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 Post subject: 1909 Remington Model 11
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:42 pm 
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Hello everyone,

I purchased an old Model 11 a few weeks back that was in very rough shape. I contacted Remnington and found out the gun was manufactured in 1909. All the parts are original from what I can tell and serial numbers match.
The stock has a huge portion missing near the reciever and it's cracked in mutiple places. The forearm is not too bad, with just a hairline crack. I'm working on removing the spraypaint and from what I've seen there's not much blue left on the gun. There's rust in a few places, but nothing major that I've found yet. The barrel is in good shape, however I belive someone's cut the barrel down. I do not belive that it came from Remington with a 18.5" barrel, but I could be wrong.

Here's my delemma. Is the gun worth refinishing and restoring to original condition because of it's early manufacture? My original plan, before I found out how old it is, was to turn it into a home defense shot gun because the barrel was so short. Refinish with Duracoat, add a magazine extension, add sights or a picatinny rail. Any advice would be greatly appricated. I'll try to take a few pictures of the gun this weekend and post them.


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 Post subject: Re: 1909 Remington Model 11
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:27 pm 
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No. It's been altered so much that it isn't a collectable item.


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 Post subject: Re: 1909 Remington Model 11
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:46 pm 
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There were no Model 11s made in 1909. Remington Arms Co. introduced the John M. Browning designed "Remington Autoloading Gun" in 1905. In 1911, the company name was changed to Remington Arms - Union Metallic Cartridge Co., and not too long after that Rem-UMC began referring to the gun as the Model No. 11.


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 Post subject: Re: 1909 Remington Model 11
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:05 am 
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It will cost more to restore it than it is worth.


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