"REMINGTON-WHITMORE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 3750. Cal. 10 ga. Scarce shotgun with only a few thousand made in the period 1874-1882. It has 28" steel bbls with tapered concave smooth rib & sgl bead. Rib is marked "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y." It has undecorated receiver, lockplates & hammers with a case colored lifting lever and is mounted with very nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with checkered splinter forearm secured with a sgl wedge and straight hand stock, 13-7/8" over a smooth steel buttplate. Accompanied by an orig walnut casing with green felt lining, compartmented for shotgun & bbls, with an open compartment containing cleaning tools, a stuck shell extractor, a spring & a couple of screws. PROVENANCE: Richard Oliver Auctions; Jack Appel Collection CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 65-70% thin orig blue with fine chemical spotting which, in some places, has fine pitting. Receiver retains traces of orig case colors with balance turned silver and mottled dark colors. Lockplates & hammers retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded. Lifter opening lever retains most of its orig case colors, lightly faded. Wood is sound & crisp with minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with scattered light pitting. Case has a grain check in lid, otherwise is sound showing storage nicks & scratches and has had mortised lock & tenon removed. Lining is moderately faded & soiled with some moth damage. 4-59597 JR244 (2,500-4,000)"
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