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We were discussing Remington autoloader shotguns at our club today and there was a model nobody could come up with. Seem it was not made for a long run or popular.

Seems to me there was an 1100/1187 type gun that had a notch at the back of the receiver not the usual rounded area that slopes into the stock/pistolgrip area.

Anyone know what model it was or did I dream it up?
I'm sure there was a pic posted however I can't seem to find it.


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what was the difference between the 878 and the 58 ??
878 was a pump
58 was a gas operated auto with an adjustable gas system. Came out in 1958, I b0ught a brand new 3" mag. the gun used 870 barrels with a couple of holes drilled in the area of the barrel ring to let gas escape. still have it today

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Remington Model 878
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Remington Model 58
Place of origin
United States
Production history
L. Ray Critendon, Ellis Hailston, and Harold L. Hameister[1]
Designed 1959
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1959–1963
Number built ~63,500
12 gauge
Action semi-automatic Gas Operated
Feed system 2+1 round Tubular magazine
Sights Bead front, plain or Vent Rib barrel
The Remington Model 878, also known as the Automaster, is a semi-automatic shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms in the mid 20th century. It is a gas operated shotgun and was marketed alongside the related Model 58 and the recoil operated Model 11-48. The 58 was manufactured in 12 gauge only from 1959 to 1963 until it was replaced by the Model 1100.

The Model 58 suffered from many design shortcomings compared to the contemporary Model 11-48 with which it shared many design features and parts. The 878 introduced an improved "self-adjusting" gas system[2] compared to the Model 58 though it still operated similarly. Another change was in the carrier and bolt system which were now quite similar to the Model 870, thus the similar name.

While improved, Remington chose to retire the Model 58 and 878 quickly in favor of a new, more elegant design. The resulting Model 1100 immediately replaced the Model 58 and 878 and proved so successful that it soon also replaced the Model 11-48 and remains in production as of 2014, over 50 years after its introduction.
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