Remington Model 1100

Posted on July 25, 2017 in Default

Remington Model 1100

Type Semi-automatic Shotgun
Weight 3.22kg
Barrel Length 66.04cm
Magazine Capacity 5 Shotshells
Caliber 12 Gauge
Country of Origin United States

In 1963, Remington’s gas-operated Model 1100 superceded their recoil-operated Model 11-48 and the gas-operated Model 58 and Model 878 shotguns. This leap to a newer, simplified design followed the great success of the Model 870. What worked for one shotgun model might work for another.

The Model 1100 was Remington’s combination gas-operated shooting package. In operation, gas from firing is vented through two ports in the barrel on to a piston encircling the magazine tube. The 1100’s piston, driven back by gas pressure, forces back the action bar and spring, opening this shotguns action and ejecting the spent shell. The compressed recoil spring, after gas pressure falls off, expands to drive the action components forward, feeding a new shotshell from the magazine into the chamber. With part of the gas pressure being used to operate the mechanism of the shotgun, the Remington Model 110 soon attained a reputation for minimized recoil. In a fast-shooting semi-automatic, the lessened recoil meant that shooters could fire more shots with less impact—a boon to competitive shooters.

As in their Model 870, Remington offered a number of variations for their Model 1100. Rifle-sighted Deer Guns (Model 1100 Synthetic Cantilever on right) were available for hunters using rifled slugs, Magnum and Lightweight versions allowed shooters to buy just the right shotgun for their particular purpose. While the 1100’s action allowed a wide range of light to heavy loads to function flawlessly in a standard receiver, shooters could select a semi-automatic in a variety of gauges.

The Model 1100 was produced through 1988 and was superceded by the upper receiver Model 11-87. The popularity of the Model 1100 is evidenced by the several million produced and those countless thousands still remaining in active service today.

Remington’s Model 1100 semi-automatic was one of the first of that firm’s shotguns with an aluminum alloy receiver. This lightweight action allowed the shooter to choose from a range of fast handling, yet light-recoil, semi-auto configurations suited both to serious shooters and recoil-reluctant novices.

A Quick History Of The Texas Rangers

Posted on September 28, 2016 in Default

The history of the Texas Rangers baseball team does not actually begin in the team’s home field of Arlington, Texas, but rather in the nation’s capital, Washington DC. After Washington DC had lost their once beloved Senators team to Minneapolis (where they became the Minneapolis Twins), the city was looking for a new team. An expansion team was formed in 1961 inside the American League. In a nod to the city’s history in baseball, the new team was branded the Senators as well, though the Twins club continued to carry the team’s records. The reborn Washington Senators did very poorly over the years, leading to a saying wherein Washington DC was “first in war, first in peace, last in the American League” among certain commentators inside the game.

After a decade of struggling in Washington DC as fans started keeping the team at arm’s length (sometimes even leaning more towards the more successful Baltimore Orioles to the northeast), the team’s owner laid down an ultimatum, wherein unless someone in Washington DC bought the team for a then unprecedented 12 million USD (the far more profitable New York Yankees were sold two years later for 8.8 million USD), he would move the team elsewhere. No one in the Washington DC area took the then owner Bob Short up on the offer and Short began looking for places to move his team. The mayor of Arlington, Texas at the time, Tom Vandergriff, brought an offer to Short’s attention wherein a group of businessmen would allow the team to set up in Turnpike stadium. Because the stadium was built to Major League specifications and located in a natural bowl, it would cost comparatively little to to transform it into a major league stadium.

When the deal was sealed and the American League owners approved the transition, the Senators rebranded themselves the Texas Rangers after the region’s widely famed law enforcement group. After security simply walked out of the Senators’ last game and the field was raided by angry Senators’ fans, the team had nowhere to go but up. It wasn’t until 1974 that the team made their place in the league with a solid 84-76 record. A number of important players made their mark in this season, followed by a number of successful seasons between 1977 and 1979 culminating during the 1981 season where the team nearly made it to the play offs. After this, the team had a hard time, struggling with a players’ strike and trading away fan favorite catch Jim Sundberg away to Milwaukee.

During the late eighties, the team bounced back, bringing in a large number of amazing players, including one of the greatest pitchers in the game’s history, Nolan Ryan. Alongside Ryan, this period also marked the beginnings of the careers of Ruben Sierra, Pete Incaviglia, Edwin Correa and Bobby WItt. Though the team was sold to a new group of investors, the team did gain a new stadium financed through a sales tax increase leveled on Arlington residents to build The Ballpark in Arlington.


Vintage Platinum Wedding Rings

Posted on March 6, 2016 in Default

Vintage platinum wedding rings hold an incredible amount of charm. When you think of a vintage wedding ring, something very old comes to mind, such as your grandmother’s wedding band or a beautiful diamond ring from a second hand store. Today vintage wedding rings are being reincarnated into classic and traditional wedding pieces.

There seems to be something so sentimental and mysterious about a ring dated back to our grandmother’s era or even our great grandmother’s day. Surprisingly, you can have the same look and feel today with a modern wedding ring that is created to look antique or vintage. Platinum was commonly used back in the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Vintage “style” engagement rings or wedding bands are actually modern day pieces that have been created or finished to resemble genuine vintage pieces. Often times, jewelers will actually create a wax design of the original piece using a “lost wax” method and then cast the ring using either platinum or white gold, in some cases sterling silver too. The finished product is an exact replica of the original antique wedding ring.


Knowing your taste in style or that of your fiancé’s will be helpful in deciding if an antique or vintage style platinum wedding ring is going to be suitable or not. There is something very distinct in a vintage wedding ring; it is detail and craftsmanship of the ring. Antique wedding rings were carefully crafted with tremendous detail, such as filigree detailing or ornamental designs on the ring. Settings were also different

When you look at a vintage platinum wedding ring, you will see a lot of character, uniqueness and overall charm of the way the ring was designed. Diamonds will stand out more too because generally a vintage style will have light tinting done to the metal, making it darker or dull in some areas of the ring, called “shadowing”. This will make a diamond appear larger.

Diamonds have been said to be a girl’s best friend, but diamonds with a history are even more magical! To achieve a wonderful antique or vintage look, try setting an “old” stone into a new ring from a vendor like Tanzanite Rings HQ. Buying a vintage style platinum setting is quite simple actually, and then you can have that cherished family stone set into something of your own, making it truly special. This ring could continue being passed down for generations.

The most common look for a vintage wedding ring is the “illusion setting” This is where the actual setting has more metal than just standard prongs, giving the illusion of a larger stone when set. Another classic look for a vintage wedding engagement ring is the 3-stone look or multiple stones set in a pave setting. No matter which antique look you desire, you will be sure to turn heads with this style wedding ring.

Platinum will never go out of style and when combined with diamonds and that of Vintage Platinum Wedding Rings, you are sure to have a treasured and timeless piece forever.