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LOT 86
Exceptional Remington No. 1 Short Range Rolling Block Sporting Rifle -
Serial no. 8636, 40-50 cal., 28 1/4 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened
finish, walnut stock. Manufactured from 1875 to 1890. The top barrel
flat is marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y.” behind the rear
sight, the lower left side of the receiver is marked with the six line
patent dates, and the matching serial number is marked on the lower
tang and the bottom barrel flat under the forearm. The caliber designation “40 50” is marked on the bottom barrel flat ahead of the forearm. Folding combination globe front sight, adjustable sporting rear sight and a short range tang mounted peep sight. Blue barrel, niter blue hammer and breech block, and casehardened remaining parts. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with iron forend and straight grip stock with a carbine style buttplate.
  CONDITION: Excellent. The barrel retains 95% plus original blue finish showing some muzzle and edge wear, and areas thinning to a smooth plum. The receiver retains 90% plus original slightly fading case colors with a smooth dove gray on the balance. The breech block and hammer retain 98% original bright niter blue finish. The wood is also excellent with a few overall scattered minor dents and scratches. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500
 LOT 87
Exceptional Remington-Hepburn No. 3 Single Shot Sporting Rifle - Serial no. 4509, 38 cal., 28 inch octagon bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. These rifles were manufactured c.
1883-1907. This example has an “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y.” address on the barrel, indicating it was manufactured c. 1883-1888 before the company was reorganized as Remington Arms Co. The barrel is equipped with a beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The caliber designation “38” is marked on the bottom of the barrel ahead of the forearm. “HEPBURNS PAT./OCT. 7TH 1879.” marked on the left of the casehardened frame. Matching
serial number “4509” is marked on the underside of the barrel, rear of the forearm, lower tang, and buttplate. The front surface of the stock is marked with the number
“4508”, possibly a factory error as it is one digit off from the serial number. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with
casehardened tip and checkered round knob pistol grip stock with casehardened buttplate.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. The barrel retains 90% plus bright original polished blue finish. The receiver retains 80% vivid original case colors. 30% faded original case colors remain on the forend tip and buttplate. The trigger, hammer, and breechblock retain 90% original nitre blue. The buttstock has been repaired in the grip area, otherwise the wood is fine with minor dings and scratches and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. A highly attractive Remington-Hepburn No. 3 sporting rifle.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250

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