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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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Old March 19, 2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Nevermind, the Remington corp got back to me.
Produced in 1907, model 11.
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Old March 19, 2010, 05:45 PM   #3
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You have the Remington version of the Browning A5 one of the greatest shotguns ever made. Remington licensed the patents from JM Browning and made their version of the A5. Glad you have it and as well built as it is you will hand the gun down to your kids.
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Old March 20, 2010, 06:56 AM   #4
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While I'm not much of a hunter myself, even I would oblige your pappy and kill at least one bird with it. You know, to meet the gun half way; anything with that much history may have developed feelings by now. Congrats!
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Old March 20, 2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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Do what your Daddy says. Go shoot something. And repeat frequently.

The 11, or Remington Auto in its earliest version was a very good shotgun. In your shoes, I'd get it to a decent smith to check whether or not it needed anything. Sometimes the fiber buffer in the receiver needs replacement to avoid battering some parts. Sometimes the springs are just plain tired.

I inherited a newer 11, circa 1930 something. A smith replaced all the springs and called it a 10K round rebuild. Works fine, a cousin has it now and loves it.
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