A lighter, streamlined version, of the Model 11 the Model 48 was the first new shotgun to be introduced by Remington after World War II. The 11-48 differs from the Model 11 in the shape of its machined steel receiver and the use of stamped steel internal parts. The new easily removable aluminum trigger housing was to be featured on its successors, the 1100 and the 11-87. The 48 was also one of the first shotguns to feature a self-adjusting friction ring. The Sportsman '48 is a variation introduced to comply with US hunting laws of the period. It comes with a crimped magazine tube that allows it to be loaded with only 2 shells in the magazine. This shotgun was adapted for home defense with a cut down barrel and an aftermarket suppressor. The shotgun features a rear bead sight, a cross-bolt safety, and a fixed cylinder choke. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in good condition.