View Full Version : Remington - Browning ??

Doug Kay
July 28, 2009, 05:57 AM
I have a Remington 12ga Semi Auto that also has Browning stapmed right below it. My fdather gave it to me and that's all I know. Any help is greatly appreciated.

July 28, 2009, 07:30 AM
Remington Model 11's were made under John Browning's patent, and look somewhat like the Browning A5 - differing in finishing details, like polish, blue, checkering & engraving.


Jim Watson
July 28, 2009, 09:11 AM
You may have what is known as an American Browning.

When Winchester declined to pay royalties on the automatic shotgun and the president of Remington, Marcellius Hartley, literally dropped dead with Mr Browning in the waiting room, he took his design to FN-Belgium. FN Brownings were sold for some years until at the start of WW II, Germany occupied Belgium and took over the FN factory.
The then-independent Browning company in the USA arranged with Remington to have Model 11s marked for them to sell. That lasted until we entered the war and resumed after the war until FN could get back in operation.