SOLD FOR: $1535
Serial Number: 46850
Year of Manufacture: 1911-1921
Caliber: .30 Remington
Action Type: Long-Recoil, Fixed Magazine Fed, Semi-Automatic Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel jacket is marked “MODEL 8” and “REMINGTON ARMS-UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO., REMINGTON ILION WORKS, ILION, N.Y. U.S.A. / BROWNING’S PATENTS OCT 9, 1900 OCT. 16, 1900, JUNE 3, 1902, MAY 14, 1907, AND FEB 14, 1911”. The right side of the barrel jacket base is marked with “R.E.P.” in an oval. The right rear of the barrel, visible at the ejection port is marked “30 REM”. The bottom of the barrel jacket base is marked “46850”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number “46850” and has inspection marks. The bottom tang is marked with the circled Remington UMC logo, the top tang is marked “Remington / TRADE MARK”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a base fixed to the front of the barrel jacket. The rear sight is a “U” notched elevator peep sight screwed to the barrel jacket.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, and a smooth crescent metal Remington buttplate. There are some light scuffs and draglines. There are some scattered compressions. There are a few dings through the finish, the deepest are on the bottom of the forend. The majority of the defects have colored with age. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scattered spots of light oxidation, finsih loss on the edges, and some light patina. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 87% of its metal finish. The edges have some thinning. There are some scattered little nicks, little scuffs, and small scratches on the receiver. There are a few areas of thinning on the receiver and magazine. There is a small dent on the bottom of the magazine. There are some scattered little nicks and scuffs on the barrel jacket, some of the most noticeable are on the top and right side of the barrel jacket. There are some scuffs that have thinned the finish, the most noticeable is at the front of the barrel jacket. There are some spots of light surface oxidation, some of the most noticeable are on the right side of the barrel jacket at the forend. The bolt handle has some spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation. The markings are clear. The screw heads are lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Remington Model 8 was the brainchild of John Moses Browning. Originally patented in 1900, it was the first successful high-powered semi-auto rifle made in the United States–or just about anywhere else, for that matter. The model 8 was chambered in four different Remington rimless cartridges, they were the .25, .30, .32, and .35 Remington. This example was made between 1911 and 1921 and is chambered in .30 Remington, it is in about Very Good condition with about 87% of its original metal finish remaining and has a great bore ready to do work at the range. Please see our photos and good luck!