Remington Model 11 Question

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  1. TXPaul

    TXPaul New Member

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    My wife inherited a Remington Model 11 and it has a bulge on the outside of the barrel.

    Is this a feature on these models? I have seen one for sale recently and it has the same bulge about half way down the barrel.

    I checked the bore and it seems to be smooth.

    Does anyone have any definitive information?

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  2. Bullseye Shooter

    Bullseye Shooter Active Member

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    I don't think that is normal. I remember working on one a few years ago and don't remember any kind of bulge.
    Here's a link to the Remington firearms historical site:
    Firearm Model History - Remington Model 11
    From the photo, I don't see any kind of bulge. The Model 11 is basically a copy of the Browning A5.
     
  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Active Member

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    Post a picture, that should help.
     
  4. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    There is absolutely nothing normal about that bulge in the barrel. It was abused, probably either by firing with a restriction in the barrel (e.g., dirt in the muzzle) or by firing steel shot. The barrel is now scrap metal.
     
  5. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    +1 get it checked out by a gunsmith.
     
  6. TXPaul

    TXPaul New Member

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    7+1 New Member

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    i once owned a md 11 made in 1905 first year of production.there was no bulge. if the bulge is near the muzzle then we all know what happened.if not i would not shoot it and look for a new barrel.but as most of us have found,you can buy a good used shgun for what a new barrel would cost
     
  8. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    No, it is permanently damaged and cannot be fixed.
     
  9. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    I inherited a Winchester model 97 12 gauge and it also has the bulge feature.

    If it wasn't a safe queen, but maybe hanging in a rack out in the country and was actually used, it may have the same bulge mine has. A dirt dauber started building in my Grandpa's and he didn't know it. 1 shot and the barrel bulged. Still like that today.

    I also must report, it is highly likely that a dirt dauber "was" indeed harmed in this unique, east Texas shotgun barrel modification.
     
  10. Txhillbilly

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    Mine was made in 1914 and it is still a great shooter.Try to find a used barrel for it,they aren't cheap,but the Model 11 is a far better shotgun than most that are made today.
     


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