Dating remington model 11 shotgun
When the Remington 1100 series was introduced by designer Wayne Leek, he was quoted as saying: “Gentlemen, this is the new Model 1100, and it’s going to revolutionize shotgun shooting.” Photo Credit: Remington Archives Photo Collection The new Model 1100 gas-operated, five-shot autoloader was announced in January 1963 as a shotgun designed “to make any shooter a better shot.” Handsome styling included scrollwork on both the receiver and bolt, generous, fleur-de-lis checkering on the stock and forend, a white diamond inlay in the pistol grip cap, and white-line spacers separating the stock from the pistol grip cap and buttplate.
The wood was given a durable new finish, similar to that used on bowling pins, that was weatherproof, oil-proof, and chip and scratch resistant.
It was the fall of 1962, and a meeting was underway at the Remington firearms plant in Ilion, New York, to brief Remington’s advertising agency team on the company’s 1963 new gun introductions.
Lifting one of the new guns from the wall rack behind him, a tall, boyish-looking engineer with an infectious smile turned to the agency group and said “Gentlemen, this is the new Model 1100, and it’s going to revolutionize shotgun shooting.” The engineer’s name was Wayne Leek, and his words showed obvious enthusiasm for the latest creation of the design team he headed.11 As history has recorded, his statement was also correct, and prophetic.
Being rebuffed, Browning took his work to Remington Arms Company of Ilion, New York, though an untimely heart attack to the then-president of the company shelved the endeavor for the short-term.
With that, Browning secured production rights in Europe through his existing relationship with Fabrique-Nationale of Belgium (FN has already undertaken manufacture of Browning-designed pistols by this time).
As a result of attention to details like this, the trigger still functions perfectly with a pull of 2 pounds 10 ounces.
Even the trigger guard itself started as a solid hunk of hard steel which had to be machined down to its final shape. Somebody at Remington sat down behind a manually controlled mill and cut each of these parts with impeccable precision.C., was contacted and a request made that this office contact the State Department, who has set up a Task Force.According to information received, all gun information is to be turned over to ATF.Gas to operate the action was accessed nearer the chamber, where pressures are higher and more consistent.The gas piston was located outside the magazine tube, rather than within, permitting easier venting of excess gas and reducing carbon deposits in the gas orifice and on the gas cylinder.