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  LOT 3117
Exceptional Scarce Two Digit Serial
Number 18 Remington New Model
Percussion Revolving Rifle - Serial no. 18,
36 cal., 24 inch part octagon bbl., blue/casehardened
finish, walnut stock. Remington produced less than an estimated
1,000 of these revolving rifles between around 1866 and 1879 using a larger
version of the New Model revolver frame fitted with rifle length barrels and fitted with
stocks instead of grips. It is marked “PATENTED SEPT. 14 1858./E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y. U.S.A./NEW- MODEL” on top of the barrel in front of the notch and folding ladder rear sight and has a dovetail blade front sight. The matching serial
number is marked on the barrel, cylinder, buttplate, stock, trigger guard bow, and lower tang. The barrel and cylinder are blued. The loading lever, hammer
  Collector’s Fact
It is believed Remington manufactured less than 1000 of these revolving rifles between 1866 and 1879.
     and frame are casehardened. The trigger plate, trigger guard and buttplate are plated in silver. The trigger guard is brass. The straight grip stock is nicely figured walnut. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The barrel retains 70% bright original high polish original blue finish and cylinder retains 60% bright original high polish original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. 60% original case colors remain on the loading lever, hammer and frame. The trigger guard and buttplate retain 95% original silver plating aged to an attractive dark appearance. The stock is very fine with some minor handling marks and nearly of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent. This two digit serialized Remington New Model percussion revolving rifle would be hard to improve upon. A highly attractive example of a highly desirable Remington percussion long gun.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000
LOT 3118
Scarce Iron Mounted Remington Percussion Revolving Rifle - Serial no. 600, 36 percussion cal., 28 inch octagon bbl., blue/
casehardened finish, walnut stock. This scarce Remington revolving rifle was manufactured from 1866 to 1879, with total quantity estimated at less
than 1,000. These revolving rifles were built on the frame of the New Model revolver series, and had a slightly longer cylinder and a longer loading
lever. The top barrel flat is marked “PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 / E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. / NEW-MODEL” ahead of the rear sight
and the serial number is marked on the bottom barrel flat, on the left side of the upper tang under the stock and on the upper tang cutout of the stock.
Dovetailed blade front and folding leaf rear sights, casehardened frame and loading lever with the remaining surfaces blue. Fitted with the correct iron scroll type trigger guard with
spur and iron crescent buttplate on a straight grip stock. Most specimens encountered have brass mountings, making this example even more desirable to collector’s.
CONDITION: Very good. Overall the rifle has a smooth crisp dark brown patina, slightly lighter on the frame, with some scattered traces of original blue finish. The top tang has been repaired and lifts
out of the stock, leaving a noticeable gap on the sides. There is some minor pitting on the loading lever. The frame retains traces of dark original silvered out case colors. The stock is fine with most of the original varnish remaining and showing some scattered minor dents and dings. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000

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