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I've been wondering, I have a Remington 11/87P that infamously will not cycle birdshot. If I put a sporting barrel on for bird hunting, would that change? Would it cycle the birdshot?
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T'would help if you further defined birdshot. Manufacturer? Base material? Dram Equivalent? 9's or BBB? Hi brass, low? Enquiring minds want to know! 
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Nope I'm talking dove loads, 1 oz #8s
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First, clean the gas port. The best tool for that is a drill bit that just fits, ( don't chuck it in a drill, just turn it by hand) I'll bet JD knows exactly what size; I can't remember, been at least 5 years since I've worked on one. Then, make sure the Gas Cylinder Collar can move freely. Then clean the rings (I use 0000 steel wool) and replace the O-ring. Clean the outside of the mag tube (again, I use 0000 steel wool, it takes the bluing/parkerizing off, but you want a clean surface. Clean the area around the gas port especially that circular area where the gas hits the rings; I use plastic and sometimes even metal dental picks in order to get it off; I don not use solvent in this area, as it all has to be out of there when you are done, and it is a PITA to get it out. I used to hate when guys would just keep spraying WD-40 in the gas system [mad] ! DO all that first; the next step, if they still don't cycle is polish the chamber, then replace the extractor, extractor plunger and extractor spring (If they are sticking; if not, carrier dog spring replacement. )
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Yes, a sporting barrel would change that because they are pressure compensated and the Police barrels are not.   The 11-87 is designed for LE use thus the barrels are not pressure compensated as they are set up to fire buck shot and slugs.  Some people get results with heavy game loads but not reliably.

The 11-87 is nothing more then a pressure compensated 1100.  Thus before 2012 when they changed the serial numbering codes the 11-87 serial numbers started with PC.   The Pressure compensation is in the barrel gas chamber not the gun so simply installing any 11-87 sporting barrel turns your gun into a standard Sporting 11-87.

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Yes, a sporting barrel would change that because they are pressure compensated and the Police barrels are not.   The 11-87 is designed for LE use thus the barrels are not pressure compensated as they are set up to fire buck shot and slugs.  Some people get results with heavy game loads but not reliably.

The 11-87 is nothing more then a pressure compensated 1100.  Thus before 2012 when they changed the serial numbering codes the 11-87 serial numbers started with PC.   The Pressure compensation is in the barrel gas chamber not the gun so simply installing any 11-87 sporting barrel turns your gun into a standard Sporting 11-87.  And simply adding one of the two available 11-87 Police barrels turns your Sporting 11-87 into a 11-87 Police, well minus the Parkerizing.

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