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Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Lot 3061: Remington Arms Inc - 3-Rifle

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Superb Scarce Remington-Hepburn No. 3 Match B Quality Single Shot Target Rifle
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $11,000
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Serial #Remington Arms Inc - 3-Rifle ManufacturerRemington Arms Inc Model3-Rifle
TypeRifle Gauge38-50 Catalog Page31
Barrel30 Inch Half-octagon FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis Remington-Hepburn No. 3 Match B Quality Single Shot Target Rifle is one of less than 1,000 estimated rifles (included both A and B Quality rifles) manufactured from 1883 to 1907. These scarce rifles were manufactured for fine target shooting in short and mid-range matches. Counterintuitively, the "B Quality" was a finer rifle than the "A Quality", coming standard with full matching checkered fancy select grain walnut, a special order feature on other Hepburns. This rifle has a heavy target weight barrel with a German silver Rocky Mountain blade front sight and a semi-buckhorn rear sight with the top flat marked "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION N.Y." and the underside is marked "38" and "VW SS". The rifle is also equipped with a folding short range tang sight. Matching numbers are found on the barrel, forearm and lower tang. Mounted with a checkered forearm and pistol grip stock, with nickel Schnabel tip, right handed cheekpiece and a nickel finished Swiss buttplate.

ConditionExcellent. The rifle retains 95% plus of the original blue finish, showing some light handling marks and spotting overall, along with a few areas of gray patina. 97% vivid original casecolors are present on the frame, being particularly bright and vivid on the left side, with attractive niter blue on the trigger and hammer. Stock is excellent, with mild pressure dents and scattered white spots. Mechanically excellent.
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