I'm new to this forum but thought I'd toss out a question to this group before I call the folks at Remington. My father bought an 11-87 Special Purpose 12 guage sometime back in the late 80s or early 90s (serial number starts with PC). Not long after, he received a letter from Remington saying that due to a class action lawsuit involving bad barrels he should not shoot the gun and they were sending a check for $37 towards the purchase of a new barrel. First, the gun has never been used and second my father sent the check back to Remington with a few fine words about how $37 wouldn't pay for a new barrel. Well fast forward to 2010 and my father who is in his 80s decides he wants to fix the barrel and pass the gun on. I called Remington and ordered a new 11-87 12/30" Special Purpose barrel model# 24638. When I tried to place the new barrel on the shotgun it would'nt go into the receiver more than maybe a quarter inch. The problem is the diameter where the barrel enters the receiver. I haven't used a mic on it, but looks to be maybe as much as a couple hundreths on an inch too round. The two barrels are identical in every respect but that diameter issue. Has anyone on this forum experienced that, and is it common to have to modify the barrel to fit? My father who was a diehard Remington man is blaiming them for poor craftsmanship. I hate to see an 11-87 that's never been fired go to waste. My last resort short of sending the barrel back is to see a good gunsmith. With the cost of the barrel and the smith it might be worth just buying a new gun.