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02-12-2002, 10:47 AM
I have an opportunity to pick up a perfect condition Remington 11-87 Premier, 12 ga. 3" chamber. ###it also has screw in chokes. ###The guy is hard up for cash and will take $300. ###Should I jump on it? ###I have shot 1100's before and know they can be a little fickle with light loads. ###Anything I should know about the 11-87? ###Thanks.
02-12-2002, 11:55 AM
If you don't want it, I'll take it.
02-13-2002, 09:21 AM
I bought one last year new for $600+. ###I have had it "stick" on me twice. ###Once was the very first time I ever shot it (I never cleaned it right out of the box so I guess it was gummed up). ###The other time was after a morning of duck hunting with it I went rabbit hunting and switched from 3" high brass to 2 3/4" lows and after probably 20-30 rounds being shot through it through out the day it stuck on the last couple. ###I'm attributing that to just being dirty as well. ###Other than that I've been very happy with the gun considering the trouble I've read recently that others are having with Remington firearms and their support. ###To sum it up, if I didn't have one, I'd take it too!
02-14-2002, 11:43 AM
Sorry guys, I bought it. ###Slept on it a couple nights and decided not to pass it up. ###Besides I'll use it mostly for ducks shooting heavy loads so I doubt it will jam up on those shells. ###i'm also a stickler for clean guns.
02-25-2002, 04:49 PM
You got a great deal. Just keep it clean and it'll never let you down. But that's the case with any gas-operated auto. One thing I did with mine was to replace the stock/fore-end with the Camo synthetic one. Cost me around $75 and I lost about a pound of weight. That helps when you're chasing quail or chukkar. Plus, you can't have too much camo, right?
02-27-2002, 07:56 AM
I think got a good deal too. ###Its in perfect shape and shoots nice. ###I am not too concerned about the weight as I've got a Beretta Ultralight 12 ga. and an Onyx 20 ga. that I can carry all day. ###This is my lazy butt duck and dove gun where I dont have to lug it around too much.
02-27-2002, 05:36 PM
SDHunter, the only other thing to watch is the O-ring in the forestalk. ###If they are not well lubed, they have a tendency to tear. ###I have the same gun and have not had any problems with it. ###I have shot factory and reloads without any problems. ###I too payed $600 for mine, so that is a great deal.
Mine is also my duck gun and range gun. You can pick up a camo gun sock to cut down on the glare and hide it a little better in the blind.
Congrats on the great find!!
02-28-2002, 01:43 PM
I have an 11-87 SP 3" 12 gauge that I have been using for ducks and geese since 1991. ###Where did you get the camo stock/forend? ###By-the-way, I paid $450 for mine ten years ago. ###I was tempted to buy an 870 Express 3" but the finish on the metal was atrocious. ###I've seen later model 870s Express and the finish on the newer ones is much better than they were back then.
02-28-2002, 03:56 PM
I ordered the stock out of Cabela's. It's an actual Remington stock, I think probably the same one they put on the special purpose guns, and seems to be of very good quality. Easy to put on too. I bought the gun for $400 before this past season from a guy who had only shot a few boxes through it. I thought I got a great deal, until I read this thread. That's life huh?
mustystubs: Believe it or not the Walmart by me has camo stock and fore end for the 11-87 in stock
I bought a used 11-87 about 10 years ago. I carry a spare O-ring under the butt plate (as I do with my 1100) The only problem I have ever had with my 11-87 is that any loads that have gone through my buddies A5 won't come out of the feed tube. Apparently the A5 with the way the barrel slides back smashes the brass lip just enough to oversize it so it won't come out of the feed tube.
This gun has had tons of factory shells and many many more of my reloads go through it with absolutely no problems (all 2 3/4")
04-07-2002, 06:09 PM
I also paid $600 + for an 11-87 Premier 20gage. ###It fails to feed on occasion but I'm still breaking it in. ###For $300 it's hard to justify not buying it.
04-16-2002, 05:16 PM
I have a Remington 11-87 SP 21 inch/vent rib/tubed/matte finish barrel for sale. Shoots 2 3/4 and 3 inch shells. Imp cyl and mod choke tubes included. Barrel has been ported by MAG-NA-PORT. $175.00 plus shipping. If interested email me at email@example.com.
04-16-2002, 05:46 PM
shootsa410, Welcome to Jesses! ###Looks like youre finding your way around ok. ###I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here. ###There are a lot of good guys to talk with. ###Just an FYI, we try not to doulbe post on things so it doesn't take up to much space at Jesses server. ie, posting here and in the trading post.
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