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Old November 28, 2017, 22:27   #1
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Remington Model 11 Project - Dive In or Run Away?

Local guy is selling an old, well-used Model 11 that dates to 1913. Externally it's in fine shape and it still functions. However it has a couple of the usual problems: the recoil buffer is gone, and the bolt is cracked in a couple spots in the left rear quadrant. No chunks missing but I'm not sure if the hairline cracks merit bolt replacement? The buffer looks like a pain to replace, and I'm not sure how much trouble it is to swap out the bolt in one of these either. The parts are out there and it's a super cool old gun, it would be neat to get it out on the duck flats again (with some bismuth or tungsten perhaps). Guy is asking $150 for the old girl. What says the hive - go for it, or run away?
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Old November 29, 2017, 00:44   #2
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If you need to replace the bolt or any major part, I'd run away - it's going to be difficult and expensive to find another bolt for any 100+ year old gun.
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Old November 29, 2017, 05:44   #3
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If it’s a “super cool old gun” to you, at $150, go for it.
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Might be able to help you with the parts. Check Hog Island Gun Parts on EBAY. if there's not one listed I' look this weekend. I'm out of town this week.
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Old November 29, 2017, 08:59   #5
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That's a pretty old Rem 11. I have one about 1940's vintage. Ur's also has that weird trigger activated safety I think., they did away w that on later models. As a collectable get it., if U want to fix it all up & shoot it U can get a later model with better parts availablilty for less than $350 if U look around. Cracked bolt & replace the buffer plus he wants $150? I would pass.
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Old November 29, 2017, 09:06   #6
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That's a pretty old Rem 11. I have one about 1940's vintage. Ur's also has that weird trigger activated safety I think., they did away w that on later models. As a collectable get it., if U want to fix it all up & shoot it U can get a later model with better parts availablilty for less than $350 if U look around. Cracked bolt & replace the buffer plus he wants $150? I would pass.
And yes, replacing the buffer pad requires a complete disassembly of the shotgun & drilling out the old rivet remnants, replacing the pad & installing w the rivet.
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