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Remington 1100 20 ga sleeved to 28 ga

338magnut338magnut Member Posts: 731 ✭✭✭

Seen a Remington 1100 20 ga that the barrel has been sleeved to 28 ga. Is the something else that would have to be changed like the bolt as the 20 ga shell head is larger than the 28 ga? Any info is always appreciated. Terrill


  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,200 ✭✭✭✭

    It must have been built on the smaller 20LW receiver. If so I believe that the 28 GA bolt would fit. The bigger problem might be the magazine. You would need to change the feed latch and hopefully the bigger diameter tube won't allow the shells to slip by it. I think you would be O.K. with the trigger and also the action spring.

    Now the big question - why? 28 GA 1100's are available and easy to find. Making a sleeved 28 on a 20 barrel won't have much resale value. Someone might find the lightweight 28ga a little light and whippy, but there are easier ways to add weight like a weighted magazine cap. I have one on my 410 and it works fine at smoothing out my swing. Bob

  • 338magnut338magnut Member Posts: 731 ✭✭✭

    It is on Gunbroker # 1008761225.

  • BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,200 ✭✭✭✭

    Interesting but not my cup of tea. The auction states fixed choke and the original barrel marking is skeet. Does that mean the 28ga sleeve is also skeet? I first thought that a skeet shooter had it made so that he would have matching guns to shoot all of the classifications - 12,20,28,410. But after thinking about it a bit a serious shooter wouldn't want the extra weight forward from the tube because the gun would handle differently than his other gauges. If it was done back in the day by someone like the late Stan Baker, it should function fine but the seller gives no information about who did the work. I don't need one, but if I did, I'd buy an original 28ga. just my 2 cents. Bob

  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 12,809 ✭✭✭✭

    If it's a full length sleeve/tube, I wonder how well the action would cycle since the gas ports would need to be exact, with no leakage between the tube and the original barrel. Also, are the 20 and 28 action springs the same weight? I agree with Bob, if you want a 28 gauge 1100, just buy one and don't mess with this one, you're getting close to what you could buy an original one for anyway.

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