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 Post subject: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:12 am 
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Just bought this shotgun. Looks like an A5 has Sportsman marked on bolt. Serial number is 1074xxx. Full choke factory barrel.

So what year was this shotgun manufactured in?

How do I get a manual from Remington?

Thank you for your help.




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 Post subject: Re: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:17 am 
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Sounds like it may be a Model 11, stay tuned, there are some experts here that will have more info...

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:40 am 
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There's a lot of good information in this thread: https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=280763

Short answer: You've got an old shotgun, from an earlier era of Remington shotgun production. It has virtually no collector value, but is still a serviceable hunting/casual shooting gun if you can accept its limitations. Remington did use a recoil-operated gun that was originally based on the Browning A5 design, but the guns were not identical. Over the years, Remington made improvements and brought out upgraded variations (Remington Automatic Shotgun --> Model 11 ---> Model 11-48), eventually abandoning the recoil design in the 1960s in favor of their new gas-operated shotgun, the Model 1100.

Generally, "Sportsman" variations are slightly more affordable versions of Remington's mainline guns with reduced shot capacity (they also made Sportsman versions of the 11-48 and 1100).

There is no "Remington" to turn to for information about your gun. The old company no longer exists. I'd be surprised if a google search didn't produce online copies of the manual, and more discussion about your gun than you can read in a single setting. There's probably a bunch of youtube videos.

Also, you can get some idea of the age of a Remington gun by looking at a two-letter date code on the left side of the barrel (assuming the barrel is original to the gun): https://www.remingtonsociety.org/manufacture-dates/


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:12 am 
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AFAIK, the only difference between the Sportsman model and a standard model is that the magazine capacity is lower on the Sportsman than on a standard - maybe to observe the then-new 3-shot capacity limits for waterfowl hunting/shooting.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:45 am 
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CriscoKid wrote:
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AFAIK, the only difference between the Sportsman model and a standard model is that the magazine capacity is lower on the Sportsman than on a standard - maybe to observe the then-new 3-shot capacity limits for waterfowl hunting/shooting.

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I was under the impression the Sportmans had plainer stocks/wood. I've certainly been wrong before, and probably will be again . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:45 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:41 pm 
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Your gun with a serial number in the 1074xxx range would be a post-WW-II gun. From February 1938 onwards the 20-gauge Model 11 and Sportsman were serial numbered together. From the introduction of the 20-gauge Model 11 and The Sportsman in 1930 they had separate serial number sequences. The old factory ledger ends June 1942 at 1070476. Look for a three-letter date code in the left side of the barrel. This example is pre-WW-II, X = December and H = 1939 --

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After the War, the year codes were two letter --

PP = 1945
RR = 1946
SS = 1947
TT = 1948

The Model 11 and The Sportsman are essentially the same gun, one with a four-shell magazine and forearm and one with a two-shell magazine and forearm.

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 Post subject: Re: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:18 pm 
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Barrel code is RR so it is 1946.

Thanks for all the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Remington Sportsman 20 Gauge
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:57 pm 
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Here's a link to the manual from the current remarms.com site. It's under the "support" tab at the top right of the home page.

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https://www.remarms.com/sites/default/f ... l%2011.pdf




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