Remington Model 11-48 20 GA 28″ FULL Semi-Automatic Shotgun 1956 C&R
SOLD FOR: $1150
Serial Number: 5840544
Year of Manufacture: 1956 (AC Date Code)
Gauge: 20 Gauge 2 3/4″ or Shorter Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Long-Recoil Operated, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “20 GA. FOR 2 3/4 OR SHORTER SHELLS” followed by “FULL” and “ACJ”. The right side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” above a series of patent numbers and has an inspection mark and “R.E.P.” in oval at the receiver. The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington / MODEL 11-48” and with the serial number. The base of the barrel mount is marked “0544” and “20”.
Barrel Length: 28″
Choke: Fixed Full
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a metal bead fixed to the rib at the muzzle. The receiver and rib have serrations for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two-piece checkered walnut set with a pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and serrated black plastic Remington buttplate. There are some scattered light compressions and little marks through the finish. There are a few scattered minor scratches and scrapes, some of the most noticeable are on the left side of the buttstock and on the belly. The checkering is mostly strong and there are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scattered light wear. There is a small crack forming at the top screw. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 94% of its metal finish. There are some small little marks through the finish and a couple of minor hairline scratches, some of the most noticeable are on the receiver. The barrel has a few infrequent light marks, nothing major. There are some scattered light handling marks and light operational wear. The pins are unmarred. The markings are mostly clear, some of the small markings are light. 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: This is a Remington 11-48, an improved version of the Model 11 which was designed by the legendary John Moses Browning. The first of a “New Generation” of shotguns produced by Remington, it has the now-classic receiver shape of the 1100 or 870 while retaining the long-recoil operation of the previous model 11. Made with some stamped steel components and with truly interchangeable parts, the 11-48 was a reliable semi-automatic shotgun that could be afforded by the everyman making it very popular until the gas-operated 1100 had been in production for several years. This example has seen the slightest of use and still looks great, plus it has a great bore and mechanics. This will make a great field shotgun or addition to your C&R collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!