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Old 08-03-2008, 12:13 AM   #1
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My father never owned guns but purchased a shotgun from a good friend of his after my son was born because he knew my son's father was a hunter and he would follow in his footsteps. Heres my question, after he passed away my son inherited this shotgun that my dad said was collectable, I know nothing about guns or their value but if it is something valuable i would like to keep it put up for him instead of having it be used. this is what is stamped on it. Remington model 1100 there is an eagle with its wings spread and the dates 1776 and 1976 the other side has decorative swirls? i guess you'd call it. There is a little triangle with a G inside it then the letter J Then an oval with R.E.P. (I think) with a G after it and another arrow. its a 12 guage. could anyone be so kind as to tell me anything about it i would appreciate it. Thanks so much kim

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Remington 1100 is currently in production. Very sweet shotgun. There are some O rings in the gas system that seem to need replacement from time to time. Not familiar with the 1776-1976 marking- you may have one issued for the bicentenial. Value will depend on condition, any extras, guage, etc. Have an 1100 Light Field, which is a scaled down 1100 in .410, most were 12 guage, but there is even a scarce 28 guage. You can go to gunbroker.com, or auctionarms.com, and do an advanced search for CLOSED IN LAST 90 DAYS, enter 1100 in search terms- and get some idea for what the average 1100 is selling for.

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My father never owned guns but purchased a shotgun from a good friend of his after my son was born because he knew my son's father was a hunter and he would follow in his footsteps. Heres my question, after he passed away my son inherited this shotgun that my dad said was collectable, I know nothing about guns or their value but if it is something valuable i would like to keep it put up for him instead of having it be used. this is what is stamped on it. Remington model 1100 there is an eagle with its wings spread and the dates 1776 and 1976 the other side has decorative swirls? i guess you'd call it. There is a little triangle with a G inside it then the letter J Then an oval with R.E.P. (I think) with a G after it and another arrow. its a 12 guage. could anyone be so kind as to tell me anything about it i would appreciate it. Thanks so much kim

Your model 1100 was manufactured in 1976. There were three models made the Trap, Skeet or Trade. These were 12ga only models. To know the exact value of this shotgun and which model it is you would need to find a gun dealer that is familiar with Remington Model 1100 shotguns.
Trap and Skeet 100%= $450 98%= $375 95%= $325
Trade 100%= $375 98%= $295 95%= $225

In 1976 the 1100 Bicentennial Trap retailed for $320 ($330 with Monte Carlo Stock), the Skeet retailed for $285, and the Trade retailed for $270.

The Monte Carlo stock is a raised section of the stock like the one here. They have what I call a "Humpback" look to the stock.

I had a model 1100 as a kid up until I was in my mid 20's (Hard times forced a sell) These are great shotguns that have very little recoil due to the gas system. You have to be careful when disassembling and reassembling the gun as if you nick the O-rings the gun will not function.
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you should post a picture of it. And actual value will probably never match the sentimental value of a gift that his grandfather got him. If taken care of, he can pass it down to HIS children and grandchildren. THAT is where the true value is...

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The additional collectable value due to the Bicentennial Edition is marginal. I would say shoot it and take care of it and it will be able to be passed on with no problem. If you should break a part or lose one, they are readily available. I have 5 model 1100s, including my first, gotten in 1963. I am getting older, have had some serious health isues, and recently decided I needed to make some changes. I sold a 28 gauge for well up into 4 digits, and got a 28 gauge 1100 as a 'replacement'. I shoot it better anyway.

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