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Old March 9, 2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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Used Remington 11-87 $735 Good Deal?

I stopped in to my local shop to pick up some snap caps and saw this shotgun on consignment.

I didn't get too much information on the gun as far as year built and such, but it was in fairly good shape yet clearly used. It is a 12 guage. It has a 28inch ported barrel with a vented rib and bead sights. The butt stock has a raised cheek pad that looks really trick. The stock and forarm is wood and in good condition. It is for sale for $735. I asked the shop owner if there was room for negotiations and he said the gun just arrived and ther might be some later on.

What do you think about the price?
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Old March 9, 2005, 03:51 PM   #2
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WAY too much $$$$.
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Old March 9, 2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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How much should I offer him in about 2 weeks?
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Old March 9, 2005, 07:47 PM   #4
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$400 TOPS. You can pick them up in as new condition for $450.

Look for a Beretta 390, 391 or a Winchester SuperX2, they are worth what they cost.
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Old March 9, 2005, 08:19 PM   #5
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I like the Model 11-87, in fact I own one in their (no longer available) Sporting Clays configuration: 28" light contour, ported, vent-rib barrel threaded for RemChokes; nickel-silver receiver, and upgraded wood fore and aft. Mine has never given me any trouble, points well, and (since 2001) has done everything I ask of it.

As for whether the one you've found is a good deal, consider Remington's MSRPs (courtesy of their Website) for the currently available versions:

MODEL 11-87™
11-87™ Premier® 12 $827
11-87™ Premier® Left-Hand 12 $893
11-87™ Premier® Super Magnum 12 $899
11-87™ Premier® Upland Special 12 $827
11-87™ Premier® Fully Rifled Cantilever Deer 12 $908
11-87™ Premier® LT-20 20 $827
11-87™ SPS™ Super Magnum 12 $912
11-87™ SPS™ Super Magnum™ Camo 12 $996
11-87™ SPS™ Waterfowl Camo 12 $960
11-87™ SPS-T™ Super Magnum™ Camo RS/TG (NWTF) 12 $996
11-87™ SPS™ 12 $925
11-87™ SP™ Super Magnum 12 $912
11-87™ Sportsman™ Synthetic RC/VT 12 $625
11-87™ Sportsman™ Synthetic FR/CL 12 $705
11-87™ Sportsman™ Youth Synthetic RC/VT 12 $625

If you are truly considering purchasing this gun, then my best recommendation is to have a competent gunsmith give it a thorough vetting and pattern it to check for barrel problems before you part with your hard-earned brass.

Good luck, and good shooting!
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Old March 10, 2005, 12:30 PM   #6
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Thank you very much!
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Old March 10, 2005, 08:48 PM   #7
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If the gun is a regular Premier, that is in fact too much money. The 11-87 Premier sells at walmart or other stores that buy in bulk for $600. You mentioned that it had a raised cheekpiece, however. If that raised cheekpiece is part of the actual wood stock, it probably is an 1100 trap model, in which case the price is more reasonable, but probably still too high.
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Old March 11, 2005, 12:02 PM   #8
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Ported bbl and stock configuration sounds like a Trap gun.

Besides that, if you're going to spend that kind of money the Berettas and Benellis are much better guns (in my opinion).
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Old March 12, 2005, 02:02 PM   #9
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I took a closer look and it is indeed an 11-87. It is engraved with "Remeir Trap" on the receiver.
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