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January 15, 2001, 01:41 PM
What is a Remington Mohawk 48? 48 sounds familiar, I think the predecessor to the 1100, help?

January 15, 2001, 02:07 PM
I'm not sure about the Mohawk 48, but the 1148 was before the 1100. I think they discontinued production in the 60's. According to the Numerich Gun Parts catalog, a few parts look to swap with 870/1100/1187. Most do not. I have heard some stories about the forearms cracking. There is one at a local pawn shop I have had my eye on. 75% blue, synthetic stocks, plain modified choke barrel for $189. If I bought it, my wife would shoot me with it :)

That's about all I know about them. Try doing a search in the shotgun forum.

James K
January 15, 2001, 09:48 PM
The Remington 48 was a semi-auto shotgun on the long-recoil system. They were basically a streamlined version of the Model 11, which was the Browning Auto 5 as made by Remington. They were made from 1949 to 1959. There were a number of grades and skeet versions. The 48 was made in 12, 16 and 20 gauge; when 28 and .410 were added, the gun was called the 11-48.

It was not the predecessor of the gas-operated 1100 in a mechanical sense, but it was an earlier Remington semi, and introduced the "streamlined" look now so common to all shotguns.

The Mohawk name was given to the guns Remington made for discount sales. Mohawk guns were always well made and reliable but were not as well finished or with as nice wood as the standard Remington guns.

There is little collector interest, and there were a lot of 48's made. The standard model only goes for about $300 in 100% condition and plain barrel; the Mohawk would be less.

Value aside, the 48 is a good shooter and still a fine hunting gun. I doubt spare barrels are available any more, but the gun can be equipped with choke tubes.


January 16, 2001, 09:46 AM
That's what I meant to say :)