A REAL CRACKERJACK OF A “DE” GRADE MODEL 1894 REMINGTON DBL. SHOTGUN IN A SUPERB STATE OF PRESERVATION.
Cal. 12 Ga., 2 3/4″. S# 114361.
Mfg. 1899. Bbls. 30″. The “D” grade was near the top of Remington’s offerings of their very popular model 1894 shotgun. With ejectors it retailed for $155 in 1897 & could be had w/ custom stock dimensions, etc. at no extra charge. This gun has 30″ bbls. of dramatic Legia P. pattern Damascus, finished in black & white. Bbls. fitted w/ slightly raised flat matted rib & tops engraved “REMINGTON ARMS CO” & “ILION. N.Y. U.S.A.”. Bbl. flats stamped w/ S#. Bottoms of lumps stamped “34” & “712” on front portion & w/ pellet counts “228” & “185” on rear. Bottoms of bbls. stamped “III”, “D”, & “P”. Case hardened 1894 type boxlock action has all correct markings on watert able. It features automatic safety (“SAFE” relief engraved), pivoting 3rd fastener & blued dbl. triggers. Action engraved in early “D” style w/ 80% coverage nicely cut medium scroll engraving framing bird scenes on sides. A duck flies over pond on left & a grouse that’s perched on a branch on right. “REMINGTON ARMS CO” is in arched device over each scene. This gun is illustrated & described on pages 162 & 163 of “Remington Double Shotguns” by Charles G. Semmer. Fluted horn capped pistol grip buttstock of very nicely marbled & attractive fiddle figured European walnut measures 15″ over original serrated horn buttplate. Stock features checkered side panels w/ classic Remington high grade arrow drop points, multi point pattern checkering w/ line borders at grip & a vacant silver oval on toeline. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson type release. Checkering is done w/ attractive contrast of widely spaced diamonds at front & w/ very closely spaced diamonds at rear separated by ribbons. MEASUREMENTS: BARRELS: Bore diameter: Right .729″, Left .734″. Restriction: Right 0 (CYL), Left .012″ (Light MOD) (Exactly as pellet counts on bbls. indicate). Min. Wall Thickness: Right .030″, Left .031″. STOCK: LOP: 15″. DAC: 1 5/8″. DAH: 2 3/4″. Cast: 0. WEIGHT: 8 lbs. flat.