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Dads A-5
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:19 pm  Reply with quote



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Long story but I got my hands on a fine old Remington Model 11 16 gauge today.

It's in great shape and I want to shoot a few clays with it this spring and summer and hunt with it this fall.

I saw one place on line that was contrary to another and I am confused as to when it was made and I want to know what loads usually eject fine, as in the lighter the better.

Barrel code XTT

Serial number: 15854xx

I am not opposed to adding 16 gauge to my loading if I get to liking it...

Thanks

I grew up on the dove fields with Uncle's and older men shooting the Auto 5's and have shot my share over all these many years but I have little experience with Model 11's and anything but a factory 1 and 1/8 ounce 16 load of something like Remington Sure Shot loads.
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RGuill96971
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:54 pm  Reply with quote



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I do a lot of A5 in 16 and I have no problem cycling 1 oz loads. I shoot factory Remington loads, rst 1 oz lite and of course reloads with 1oz. The Remington model 11 should be no different. Clean it, set it up correctly and lube correctly. I recently shot some rst loads( light) and had my a5 set up for light loads and recoil was harsh, set it up for heavy loads and recoil was reduced and it cycled just fine. They were the 2 1/2 loads as my chamber is 2 9/16. With the weight of the gun, the recoil should be light, assuming that all the springs are in good condition. If you donít know if they have been replaced, then I would replace them before shooting.
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Researcher
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:28 am  Reply with quote



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It would be a post WW-II gun. The highest 16-gauge Model 11 serial number Remington had reached in the old factory ledger when civilian production ended on 30 June 1942, was 1551120.

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Dads A-5
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:49 am  Reply with quote



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I just double checked and I posted the correct serial number.

What's that mean ?

I have photos, I just don't have a hosting site to post them here.
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:59 am  Reply with quote
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My Rem. 11 shoots all 1 oz loads reliably and softly. Consider 1 oz. as your light load. It's perfect.
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Stack16
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:36 pm  Reply with quote
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The X stands for Dec. the TT stands for 1948


My mod. 11 was made ( K SS ) May 1947 serial no 1571393

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skeettx
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:14 pm  Reply with quote
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http://oldguns.net/sn_php/remdates.htm

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jim18611865
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:16 am  Reply with quote
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I have both 12 and 16 ga. The lightest I can get either to cycle, is 15/16 oz.
7/8 on both is a no go for me.

Jim
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Dave Erickson
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My Model 11 is stamped WB. August 1933
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Dads A-5
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:38 pm  Reply with quote



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Took it for a spin today....

Functioned perfect with 1 ounce at 1200 FPS.

Broke skeet just fine and not one hiccup...

Mine has a vented Lyman/Cutts so I set the rings accordingly...

It points really well !!!

I may sell it...

For all it is, I am not 100% sure I want to deal with another gauge...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:54 pm  Reply with quote



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The old "square-back" autoloaders with a Cutts were the real deal on the skeet fields back in the day --




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Now, that.....is a young Robert Stack.
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Dave Erickson
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Dads A-5 wrote:
Took it for a spin today....

It points really well !!!


The pointability of my M11 is an intangible that took a while for me to realize. It just comes up and on so naturally, and being the contraption it is, it sorta defies logic. Then again that big steel action makes for a nice pivot point.
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John Singer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:11 pm  Reply with quote



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Dave Erickson wrote:
Dads A-5 wrote:
Took it for a spin today....

It points really well !!!


The pointability of my M11 is an intangible that took a while for me to realize. It just comes up and on so naturally, and being the contraption it is, it sorta defies logic. Then again that big steel action makes for a nice pivot point.


John Browning knew something about gun fitting, in addition to his mechanical genius.

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Benjo
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:47 am  Reply with quote



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I picked up a 1936 16ga. from a Ward's auction a couple years ago.

I had to repair the forearm. Took it all apart, cleaned it, replaced the springs.

26 inch modified choke, plain barrel, what a great little gun. I use 1oz. loads pretty

much exclusively. No need to abuse a senior citizen. Crows and squab on the farms

and bunnies in the briars.

--Benjo




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