GUN Inheriting a shot gun v.choices

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  1. Slick26

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    I'll be inheriting a shotgun from my dad (he's not dead yet, but we're talking about it anyway).
    My 2 choices are a Remington 870 pump (older), or a Remington 1100 autoloader (relatively newer). Both are in excellent shape.
    Sorry, no pics. He's got them locked up.

    They're both your average wood stock Remington shotguns, both in 12ga, and both in excellent condition.
    Going by this information (again, sorry about not having pics), which one would you say is the more desirable shotty?

    I've tried looking them both up, and the 870 is by far the more popular, and longer running gun, but the 1100 auto is a little more up-to-date (I think its from the 60's vs. 50's for the 870, I think).

    I also used to carry the 870 when we went hunting when I was younger, since my dad used the 1100 until he got a rifle.
    The 1100 is just a tad bit nicer... but the 870 is older. Maybe worth more? :dunno:
     
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    870's are pretty cheap, I've seen them go for like $175-200 lightly used :dunno:

    Personally I'd go with the autoloader but I already have a pump.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I'd take the 1100
     
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    millions of 870s have been produced so a common model is never going to be worth that much. I'd take the 1100 but pick whichever you like more.
     
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    i already have an 870, so i'd choose the 1100.

    both are great guns :dunno:
     
  6. Slick26

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    Cool. That's kinda the one I was leaning towards. They're both really nice.
     
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    yeah, I'd definitely go with the 1100.
     
  8. spankaveli

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    what everyone else said.
     
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    yea, I'd get the 1100... But I already have a 870, too.
     
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    I'd take the 1100. I have a 870 and my dad has an 1100. I love his 1100. Is it a skeet model?
     
  11. Joe Somebody

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    I have the 870 my dad bought when he was 15. It still shoots flawlessly.
     
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    My great uncle has my dad's shotgun from when he was 16. He hunts with it every fall.

    I get it once he passes, but it's in Canada so it's gonna be a huge pain in the ass. It'll be worth it though, since it's more sentimental than anything. Plus then I'll be able to pass it on as well.
     
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    Oh and I'd go for the 1100 as well :cool:
     
  14. Slick26

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    I dunno, to be honest. lol Just a 12 ga Rem. 1100.
     
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    Yeah they're apparently the most reliable and longest running shotgun in the world.
    Also the most popular.
     
  16. Joe Somebody

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    My future son will inherit mine.
     
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    take both
     
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    1100 is better
     
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    You should probably just buy two of your own. He could still live for a while... You can never have too many shotguns.
     
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    I agree totally. I'm actually considering a Mossy. I want a vintage rifle first, like something from around the WWII era.
     

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