They accepted the contract and began production of the Auto-5 in 1902.
It wasn’t until WWI that the Model 11 received their attention, when a number were purchased for the newly implemented Army Air Service’s aerial training program.
This program rested on the notion that the skills used by trap shooters were not dissimilar from the skills used by aerial gunners, such as leading a target.
The solution arrived in the form of a sleeve that was added over the barrel.
The sleeve was fitted with the bayonet lug and remained stationary, while allowing the barrel to recoil normally.
The advent of aerial warfare brought new challenges to training soldiers. Army, the answer came in the form of the Remington Model 11.