SOLD FOR: $2,425
Make: Kolar Arms of Wisconsin for Remington
Model: 90-T HPAR
Serial Number: ST02811
Year of Manufacture: 1994-1997
Gauge: 12 Ga 2 ¾” Chamber
Action Type: Single Shot Shotgun with Ejector and Tang Mounted Lever
Markings: The sideplates are marked “Remington 90-T”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “Remington / 90-T”. The left side of the barrel is marked “12 GA. 2 ¾” CHAMBER”. The underside of the barrel under the forend is marked with Remington’s two line warning address. The underside of the barrel at the lugs is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks. The bottom surface of the left barrel lug, the center channel of the water table and the top surface of the forend iron are marked “ST02811”. The ejector is marked “2811”. The right side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC., ILION, N.Y., U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: The barrel is 34” with a full-length high post adjustable vent-rib.
Choke: The shotgun is currently installed with a Light Full Choke. A Modified, Improved Modified, and a Full Choke are also included.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white bead in a base fixed to the end of the full length serrated vent-rib. There is a smaller silver-tone bead at the midsection.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered fancy walnut with a high luster finish. The forend is a beavertail with wide finger grooves at the top. The buttstock has a pistol grip, an adjustable Monte Carlo comb, and an adjustable black rubber buttpad with a metal spacer. The comb is adjustable for height and side to side positioning. The forend shows a couple of impact marks, there is one on the left side the rear bottom edge, an extremely faint one on the nose, and one on the right side towards the rear top. The compression on the left side has damaged the finish. The buttstock has some thinned finish on the edges that contact the frame. The buttstock has some compressions and draglines. The majority of these defects are located on the left side toward the rear. A few of the compressions have gone through the finish slightly, but the ones that have are extremely small; the most noticeable of these are just above the toe and on the left side just above the toe. There is a little spot of lifted finish on the adjustable combs bottom left edge. The checkering is intact and attractive. The drop at the comb is approximately 1 5/8” and the drop at the heel is approximately 2 3/16”. The drop measurements were taken with no shims installed, there are eight ?” white polymer shims and four that measure 1/16”. The LOP measures 14 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The recoil pad fits the butt well, shows only light wear and is still soft. The recoil pad and the stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued Barrel & Frame with Polished Blue Sideplates
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is light thinning on the frames left side edges with heavier thinning present on the right side edges. The right rear of the frame has thinned. There is thinning on the edges of the trigger guard. There is thinning on the edges and rear of the barrel lever. There is thinning on the edges of the safety. The frame, barrel lever, trigger guard, and forend release lever have become plum. The barrel has some light handling marks. There are some scrapes on the edges of the rib, the most noticeable is located on the left side about midway between the front sight and alignment bead; the rest are light and quite small. The markings are clear. The screw heads are lightly worn with strong slots. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety does engage automatically, it must be engaged manually. This shotgun is equipped with ejectors. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes with an assortment of allen wrenches, two hex head screwdrivers, an assortment of spare parts, three additional chokes, eight ?” polymer shims, four 1/16” polymer shims, choke wrench, chamber mop snap cap, and a metal case by Americase. The additional chokes are Modified, Improved Modified, and Full. The Americase Premium line case is metal and has black plastic panels on the sides and it is lined with Remington green velvet. Some of the felt has compressed from storage, but there are no rips or ugly stains. The case has a full length hinge on the back and a three digit combination lock and two clasps on the front. There is light wear to the outside and the case rates in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The Remington Model 90-T was a single barrel trap shotgun designed by U.S. Competition Arms and produced by Kolar Arms from 1991-1997. They were designed with an elongated forcing cone to reduce felt recoil. A low profile vented rib was standard, and an adjustable tall rib, factory porting and an adjustable comb stock were options. Some experienced shooters swear by these shotguns and claim felt recoil is as low as or lower than with semi-autos. This shotgun has the high profile adjustable rib on its 30 inch barrel and is the 90-T HPAR model which had an even shorter production period from 1994-1997. The shotgun is in about Excellent condition with 95% of its finish remaining. There are a few defects to the metal, but the majority of the wear just appears to be from standard use. The stocks show only a few light marks and retain sharp checkering. The bore is bright with no erosion. This will make someone an outstanding shotgun for trap shooting at the highest competitive levels. The only problem you will having is convincing yourself you really want to take this beautiful gun out an shoot it – risking the handling marks that are sure to occur. It comes with a fitted metal case to keep it well protected to and from the range. Please see our photos and good luck!