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Remington 11-48 Question

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Sulaco, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Sulaco

    Sulaco Well-Known Member

    My uncle asked me to clean his 11-48 .410 auto for him. I thought they were similar to the 1100's and 11-87's in that the cocking lever just pulled out once the trigger assembly and barrel were removed. Either it's so old and grungy that it is just stuck or they break down differently than I was thinking.

    Does anyone know how to get one apart? I really need to get the bolt and bolt carrier assembly out of the reciever to clean this thing properly.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Chawbaccer

    Chawbaccer Well-Known Member

    If it is like the 11 there is a hole (semi) in the rear of the ejection port and another on the opposite side. Line up the pin in the bolt with the hole and drive it out.
  3. Rpriestlyjr

    Rpriestlyjr Well-Known Member

    Remove the barrel and recoil spring.
    With a brass punch, drive (remove) the two pins from the receiver.
    Remove the trigger assembly.
    Remove the metal (guide) on the right side (falls out)
    You will see two bars that connect to the rear of the bolt.
    These are further inserted in a spring in the butt stock.
    Don't worry about them, they stay with the bolt.
    Pull the bolt handle out from the bolt.
    The bolt will fall from the receiver face (barrel end).
    The bolt handle is retained in the bolt by a "ball-detent."
    If it is stuck, then the ball is frozen. Try soaking it in CLP for a while. It will free up over a few days.
    Good luck. It's a damn good gun.

    Just to make sure of this, I took mine down to the bones.
  4. Sulaco

    Sulaco Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info Rpriestlyjr. I got it apart and cleaned up. Now I am having trouble re-assembling it.

    I got everything back together only once I am done, the bolt won't go back but about an inch and then it feels like it is hitting something. I have taken it back down and put it back together a few times and can't seem to figure out what it's hitting. When I remove the trigger assembly, the bolt will slide back and forth freely. Once I replace it though, the bolt won't go back all the way.


  5. Rpriestlyjr

    Rpriestlyjr Well-Known Member


    Check that the two rods/bars attached to the bolt are seated in the spring cup (that's inside the buttstock).
    You'll have to compress the spring with a finger and try to pull the rods up to it (I use a dental tool).
    When you reinstall the trigger assembly, have the hammer back in the cocked position (safety on).
    Watch the flat (but bent) piece from the right side. The small end will fit into a slot by the magazine tube.
    The trigger assembly will fit in after that. The foreward pin in the receiver goes through the receiver, trigger assembly, the flat (bent) piece, and then back through the receiver.
    Shouldn't have any problems.
    If there is still an issue, disassemble it again and remove the spring in the butt stock (pulls out) and clean/inspect/install.

    I'm going to get mine now and pull it apart and see if I can get the same thing to happen with mine.

    I'll let you know.
  6. Rpriestlyjr

    Rpriestlyjr Well-Known Member


    I think this is your problem:

    Hammer is not locked back and the metal piece on the right side has ridden up into the receiver.

    I just did it to mine.:eek:

    Give my last post a wing and you'll be in good shape.:D
  7. Sulaco

    Sulaco Well-Known Member

    I got it! The hammer was back as it should have been, but one of the other levers in the trigger group was hanging on the shell stop.

    Thanks for the help! :D

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