Remington Model 11 Question

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  • TXPaul

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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?

    Thanks
     

    40Arpent

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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.
     

    TXPaul

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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
     

    JKTex

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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.
     

    Txhillbilly

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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

    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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