Well my dad gave my sister a 20 GA NWTF Special Edition 1100 G3 for her first gun. The only problem, its been an absolute POS nightmare since the day we pulled it from the box. I think I finally worked all of the factory provided kinks out, and now I've provided one of my own that I can't figure out. This is the first 1100 I've ever touched so don't make too much fun of me.
I stripped it down 99% and went to put it back together, and watched as an unknown piece fell out. Now, I don't know for sure how it goes back.
As far as parts that go around the exterior of the mag tube, to work the action i have 4 pieces:
-The o-ring ((barrel seal)I know where this one goes)
-Piston (I know where this goes)
-Piston seal (know where this goes)
- the mystery piece..... I think it fell out of the gas cylinder. I downloaded the 1100/11-87 manual from remington, and it shows nothing similar to this piece on the 1100. The piece I have looks similar to whats referred to as the "barrel seal activator" on picture 23a of the manual. Unfortunately this refers to parts that will be found in the 11-87, not the 1100. it also says it will be black, and mine is stainless or aluminum. I also think it fell out of the gas cylinder. In the photo of the 11-87 parts, it shows it going between the piston and o-ring. If this is what mine should have, it would not have been in the gas cylinder which would place it on the other side of the o-ring. The parts diagram doesn't show anything even close to what I have in my hand.
So what do I have and where does it go. I have an opinion on how i think it goes back together, but don't want to test it and have gas blowing parts all out of whack. No photos or videos online I can find are G3 specific or show parts similar to what I'm holding.
SO I'm asking if anyone with a G3 sitting around can take a photo of the proper order of assembly for me. I'm pretty surprised that remington doesn't have more specific (G3) parts diagrams but if they do, i can't find it.
thanks in advance. I hope to have this thing working for my sister.