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I've inherited a Remington 16 guage "Sportsman" shotgun that's in excellent condition. Can someone help me with the history of this gun that has Browning's name on the barrel? Any lawsuit here? Value? Probably purchased in the late 40's.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

Remington did build a "humpback" shogun that was the spitting image of the Browning. They worked very well and most of the parts interchanged. One of the only differences that I ever picked up on was that the Browning had two extractors while the Remington only had one. There may have been legal infringement here but I never heard of any talk about it.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago
from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

re info from Remingtons Website

Model 11 Autoloading Shotgun
Overview:
Description: First autoloading shotgun produced in the U.S.A.

Introduction Year: 1905

Year Discontinued: 1947

Total Production: Approximately 850,000 (including 65,000 made for Browning during World War II)

Designer/Inventor: John F. Browning with subsequent improvements by C.C. Loomis and other Remington designers

Action Type: Recoil operated – Hammerless – Side ejection – Take Down

Caliber/Gauge: 12, 16, 20 gauges

Serial Number Blocks: 2 gauge – approximately 10,000 – 794,990
16 gauge – approximately 1,500,000 – 1,557,000
20 gauge – approximately 1,000,000 – 1,075,000

Grades Offered: 11 A – Standard Grade
11 R – Riot Special
11 P – Police Special
11 B – Special Grade
11 C – Trap Grade
11 D – Tournament Grade
11 E – Expert Grade
11 F – Premier Grade

Variations: Sportsman

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from Sayfu wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

No legal infringement...Remington's were made under the Browning patent. John Browning was the top innovator of his time.
I had an early '90's Remington "squareback" that was made under the Browning patent...I forget the model number of those guns. The barrel moved back into the receiver when you fired a shell.
I never like the squarebacks vs. the rolled over receiver like on the 870 pumps.

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from Sayfu wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

No legal infringement...Remington's were made under the Browning patent. John Browning was the top innovator of his time.
I had an early '90's Remington "squareback" that was made under the Browning patent...I forget the model number of those guns. The barrel moved back into the receiver when you fired a shell.
I never like the squarebacks vs. the rolled over receiver like on the 870 pumps.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

Remington did build a "humpback" shogun that was the spitting image of the Browning. They worked very well and most of the parts interchanged. One of the only differences that I ever picked up on was that the Browning had two extractors while the Remington only had one. There may have been legal infringement here but I never heard of any talk about it.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago
from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

re info from Remingtons Website

Model 11 Autoloading Shotgun
Overview:
Description: First autoloading shotgun produced in the U.S.A.

Introduction Year: 1905

Year Discontinued: 1947

Total Production: Approximately 850,000 (including 65,000 made for Browning during World War II)

Designer/Inventor: John F. Browning with subsequent improvements by C.C. Loomis and other Remington designers

Action Type: Recoil operated – Hammerless – Side ejection – Take Down

Caliber/Gauge: 12, 16, 20 gauges

Serial Number Blocks: 2 gauge – approximately 10,000 – 794,990
16 gauge – approximately 1,500,000 – 1,557,000
20 gauge – approximately 1,000,000 – 1,075,000

Grades Offered: 11 A – Standard Grade
11 R – Riot Special
11 P – Police Special
11 B – Special Grade
11 C – Trap Grade
11 D – Tournament Grade
11 E – Expert Grade
11 F – Premier Grade

Variations: Sportsman

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