Sold For: $1,235.00
Serial Number: M970443V
Year of Manufacture: 1978 (OQ 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 3/4 IN. SHELLS”, “MOD.”, and “6 OQ 5”. 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 metal bead sight set on the rib at the muzzle. The rib and receiver are serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are press-checkered wood with fleur di lis accents, a fluted straight comb, capped pistol grip, and finger groove forend. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are a couple scuffs and scratches, visible on the left side of the forend at the front & rear. There are a couple minor compressions, most noticeable on the right side of the forend at the front. There is some finish wear on the rear edge of the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is intact. The LOP measures approximately 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the serrated black plastic Remington buttplate. The plate has some scattered light wear. The stocks rate in about Fine Plus 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 96% of its metal finish. There is oxidation on the right side of the barrel at the muzzle. There are a few spots of light oxidation on the vent rib. 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 Fine Plus 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: None
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 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!