SOLD FOR: $1800
Model: 1100 Sporting 28
Serial Number: R299090J
Year of Manufacture: 1997 (XR 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. 2 ¾”” and “XR”. The right side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, NY” 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: 27”, Vent Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded for chokes, it is installed with a Modified extended choke. Also included are Light Modified, Improved Cylinder, and Skeet chokes.
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 checkered 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 are some draglines and a couple of light compressions. There are a few little dings through the finish, most noticeable on the comb, belly, and top of the wrist. There are some light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber Remington buttpad. The pad has some scattered wear. 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 98% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just a few light handling marks. The markings are clear. The pinheads are unmarred. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent 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: Included are a serial matching box, manual, and chokes. The included chokes are Light Modified, Improved Cylinder, and Skeet chokes.
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 27? 28 gauge barrel with removable chokes, and a blue finish. It is in Excellent condition and is ready to go dust some clays if you are! Please see our photos and good luck!