Remington Model 1100 12 GA 30″ Threaded Semi-Automatic Shotgun, 1978-1985
SOLD FOR: $1230
Serial Number: N020955V
Year of Manufacture: 1978-1985
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 2 ¾””. The right side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, NY” and has a series of proof, inspection, and magnaflux marks.
Barrel Length: 30″ Replacement Barrel
Choke: The barrel is threaded for chokes and installed with a Modified choke.
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a metal bead sight set on the rib at the muzzle. An aftermarket brass midbead has been installed. The top of the rib and receiver are serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are press checkered wood with fleur de lis accents, an adjustable straight comb, capped pistol grip, and finger groove forend. There are some scattered light draglines. There are a few dings into the finish, the most noticeable are on the right side of the forend at the top rear corner and on the comb at the heel. There are some scattered little compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the aftermarket Morgan adjustable buttpad and 13 1/8″ to the wood. The pad has some scattered light wear. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original but the barrel is not original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 85% of its metal finish. An aftermarket midbead has been installed. There are areas of thinning and surface oxidation, mostly on the receiver. There are some scattered nicks and scratches. There is some thinning and finish loss on the receiver. There are some scattered nicks and scratches on the barrel, the deepest scratch is on the bottom towards the front. There are light handling marks. There are standard operational marks. The markings are strong and clear. The pinheads are unmarred. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good 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 Birchwood Casey shell catcher.
Our Assessment: Designed by Wayne Leek and Robert 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 30″ barrel that is threaded for chokes 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!