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January 5, 2011, 11:39 PM
I have a Remington Sportsman 16 ga with Full choke ribbed barrel, ser # S201799. the stock and forearm wood is striped and beautiful. Excellent except for a couple of small scatches on barrel. Can anyone tell me if this is a factory skeet model? when it was made? and what the value would be? This is the Browning type.

January 6, 2011, 03:10 AM
Greetings charlesaa, and welcome aboard.

The Skeet versions are marked SKEET not FULL choke on the barrel.

January 6, 2011, 12:21 PM
maybe a trap gun?

January 6, 2011, 12:25 PM
We don't know if the barrel is trap length with a mid rib bead and a target forearm.

January 6, 2011, 02:39 PM
Today's market is not too kind to those shotguns - value is only $ 150 or so...very minimal / even in excellent conditon.

Since its a 16ga and a Full Choke --- its even harder to sell than a 12ga version....

I would recommend you keep it / shoot it and enjoy it for what it is - although you didn't say why you wanted the value either ....

January 6, 2011, 02:49 PM
FWIW, the 16ga Remmy Sportsman was introduced in 1931 with SN 150,000 - so definitely pre-war.


January 6, 2011, 02:49 PM
Are we talking about a Model 11 Sportsman with a 3-round magazine? I assume by Browning type you mean it looks like an A-5.

January 8, 2011, 08:25 AM
More info, the barrel is 28" solid rib full, with orange post on front and middle
of barrel sight is missing. It has Browning patents marked under Remington. Ducks engraved on both sides of rec.
The stock is monte carlo, gun may have been customized, I've never seen a
stock and forearm this beautiful. The S in front of the serial number is what made me think of possiblity of being skeet. thanks folks

January 8, 2011, 12:43 PM
There is a pic of the ad announcing the The Sportsman in 12 ga. and 16 ga. in this thread. The 20 ga. was introduced the year before.


It says The Sportsman will have the same 'beautiful decorations' on the receivers as the Model 11 - ducks and pheasants. And the 3-shot idea introduced by Remington.

The next ad mentions simplified engraving the following year.

January 8, 2011, 12:50 PM
From Researcher01's post:


"Between the 1936 catalogues and the 1938 Remington went to the one-bird roll stamped engraving, and began putting it on the Model 11 as well, and moved "The Sportsman" to the bolt. In addition to the Field versions, "The Sportsman" was offered as a Skeet Gun with a slightly fuller forearm and a capped pistol grip stock. Both Field and Skeet versions were available with plain, solid rib or ventilated rib barrels. During the years these guns were made, Remington ribs were machined integral with the barrels. In addition to the "Sportsman" A "Standard" grade listing at $49.95 in 1938, Remington offered the Sportsman B "Special" grade for $80.70, the Sportsman D "Tournament" grade for $144.50, the Sportsman E "Expert" grade for $210.50, and the Sportsman F "Premier" grade for $276.50. The B had nicer wood. The D, E, and F had increasingly finer wood and checkering and increasing amounts of hand engraving. In the 1936 catalogue there was also a Sportsman C "Trap" Grade for the same price as the B but it is not listed in subsequent catalogues. The square-backed Model 11 and "Sportsman" were still being offered in the May 1, 1948 catalogue, but were replaced with the streamlined Model 11-48 and "Sportsman-48" in the 1949 catalogue."