A product of the Remington Custom Shop, the Premier Grade represented the top tier of Remington's factory offerings. Starting with a full top-to-bottom hand fitting of all components in the firearm, the Premier arm would also receive detailed engraving and top rate gold inlay in addition to a very fancy walnut stock; the metal work alone could represent 80 man-hours of work. The receiver coverage is over 95% fine scroll and punch dots, hand-engraved model markings/serial number, and both sides showing three gold inlaid scene panels. The left side of the receiver is signed by Master Engraver Robert P. Runge ("RPR"), and each side depicts a single unified scene. Checkered extra-fancy pistol grip stock with hard rubber Remington grip cap, blank initial shield and solid Pachmayr White Line recoil pad. With the rifle is Eugene Myszkowski's "Remington Autoloading and Pump-Action Rifles", which documents this rifle as being an F grade Model 740 rifle by Robert Runge (page 77). This stunning master engraved rifle is consecutively serial numbered to the previous lot.
Excellent plus. The rifle retains 99% plus original blue finish showing the slightest handling marks. The wood is also excellent with a few minor pressure dents. The checkering is crisp. Mechanically excellent.
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