I’ve wanted one of the LA101s for a while but can’t justify the $1k price. But the bolt and receiver look different on the m1100 so doubt it is rebranded.
American Rifleman had an article a couple days ago stating they are about to start shipping them in the coming weeks. Time will tell if that is true. They are already 6 months behind the first advertised release dates. Same thing happened with the Tikka T1X and I lost interest and picked up a KSA 722 Varmint instead. It’s been a fantastic 22 bolt gun.