SOLD FOR: $3,095.00
Serial Number: 759626
Year of Manufacture: March 1929 (AX date code)
Caliber: .22 Short, Long or Long Rifle
Action Type: Hammerless Pump Action with Takedown Receiver and ¾ Length Tubular Magazine.
Markings: The top of the barrel at the receiver is marked “Remington / TRADE MARK”, the left upper shoulder with “.22 SHORT, LONG / OR LONG RIFLE” and the left lower shoulder with a “AX” date code and an inspection mark. The top of the barrel in front of the rear sight is marked “REMINGTON ARMS – UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO., REMINGTON WORKS, ILION, N.Y. U.S.A. / PEDERSEN’S PATENTS JAN. 5. 1909. OCT. 12. 1909. MAR.8. 1910. NOV. 21. 1911. APR. 16. 1912.”. The left side of the trigger group is marked “759626”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with an anchor inspection mark. The left inside surface of the receiver, visible through the port, is marked ”P” and “2”. The receiver and trigger guard are deeply scroll engraved with two gold plated rabbits in a forest scene on the left side of the receiver, a gold plated squirrel on the right side, also in a forest scene, and a gold plated bird sitting on a white gold plated branch on the top of the receiver. The “Remington” at the rear of the barrel is filled with gold and there is a band around the back and another at front of the barrel, both inlaid with gold. Our consignor informs us that the engraving was done by Angelo Bee.
Barrel Length: The octagon barrel is 24” in length.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blued bead dovetailed into the barrel. There is a rear sight dovetailed into the top of the barrel that has a reversible insert that has a fine adjustment for elevation, with a “U” notch at one end and a “V” notch at the other. The top of the base is marked “MARBLES /GLADSTIONE. /MICH. U.S.A.”. There is a folding peep sight with a fixed aperture mounted to the collar at the back of the receiver and the top of the wrist. The base of the side is marked “M.A.&M.CO. / GLADSTONE, MICH. /PAT.OCT.20,1903.”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are walnut with a lacquered finish. The buttstock has a smooth pistol grip and a blued crescent shaped buttplate marked with circled “REMINGTON / UMC” trademark, border engraved around its edges and scroll engraved on its tang. The forend has 10 grooves. There is a minor ding in the left side of the wrist, a few tiny dings in the forend and two sharp dings in the finish in the belly. The wood to metal fit is excellent, and there are no cracks or chips noted. The LOP measures about 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which shows light scratches from sanding and a few spots of light erosion under its finish. The buttplate rates in about Fine condition as refinished. The stocks rate in about Fine-plus condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: The finish is blued with a yellow gold-plated trigger and yellow and white gold accents as described above.
Finish Originality: The finish is not original. The rifle was professionally refinished after the engraving was done.
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There are spots of faint erosion 2-3” from the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its current metal finish. There are a few light handling marks in the barrel and magazine tube and a spot of thinning on the magazine tube where the forend rubs. There is evidence of very light surface erosion under the finish of the trigger guard. The edges of the barrel, the knurling on the magazine tube rod and the serrations on the takedown screw are all sharp. The screw heads are sharp and the engraving is crisp. The markings present are clear, but the make, model and serial number have been polished off the receiver before the engraving was added. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. It has a cross-bolt safety at the back of the trigger guard and a slide release at the front of the trigger guard. The action is unique in that the magazine tube moves back and forth with the slide. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Back in 1908 Remington wanted something to compete with Winchester’s famed Model 94 but the faster, smoother operation of a pump gun had a lot of advantages. John Pedersen, the inventor of the Pedersen device used on rifles in WWI, had already designed several Remington shotguns. He was given the assignment to design a high-power pump to compete with Winchester’s lever actions. He started with the Model 12 rimfire model in 1909 and designed its big brother, the Model 14 in 1912. The Model 12 and 14 rifles were butter smooth with a magazine tube that moved with the slide. This Model 12-C rifle has an octagon 24” barrel and is chambered in .22 S, L or L.R. The receiver and trigger guard have been deeply scroll engraved by Angelo Bee with yellow and white gold-plated accents and gold inlaid bands at the front and rear of the barrel. Please see our pictures to get a better idea of how good looking this rifle really is. The rifle is in about Excellent condition with about 98% of its new finish remaining. The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling and a few spots of light erosion near the muzzle. We don’t see that many of these, as they are all collected, and we expect this one to either end up in a Remington collection or in a collection owned by someone who just likes beautiful rifles.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle MUST be transferred to a California FFL dealer for DROS. All cartridge firing firearms (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.