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 Post subject: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:18 am 
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Im picking up a 12 Ga. Remington 11-48 tomorrow,
I dont know the exact year yet,
it has a very long barrel
havnt actually touched it, just seen pics,
no crack in stock or steel,
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Ive been reading for 2 days any info i can find on it, here and everywhere,
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Im wanting to cut it back to 20"
and ive read the made factory 20 inch

1- did the shorter 20" barrels or police models have different springs
than the longer barrels?
2- what spring should i be looking for if i need to replace it?

thank you
John




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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:49 am 
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oldfart wrote:
Im picking up a 12 Ga. Remington 11-48 tomorrow,
I dont know the exact year yet,
it has a very long barrel
havnt actually touched it, just seen pics,
no crack in stock or steel,
,
Ive been reading for 2 days any info i can find on it, here and everywhere,
,
Im wanting to cut it back to 20"
and ive read the made factory 20 inch

1- did the shorter 20" barrels or police models have different springs
than the longer barrels? I would be shocked to find that Rem changed anything internally for the shorter barrels. I am sure an expert will come along to give you a more definitive answer.

2- what spring should i be looking for if i need to replace it? The recoil springs and action springs are the only ones normally needing replacement on these long recoil guns. You should probably just use and see how it works first.

IMO you should try to find a barrel that was made in the 20 inch length you want, rather than to cut an existing barrel. Since there are no more of those barrels being made, it seems a shame to hack up an existing one plus you lose the versatility of using the gun for other than HD. Of course, your gun and therefore your choice.

thank you
John


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:09 pm 
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I have a former cop gun 11-48 with a factory 20” barrel. Sweet gun. Note, the factory 20” has a ramp/riser under the bead. You may find that your gun shoots high if you just cut the barrel and screw in a bead.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:19 pm 
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Oops, my bad Bladeswitcher.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:09 pm 
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Mine’s not for sale. I was just offering input on the barrel cutting idea. Sorry if that was confusing.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:44 pm 
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I went and got it,
30 inch barrel, not bad shape except its grungy as all get out,
the gunsmith ive known for 40 yrs, went to skool with his little brother,
150.00 out the door,
hasnt been used much, but is used, not worn out,
ill post pics tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:48 pm 
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Clean it up and enjoy! These folks have some short cylinder barrels for the 11-48.

https://www.corsonsbarrels.com/remmiscbarrels.htm


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:30 am 
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oldfart wrote:
I went and got it,
30 inch barrel, not bad shape except its grungy as all get out,
the gunsmith ive known for 40 yrs, went to skool with his little brother,
150.00 out the door,
hasnt been used much, but is used, not worn out,
ill post pics tomorrow


Oldfart, I personally want to congratulate you on your new shotgun and compliment you on what seems an excellent purchase.

Clean it up, spruce it up, and enjoy it but most importantly keep us updated with photos.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:17 am 
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Heres some pics,
got it home and stripped it down, all except that pesky groundhole
carrier latch pin :(

what you think you see as rust spots IS NOT its my crappy photos,
its all grunge, like a hiphopper with his pants down to his knees,
theres some nice looking grain under all that fugly
and someone screwed in a EYEHOOK into the stock,,can you believe that
an EYEHOOK,,talk about cheap :) way for a sling,
reciever has some light brail from surface rust, thats been covered up with blueing,
gonna do a total sand/smooth job
(did i mention that pesky carrier latch pin?)
springs all look good
mine does have the this end towards muzzle on the main spring
shell ejectors are very sharp on my fingers
cocking lever took alot of OOMPHH with padded pliers to pop out
ive read those get loose after alot of shooting,
( no need for me to string it to the receiver:) )

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gonna do a Deep Hard scrub-a-dub and put some new undies on it, with a wide BELT/sling

cheers all
John


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:29 am 
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oyeme wrote:
Clean it up and enjoy! These folks have some short cylinder barrels for the 11-48.

https://www.corsonsbarrels.com/remmiscbarrels.htm



Thank you Sir


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:28 am 
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Try the pre 1982 copper penny with oil trick to remove the light surface rust on the blued areas without removing the bluing. You may find you don't need to re-blue. I also have a piece of copper tubing I use for rounded areas. Check it out below. Good luck!

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/learn-ho ... per-penny/


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:06 am 
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Before you start scrubbing, watch this:



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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:09 am 
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That was a very useful video. Thank you, Rudolph31. The smith was a comedian. "With great power comes great responsibility!" That is too funny!


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:22 am 
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You’re welcome. I’d never have dreamed that boiling a rusty gun could convert the rust from red to black iron oxide. It sure polished up nice, everywhere except the spot that Bubba “cleaned”.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:18 am 
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Rudolph31 wrote:
You’re welcome. I’d never have dreamed that boiling a rusty gun could convert the rust from red to black iron oxide. It sure polished up nice, everywhere except the spot that Bubba “cleaned”.


I wonder if just poring boiling water over the parts for awhile would do the same thing? It would be easier to do.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:27 pm 
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He doesn’t say how long he boils the parts, but I would think it’s several hours. Pouring the water doesn’t sound feasible.

As to Mark the comedian, did you notice he said the guy who brought the gun in was scary and he said he’d be back? A reference to The Terminator who used an 1887 in the second movie.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:44 pm 
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I am going to try and contact him to see how long to boil part. No, I missed the connection to Terminator.


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 Post subject: Re: 11-48 12 Ga. questions
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:48 am 
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oyeme wrote:
I am going to try and contact him to see how long to boil part.


Good luck, let us know what you find out. This link may help:

https://auctionarmory.com/find/listing/ ... unsmithing




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