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I recently got a used remington 1100 shotgun for trap shooting. Tried shooting doubles today by loading the second shell in the magazine. After 15 successful autoloads it quit releasing the shells from the magazine. The little finger that holds shells does not move hence the shell just sits in the magazine and the bolt locks open as if there was not shell in the magazine. I can't manually unload the gun either. I've cleaned it up real good but does not solve problem.

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  • claybird_200 May 10, 2010

    No the shell will not come out of the magazine tube - no matter what I try. The only way I can get them out is to use a small screw driver with the bolt closed and depress the finger that holds the shells in the tube. It depresses easily.

  • claybird_200 May 10, 2010

    Once I depress the finger holding them in the pop into to loading gate - the problem is the finger never gets depressed to pop the shell into the loading gate unless I take a little screwdriver and manually depress the finger latch.

  • Juston May 11, 2010

    Did the shell kick back out of the magazine tube into the area directly above the loading gate?

  • kenneth copeland Jan 22, 2013

    check and see if the shell stop has"nt come loose. if loose it stop next round from loading.can be restaked by gun smith

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Is the magazine follower still pushing the shells out of the tube? Or are they just falling out when you depress the little finger?

Posted on May 10, 2010

  • Juston May 10, 2010

    sorry, that was supposed to be a clarification request.

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Remington 1100 wont eject or load another shell


check and see if the shell stop hasn't broken loose. this on the inside left side of the action . this could stopping the next shell in the mag. from being loaded. this not uncommon. but is an easy fix. a gun smith can stake it back in . in a few minutes for around $20.00

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I bought a Remington 870 at Christmas time. The first time i shot it the shells are jamming in the gun. I took it home cleaned it and oiled it real good. Went and shot it again same problem. Either...


If the 870 is a Magnum model it should accept 3" shells. After making absolutely sure you have an unloaded shotgun, both chamber and magazine are empty, empty, empty, proceed with these few checks.

Assuming it may be a 2 3/4' model, have you double checked on the left side of the barrel near the receiver? There will be gauge and shell length stampings on the barrel. If you are jamming 3" shells in to a 2 3/4" shotgun you will get jams as you describe. Look at the empty shell casings if you have any and see if the shell appears to be damaged from the chambered and firing process. This could also indicate you have a improper shell length issue.
If you are shooting reloaded ammo make sure it has been properly re-sized, crimped and reloaded.
sloppy reloading of shotgun shells can cause jams as you describe. Improperly re-loaded shells can also cause leaks of bb's, (shot) in to the receiver and bore area.

Check for a loose bb. or bb's, (shot) in the receiver and chamber area. A lodged bb. in these areas will cause problems you have described.

Run your fingers along the barrel and visually check it for any slight bulge. If you detect or suspect a bulge do not shoot or load the shotgun until a gunsmith or the factory check the barrel thoroughly. If someone had loaded a 20, 16 or similar smaller guage shell in the chamber by accident and the gun was fired it will usually cause at minimum a stressed and bulged barrel. Many times a slight bulge in the barrel may not be visually obvious.

Most of the time if a 12 gauge shell gets loaded behind that one and fired you will have catastrophic failures, i.e. the gun can blow up and cause serious harm, blindness or even death in rare cases to the shooter. Shooters call this a "20/12" catastrophic failure. This type of accident is not to be taken lightly! this is why shotgun shells of different gauges are different in color normally.
Never ever, mix shotgun gauge shells in a pouch or box.

If you pump the shotgun too easily, (i.e. wimpy) it can jam up. Always pump, "rack" a shotgun with vigor. I'm not suggesting abusive action, just don't be slow or overly gentle with the pump action that ejects a shell and reloads the next one. Something related to this is if your action/slide bar is out of alignment or has become torqued out of it's proper alignment this will cause problems as you have mentioned. The action/slide bar is a long single piece of flat metal that is in alignment with the barrel and is attached to the front forearm of the shotgun. This is the flat piece of metal that actually makes the action open and close as you pump the shotgun. There is one on the left underside of the bore and forearm of the shotgun. When you pump the action you will easily observe it moving with your pumping action.

Check how the empty action feels to you. While dry-firing, (using an unloaded shotgun), does the action feel smooth or perhaps, gritty, sluggish, overly tight? If any of the later the you need to double check for debris, shot, excessive old lubrication, gumming of the action, a bent action/slide bar, etc. A normal 870 has a very smooth action.

Also, check the bore for any obvious nicks or obstructions that don't belong there. A good quality shotgun such as your 870 should operate best with very little lubrication. Excessive lubrication over time can cause gumming up of the receiver area. Also, improper lubrication products. Improper lubrication can cause problems you have described.

I am not a gun smith. I am simply an avid gun enthusiast. If you have any doubts as to anything that you observe while performing these basic checks on your shotgun, I strongly advise you to call the factory or take it to a local gun smith. Many gun shops will give your shotgun a courtesy check over and if you don't find a solution, many times they will within a few minutes. Do not be embarrassed to take the gun in to a gunsmith! Trust me, they will most likely treat you and you gun with respect and courtesy. Otherwise they won't be in business much longer.
If the gun shop fixes your problem make sure and purchase some shells and perhaps something else from them. We must support our small business firearms dealers and gun smiths

Hope this helps you!

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How do you load a 12 gauge pump action Mossberg (500)? There is no magazine for it, but, is mag ready. How do you manually load?


The loading port is on the bottom of the reciever. You mention that it is "magazine ready"? Mossberg shotguns have a tublular magazine underneath the barrel, surrounded by the action bar and front grip.

Loading the magazine entails holding the shotgun in one hand, taking the shell in the other with the folded end facing the front end of the barrel. Place the shell in the magazine opening (on the bottom) and push it up with your fingers and forward with the thumb of the same hand. It will go completely forward of the silver/blue lifter and stay there when you let go. (the action must be closed to load the magazine).

Alternately, you can open the action and pop a shell into the ejection port on the right side, close it back up, and shoot!

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I have a feed problem with my Remington 1100 12 gauge. With two shells in the magazine, on ejecting a shell from the firing chamber the feed jams because the second shell in the magazine is not stopped,...


You have a shell stop that is either bent or worn, I think there are 2 in there, would have to look. Go to Gunparts.com for the view and order parts, might find them on ebean. Hope th is helps.

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My remington 1100 will not cycle and its clean with 1 1/8 oz. shells


this shotgun has a gas blow back if you take off the barrel and pull out the blow back piston inside you should see two small gas ports clean them out with a steel pick to get out any carbon in them then clean the blow back piston and piston bore, dont over oil this part, but it must be realy clean and free to move look closly at the piston for any were in it if any gas is leaking past this piston the shotgun wont cycle unless you use realy fast and thumpy loads,
this make of shotgun never has liked light loads

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MY remington 1100 would not cycle second shell and now it will not allow me to put a second shell in


the lock spring is probably dirty, take it to a gunsmith for an overhaul and that should solve it

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Are you shooting very light load?
Have you tried different ammo?

Light loads may not produce enough energy to work the action properly.

If different ammo doesn't help, make sure the two holes inside the barrel ring are clean and gas from the barrel can pass through. Next I would check the o-ring for cracks. If you shoot lots of shells (competition clays) the recoil springs inside the stock or over the magazine tube may have become weak and need replacing.

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DOES NOT EJECT SHELLS FULLY ON MODEL 1100


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My Dad's 1100 which is 15 yeaers or older will not eject shells when it is shot and I have pulled it apart to clean which seems to be the major issue. I have a schematic for a left handed 1100 but I need one for a right handed to help me assemble the gun after I have cleaned it. Also, the flat spring that runs along the side in the receiver has come out and I understand it should be peened in, any suggestions? Scott Detring

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