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 Anyone have any pics of a shortened A5 or Remington Model 11?
hushpuppy  [Member]
8/16/2012 10:40:36 AM
Bought a Remington Model 11 this weekend.

Paid too much probably, 250$.

Beautiful walnut stock (wood is gorgeous but fits poorly) and forearm. The receiver and barrel are perfect, except for the polychoke.

It has a polychoke and is an absolute joy to shoot.

But it is one long assed shotgun with the polychoke.

1) Would love to see any pics of one with a 16-18" barrel.

2) It has a solid rib on top and a screw on polychoke, what would it cost for a good gun smith to shorten it and rethread it for the polychoke?

I seem to be the last person on the planet who still likes the function and the looks of a polychoke.
ch139  [Member]
8/16/2012 11:17:33 AM
20-inch Riot Gun?



Steve Rose (GunCat here on arf.com) from Rose Action Sports cut that one down to 20-inches. Very happy with it!

Also have a hankerin for a short Model 11 with a Cutts comp (18-inches including the comp), love the look of the gun, but needs to be done with one like your gun with a solid rib or no rib at all; vented rib on the Model 11 doesn't do well being cut. You have good wood on the gun you're way ahead in the game, replacement wood can be difficult to find and expensive.

Love the look of this.


hushpuppy  [Member]
8/16/2012 3:08:59 PM
Thanks man, exactly what I was looking for!
cerberus1  [Member]
8/16/2012 7:34:59 PM
That one in the bottom pic: Wow! Now I want one. I hate being poor.
para_frame  [Team Member]
8/17/2012 1:40:32 AM
You mean like this?


Bought a Remington Model 11 this weekend. Welcome to the club.

Paid too much probably, 250$.

Beautiful walnut stock (wood is gorgeous but fits poorly) and forearm. The receiver and barrel are perfect, except for the polychoke.

It has a polychoke and is an absolute joy to shoot.

But it is one long assed shotgun with the polychoke.

1) Would love to see any pics of one with a 16-18" barrel. Done, 18.5 in. barrel, threaded for truchokes

2) It has a solid rib on top and a screw on polychoke, what would it cost for a good gun smith to shorten it and rethread it for the polychoke? Polychoke will cut and install a new one for $145-155 plus $20 shipping.

I seem to be the last person on the planet who still likes the function and the looks of a polychoke. I like them too, they are great as long as you can accept the limitations.
weenis  [Member]
8/17/2012 10:32:33 AM
I really want to do this...











hushpuppy  [Member]
8/17/2012 1:39:40 PM
Thanks guys.

Sent an email to Poly-Choke to see what they had to say.

ronin275  [Member]
8/17/2012 1:42:57 PM
Here is My 11R riot gun with choke. It came with the choke and I added the tube extension



RLTW.
ch139  [Member]
8/17/2012 2:28:00 PM
IIRC it is said that Bonnie Parker was a big fan of the Model 11 and that on four different occasions, four different 20ga Model 11 Remington shotguns were recovered from their different hideouts after a hasty get-away and the fourth from "the death car." All of em having had their barrels cut down between 14-inches and 17-inches as well having their stocks cut down .

ch139  [Member]
8/17/2012 6:55:48 PM
Steve Earle has a song titled the Devil's Right Hand.

Cool song and although it is in reference to pistols, the Model 11 might also be called the "devil's right hand." ...a fella could wish anyway.

In the song there is a line in reference to a cap-n-ball Colt but it is equally fitting to the Model 11 Shoot as fast as lightnin' but she'd load a might slow.. So true.
jeffd  [Member]
8/17/2012 9:09:45 PM
My model 11 is the best bird gun I own.
I could not bring myself to cut on that.
vanvideo  [Member]
8/21/2012 12:43:30 AM
Those cut down Rem. 11s and Browning A5s were called "whippet guns."
Ross  [Team Member]
8/21/2012 7:42:35 AM
Originally Posted By vanvideo:
Those cut down Rem. 11s and Browning A5s were called "whippet guns."


The Willys Whippet was a small compact car of the time (20's). That's probably the origin of the moniker, rather than "whip it" as in "whip it out". Though because you could be either (or both as a pun), it makes a great name for those guns.

I'm looking for one to cut down myself. I have a Savage 720 (the version licensed by Savage) with Ordnance marks, so I'm not cutting it down. I like my old A-5 too much the way it is to cut it down. So I'm "forced" to get another humpback to chop.
smokenruger  [Member]
8/21/2012 9:33:09 AM
Wow. picked up an A5 cheap from a neighbor recently. Didn't really want it at the time but it was only $200 and why not for the price.. now seeing these cut down I think I've found my next stamp!
Blitzkreig  [Member]
8/21/2012 9:58:11 AM
A few years back a buddy gave me the bug after handling his short A5. I picked up a used model that had been buffed fairly heavily and reblued. I later had the bbl cut back to 18.5. It was a cool rig but, damn that thing seemed to be a recoil amplification machine. I checked and made sure the rings were set in their correct positions but, didn't have the know how to see if they were perhaps worn. I didn't end up shooting it enough and sold it to a member in CA. Hope she's still soldiering on out west.