Sold For: $1,255
Model: 11-87 Special Purpose Super Magnum
Serial Number: SM010027
Year of Manufacture: 2000-2005
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾”, 3”, & 3 ½” Shells
Action Type: Gas-Operated, Semi-Automatic, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “*12 GA. 2 ¾”, 3” or 3 ½””. The right is marked with magnaflux and test marks and “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, NY”. The left of the receiver is marked “Remington 11-87 SUPER MAGNUM” and with the serial number. The right side of the receiver is marked “SPECIAL PURPOSE”.
Barrel Length: Nominal 28″, Actual Length 27 ¾”
Choke: The barrel is threaded for chokes and the currently installed choke measures Modified.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base fixed to the rib. There is a alignment bead at the midsection that is bright metal. The front of the rib has a clip on green fiber optic front sight and there is a “U” notch clip on sight with two red fiber optic inserts.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a finger groove forend, pistol grip, straight comb, and a brown vent rubber Remington buttpad. The stocks have some light draglines, a few scrapes, and a few scratches. The scrapes are most noticeable on the bottom of the forend at the rear and the most noticeable scratches are on the combs. There are no chops or cracks. The checkering is intact and attractive with only a few lightly flattened peaks and nicks. The pistol grip checkering has considerably more rub wear than the forend. The LOP measures approximately 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has no notable wear or damage. Overall, the stocks are in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. The receiver has scattered scuffs and rubs that have thinned the finish. The rib has faint thinning on the edges and little dots of finish loss under the removable clip on sights. The barrel has a few rubs and handling marks. The most noticeable defect on the barrel is on the bottom about 6” from the muzzle and is a spot of dark discoloration likely from previously oxidation. The screw heads are lightly worn with strong slots. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Just as the Remington 870 took the shotgun world by storm, the 1100 brought a reliable, gas-operated and affordable semi-automatic shotgun to market. The 11-87 improved on this with a self-compensating gas system which functions equally well with magnums and target loads. This example, the 11-87 Special Purpose Super Magnum has a 28″ barrel that can accept 3 ½” loads and has a removable choke. This gun is perfect for hunters who like to chase waterfowl and with removable chokes make it quite versatile. The gun is in Fine condition, appearing to have spent some time in the field but was responsibly used. Please see our pictures and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.