Gangster Remington Model 11 project

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Gangster Remington Model 11 project

Post by Flashooter22 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:04 am

I guess I have been watching too many movies and shows from the prohibition era lately.... I picked up this Remington Model 11 early this year for just over $100. It started as a 30 inch barrel and all of the metal is now a nice brown patina. Serial number puts it made in 1929. Chopped the barrel to 18 inches and took several inches off the stock for a total overall length of 32 inches now. Relocated and trimmed down the buttplate to finish it off. I have read about how Clyde barrow fashioned some sort of leather sling so it would hang off his shoulder under a coat but have not found pics of that to duplicate yet.
Thoughts on spending the $200 and sbs it? I can take another 5 inches off safely
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Post by Skoll » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:10 am

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Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:27 pm

I like the look... I had never thunked this question of the Clyde Whippet sling.. and I thought it would be easy to turn a photo. But I can not find one.

I will keep looking. But the only shot gun in the day that you can see as a whippet under Clydes ownership is does not have a visible sling.

Look at this website for the photos..

http://texashideout.tripod.com/guns.html

Also the problem is he had several different shot guns.

I have always been fascinated with the thought of Clyde or Bonnie were were very slight of stature using a BAR..

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Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 pm

How about this, went at it with a different tack..

look at the small sling on the stock of the Whippet

So this is a photo of W B Bell with Clydes guns,




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Post by Flashooter22 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 pm

Thanks.. I realized looking at some of these pics that I need a colt detective special snubnose and a Colt 1911 ad well to go with the shotgun!

The sling looks like a simple leather belt attached to the stock ... hmmm gotta raid the closet and see what I have!

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Post by rentprop1 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:18 pm

As soon as I find a cheap one Im doing the same making an SBS

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Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:23 pm

Flashooter22 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Thanks.. I realized looking at some of these pics that I need a colt detective special snubnose and a Colt 1911 ad well to go with the shotgun!

The sling looks like a simple leather belt attached to the stock ... hmmm gotta raid the closet and see what I have!
Oh come on man. lets not overlook the Elephant in the room.. You need a BAR also.. Maybe 1st :)

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Post by Flashooter22 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:25 pm

indy1919a4 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Flashooter22 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Thanks.. I realized looking at some of these pics that I need a colt detective special snubnose and a Colt 1911 ad well to go with the shotgun!

The sling looks like a simple leather belt attached to the stock ... hmmm gotta raid the closet and see what I have!
Oh come on man. lets not overlook the Elephant in the room.. You need a BAR also.. Maybe 1st :)
:shock: :shock: :D :mrgreen:
truth !!!

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Post by Flashooter22 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:26 pm

rentprop1 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:18 pm
As soon as I find a cheap one Im doing the same making an SBS
This one sat on the wall of one of my shops for months...think i have $125 into it.

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Post by p7fl » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:26 am

I've seen that picture a bunch of times.
What kind of pistols are on the car?

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