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Old January 22, 2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Used Remington 1100 Questions.

Hey all,

I'm new to the Shotgun forum here, though I frequent the semi-auto and general handgun forums. Anyway, a neighbor of mine recently passed away and had a pretty awesome gun collection. His widow didn't know what to do with them and none of his kids or grandkids wanted any of them, (sad, I know) so another neighbor told her he'd take care of it and bought the whole collection at a generous price so she didn't have to worry about it. He's now piecing them out to whoever wants them. He has a Rem 1100 (serial #N737401M) that is in great shape, comes with a 24 and a 28 inch barrel, and an aftermarket composite stock, though I definitely prefer the original furniture. I've been trying to do some research on the value and model/year. From what I've been able to find from http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/journals/1100 it looks like it's from 1992, it's the magnum model, and has the scrollwork/checkering pattern like this one http://www.remingtonsociety.com/jour...anges_1979.jpg

I just want to make sure this all adds up. If anybody has any knowledge on the subject, please let me know if I'm right on the date or not. Also, what's a fair asking price? The gun is in pretty great condition, probably 95% or better. He's a good friend of mine and is asking $350 with both barrels and both stocks. Any insights or opinions would be much appreciated!
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Old January 22, 2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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At that price you cannot possibly go wrong. It is easily worth that and more.

And the 1100 is a very good gun. Been around for years, minimal recoil, and very reliable.
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Old January 22, 2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Oh yes !!! ....

Go for it and;
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Old January 22, 2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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Buy it!
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Old January 22, 2013, 06:19 PM   #5
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Not adding up, but close. Sorry, I am out of town and cannot check dates, but they made ZERO Model 1100 Magnums after 1987, when the 11-87 debuted. That is second generation checkering and rollmarking, and that ended in 1989 if memory serves. If one of those is a Magnum barrel and one is 2-3/4" you should have a nice flexible setup. The price is good. Plenty of furniture available.
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Old January 22, 2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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1100 or 1187- thats a great price.both are good guns.I'd take it in a heartbeat.
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Old January 22, 2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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From exp, an 11000 magnum will be picky about the loads it shoots at least in 20. mine turned into a slug gun. And currently am trying to find a barrel for it, what a pain. The reciever on 20 is built heavy and i'm having trouble with it. Looking at having one made. That being said it is sweet looking gun and at your price worth the investment. Go for it!
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Old January 22, 2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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The luck of the draw

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From exp, an 11000 magnum will be picky about the loads it shoots at least in 20. mine turned into a slug gun.
I had an older 12Ga. Magnum that belonged to an old duck hunter. This 1100 ate everything it was fed. One time, just to prove a point, I loaded it with a variety of alternating shotshells. It cycled just fine. I took more deer with it than anythig else I shot. Sold it to my buddy's son and he took three deer with it, this year .....

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Old January 22, 2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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I would jump on that in a second! Great deal
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Old January 23, 2013, 11:13 AM   #10
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I have had four 12 gauge Magnum 1100s. Remington designed them to work with 3" and 2-3/4" Magnum shells. Only one of mine would work well with 1-1/8 ounce lead loads. One would run with stout 1-1/4 ounce loads, and the other two needed 1-3/8 ounces or more running over 1200 fps. There are exceptions, but I wouldn't buy one expecting it. My experience with the LW and LT-20 Magnums is that they are a LOT pickier with shells. With the Magnum barrel, mine will not run - much less reliably - with anything but Magnum loads, and I have seen about 10 others that were the same way. However, if you add a regular 2-3/4" barrel either the 12 or the 20 will eat about anything that size.
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Old January 23, 2013, 12:50 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input fellas- I knew it was a great gun at a great price, you all helped me confirm that!

I'm mostly wondering if anybody can help me ascertain the date of manufacture?

Thanks again! Any input is appreciated!
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Old January 23, 2013, 11:13 PM   #12
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Call Remington...they can tell you all about it and will even send you the manual for it!

http://www.remington.com/pages/our-c...pany-info.aspx
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Old January 24, 2013, 02:33 PM   #13
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Excellent! Thank you!
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Old January 25, 2013, 12:42 AM   #14
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Update: calling Remington turned out to be the best idea. They were very prompt and able to tell me the year (1984) in a matter of seconds and were also kind enough to send me an owners manual for free ninety free. Thanks again!
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Old January 26, 2013, 03:57 AM   #15
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Good for Remington. I like a customer friendly company who will do things for people even if they don't make a profit.
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Old January 26, 2013, 09:57 AM   #16
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Remington customer service has always been a class act.

You are very welcome.
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