i am more of a remington guy. never played much with that model.
on 1100/1187/870, i know a little bit, having had those specific models for 20+ years. but, i am not anywhere near gunsmith level! i've had good luck making minor adjustments, and fortunately no serious issues.
SGW has some folks that give very good advice. several are gunsmiths, or very close in terms of experience.
good to hear you didn't cut the barrel. imho. i've got slug barrels for 2 of my shotty's to compliment the standard barrel. it goes give flexibility. with a long and short, rifled barrel, you can hunt just about anything in the country. just need the right ammo.
regarding nfa stuff, i am not experienced in that area. i've been kicking around the idea of a can, but as a poor man, married, with child...
HistorianInProgress wrote:I didn't think anyone particularly cared about that anymore so I didn't follow up there, but since you asked it worked out pretty well. I didn't cut down the barrel but I got the internals looked at by the second gunsmith who said the only issue he found was that the shells were being pushed back to the loading gate. I took it to the range and fired a few dozen low powered 00 buck shells, compared it with my open choke 590a1, and they patterned about the same. Functioned pretty darn smoothly so I'm happy with it, but reassembling it was an utter pain in the butt (got the bolt stuck in the chamber somehow, took some finangling to get it out).
I don't suppose you also have any insight to my present issue?