View Full Version : 1922 Model 11, old extended mag

Jeff Mulliken
May 2, 2007, 08:29 AM
I am bringing a 1922 Remington Model 11 back to life for a friend. It was originally used as a Market hunters gun and has a neat but home made magazine extension that goes right to the end of the 28" barrel. I dont know how many shells it will hold, I guess I should count them just for fun...Anyway this gun was sporting an extended mag and killing bushels full of ducks before our fathers were born, it's a real classic....

The old mag tube spring was fubar so the current owner tried to stretch out a normal mage tube spring as the original was trashed....but it is way too weak which leads to my question....

Where can I buy a new, 12 ga. mag tube spring, designed for a very long extended mag?

Thanks in advance for the help. I'll post pics of the finished project so you can all see the precursor to all your new age HD shotties.


May 3, 2007, 12:34 AM
Wolf springs should have a mag spring in some sort of generic, 10-shot 12 gauge style.

May 3, 2007, 10:52 PM
I don't know if wolf will have one that long, but I have seen a similar arrangement where an extra-long spring was put together out of 2 by using a home made extra follower between the 2 springs to keep things form getting tangled.

Might work for you .

May 3, 2007, 10:53 PM
BTW a picture would be cool to see.

May 3, 2007, 11:09 PM
If not Wolf, then Choat, who used to make some 10 shot extensions. And hey, if THAT isnt available, check McMasterCarr, who seem to have pretty much everything.

Jeff Mulliken
May 4, 2007, 02:06 PM
I ordered the longest spring available from Brownell's. I also got a fresh standard spring. One of them comes with one of the bright orange nylon shell followers used in LEO set ups.

It is important to get enough spring tension on the shell follower in these old long recoil operated guns so if need be I figured I could stack two springs with the follower between them for the extra length and tension. As long as the follower moves absolutely freely inthe mag tube it should work.

Don't worry I'll get pics out when I get my home computer up and running again. How many 85 year old 10 shot 12 ga's do you get to see anyway?


Lee Lapin
May 5, 2007, 09:30 PM
Take a look at the pictures at http://www.intercom.net/~shoreman/market_hunting.html . The newfangled repeaters with extended magazines were deadly enough to replace battery guns and punt guns among market hunters- that says a lot IMHO.

Interesting piece of history- glad it's being maintained.


Jeff Mulliken
May 7, 2007, 07:28 AM
For you guys that appreciate shooters that actually used extended mags....actually shot them.....every day.



You can blow these pics up by clicking the box in the bottom right corner.

The top one was made in 1922, the lower in 1904 or early '05

I'll post pics after the restoration. No bluing etc will be done, these guns need to keep the patina of hard use in caloused hands.