Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 599: Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Remington Model 740 FDL Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Documented, Magnificent, Robert P. Runge Master Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Premier "F" Grade Remington Model 740 FDL Semi-Automatic Rifle

Estimated Price: $7,500 - $11,000

Documented, Magnificent, Robert P. Runge Master Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Premier "F" Grade Remington Model 740 FDL Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 740 FDL
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 319
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 391
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

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.

Rating Definition:

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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