SOLD FOR: $1222
Model: 1100 Sporting 28
Serial Number: R109328J
Year of Manufacture: 1996 (OQ Date Code)
Gauge: 28 GA 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Semi-Auto Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “28 GA. FOR 2 3/4 INCH SHELLS” and has an inspection mark and “OQ 18”. The right side of the barrel is marked with a warning above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC. ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” and has a series of inspection marks. The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington 1100” and has the serial number. The right side of the receiver is marked “Sporting 28”.
Barrel Length: 25”, Vent Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded for chokes and currently installed with a Cylinder choke.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead at the muzzle on a full-length ventilated rib and has a bright alignment mid-bead. The rib and top of the receiver have a wavy pattern for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and finger groove forend. There is a small crack on the top edge of the frorend, it is on the right side at the receiver. There are some draglines and a couple light compressions. There are a few nicks and dings through the finish, most noticeable on the right side of the buttstock. There are some light handling marks. The forend has barely noticeable downwards movement at the receiver. The checkering is intact and strong. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber Decelerator buttpad and 13 1/4″ to the wood. The pad has light wear around the edges. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple draglines, scuffs, and little marks into the finsih on the receiver. The trigger guard has a few tiny marks into the finish. The barrel has some light handling marks and a few little marks into the finish, most noticeable on the right side. The markings are clear. The pinheads are unmarred. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Designed by Wayne Leek and R. Kelley, the Remington Model 1100 was introduced in 1963 as a successor to the model 58 and 878 gas operated shotguns. The Model 58s had supplanted the recoil operated Model 11-48, which retained the long recoil action of John Browning’s original design, present in the Remington Model 11 and the Auto-5. All models of the 1100 are gas operated with a mechanism that noticeably reduces recoil. The Remington Model 1100 ushered in the era of successful and reliable gas-actuated autoloading shotguns, and it is the best selling autoloading shotgun in U.S. history. The Model 1100 holds a record for shells fired out of an autoloading shotgun without malfunction, cleaning or parts breakage with a record of over 24,000 rounds. The record was set in 1978 with a Remington model 1100 LT-20. Breaking this record has been attempted with several other models of semi-auto shotguns with no luck. This shotgun has a 25″ 28 gauge barrel with removable chokes, and a blue finish. It is in Fine Plus condition and is ready to go dust some clays if you are! Please see our photos and good luck!