Remington Model 1100 Sporting 16 GA 28” Semi-Auto Shotgun 1977

SOLD FOR: $1,325

WOA#: WY240407MC002

Make: Remington

Model: 1100

Serial Number: L600340W

Year of Manufacture: 1977 (OZ Date Code)

Gauge: 16GA, 2 ¾ Shells

Action Type: Semi-Auto Shotgun, Tube Fed

Markings:  The left side of the barrel is marked, “16 GA. FOR / 2 ¾ SHELLS OR SHORTER SHELLS”, “MOD”, “OW”, “42” with a proof.  The right side of the barrel is marked with “REMINGTON ARMS CO., INC. / ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” with patent numbers and a series of inspection marks. The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington Model-1100” and has the serial number.  The buttplate is marked “Remington”.  The receiver has engraving.

Barrel Length:  Approximate 28”.

Choke: Modified, Fixed

Sights / Optics:  This shotgun is mounted with a silver bead at the muzzle on a full-length ventilated rib. The rib and top of the receiver have a wavy serrations pattern for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with capped semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and Remington serrated hard rubber buttplate.  The stock has scratches and compression marks throughout. The checkering is crisp.  The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright. There is corrosion in the bore from the midlength to the chamber.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The front sight has turned a plum hue.  There is thinning on the receiver’s leading edges. There is oxidation and rust freckling on the receiver and barrel. TThe markings are clear. The pinheads are unmarred. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good 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:  None

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 28″ 16GA Modified bore barrel that is bright and strong.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! -L.S.

Remington Model 1100 Sporting 16 GA 28” Semi-Auto Shotgun 1977
Remington Model 1100 Sporting 16 GA 28” Semi-Auto Shotgun 1977