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Howdy. I recently came across a site (link here (http://www.coolgunsite.com/images/shotgun/remington_mod11.htm)) that showed a Civil Defense marked Remington 11. Anyone know the back story on these? Who they were issued to and why?
BOB IN AZ
Can't answer your question, but is there any inspectors marks on the left side of the stock? Usually, if originally issued to military, there would be a ORDNANCE CROSSED CANNON and a FJA inspectors initials of FRANK J ATWOOD. If so, can u please add photo..........thanks BOB
The Ohio National Guard had military shotguns that had the CD emblem on them. I was once offered on at the OGCA show, but the guy did not have it with him and I could never make the connection. Some of them were brand new in the box.
? Usually, if originally issued to military, there would be a ORDNANCE CROSSED CANNON and a FJA inspectors initials of FRANK J ATWOOD. If so, can u please add photo
From the site above. (http://www.coolgunsite.com/images/shotgun/remington_mod11.htm)
There appears to be the flaming bomb mark:
REP barrel mark- Factory Proof Mark. Right side of barrel:
Left side barrel, OMM = July, 1943 Production date, Anchor = Remington Final Inspection Mark
Ordnance purchased quite a few of the Remington Model 11 shotguns, with quite a few going to defense plants as guard guns. Also a quantity of revolvers went to the same plants. After the war some of these surplus weapons were given to Civil Defense units along with all manners of military equipment.
Quite a few of the Remington shotguns survived in like new condition. A friend who worked for a Goodyear plant in Houston said there were still four S&W revolvers there in new condition that had been issued in WWII.
You will notice in this document that there is a spot to place the number of shotguns issued. This was a standard form so plenty were issued. These forms were signed by county CD folks for use during a nuclear attack.
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