March 27, 2012, 10:16 PM
By strange and unforseen circumstances, I just became the owner of a 1958 year model Remington 1148 in .410. The shotgun was demonstrated to be fully functional using 2.5 inch loads. It needs some tender loving care. I plan to make it a project gun. I need to remove a little surface rust in a couple of places. clean it up a lot, and refinish the wood. I think it will look ok for an older gun when I am through. I don't have a lot invested in it.
So, tell me what I need to know about the 1148. I have read the general poop on it being a recoil operated shotgun made from 1949 thru ~1968 etc. I have disassembled the gun to see how it works. How about some of you that have owned the 1148. What say you about this old gun? Any weak points I need to investigate?
March 31, 2012, 07:09 AM
The 11-48 in .410 is a fun little gun. Mine is a beater that is choked Modified.
It sure is fun on the skeet field! I don't mind chasing the empties at all.
I do regret those hulls that are lost at station 7.
Since recoil isn't an issue in the .410 for most folks, a gas system
is uncalled for. The long recoil system is effective and simple to keep clean.
The "click & clack" when it's fired is amusing. Sometimes the little
gun feels like it is trying to jump away from my shoulder.
I am unaware of any issues with this little gun other than perhaps over
tightening the forearm may lead to cracks.
My 11-48 is my little Howitzer.
You will certainly enjoy yours.
March 31, 2012, 11:19 PM
1148 Remington, in .410, had one in mint condition several years ago, and ended up trading it in for a hunting dog. Sorry I ever did that, as the weapon never failed me, to bad I can't say that about the dog. Just keep it clean and it should last you a life time.:rolleyes:
April 1, 2012, 09:15 PM
They are tough little guns.
April 1, 2012, 11:14 PM
my favorite dove gun. I don't recall it ever having any issues in the many years of service it has given me. I just clean it like any other field shotgun and it keeps working. Like most of the 11-48's I have seen they seem to be well used. It is rare to find one in very good condition, this tells me that the previous owners really liked using them.
November 1, 2012, 10:10 PM
i have the remington 28 ga 11 48 ; looks good, have to keep it clean or it will jam