"REMINGTON MODEL 1894 DEO GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 131938. Cal. 12 ga. Wonderful high grade Remington with 30" Ordnance steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered flat matted rib, sgl bead, rib extension third bite with ejectors & dbl triggers. Right bbl is engraved "REMINGTON ARMS CO." and left bbl is engraved "ILION, N.Y. U.S.A. / ORDNANCE". Bottom of bbls are coded on one side with two slashes and other side with three slashes both followed by a "0 / XII / E" with other proof marks and a variety of numbers on bottom of bbl lug. Receiver is wonderfully engraved with two flying woodcock on left side, a flying grouse & a walking grouse on right side, surrounded with extremely beautiful foliate & floral arabesque patterns with shaded background. Floorplate & appended metal are all engraved with extremely fine, well turned foliate arabesque patterns. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, marble cake, honey & chocolate French walnut with a fully checkered & ribbon carved splinter forearm with scalloped back edge and a semi-pistol grip stock with fluted horn cap and raised checkered arrowhead side panels, 14-1/8" over a serrated horn buttplate. There is a blank silver oval initial plate on bottom. Only a few of these fine high grade Remingtons survive today and few of these with any condition at all. Accompanied by what is probably its orig burgundy leather leg-o-mutton case with purple felt lining. Bore diameter: left - .727, right - .734. Bore restrictions: left - .036, right - .042. Wall thickness: left - .039, right - .031. Drop at heel: 2-5/8", drop at comb: 1-5/8". Weight: 7 lbs. 13.76 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong orig factory blue with only a couple of small mars on rib and a few tiny light spots on bbls. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Opening lever & trigger guard retain most of their bright niter blue with trigger guard & bottom tang somewhat thin. Wood is sound showing light wear on stock with a little heavier wear on forend checkering with light handling & use marks and some small scrapes on right side of buttstock and overall retains most of its fine orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bores. Case is overall sound with a flexed hinge & worn edges with all of carrying straps & handles broken & missing. 4-32916 JR253 (7,500-12,500)"
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