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Question by if its brown it.... Uploaded on April 14, 2011
I'd run some 3 inch shells thru it and see what happens. Your either not getting enough gas thru to operate the bolt or there is something gummed up or broken in the receiver. Are the shells "sticking" or just not being thrown out?
3 inch shells shoot fine and the 2 3/4 shells dont eject at all
sounds like your not getting enough gas pressure to operate the bolt entirely. Disassemble and clean. And I mean scrub till your knuckles are bloody clean. There are plenty of videos on youtube that show you step by step how to clean the 1100.
Your 1100 3" mag has a single gas port. Usually, fouling in the port is the cause of failure to eject lower power loads. Clean with a pipe cleaner and Hoppes #9. If this does not solve the problem, a trip to the gunsmith to slightly enlarge your single port will solve it. You should be able to fit a compatible barrel on your action, and handle 2 3/4" loads just fine.
id give the gun a good cleaning, if that doesnt help, put some big shells through it and try to loosen it up.
CRM has the solution as does everyone else .The gas port is dirty CRM's sugestion is a good point to enlarge the port as well. The 1100 is a tough gun,but a little dirty oil will put it in neutral fast. A good cleaning and a light coat of Rem Oil will put you back in the game.
Didn't we go over this previously. I told you that the 1100 mag was a dedicated 3" gun and would not function reliably with 2 3/4" shells because of the single gas port in the barrel ring, whereas the 2 3/4" barrels had two gas ports. Put a 2 3/4" barrel on the gun and it will work.
BTW, you can clean the gun till the blue comes off and shoot enough 3" shells through it to wear it out, and it still won't shoot 2 3/4" field loads. It might possibly work with 2 3/4" short mag or high brass shells, but I wouldn't guarantee it.
DO NOT even consider having a gunsmith tamper with the gas port. The bolt return spring in the stock may have to be changed out, but I doubt it although I have seen this required on one occasion to get the gun to work with 2 3/4" shells. Back when this gun was designed and introduced, versatile guns were not thought of yet. People who bought them only shot that gun with buckshot and heavy waterfowl or turkey loads. These guns were built for a dedicated purpose.
If you tamper with the gas port the gun becomes a 2.75 inch version as long as it wears that barrel!
There are loads of 3" Browning B80's out there that have been reamed and not marked as well. Once reamed they are 2.75 inch guns.
I never had that problem, take it to a good gunsmith, it should be an easy fix.
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