Object Title

Centrefire self-loading magazine shotgun - Winchester Model 11 S. L

Centrefire self-loading magazine shotgun - Winchester Model 11 S. L

Date

1911

Object Number

XII.10447

Provenance

Presented by Bedfordshire Police, 12th November 1991. (Police no. J168.)

Physical Description

Similar breech system to the Browning automatic shotguns except that the weapon is cocked, instead of by a thumb slide, but by the barrel depressing into the breech. The stock and fore-end are of laminated birch-wood, the buttplate being of hard rubber. The barrel is of nickel steel and has a gnarled section near the muzzle for the hand to grip

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 46.75 in (1187 mm), Barrel length: 26 in (661 mm), Weight: 8 lb 11 oz (3.945 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 861

Calibre

12 bore

Associations

Notes

This model was in production in various grades, this one being the standard, from 1911 to 1925. During this period the total number of this model produced was 82,774.
This model had a reputation as a difficult gun to use with shooters, sometimes shooting off fingers because they were not holding the barrel properly. Basically it was not a popular model which helps explain why it was withdrawn in 1925.