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Posted: 10/8/2004 4:28:21 PM EST
Just picked up a good condition(well used/well loved) Remmie 11 in 12 guage. It has the 27" full choke barrel. After paying off the layaway at the local fgunstore, I told them to hold it to have the gunsmith trim the barrel to 20" and put a new bead on it. The gunsmith said that he won't take it below the minimum length of any factory length barrel(which is 24") because it won't function reliably.

I got the idea from a thread here where people where showing off their shotties. Someone had an older Remmie 11 set up with a 20" barrel(and I believe a mag ext also) that looked positively wicked. Inspiring really.

Anyone got any experience with abbreviating the barrels on a Remington recoil operated automatics that could shine some light on this?

TIA

wganz




­Day #11 awaiting on my Team Membership to be processed.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 6:13:27 PM EST
Alot of the goverment issued 11"s that they gave to the banks in the 20's worked fine.They were almost all 20 inchers.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:56:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 4:56:56 AM EST by Green_Canoe]
My dad owns a Rem. Mod. 11 riot gun with either an 18" or 20" barrel. He bought it from the DCM in the mid 60's for the outrageous sum of $18.

The Mod 11 is recoil opperated. Cutting down the barrel will have no affect on the functioning of the gun.

Kent
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 9:29:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 9:31:03 AM EST by A_Free_Man]
I have a 11-48, which functions like an 11, with 18.5" barrel. It functions fine.

I also added a Choate extended mag tube, holds 7+1.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:39:27 PM EST
Bonnie Parker...the infamous outlaw bitch...had several cut well below 20"...probably around 12-14in. in 20ga...her favorite murder weapon. They apparently worked fine for her. And Henderson Jordan...one of the LEOs involved with the final solution to the Barrow Gang...used a 12ga. with short barrel that also worked very well for him.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:48:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By wganz:
Day #11 awaiting on my Team Membership to be processed.


Patience my son. If you paid by PayPal it should go faster than if you paid by check or money order.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:47:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By mattld:

Originally Posted By wganz:
Day #11 awaiting on my Team Membership to be processed.


Patience my son. If you paid by PayPal it should go faster than if you paid by check or money order.



Sorry, but PayPal won't let you buy firearms so I'm not going to support my enemies. Don't understand why postal money orders/¢a$h is such a difficult concept to handle.

Went by B&S Guns in Garland today and Randy, their gunsmyth, did it for me in 30 minutes while I waited for $60. May take it to Tom Bean Saturday to try it out.

Thanks to all for the input.

wganz



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