May 01, 2008 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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Remington No. 1 Long Range Exhibition Grade Rifle,

.44-100 caliber, 35.5" round barrel with raised rigby flats, and marked E. Remington & Sons Ilion, New York. Raised and carved out in the center of the top rigby flat. With deep relief engraving between the three rigby flats. Left side of frame is deep relief engraved with vignette of a lion fighting a snake in the front of frame. Rear of frame with image of a grizzly bear. Right side is an elk and a white-tailed deer on the rear. Patent markings engraved on the top of frame in a banner with the words Patents in a banner both front and rear of patent dates. Hammer, frame, breechblock and buttplate are profusely deep relief engraved with scrolls and vines. Buttstock and forearm are of the most fancy high grade Circassian walnut wood. Horn tip on forearm. Fleur de lis checkering. Buttplate engraved on the top and toe of buttplate. Barrel is finished in blue and the frame, breechblock, hammer and buttplate are finished in case hardened colors. Rear long range tang sight and front adjustable hood sight.

This is, without a doubt, the most outstanding Exhibition Grade Remington Long Range rifle to come up for sale in many years. This rifle appeared in an article in Gun Digest in 1951. The article was written by the late M.C. Clark of Beverly Hills California. This rifle was purchased from M.C. Clark by Merrill Deer in 1953. According to author and historian Roy Marcot, "this is the finest example of a Remington Rolling Block No. 1 Target Rifle I have seen."

Provenance:Merrill P. Deer Collection

Condition:Barrel retains ca 95% original Remington blue finish. Around the front of muzzle is light brown pitting. Front sight retains most of its original blue finish. Frame, hammer, breechblock and triggerguard retain ca 98% original case colors. Buttplate retains traces of case colors mixing and blending to a nice mottled blue. Buttstock has some light scratches with two small dings. Fore end is in excellent condition. This is the most outstanding Remington rifle to be found for a most discriminating collector.

Estimate: $50,000 - $60,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$89,125
05/02/2008

 

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