Sportsman '48™ Autoloading Shotgun

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Overview:

Description: 3-shot version of the Model 11-48 autoloading shotgun
   
Introduction Year: 1948
   
Year Discontinued: 1968
   
Total Production: Approximately 276,000
   
Designer/Inventor: L. Ray Crittendon, Ellis Hailston, and C.R. Johnson
   
Action Type: Autoloading
   
Caliber/Gauge: 12, 16, 20 gauges
   
Serial Number Blocks: 12 ga. – 3,000,000 – 3,157,000
16 ga. – 3,500,000 – 3,568,000
20 ga. – 3,800,000 – 3, 854,000
   
Variations: Sportsman '48A Standard Grade
Sportsman '48B Special Grade
Sportsman '48D Tournament Grade
Sportsman '48F Premier Grade
Sportsman '48 Skeet Grade