View Full Version : Help identify my Great-Grandfathers gun

April 19, 2007, 08:32 PM
I was at my Grandfathers house and he showed me his fathers shotgun. It looks like an A-5, but it is a Remington. On one side is engraved with a duck and the other has a phesant. It is a 16-gauge.

What model is it? Does anyone know where I can get a manual for it?

April 19, 2007, 08:54 PM
Remington Model 11 They look like an A-5 because they pretty much are. They were made under license to FN / Browning.

Don't know about a manual but an A-5 manual could well cover most of it.

April 19, 2007, 08:54 PM

April 19, 2007, 11:20 PM
Here's a site with an owner's manual for the Browning A5 or Auto 5.
You can use it for your Remington Model 11.


Back in the early 1900's, John Browning was licensing his gun designs to both the FN company in Belgium, and to American companies.

He sold the Auto 5 to FN, and licensed it to Remington, who sold it first as the Remington Autoloading Shotgun, then as the Model 11.
They made it from 1905 to 1948.

They made a very wide variety of models of it, and some are quite valuable.

Jeff Mulliken
April 20, 2007, 07:39 AM
There is an additional variation, the "American Browning". It is a Model 11, with the magazine cut off added, made by Remington but marked Browning Arms on the barrel. These were made during WW2 while the FN plant was under the control of the Nazis.

Though an A5 manual is useful in working on a Model 11 and they look almost identical, the parts are not interchangable.

The one exception on interchangable parts is the recoil spring and friction rings.