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Lot 102: Remington No. 1 Long Range "Creedmoor" Rolling Block Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

E. Remington & Sons No. 1 Long Range "Creedmoor" Rolling Block Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000

E. Remington & Sons No. 1 Long Range "Creedmoor" Rolling Block Rifle

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Creedmoor-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44-77
Barrel: 34 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 995
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 64
Class: Antique

This No. 1 Long Range Creedmoor Rolling Block rifle was manufactured by E. Remington & Sons circa 1873-1875. Only a few hundred are believed to have been manufactured. These types of rifles were famously used by half of the American Creedmoor International Team to defeat the famed Irish team in 1874 at the Creedmoor range. It has an adjustable globe front sight and a long range Vernier peep sight. The barrel is marked with the one-line "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y." address on top, "44 S" on the bottom ahead of the smooth forearm. Four-line Remington patent markings are marked on the left of the frame with September 9th 1873 being the latest date. The matching serial number "6697" is marked on the on the underside of the barrel and lower tang. The back of the forearm, front of the buttstock and underside of the buttplate are marked "6617", which is likely a factory error. It has a smooth walnut forearm and checkered pistol grip buttstock with horn grip insert, two holes on the rear of the comb as a second peep sight mounting point, and a smooth shotgun buttplate. Initials "WB" carved into the underside of the forearm ahead of the frame. Includes an extra aperture for the front sight.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 85% professionally refinished blue finish on the barrel with some light thinning, very light muzzle wear, and some light flaking on the sights. Casehardened frame exhibiting a mix of gray and brown patina with some patches of light pitting. Wood is very fine with crisp checkering, some light scratches and dents, carving in the forend as noted above, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent with a functioning spirit level.

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