MAGNIFICENT Remington Custom Shop Rifle, Model 8 ''F'' Grade...
Item # 4096
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Started 2020-07-30 00:00:00
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MAGNIFICENT Remington Custom Shop Rifle, Model 8 ''F'' Grade, marked .35 REM. Cal., MFG. 1911, SN: 21982, Semi-Auto Rifle, 22'' barrel, This rifle, invented by John Browning, was America's first successful semi auto high-power rifle. It has a 4 shot fixed magazine. These take-down rifles were often broken down into the 22'' & 20'' halves & placed into leather cases for train rides to countryside hunts & shoots. This No. 6 ''Premier or F'' grade rifle was the highest grade rifle Remington offered in their catalog. Factory specifications for the Premier grade read, ''stock & fore-arm of the finest Circassian walnut inlaid with gold name plate & finished with delicate but elaborate checkering. The engraving on this rifle is equal to that on the Premier grade Auto shotgun & is all that could be desired by the most exacting sportsman. All working parts were hand polished in the custom shop. The large receiver side panels are covered with what Remington marketed as ''nearly 100% coverage of deep rich scroll hand engraving with engraved vignettes on both sides of receiver & a large game head engraved on the top of the receiver.'' In this case, the left side of the receiver has a feeding doe & a standing buck deer, while the right side of the receiver displays a black bear which has taken down a large buck. The receiver top is engraved with a shoulder mount of a black bear. Engraving also found on base of magazine, safety, trigger guard, tangs & barrel jacket. The special-order rifle has beautifully figured grain, while the finely detailed factory checkering is 24 lines-per-inch. The rifle was cherished by its owner as it shows use, but not abuse. The original factory finish has thinned, mostly on the forend where the checkering has also rounded its points in the carry areas. Despite its use, the wood has numerous minor finish only scuffs & scratches & two small slivers of wood chipped from the forend where wood meets receiver. Factory inlaid gold name plate in stock is engraved to E. A. Woodman Newport Ore.. Mr. Woodman (Woody) was a prominent citizen, Lion's & political leadership positions & owner of garage & service station during his days in Newport. Woody was the original owner of the rifle & after his death in 1948, the gun was handed down through the family until coming to market. The metal blue finish has thinned to a smooth light blue/silver patina on all surfaces with some darker finish remaining in protected areas & on front portion of the barrel. Bolt release switch needs to be pushed into place for bolt to remain open. Bore is very good, shiny, with strong rifling. Mounted with a period front sight, folding rear sight & Lyman tang sight. Factory hard rubber buttplate. According to the 1936 price list, when Model 8 production ceased, for the cost of one 8F grade rifle, one could purchase five 8A's ''standard grades'' & over 600 rounds of factory ammunition. Comes with the original leather carry case owned by the owner. An extremely rare rifle & an example of the finest early 20th century engraving. FFL or C&R Req. - Value: 6000 to 12000


MAGNIFICENT Remington Custom Shop Rifle, Model 8 ''F'' Grade...
Item # 4096
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