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Remington Model 11 Semi Auto 12 Ga Shotgun A5

When Winchester refused to deal with John Browning regarding his automatic shotgun he took it to Remington but an unfortunate heart attack stopped that deal before it started (the President of Remington died while Browning was in the outer office waiting to see him). So John took it to FN in Belgium where it became the first successful auto shotgun and went on to enjoy an almost 100 year production run. After the dust settled at Remington they licensed the design for manufacture of it in the US and it became an instant hit with sportsman, lawmen and crooks. This one bowed in the late 1920s (SN 359780) just in time for the depression era gangsters and lawmen. It is engraved with FTF surrounded by classic scroll work which is duplicated on the other side but without the monogram. He could have been a lawman, sportsman, or criminal, who knows? The gun features a 28 barrel with full choke (fixed), five shot magazine, cross bolt safety and walnut stocks. It is mostly gray patina with some blue remaining in protected areas and some scattered patches of shallow pitting here and there while the bore is a perfect mirror, bright, smooth and shiny. The checkered forend has an old, stable crack on the lower right and the butt is a replacement that has had its toe replaced and a ventilated recoil pad added (LOP is 14-3/4). Operationally it seems to work as it should and were told it does so (its hard to wear one of these fine guns out). When the bolt runs home it makes that classic vault-like sound. A great old gun that can stand and deliver today as he could almost 100 years ago. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of January 21st. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 01-13-19A--19-02-12