Thread: Family heirloom
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Old March 19, 2010, 08:24 AM   #1
Caleb Mitchell
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Family heirloom

Hey gents. First time poster here, hope to get some help.

My grandfather gifted me one of his most personally valued shotguns yesterday, and a gun that he's killed hundreds upon hundreds of pheasant with. I believe it to be a Remington Autoloading Shotgun (or model 11, but manufactured before 1911).
The gun belonged to HIS grandfather, my great great g-pa. While discussing the gun, I told grandpa that I'd take care of the gun and keep it clean, to which he replied "The hell you will. I'm giving this gun to you because I know you'll use it, and appreciate it. Kill birds with it."

Wow.

I'll try to get some pictures up at work today.

The only engraving on the gun reads as follows:

MANUFACTURED BY THE REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION.N.Y.U.S.A.
BROWNING'S PATENTS OCT.9.1900.DEC.17.01.SEPT.30.02.JUNE.18.03

and the serial number is 43XXX (short number!)


Can anyone verify that this is in fact a Remington Autoloading Shotgun? (model 11) Also, I doubt it possible, but a year of production would be great.

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