Who manufactures the new Premier over-under shotguns for Remington?
Sabatti of Italy
Barretta Actually the Remington Premier STS Competition is made by Sabatti of the Gardone Val Trompia Region of Italy. A comprehensive and complete test and review of this shotgun may be found in the August 2009 issue of Shotgun Sports. The Review is by the editor in chief of the Magazine Johnny Cantu.
The 870 is a pump action shotgun. The 1100 and the 11-87 are the two standard Remington semi-auto shotguns. In 2008 Remington introduced an 870 with Pheasant and Duck engraving and a semi-fancy claro walnut stock. This was a premier dealer gun. http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/premier_dealer_exclusives/model_870_wingmaster.asp
Accuracy International Accuracy International is the manufacturer of an excellent series of sniper rifles. Armalite Armalite is the gun manufacturer who put the AR into AR-15. Armalite manufactures the AR-10, AR-15, and AR-50 rifles. Barrett Barrett is the manufacturer of several excellent .50 caliber rifles. Beretta Beretta is the manufacturer of the M9 pistol used by the US Army. Also makes Cx4 Storm carbine and some excellent centerfire hand-guns. Oldest gun maker in the world…
Made from 1906 to 1936 with a serial number range of 00001-80500 Chambered for 25 Rem, 30 Rem, 32 Rem and 35 Rem. Offered in the following grades - No. 1 Standard, No. 3 Special, No. 4 Peerless, No. 5 Expert and No. 6 Premier. Without knowing what grade/caliber you have and the condition it is in, a range of values would be 100-1000 or more.
Do stores such as Academy sell different grades of Remington firearms than do gun stores such as a Premier 11-87?
The Premier League used to be called the Football League First Division but in 1992 the teams in the Premier League branched off from this championship. There is really no reason that the Premier League is called the Premier League other than Premier meaning good and needing to incorporate "League" in the name. Note that at the moment the Premier League is called the Barclays Premier League because of sponsorship (Barclays being the bank.)
Sabatti made Charles Daly Superior II Hunter O/U According to the Service Department at Charles Daly / KBI, Sabatti made O/U's for them in the late 90's to 2005. One of the model lines they made for them was the Superior O/U's including the Superior II Hunter O/U. Some of the older articles I have read and people I've contacted that own this line of Charles Daly's believe they are as good as or better…
F is the highest grade ( you can have F w/ gold inlay but it's still an F sometimes referred to a F Premier). This means it's the highest level of Engraving, wood, and checkering. Simple Engraving starts with D, (no animals), and works up. Frankly I don't know about modern stuff buy typically the old Remington D,E,F's had hand engraved serials and often the -D,E, or F.