SOLD FOR: $2300
Model: 1100 National Wild Turkey Federation 2004 Gun of the Year
Serial Number: WT04-1598
Year of Manufacture: 2004 (LY Date Code)
Caliber: 28 Gauge 2 3/4” Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington 1100” along the bottom edge at the front and with the serial number along the bottom edge at the rear. The left of the receiver has scroll engraving with gold accents and a golden turkey. The left side of the barrel is marked “*28 GA. 2 3/4″” and “LY”. The right side of the chamber is marked with magnaflux and proof marks. The right side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, NY”. The right side of the receiver is marked with scroll engraving with gold accents along with two gold turkeys separated by “2004” in gold; above the game scene there is a banner with the words “National Wild Turkey Federation” in gold.
Barrel Length: 25? Vent Rib
Choke: The barrel is threaded for chokes and installed with an Extended Modified Briley choke.
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a white bead front sight in a base set on the rib at the muzzle. There is a smaller metal alignment bead.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered walnut with a fluted straight comb, capped pistol grip, and finger groove forend. All we see is a bit of finish wear on the grip cap, no major defects. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the textured black rubber Decelerator buttpad. The pad has some 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 minor 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 and a manual.
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 one is their Wild Turkey Federation 2004 Gun of the Year in 28 gauge with a limited edition engraved receiver, high grade walnut stocks, and a 25? vent rib barrel. Now is the chance to get a rare 1100 in Excellent condition. Please see our photos and good luck!