SOLD FOR: $1825
Serial Number: 50345
Year of Manufacture: 1924-1925 (The barrel is marked with KS and WR date codes)
Caliber: .25 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, FEB. 14, 1911”. The right side of the barrel jacket base is marked with “R.E.P.” in an oval, the left side is marked “KS / WR”. The right rear of the barrel, visible at the ejection port is marked “25 REM”. The bottom of the barrel jacket base is marked “50345”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with the serial number “50345” and has inspection marks. The bottom tang is marked with the circled Remington UMC logo, the top tang is marked “Remington / TRADE MARK”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “R”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an aftermarket beaded blade dovetailed into a base fixed to the front of the barrel jacket. The rear sight is a flip-up aperture peep sight screwed to the back of the receiver. There was a rear sight on the barrel jacket but it has been removed and a small metal flat is 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 one or two tiny hairline cracks on the wrist at the rear of the top tang. There are some scattered scuffs, draglines, little nicks, and some scratches. The majority of the defects have colored with age. There are areas of thinning and finish loss, most noticeable on the buttstock. There is oil staining where wood and metal meet. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some finish loss, light patina, and spots of erosion. 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 80% of its metal finish. There are areas of pitting, the most noticeable are on the top of the receiver, bottom of the trigger guard, bottom of the magazine, and barrel jacket. There are some scattered areas of light surface oxidation. There are some scratches, the most noticeable are on the bottom of the barrel jacket. There are some areas of thinning and finish loss, the most noticeable are on the bottom of the receiver, tangs, and chamber. There are areas of discoloration from previous oxidation, most noticeable on the chamber. There are standard operational marks. The bolt handle has some spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation. The markings are clear. The screw heads are 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 in either 1924 or 1925 and is chambered in .25 Remington, it is in about Very Good condition with about 80% of its original metal finish remaining and has a great bore ready to do work at the range or in the field. Please see our photos and good luck!