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Question by fishfreak98. Uploaded on March 12, 2010
The Remington 1148 is a very good shotgun. They are recoil operated, so they tend to kick just a little more than gas operated guns, but tend to be a tad bit lighter. Two problems with the 1148: The forend tends to crack easily. Any gunsmith can fix this with an application of epoxy, or you can do it yourself. The other problem would be using it for a waterfowl gun. You would have to call Remington customer service to find out the advisability of shooting steel shot through that barrel. Have the serial number of the gun handy when you call.
Good luck, and enjoy your gun!
what is an epoxy? where can i get it
Glue, or fiberglass resin. Any hardware store.
The only thing that I can add to what CRM3006 has said is that there are different locations for the friction rings on the magazine tube for very heavy shells and very light shells. My memory is not helping me right now so I'll try to get the proper sequence for you later on when I have a chance to access my drawings. I have one of these fine old shotguns in a twenty gauge and it was passed on to me by my old and dear friend before he died. There is no blue and the wood has been redone quite a few times. My friend was a everyday hunter and this old piece saw a lot of action. It never failed him and it has never failed to work for me. I can tell you that there are virtually no parts left for these model shotguns.
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