The TC Johnson-designed Model 1911 SL is a unique auto-loading shotgun that was built to compete with Browning's Auto-5. Due to contract issues with John Browning, Winchester was unable to use any of his patents when designing the 1911 and they were forced to create an unusual charging system that relies on the shotgun's barrel to charge the weapon. In order to use the 1911 SL, a user must place the gun on safe, point the firearm in a safe direction, load the tubular magazine, and then pull back on the barrel by the checkered section. In addition, a system of buffer rings are used to reduce recoil. This shotgun's stock has been reworked with a replacement buttpad. The gun features a blade front sight, a cross-bolt safety, and a fixed improved cylinder choke. Its wood and metal are in good condition and its bore is in very good condition.