Project $100 Remington Model 11-48


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headoftheholler
August 26, 2013, 10:16 PM
I picked this Remington model 11-48 up for $100 a few weeks back. The stock had 4 major cracks and a chunk of wood missing right at the tang. The forearm was cracked likewise and missing a huge piece, I deemed neither repairable for a gun I was going to keep.
The 11-48 shotgun replaced the humpback Model 11, it is still a recoil operating shotgun, basically the same great John Browning design but placed in a sleeker reciever. I will post pics as the project progresses, lets start with wood work prior to rebluing.
I found this stock online advertised as a broken rifle stock for $37. I think from the cut checkering and phenomenal grain it was originally from a skeet or trap version. I am adding a custom case hardened grip cap and a vintage pachmyr recoil pad.
First up, the original stock:
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3619_zpse590ee7e.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/543896_324965344307718_1523969490_n_zpsc1ac003a.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/1236521_324965340974385_2048488900_n_zpsbac7111b.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/1004698_324965347641051_1973562595_n_zps70805d3c.jpg

Stay tuned for more updates

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Sam1911
August 26, 2013, 10:22 PM
Dang! Pretty stock! I love my 20 ga. 11-48 (actually Sportsman 48, same thing in "plain"). Can't wait to see it done!

Armed 24/7
August 26, 2013, 10:39 PM
I would have bought the stock, and then a gun to go with it if I had to.

SlowFuse
August 26, 2013, 11:59 PM
I have one in 16 gauge. One of my favorites. I'm interested in seeing how this goes.

rodinal220
August 30, 2013, 07:42 AM
Sweet!!

PabloJ
August 30, 2013, 09:05 PM
Gee, that is truly impressive dare I say "Turnbull Edition 11-48"?:cool:

Deltaboy
September 1, 2013, 12:17 AM
Good looking good.

headoftheholler
September 1, 2013, 06:34 PM
The replacement forearm came in today, only able to get two coats of finish on the stock since last post due to work and super high humidity slowing drying time.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3660_zps275bada1.jpg
Only two coats in:
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3671_zpsd120c171.jpg

1KPerDay
September 5, 2013, 02:40 PM
Wow... that stock alone is worth the trouble. Looking forward to updates. How about some pics of the action?

Deltaboy
September 6, 2013, 12:33 PM
Looking Good.

headoftheholler
September 10, 2013, 02:29 PM
Wow... that stock alone is worth the trouble. Looking forward to updates. How about some pics of the action?
Here is a before shot of the action and disassembled.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3689_zpsccb89240.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3692_zps5ec53814.jpg

1KPerDay
September 10, 2013, 04:42 PM
Very cool! I didn't realize or forgot that these were recoil-operated but cosmetically similar to the 1100s. Nice!

headoftheholler
September 15, 2013, 11:09 AM
Stock is finished.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/photo_zps03134a7f.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/photo2_zpsae80b60d.jpg

Deltaboy
September 15, 2013, 08:20 PM
That is a pretty stock.

horsemen61
September 15, 2013, 08:27 PM
took my breath away

headoftheholler
September 19, 2013, 05:55 PM
We are finally done !
New firing pin came in and finally got everything put back together and fired for function, ran flawlessly. All in all original purchase price + new stock + new forearm - $50 for original stock set sale I am in this one the way it sits for $175.
I hope my 3 month old son Jackson will like it when he gets older.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3698_zps07d0e378.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3697_zps054e112e.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3696_zps070b16f2.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3694_zps16017a06.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF3693_zps7778156a.jpg

1KPerDay
September 19, 2013, 06:16 PM
Great job!

swampcrawler
September 19, 2013, 09:00 PM
That is awesome.

USAF_Vet
September 19, 2013, 09:41 PM
I'm so jealous. That gun is beautiful.

headoftheholler
September 19, 2013, 09:52 PM
Being a full choke, I am thinking about taking it turkey hunting next spring depending on how it patterns, wanting to take a Tom with all my restored shotguns (Ithaca and Model 11 Remington I restored last year):
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF2163_zpsede41b11.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/DSCF2125_zps45c4afe0.jpg
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m15/larryslamps/11_zpsc1c6613a.jpg

Deltaboy
September 19, 2013, 11:11 PM
Nice job on both Guns.

The_Next_Generation
September 20, 2013, 02:32 AM
Fantastic job! You posted in my thread about the model 11 and wow, you're welcome to borrow my "new" Stevens 520 takedown lol

headoftheholler
September 20, 2013, 07:21 AM
I've been looking for one one those for a while now (the 520).
As for your stock it can be epoxied and refinished or I see stocks and
forearms for it pop up all the time on ebay.

Arkansas Paul
September 20, 2013, 08:10 AM
Nice work. I too enjoy project guns, but I'm not that good at it.

Milkmaster
September 20, 2013, 02:53 PM
Great to see the time and care taken to restore an old gun to a beautiful condition and working order.

Milkmaster
September 23, 2013, 03:58 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=654754

Here is similar thread where I took an old Remington 1148 from rough to glory!

Got_Lead?
September 24, 2013, 12:25 AM
Absolutely beautiful, that inspires me to work on my 11-48. I re-checkered and re-finished the forearm, but have the buttstock left to do. Also have to find another full length barrel for it, mine was bent pretty good when I purchased the shotgun for $125 a number of years ago. I cut down the barrel to 18 3/4" removing the bent section. It's a good slug and buckshot gun, and has put several venison on the table. Someday, I do want to find a long barrel for it. In my opinion the 11-48 is one of the most graceful shotguns ever made.

Nice job on your restoration.

788Ham
September 24, 2013, 12:48 AM
You did an absolutely beautiful job on those shotguns son! You are to be commended on your work ethic and abilities to transform that old beater into a show piece ! My hats off to you, excellent job ! Good luck come spring.

horsemen61
September 24, 2013, 01:28 AM
Aboustley beautiful

Mp7
September 24, 2013, 05:21 AM
Very, very nice. :eek:

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