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Old 05-01-2009, 06:05 PM
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Picked up a Remington model 11-48 today.




I have been in the market for a new "Keep the squirrels out of the bird feeder without destroying the bird feeder"/ spring rabbit gun for a while. I have been using a 20 gauge side by side for this up until now. However this has turned me into a fair bird feeder repair man. Besides I figured that this was as good an excuse as any to use for the purchase of a new shotgun. At any rate I went to one of the local emporiums of fine tools for the discerning craftsman today and there was a beat up Remington model 11-48 in 28 gauge sitting in a rack. I have been somewhat interested in this gauge for some time now, and all the more as I have never had one. On further inquery I was able to determine that there was another specimen of the same gun in fine condition available. To make a long story short I now own said gun. Additionally I just killed my first squirrel minutes ago. The pointability and handling of this gun are unreal, as is the tracking for a moving target. Needless to say I am very impressed. Whoever put this thing together knew what they were doing without a doubt. I will post pics ASAP. Meanwhile if anyone cares to comment I welcome any and all comments. Also if anyone can ballpark production date I would welcome that information as well. The serial # is 4032XXX. Off hand I would say that the gun is 90%-95%. I paid 750 $ which I thought was kind of high when I paid for it. However after shooting it, I think that I got a pretty good deal.

I invite any and all comments
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:43 PM
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I like Remington weapons and am looking forward to pics! I actually know a little bit about the story behind the 11-48s. You may already know as much as the little bit I know but I'll share, regardless.

The 11-48 hit the shelves in 1948 and was discontinued in 1968. It was available in 12, 16, 20, 28, and I think even .410 in 3". It has a lot of stamped parts, integrally housed, that comes out in groups via the two receiver pins. The trigger housing should be aluminum, receiver will be steel. I think the 11-48 was the first Remington to be assembled in this manner, with the two pin system and stamped parts housed, which was later integrated into pretty much all of their repeater model shotguns. It really was an important design in Remington shotgun history.

I've also heard that many considered the 11-48 to be finicky, but in reality, was actually reliable if you'd just take the kick like a man. This was apparently an issue with the 12 guage and customers who were, how do you say, recoil sensitive?

Personally, I love shotguns, and Remington shotguns are my favorite. It would have historical value to me and would definitely be welcomed in my home.

One thing you may want to do is check out the library on Remington's web site. They(Remington) can probably give you a more specific time frame for the manufacturing date of your 11-48, too. I'll probably go check it out since I'm curious about it now. If I find anything I'll post a link for you.

Great find, IMHO, looking forward to your pics .
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:52 PM
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http://www.remington.com/library/his...odel_11-48.asp

Okay, so not a lot in the Remington library about it. But, it does say it was the first new model introduced by Remington after WWII. That's pretty neat!

It looks like the recoil operating system is the same as the Model 11's, while the stamped internal receiver parts secured by the two pins was incorporated in 1948. Hence the model number 11-48.

Cool stuff.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:07 PM
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Now a couple of pictures of said gun

Let us see how they came out.
They are not the greatest pictures in the world. However you can see that the gun is in pretty good condition. I would say that the blueing is about 95% with just a few tiny speckles around the receiver latch. The wood is pristine, the bore is like new. The thing that I like the most about it is that it appears to be made with a frame and receiver properly sized for 28 gauge. Most of the 28 gauge shotguns that I have come across appear to be 20 gauge guns fitted with 28 gauge barrels. I would be interested to know how many of them were made as 28 gauge guns.

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Old 05-04-2009, 11:28 AM
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I just picked up an 11-48 in 28 ga. It has the Cutts compensator with 3 choke tubes, I haven't shot it yet so school's still out on that. I've wanted a 28 ga. for a while and this is the first one I found that I could afford. Just need a night job to pay for ammo.
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:08 PM
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I always did like the looks of the Cutz compensators.

However on a 28 gauge I think that it is a little superflous. I was able to pick up five boxes of #9 shot the other day when I bought the gun for 12.00$ a box. Considering what I have seen it offered for other places I did not think that this was a really bad price. My apologies Cutz should have been spelled Cutts

USMM guy

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Old 05-04-2009, 01:37 PM
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Very, very nice looking shotgun!

It's operation is based on the ultra-reliable John Browning long recoil cycling action used in the Remington 11/Browning Auto 5 with a modern looking receiver (no hump back). It seems that the 11-48 is being "rediscovered" by quite a few people including yourself. On another forum, a member has an entire write-up with pics on setting-up a 12 ga. 11-48 for home defense.

May it give you many years of service.

John
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