SOLD FOR: $2,775
Model: Camp Perry Rifle
Serial Number: 29215
Year of Manufacture: 1921-1922
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Shot, Martini Action – Lever Actuated Pivoting Block
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “Remington / TRADE MARK” and “.22 LONG RIFLE”, the top is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.”. The right of the receiver is marked “Remington / TRADE MARK”. The bottom-rear of the receiver in the lever-slot and the right side of the trigger assembly at the rear are each marked with assembly number “406”. The front face of the receiver (under the forend), the rear face of the extractor, the left of the breech-block, the left of the trigger assembly, the rear face of the forend and the front face of the buttstock are each marked “29215”, the rear face of the lever at the top is marked “215”. The top of the breech-block at the left-rear has a Birmingham proof mark. The inside of the buttplate is marked “10” and “3327”.
Barrel Length: 28 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Redfield globe sight with removable aperture post installed, dovetailed to a base dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The left of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a mount for a peep sight installed, no sight arm is present. The top of the barrel is drilled and tapped wtih two dovetail mounts and rings holding a J. Unertl 14x scope with fine crosshair reticle and sunshade. The glass is fairly clear, the body has light operational and handling wear with infrequent minor surface oxidation, in about Good-Very Good condition. The rear of the receiver is drilled and tapped for a peep sight (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with beavertail forend, straight comb, pistol grip, finely checkered steel buttplate and sling swivels front and rear. The stocks have light-moderate handling wear with several scattered nicks, dings, scuffs, and scratches, a couple of repaired cracks at the rear of the forend on the bottom and a repaired chip-loss at the top-front of the wrist. The LOP measures 13 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered finish wear and discoloration from oxidation with well defined checkering. The plate is proud to the wood at the toe, but based on the markings it may not be original to the stock. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition as repaired.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning lightly at most edges. The barrel has finish wear and some minor surface oxidation near the muzzle, a few other scattered light marks and spots of surface oxidation. The receiver has minor wear and scattered spots of very light surface oxidation. The lever shows handling wear and scattered light surface oxidation. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with the installed scope as described.
Our Assessment: The Martini action has a long and storied history, from the issue rifle of the British Empire at the end of the 19th Century to powerful game rifles, and in this case as some of the finest smallbore rifles made. While a number of different makers have produced Martini action rifles, those made by Remington are among the most rare. We have not been able to find a lot of information about these rifles, but it appears that a small number, perhaps as few as 10, were made for Camp Perry smallbore rifle matches in the early 1920s. This example has a 28 1/2″ heavy barrel, provision for a variety of sight types, and comes with an installed Unertl 14x scope. The rifle shows wear consistent with responsible use over the last century and still has its original stocks, a great bore and strong mechanics. This rifle should still make for a great shooter, but given how rare it is it will certainly also interest collectors of smallbore competition rifles and Remington collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!