For your consideration is this extremely rare Remington # 1 Sporting Rifle. This piece is very early production, possibly the first year, serial number 757. It has all of the characteristics of an early model including rounded frame, early hammer checkering design and exaggerated butt plate. All numbers match on this rifle. The barrel, receiver, forearm and butt stock all bear the same serial number. There is no finish left as the rifle has been cleaned at some point in its life. I do believe that the sights are original with the rear a regular buckhorn and the front being typical for the period with what appears to be what is left of a piece of ivory insert. The wood is nicely figured but showing its age and it has a few cracks in the butt stock and a little bit missing by the Schnabel forend which also is cracked and partly missing. The action on this piece is tight and crisp and works flawlessly the only exception is it seems the firing pin needs a little work. Also a pleasant surprise it that the bore on the 5 land Remington barrel is still very shootable. It exhibits very strong lands with pitting being shallow and still showing some shine. After looking at 100s of Winchester bores it is obvious that Remington used superior steel. If this was a Winchester bore it would look like an old smoke hole and this one is far from that.(Just to clarify I love old Winchesters too) The bore is 45 caliber as is stamped on the underside of the barrel and it also measures .45 with whatever tool I use. I’m not quite positive of the actual round it is chambered for but it is center fire and is larger than the 44-77 or 45-70. The caliber stamping on the underside of the barrel is still sharp as well as is the serial number on the underside of the barrel and on the lower tang around the rear screw. The patent date on the top tang is still very legible. This is just a rare find and would make a great shooter if that is what someone was after.