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Old October 19, 2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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Ever Hear of a Remington 11-88?

I saw a semi-auto shotgun the other day and I swear the markings were 11-88. It was an older gun... no recoil pad, unvented rib, no choke tubes.

Of course, I've heard a lot about the 11-87, but anyone know what an 11-88 is? I even did a double take because of the model number.
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Old October 19, 2008, 09:12 PM   #2
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Old October 19, 2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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There was also a model 7188, but I don't think many made it back to the states.

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Old October 20, 2008, 03:30 AM   #4
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Weren't the 7188's pretty much limited to the brown-water navy in the 'Nam?
I wouldn't think one would casually run across one back in the world.
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Old October 20, 2008, 05:47 PM   #5
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You are correct, except that I ran into one years ago at a gunshow in Boise, Idaho, demilled of course. I have also seen some for sale as NFA weapons.

This specific hardware showed up in a couple of areas we were "influencing" during that period. Besides SE Asia, I can place them in the middle east and Africa.

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Old October 20, 2008, 09:38 PM   #6
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Thanks. I think it was an 11-48 and I just looked at the model number incorrectly.

How does the 11-48 differ from the 11-87 in terms of action?
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Old October 21, 2008, 08:40 AM   #7
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The 11-48 was a long recoil action, a JMB design most often seen in the Browning A-5 and Remington's 11. The 11-48 was a streamlined version and used some parts common to the new 870.

They're good shotguns.
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Old October 22, 2008, 09:41 PM   #8
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My Dad has an 11-48. Has hunted with it since before I was born...I'm 58. I don't know about other guns, but his shoots slugs very accurately with just a bead front. Surprisingly.

Mark.

* I admit, I don't REMEMBER that gun before I was six...but its always been there.
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Old October 23, 2008, 04:30 PM   #9
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11-48, the greatest auto rem. ever made. Beats the pants off the unreliable1100 which is a heavy boat paddle. flame suit on.
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