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Old 08-26-2007, 07:39 PM
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my little bro just bought a brand new remington 1187 (yeah i know hes a browning trator but what can you do). the gun worked fine for the first few boxes of shells, but then it started to jam. anyone know why or have any ideas? anybody have a 1187 and like/hate it?
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:55 PM
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give it a good cleaning... if that dosent work it may be the shells. sometimes if you have cheap shells it wont eject properly. good luck with it. remington usually makes a pretty good gun...?
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:56 PM
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oh yeah you could post this in the gun forums... there are some experts in there.
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:56 PM
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Things to check
The O ring , did it rip ?
Is one of the ports in the barrel pluged ? clean with a tooth pic
Is the gas compinsator on the barrel ring properly ? snap it back in place
Are the 2 steel barrel seals on in the corect order ? http://www.remington.com/support/parts/model_11-87/important_notice.asp
Has he cleaned the carbon off the mag tube ? spray some oil on the carbon , wipe it off with a Scotch Brite pad and wipe the mag tube DRY
Remove the spring and follower from the mag tube and LIGHTLY , and I mean LIGHTLY lube it and check for crud before reasembeling

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Old 08-27-2007, 02:18 PM
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Hi I'm a new guy to this forum, in fact this is my first post. I've been shooting an 11-87 for the past 15 seasons and have not had a problem with mine ever jamming.
The first thing I'd suggest is as mentioned above be certain the piston/ring assembly is installed correctly. And that the magazine tube is clean.
That said I never use oil on any of the internal working parts of the gun. Oil has a propensity to attract dirt that may lead to problems. Not to mention that it can give you a bad time in very cold temps.
Remington "dry lube" does a decent job and won't allow added build up from poor quality powder or other gunk. Graphite powder also does a fine job of lubricating moving parts.

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Old 08-28-2007, 11:06 AM
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Most brand new guns are shipped from the factory drenched in either light weight cheap oil or some type of petrolem grease. All to protect the gun from rust etc etc while in transit to its eventual owner.

First thing to do with any brand new gun is give it a good cleaning. Infact, most all jamming problems can be solved this way.

If the 1187 he bought is a 3.5" gun, you are going to have to shoot some higher powered loads to loosen everything up. Just the fact of life with 3.5 autos.

The other thing I have noticed with late model 1187s is that they foul VERY fast. Part of that, of course, depends on what type of shell you are shooting, and what sort of powder the manufacture uses. Somes shells are dirtier than others. Cheap federal shells, for example, are some of the worst. While AAs and even Fed Gold Medals are some of the best. Excessive fouling in a gas gun will slow your action down, and make the gun hang up, or cycle incompletely.

As everyone else has said, make sure it is assembled correctly, and give it a good bath.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:27 AM
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Great advice above. My brother and I bought our 1187's at the same time about 7 years ago, mine has been flawless, his jammed every 15-20 rounds. He has to shoot high brass shells now and that has helped quite a bit. Maybe one of these days he will have it fixed and not just settle for what works most of the time.
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Old 08-31-2007, 06:33 PM
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thats cuz browning sucks canada slammer, remington USA MADE
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: willowdog

Graphite powder also does a fine job of lubricating moving parts.

also does a fine job of wearing out moving parts... remember that graphite is an abrasive....
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