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every once in a while i leave the comfort of the T.S. forum and venture to other places here...

came across this post in the Remington Lovers forum (i highly recommend it) which was of interest to me as i just paid about $5 each for the 11-87 gas ring "just to have one in case"

this was a post authored by "wb"

"Copied this awhile back off this site for reference, wish I could remember who the original poster was?

• o-rings for the 12 ga. 1100/11-87 shotguns = size 33

• #021 is the viton size(same as factory made)

#33 is the size for plain old neoprene rubber plumber's o-rings. I get them at home depot, and they are the same size as Ulysses suggests...15/16" by 1-1/16" by 1/16" thick.

I know the Viton o-rings are rated for higher temps, but I have had total success with the plain rubber ones, with no deterioration whatsoever. I bought 6 of the cheapies thinking they would burn up quickly, but I am on my first one still with 1,000 shells through it and it still looks new."

while i wouldn't swap out a factory ring for SD unless i tested the "plumber's variety" first in another SG you could buy a LOT of home depot sold rings for $5 plus S&H if yours ever dies...
 

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i just had to, zombie... to see... what's out there... beyond... our world... he says in his best captain william shatner voice...

don't tell but i even visited the (gasp) clay forum... there a re down to earth clayshooters. i've never met one of them at the club shoots i went to. the elite summering in vermont...

how quaint this little man with the ghastly remington, eh, todd?

okay... back to o-rings from aubuchon for .69 cents...
 

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Hey Pilot, A guy I work with, told me he was told that at a Rem shooting school he attended. Also there was something that was the same as Rem oil. I'll have to ask him. I ought get some of them for just in case. I know we don't have them at work, I looked. :roll:
 

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Greathounder said:
Hey Pilot, A guy I work with, told me he was told that at a Rem shooting school he attended. Also there was something that was the same as Rem oil. I'll have to ask him. I ought get some of them for just in case. I know we don't have them at work, I looked. :roll:
i'd be very interested in that... a little remoil goes a long way but... needless to say, i'm all set on o-rings for a while :)
 

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how quaint this little man with the ghastly remington, eh, todd?
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'Pilot. . . . you just have to say that with the Thurston Howell, III voice from Gilligan's Island, though!

Now, can you clarify something for me. . . .
WHICH O-ring is the right one?
And . . what is that 'Viton' ring???

Thanks,

Keith

soonerpgh. . . It's MiliTec-1 from what I've heard. (??????) :)
 

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so you're old enough to remember good old thurston, huh?

glad to :lol: give you a laugh... i swear,. there was a guy there with the "long island lockjaw" accent and it was a hoot... he was staring at my woodland camo pants and i was looking at the yellow cashmere sweater he had on...

imagine thurston... Lovee, Lovee... could you hand me my Orvis custom-tailored shooting gloves and matching laofers, please? and puh-lease tell the man with the forest pants to stop staring at me with that Deliverance movie look...

here we go...

• o-rings for the 12 ga. 1100/11-87 shotguns = size 33
these are the basic plumber's rings made from humble rubber

• #021 is the viton size ie. viton is a brand name manufacturer and they size their rings different... and are supposed to be made of the same quality rubber, higher, as the rem originals.

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I can just hear it..."Oh, dear heavens, I've missed another one. Tell that dreadful man to slow down."

That's a great mental picture there, 870pilot.
 

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Oh yes. . . . I'm old enough to remember Thurston Howell, III.
Jim Backus, may he rest in peace. . . . .

Thanks for the info on the O-rings.
I've never needed to replace one, but, I'm sure that the time is coming.
When I work on the 'CM' clone this weekend, I will change the ring out, just for kicks and grins. (Better safe than sorry.)

I've got a supply of O-rings out in the garage. I'll check them out in the morning.
I'll have to look for the Viton rings, though. That's a new one on me. . .

And as for my age. . . I remember the original Superman series, too! I used to get a laugh outta George Reeves (as Superman) standing with his arms crossed and the perps shooting at him with the Colt revolver, then, when the gun was empty, the perp would throw it at S-man, and he would duck!
Ha! Some man of steel!
For the record. . . I'm 50+ a couple. Like I tell my wife, "Just 'cause there's a little snow on the roof. . . don't mean there ain't no fire in the furnace!"

Keith
 

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great ceasar's ghost!!! yeah, i remember too... everytime the revolver went off, there would be these silly sparks from the blanks... ah, the innocence of days past... wow, i sound like a geezer...
 

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Ok boy and girls, or who ever you are. I talked to my buddy Roger, he said the substitute for Rem Oil is something called Wonder Lub. It comes in a blue can. He said they told him it is available at K-mart. A few years ago, he went to a shooting school that Remington put on. It was one of those that when you got there they gave you a fancy 11-87 and that is what you shot for the school. Not a cheap thing, from what he says. But back then we were working a lot of overtime. Unfortunately, now we aren't.
 

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TA-DA!!!! It's WonderLube!!!

aside from visions of crime fighting lubricant super heroes, thanks for the tip... i venture to the mart every once in a while...

about factory schools??? if you had the $$$$ you could fly around the nation, full time, and attend every factory and specialist training course out there...

dang... that would be sa-weeeeet :shock:
 

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varies, phil...

the Sig Arms Academy, not too far away in Epping, NH offers a tactical rifle course for $600 for four days... there are a number of training sites like Gunsite and you can rack up a HUGE tuition bill plus ammo, travel and lodging...

being a pro pistolero, SG meister or riflesmith can be expensive, but if i had the $$$, that's where i would be, as many courses in a year i could afford... i just love to learn stuff...
 
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