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Project $100 Remington Model 11-48

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by headoftheholler, Aug 26, 2013.

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  1. headoftheholler

    headoftheholler Member

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    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:

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    Stay tuned for more updates
     
  2. Sam1911

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    Dang! Pretty stock! I love my 20 ga. 11-48 (actually Sportsman 48, same thing in "plain"). Can't wait to see it done!
     
  3. Armed 24/7

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    I would have bought the stock, and then a gun to go with it if I had to.
     
  4. SlowFuse

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    I have one in 16 gauge. One of my favorites. I'm interested in seeing how this goes.
     
  5. rodinal220

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    Sweet!!
     
  6. PabloJ

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    Gee, that is truly impressive dare I say "Turnbull Edition 11-48"?:cool:
     
  7. Deltaboy

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    Good looking good.
     
  8. headoftheholler

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    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.
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    Only two coats in:
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  9. 1KPerDay

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    Wow... that stock alone is worth the trouble. Looking forward to updates. How about some pics of the action?
     
  10. Deltaboy

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    Looking Good.
     
  11. headoftheholler

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    Here is a before shot of the action and disassembled.
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  12. 1KPerDay

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    Very cool! I didn't realize or forgot that these were recoil-operated but cosmetically similar to the 1100s. Nice!
     
  13. headoftheholler

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    Stock is finished.
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  14. Deltaboy

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    That is a pretty stock.
     
  15. horsemen61

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    took my breath away
     
  16. headoftheholler

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    DONE!

    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.
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  17. 1KPerDay

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    Great job!
     
  18. swampcrawler

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    That is awesome.
     
  19. USAF_Vet

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    I'm so jealous. That gun is beautiful.
     
  20. headoftheholler

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    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):
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  21. Deltaboy

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    Nice job on both Guns.
     
  22. The_Next_Generation

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    Fantastic job! You posted in my thread about the model 11 and wow, you're welcome to borrow my "new" Stevens 520 takedown lol
     
  23. headoftheholler

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    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.
     
  24. Arkansas Paul

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    Nice work. I too enjoy project guns, but I'm not that good at it.
     
  25. Milkmaster

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    Great to see the time and care taken to restore an old gun to a beautiful condition and working order.
     
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