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."
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.
Last edited by Caleb Mitchell; March 19, 2010 at 09:27 AM.