Remington 1100

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Mgunn
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Remington 1100

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Just picked up a Remington 1100. The serial number ends with an x, this should be a 20 gauge receiver from everything I’ve read.... but the barrel is a 12 ga. Is it possible someone may have put a 12 ga barrel on this receiver?
Virginian
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Re: Remington 1100

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It should be a 20 gauge on the 12 gauge size receiver.
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Mgunn
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Re: Remington 1100

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Should a 12ga barrel fit on this receiver without modification? Have not fired it yet but does except and extract a 12 ga shell.
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Re: Remington 1100

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Someone may have tinkered with it. Normally a 12 gauge barrel will fit in the standard sized 20 gauge receiver, but the extractor will not fit in the recess. The smaller bolt would not handle 12 gauge cases, and the feed latch would not feed 12 gauge shells from the magazine. I have seen 12s converted to 20s, back in the day, but never the other way around.
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