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I'm having trouble finding some info on Remington Model 11's. More specifically, I'm trying to find some review type info. I have found one for sale locally, and was trying to find out if it was worth having as a shooter, or if they are better to keep around as a collectible.

Any info you guys could part with would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Remington Model 11 is the same design as the Browning Auto 5. But most parts are not interchangable.

They are a decent shooter. I had one for a while. Picked it up cheap at an auction. Sold it for 2.5 times the price a couple of years later. (ie I paid $100 for it, replaced a broken firing pin, shot it a bit, and then sold it for $250)

There is not anywhere near the collector interest in the Model 11 as there is in the Auto 5. A really nice Model 11 is worth $250-$300.

As far as keeping around as a collectible, I can't predict the future who knows interest may suddenly jump in them.
 

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Thanks for the response. My biggest concern was whether or not is was a decent shooter, or better to just keep in the cabinet. I really love the style, and can't understand why there isn't more interest in them.

I was aware of the similarities and differences concerning the A5, I just had difficulty finding much info on them other than historical info.


Thanks again
 

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The Model 11 Remmy is very simple and reliable. If you like it and have a need for it...grab it. If you ask me, they are very underrated and very well made guns.

My brother has one in 20 gauge and its a very sweet shooter. He got it in a pawn shop for a song and it has been totally reliable for years.

The reason the Model 11 came out was because after John Browning started up the Browning Arms Company with the A-5 design (Winchester did not want to pay him royalties...so he split to FN in Belguim to make this gun) around WWI, the US passed some restrictive trade and importation laws. Within these laws, were provisions that made it impossible for Browning to import his fairly new Belgian A-5 shotgun into the USA.

Browning gave Remington the rights to produce this design in the USA and it was called the Model 11. The Model 11 was discontinued shortly after WWII. Also, after WWII and as soon as FN was restored to operating capacity, the Belgian A-5s began coming into America. In 1976, Browning moved production of the A-5 to Japan and produced the shotgun in Japan until it was discontinued in 1998.

During WWII, the US Army bought many Model 11s from Remington and used them in battle. They also used them in Korea and Vietnam. Many police agencies also used Model 11s in 18" riot configuration as well.

So yeah...you can make a nice tactical shotty out of the Model 11 and probably not destroy a collectible, unless the Mod 11 you buy is a totally pristine original piece or some special version.

Enjoy it....I have a late 60s A-5 and like it. They're very good shooters.

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Nothing Wrong With The Rem 11

Like already said better by others, the Rem 11 started as the Model 5 Browning, but rumour had it that some changes had to be made to sidestep some patent right infringment?

Anyhow, the Rem 11 got two instead of one rails/ slides/ pivots or somethings and minor changes were made in the safetys and firing pins. Some had flat pins, some had round firing pins?

The Rem 11 had two settings for low and hi base paper shells. Reversing the bushing/slip washer in the front end did this. The Rem 11 was recoil operated and required a firm hold.

An old but beautiful design. All milled and lots of cool parts. Extension tubed 10 shot Rem 11's were used in WW 1. Bonnie and Clyde used a cut off version? Dunno fur sures.

I owned several Rem 11's because of the safety being located just aft of the trigger which works with either hand. I'm left handed. Very gentle recoil, even with very max loads.

HB of CJ (old coot) :) :) :)
 

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Actually, the Browning A-5 was made in metric measurements wheras the Remmy Model 11 was made using standard measurements. Therefore....parts will not interchange.

This is a similar problem between the Canadian made Hi-Powers and the Belgian made ones. Like the Model 11, FN and Browning knew about and approved their makings but the factories used their standards of measurement in the making of the guns.

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