SOLD FOR: $1525
Serial Number: M988712V
Year of Manufacture: 1977 (DO Date Code)
Caliber: 12 Gauge 2 3/4” Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with scroll engraving, “Remington Model 1100” and with the serial number. The right side of the receiver and bolt are marked with scroll engraving. The left side of the barrel is marked “12 GA. FOR / 2 ¾ IN. SHELLS”, “MOD.”, with an inspection mark, and “DO40”. The right side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC., / ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” and has a series of proof, inspection, and magnaflux marks.
Barrel Length: 28” Vent Rib
Choke: Fixed Modified
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a bead front sight set on the vent rib. The rib is has a wavy pattern for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are press checkered wood with fleur de lis accents, a fluted straight comb, capped pistol grip, and finger groove forend. There are a few light handling marks, no major defects. The checkering is intact. The LOP measures approximately 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the serrated black hard rubber buttplate. The plate has light handling wear. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just light handling wear. The markings are strong and clear. The pinheads are unmarred. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching box.
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 comes with a fixed Modified choked 28″ barrel with a bright bore, solid mechanics, and wood stocks. If you’re looking for a dependable field gun that has performed for decades, consider adding this Model 1100 to your arsenal! Please see our photos and good luck!