Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Remington 11 sportsman gloat

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Sushigaijin, Apr 15, 2018 at 12:07 AM.

  1. Sushigaijin

    Sushigaijin Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    I picked this 1946 model 11 up for $200ish a few months ago, blueing was almost perfect but the wood needed some love. Had a recoil pad for a Browning sitting around, so I took a half inch off the stock and slapped it on - it's ground funny at the bottom but it was too short from the get-go. I was not shocked that it was a looker once the wood was refinished (5 coats BLO with minwax "tung" finish). These are just good looking guns. New springs were 20$. Haven't shot it yet but I can't wait...
     

    Attached Files:

  2. FL-NC

    FL-NC Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2016
    Messages:
    2,762
    Location:
    Fl panhandle
    Nice find. I had one years ago. Unfortunately, mine wouldn't function reliably with anything but hi brass, so I had to part with it. Couldn't afford 2 shotguns at the time.
     
  3. scotjute

    scotjute Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Messages:
    572
    Location:
    Texas
    Great looking gun! I got one for $250 last year. Shoots great. Not quite the looker yours is. Congratulations!
     
  4. Old Shooter

    Old Shooter Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,092
    Location:
    Virginia
    Great looking shotgun! Be sure you set the recoil spring assembly correct for the loads you are using. I've seen several with cracked/split forend from using heavy loads with the spring assembly set up for light loads. I got a heck of a deal on the Savage version of that model for just that reason.
     
  5. ClemY

    ClemY Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    509
    Location:
    Maryland
    Yours looks like a Sportmans model, with the limited mag capacity. My 1942 Model 11 has been set up for my local 3-gun, with ghost ring sights and an extended mag.
     
  6. Fine Figure of a Man

    Fine Figure of a Man Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,455
    Location:
    Iowa
    Very nice looking 11.
    I have two, a sportsman and a standard model that belonged to my Grandpa and Great Uncle.
    Both are well used and have Weaver Chokes on them.
     
  7. kBob

    kBob Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2006
    Messages:
    4,786
    Location:
    North Central Florida
    "verinice"

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    -kBob
     
  8. Sushigaijin

    Sushigaijin Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Messages:
    29
    Thanks!! I replaced the action spring and the recoil spring, and I reload 12g so between that and the friction rings hopefully I'll be able to dial this in for comfortable shooting - I've heard from some people that this is a heavy recoiling gun, but the literature (and other people's anecdotes) seem to say that the action reduces recoil. I guess I'll find out.

    I've looked at putting an 11 standard mag tube and fore end on this, but I haven't found the right deal - I'd also like an 18" barrel for it. I've been scouring Ebay etc, one day those parts will align with my wallet and I'll have a little more capacity - 3 isn't exactly compelling for an auto loader, and I don't think the mag extensions that fit the standard model 11 will fit this fore end - the cap assembly is a little different than a standard magazine, it is threaded for a cap with a bolt running through it, rather than a cap with threads around the perimeter. I'm comfortable with my dremel skills but I'd rather not make too many permanent changes to this magazine just because it is in such great shape now. I found a 16g locally that's not terribly priced, maybe I'll just go that route for a 5+ round auto...Anyone have any compelling ideas for increasing capacity on these?
     
  9. Fine Figure of a Man

    Fine Figure of a Man Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,455
    Location:
    Iowa
    You have a very nice old shotgun, I'd leave it as is and shoot some birds with it. JMO
     
    darkcloud likes this.
  10. Bushpilot

    Bushpilot Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    735
    Location:
    Not to be confused with" Bush Pilot"
    Nice looking 11... good deal too... I have 2 model 11's, one is an 11-R and one is just like your Sportsman. Cool old classy shotguns. Keep the fore end screw tightened properly when you're firing it and this will help prevent cracks in the forearm.

    I once read an old story about a wing-shooting guide somewhere in South America who carried either a model 11 or an A5, I don't remember which, and the friction rings had been so worn out from use that they fell completely apart so he just threw them away and shot it with just the spring in it for years. Talk about taking a beating... His US clients wanted to have a look at his gun and discovered the friction rings were missing. They fixed him up with a new set of rings (from one of their backup guns if I remember correctly) and he was very appreciative...
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018 at 11:51 PM
  11. ClemY

    ClemY Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    509
    Location:
    Maryland
    Fortunately many of the components of the Auto-5 interchange with the Model 11, including the friction piece, friction ring recoil spring and main spring.