Since there have been a couple recent discussions on cutting (or replacing) old shotgun barrels to riot gun length, here is a photo of my Remington Model 11. Manufacture date of 1914, it looks to have been refinished and there is a visible chip on the forearm so I wasn't worried about any collector value. I shortened the barrel to 20" and installed a new bead. Functions great - have used bird shot on tin cans and buckshot on cardboard- no problems with any of it. Lots of fun to shoot.