James D. Julia

October 9, 2006
Fairfield, ME, US

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Description: REMINGTON NO. 1 LONG RANGE CREEDMOOR RIFLE. Cal. 44-77 Rem Spcl. SN 5969. Scarce rifle with 34-3/8" medium weight, oct to rnd bbl with spirit level, windgage front sight, no provision for rear sight & a thick base, long range, vernier tang sight with 5-1/2" staff. It has company name & address on top flat with usual patent markings on left side. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, American walnut with uncheckered forearm with metal, semi-schnable tip & checkered stock with serpentine grip and horn insert with smooth, steel buttplate. There is no provision for the Creedmoor sight at heel. This exact rifle was on display in the exhibit "The Arms & Art of Remington Arms" at the Cody Firearms Museum in 1997 and is pictured on p. 153 of The Guns of Remington, Madaus & Goodwin. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 90% orig blue mixed with patina. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded & trigger guard about the same with bottom tang faded to silver. Breechblock & hammer retain most of their glossy orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-60183 JR357 (6,000-9,000)
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