Remington Model 48
I was at the gun shop to swap out scopes on my Eddystone and of course I looked at a bunch of firearms.
I saw a Remington Model 48 Mohawk 12 ga. in stainless steel. It was priced at $349. I just couldn't help myself, I got it for $269. and put it on layaway. I'll pick it up before Christmas. :D
It was a full choke, but someone shot steel through it, so now it's more of a modified choke. I didn't measure it, but it's either a 28" or 30" barrel.
It's a handsome shotgun and I hope to use it in Oregon for birds someday. :)
Did I do good and what can you tell me about it? All I know is that it pre-dates the 1100.
Edit: I posted that it's a Sportsman, I was wrong, it's a Mohawk 48.
Sometimes I get dazzled by shiny objects. ;)
Sportsman 48. Looks kind of like a 1100, but is not gas operated. Works
on the long recoil principle, like a Mdl 11 or Browning Auto 5. I've got
one in 16 ga, modified choke. Nice guns.
That said, are you SURE it's stainless? I've never even heard of a
Sportsman 48 in stainless. Heck--I've never even seen a nickle
plated 48. Does it say stainless on it anywhere? Does a magnet
stick to it (not a surefire test for stainless, some alloys are magnetic).
If you do indeed have a stainless Sportsman 48, see if you can get a factory
letter on it from Remington. It is not a common gun. Heck--if it's factory
nickle plated it's pretty unusual.
However---if some bubba had it plated/chromed or whatever, then your
$269 price is maybe a wee bit more than it might be worth on the open
Thanks Bill. I'll post pics as soon as I get it home. I don't think it's nickle, but I've been wrong before. It sure looks like stainless.
I screwed up big time. It's a Mohawk 48! :rolleyes:
Nah---you didn't screw up much.
Sportsman 48, 11-48, Mohawk 48, all pretty much the same shotgun.
Same long recoil action. Sportsman 48 could only hold 2 shells in the
magazine. Remington knocked a couple of dents in the mag tube to
No idea where they came up with "Mohawk"---some marketing dweeb
probably thought indian names would sell guns. They really got that theme
in gear with the nylon 66 22 rifles.
Sportsman, 11-48 or Mohawk, I've still never seen a stainless one. I do
find a listing to a Mohawk 48 made in 1970-74 on the Remington website.
Kind of odd--the 1100 came out in 1963. Maybe one of those?
It's not in my Guntraders Guide, so I'm not sure if they made a stainless
one or not.
I'll definitely post pics as soon as I can. I didn't realize it's recoil operated, but I don't know what I was thinking, I just thought it was a pretty good deal and a pretty handsome shotgun.
As far as I can tell, it only holds three shells, but I don't plan on going to war with it. I came up with the '70-'74 manufacture dates too.
Could have been something marketed with the chromed out Nylon 66. I believe they called that one a Mohawk. Probably bright chromed. Good solid guns. Being long stroke recoil operated they kick a bit harder than a gas gun. My uncle had the model 48 humpback that was virtually the same as the Browning A-5, displayed Browning patents on the barrel. It was a license copy. They later refined the receiver profile and eliminated the hump.
66MB Mohawk Brown
66SG Seneca Green
66AB Apache Black (this was the chrome one)
Wouldn't surprise me at all if they did a chrome finish Mohawk 48
shotgun. Never seen one, but that sure doesn't mean it doesn't
exist. Or it could be stainless--heck, I wasn't even aware that
Remington resurrected the old 11-48 design and made them from
1970-1974! Was it an "economy grade" thing? Looks kind of
like the 1100 but cheaper? One last run before they sold off
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