While browsing the Berea Ohio Gun Show, I found this Remington Model 11 Riot Gun for $175--as it was a private sale, there was no tax and no paperwork.
I used to have one of these that was sold as surplus by the Cleveland Police Department, stamped "CPD". I let a friend talk me out of it, and have regreted it ever since. Once, my shooting buddy fired off all five rounds as fast as he could squeeze the trigger, and all five empties were in the air at the same time!
This one did not start life as a riot gun--I believe it was shortened at some point to 20". The barrel has no barrel length marking to confirm that, however--just that my original riot version had a small sight base for the bead, and this one dosn't. The barrel serial does match the reciever. It looks well done, though. The finish on this one is much better than my old one. It dates to the 1920's, due the safety inside the trigger guard and the lack of markings or game scene engraving on the reciever. The serial # is 81XXX.
Can't wait to get out to the range and try it out.
Just about any weapon designed by Browning is a winner in my book.