WWII U.S. Remington Model 11 12 GA 22” Semi-Automatic Shotgun, 1943 C&R

SOLD FOR: $734.09

WOA#: WY240318JL002

Make: Remington

Model: U.S. Marked Model 11. This one was likely used for either aerial gunnery training or R&R target shooting.

Serial Number: 712751

Year of Manufacture: 1943 (PMM Date Code)

Caliber: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ or Shorter

Action Type: Recoil Operated Magazine Tube-Fed Semi-Automatic Shotgun

Markings:  The top of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO., INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. / BROWNING’S U.S. PATS. 689,283 – 710,094 – 730,870 – 812,326” and with “U.S.” followed by the flaming bomb. The left of the receiver is marked “Remington / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / 712751”, “MILITARY FINISH”, with an Ordnance Bomb.  The left side of the barrel is marked “12 GA. FOR 2 ¾ OR SHORTER SHELLS”, PMM” and with an inspection mark and Ordnance Bomb. The right side of the barrel has the REP proof mark in oval and a test mark. The bolt is marked “THE / SPORTSMAN”.  The Cutts compensator is marked “LYMAN”, “TRADE MARK”, “cutts”, “PATENT NUMBER”, “MARK / MFD. BY / LYMAN / M / CONN U.S.A.” with a series of patent numbers.

Barrel Length: 26” with Cutts Compensator.  22” without.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a metal bead fixed to the cutts compensator.  The top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a flat-bottom semi-pistol grip, straight comb, serrated Remington buttplate, and finger groove forend.  The LOP measures approximately 13 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scuffs, nicks, and a few shallow scratches. There are compression lines, scratches, and few small nicks.  The checkering is generally crisp with a few small spots where the checkering is marred. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright.  There is some minor fouling around the midlength.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10 for C&R.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple of thin scratches on the receiver, most noticeable on the sides. There are some scattered little marks on the receiver. There are a few spots of light oxidation on the receiver, most noticeable on the bottom tang. The barrel has some scattered light marks and a couple of spots of hardly noticeable surface oxidation. The screwheads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine condition as refinished.

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 standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Remington Model 11 was the first auto-loading shotgun made in the USA, originally as the “Remington Autoloading Shotgun(1905-1910)” before it was changed to the Model 11 in 1911. The Remington Model 11 shotgun shares the same basic action as the Remington Sportsman, The Browning A5 and the Savage 720. The Model 11 was used in field configurations for recreational shooting and for aerial gunnery training, while riot configurations would typically be used by guards at bases or industrial locations vital to the war effort. This example is in Fine condition as refinished with solid mechanics and a bright bore. It has been refinished but the flaming bombs are deep. Military shotguns themselves are scarce when compared with rifles and handguns, but this is a rare opportunity to own one of the few semi-automatic shotguns from the U.S. war effort during WWII. Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

WWII U.S. Remington Model 11 12 GA 22” Semi-Automatic Shotgun, 1943 C&R
WWII U.S. Remington Model 11 12 GA 22” Semi-Automatic Shotgun, 1943 C&R