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Hi all, I have a 1970 Remington 1100 12 gauge, which I like very much. I bought it really cheap as an experiment, and it is very, very used. The metal surfaces inside the receiver are razor sharp from use, and other intestinal parts are also showing signs of heavy wear.

I have now been offered a nice deal for an unused, 1999 model 1100 Special Field with a 26" barrel and Rem chokes.

The magazine tube are shorter in this Special Field, is it possible to change this tube without advanced gunsmithing or soldering? I´d like to have the longer tube, just for the fun of it.

Are the barrel and seals the same for short/long magazine tubes?

Thank you for any input!

What other things does "Special Field" mean?

i have been told that it is possible to improve the 1100´s cycling of lighter loads by shortening the action spring, is it a good idea to do this, and keep a full lenght spring for heavier loads?
 
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Back to top, please. the locking block in my old gun has now broken in two, and the breech is locked in the barrel and will not come out. A gunsmith thinks he may be able to save it by cutting the locking block in smaller pieces with a dremel tool. a live round is loaded, so this is an operation I am not willing to do myself.

The Special Field is tempting, comments on this?
 

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You've got to be crazy. A Special Field is just that, special. When was the last time you saw one? It was built to be an upland gun, thats why the shorter tube and English stock. Its probably my favorite Remington. In fact I'm having a 870LW 20ga. converted into one at this very moment. Buy the Special feild and carry it on a few hunts, you'll enjoy it. If anything it needs a longer barrel, maybe a 26 or 24".
 

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Somestimes shotguns that have seen hard and long use just need to be put to sleep. Sounds to me like you have one. When you start getting an 1100 rebuilt, in the long run it may be more economical just to replace it.

Especially if you have identified its successor. Don't understand why you think you would want a 'long tube' on a Special Field--what would the purpose be? That would be somewhat akin to putting an adjustable comb monte carlo stock on it--it is just not that gun.

I would not recommend trying to make the SF into something it is not. IMHO

Good luck.
 
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Thank you, and i agree. Its being put down. I did not like the english stock on the special field as much as the standard, and I will buy another regular 1100, used but in nice condition.

I´d like the longer tube, because its fun to use sometimes.
 
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