Last weekend I purchased a vintage Remington 1900 12 ga SxS at my local Cabelas. The gun had been on the shelf for a while and they discounted it fairly heavily. The final price was right at $1300. When I was a kid and just learing to shoot back in the early 1960s, a neighbor loaned me a 1900 and I developed an affection for the gun at that early point in my life. When I saw the one at Cabelas, I just couldn't resist and took it home. The gun has about 97% blue on the fluid steel 30" barrels. Both are choked full. The chambers are only 2 5/8" which may be the reason the gun did not sell right away. The color case hardening is about 75% color and the stock, checkering, butt plate and all are original and in great shape. The gun is beautiful and has seen very little use in the last 100 years. The bores are mirror like. Now, my question: I can't seem to find much information about this model or the 1894 which preceeded it. There is lots written about Parkers, L.C. Smith, Lefevers, Ithicas, Foxes, and Winchesters, but I don't seem to find much information about these beautiful old Remington doubles. I would like to have the chambers lenthened to 2 3/4" so I could shoot modern ammunition in it. Does anyone know of any reason why this would not be advisable? I am a nostologic kind of guy and to own a 100 year old double gun from the oldest gun maker in America makes me proud and sad at the same time. When I look at this fine old Remington and my L.C. Smith that my grandfather owned, I reflect on what our country once produced, but no longer. If anyone could provide me some information on the 1900, I would be appreciative.