As the U.S.A.-licensed copy of the Browning Auto-5 made by Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Belgian, the Remington Model 11 was the first practical autoloading shotgun produced in the United States. Beginning production in 1906, Remington offered the Browning-designed Model 11 until 1947, with nearly a million units manufactured. While it was produced for the hunting market, during the 1920’s the weapon found a great deal of popularity among notorious outlaws and gangsters, such as Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow and John Dillinger. Contrary to their portrayal in film, the Model 11 was far more prolific during this period than the Thompson submachine gun.
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1906 to present1947