Remington is celebrating two centuries of business with a gorgeous trio of their best designs. Remington has put the set up for auction at the storied James D. Julia auction house and is expected to bring between $25,000 and $50,000. Remington will put all auction proceeds toward their conservation funds.
“James D. Julia Auctions is honored to have been selected by Remington as a partner to Remington Arms Co. to market this set which is one of only four that are being produced,” said the auction house. “This one the only one available for public sale.” The set at auction is set number 3 of 4.
These commemorative firearms were all assembled and hand-finished by the Remington Custom House in Sturgis, S.D. The engraving was performed by master engraver Jesse Kaufman.
“Engraving is the art form that ties our past to the future,” said Jesse Kaufman. “When Remington came to me … we discussed the bicentennial project — right away I was excited.” Kaufman started working on the pattern immediately, using pencil and paper.
“There [are] no lasers used in this at all,” said Kaufman. “From the conception of the designs right through to the blueing process, it’s all done by hand.”
The bicentennial set includes a Remington Model 700 in 7mm Remington Magnum, a Remington Model 870 in 12 gauge and a Remington 1911R1 in .45 ACP. All three guns feature a gold-inlaid scroll and floral pattern with ribbons and the fluer-de-lis prominently engraved on each firearm.
The Remington 700 has finely polished and jeweled bolt and a hand-selected, hand-rubbed fiddleback American black walnut stock. The action is fit with a 27-inch barrel and comes with a BDL sight package. It also uses a Remington 40x trigger. The stock has a Monte Carlo profile with a rosewood nose cap and pistol grip cap. It also has two sling swivel studs, one on the forend and the other on the toe. The buttplate is covered with dark maroon leather.
Beneath the engraving both the rifle and shotgun have ahigh-polish rust blue finish. The Remington 870 has a matching hand-selected fiddleback American black walnut stock with rosewood accents and maroon leather buttpad. It uses a 23-inch barrel with a matte, low-profile ventilated rib, steel mid bead and white front bead. It is threaded for Remington chokes.
Rounding out the set is the Remington 1911R1. It has a very high-polish deep blue finish and it is nearly fully engraved, the slide in particular. The pistol is cut for Novak sights and comes with a special blued set of sights with a front gold bead. It comes with two magazines and a 1911 multitool.
Each gun comes with its own custom cut-out Pelican hard plastic travel case and marked “1816/Bicentennial/2016.” All three are completely new from Remington, unfired.
Along with the firearms, Remington put this video together to celebrate this 200-year milestone and showcase the mastery behind this incredible set.