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Old 11-13-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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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.

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.

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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 Sportsman 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.

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.
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'Zactly...

Sometimes I get dazzled by shiny objects.
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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
market.

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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.

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I screwed up big time. It's a Mohawk 48!

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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
limit it.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Could have been something marketed with the chromed out Nylon 66. I believe they called that one a Mohawk. Probably bright chromed.
Maybe. Remington had a real "indian" theme going with the Nylon 66.

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
the tooling?
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