I have a Remington sportsman 20 gauge which holds two in the magazine and one in the barrel. Is my gun like the model 11? Looks like a Browning without the magazine cutoff.
The 12-gauge John M. Browning designed autoloading shotgun was introduced by Remington Arms Co. in 1905 as the "Remington Autoloading Shotgun." In 1911, Marcellus Hartley Dodge combined his arms and ammunition companies as Remington Arms - Union Metallic Cartridge Co. and in their 1911-12 catalog they began calling the gun the Model No. 11. In 1930, a 20-gauge was added to the Model 11 line and a three-shot version of this 20-gauge called the "Sportsman" was introduced. The 20-gauge Model 11 had serial numbers beginning at 1000000. The 20-gauge "Sportsman" had serial numbers beginning with S1. In 1931, a 16-gauge Model 11 was introduced with serial numbers beginning with 1500000. Also the "Sportsman" was introduced in 12- and 16-gauges, with 12-gauge serial numbers beginning with S500000 and the 16-gauge with serial numbers beginning at S200000. In the early years the "Sportsman" A "Standard" Grade had three-bird roll-stamping on both sides of the receiver, while the Model 11A "Standard" Grade receiver remained plain. About 1936, Remington Arms Co., Inc. (now majority owned by DuPont) reduced the roll-stamping to one bird on each side of the "Sportsman" receiver and began putting it on the Model 11 receivers as well. During 1937 and 8 they phased out the separate serial number sequences for the "Sportsman" and from then on they were serial numbered right along with the Model 11.