull the barrel forward with the bolt attached.

Finally, and this may be the real problem. You may have a fired shell stuck in the chamber. If so, take a stout cleaning rod with no cleaning tip on the end and insert it down the barrel all the way until it bottoms out on the base of the shell. Then take a mallet and tap the end of the rod firmly a few times and see if you can break the shell loose from the chamber. If it doesn't work the first time or two, try squirting some penetrating oil down the barrel and try to get it in behind the shell and the chamber wall. You may need to let it stand overnight with penetrating oil in the barrel. Try the cleaning rod trick again the next day. One of these steps should work. Good luck.
 
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