Factory Engraved Remington Model 10F Premier 10-F 12 GA 30″ Shotgun C&R
Sold for $4050.00
Model: 10F Premier, Factory Engraved
Serial Number: U207273
Year of Manufacture: 1910-1929, C&R
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Takedown, Pump / Slide Action, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MODEL 10F”, “FULL”, and “THE REMINGTON ARMS UNION METALLIC CTG. CO. INC. / REMINGTON ILION WORKS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. / PATENTED FEBRUARY 3. 1903. AND MAY 16. 1905.”. The action bar is marked “TRADE Remington MARK. The bottom of the receiver is marked with a banner that has the serial number “U207273”. The bottom tang is marked with a Remington UMC logo and is also marked with the serial number “U207273”. The bottom of the barrel is matched and marked “207273”. The shotgun has Grade F engraving. The receiver has scroll engraving coverage. The left side of the receiver is marked with three game scenes, two scenes feature a single game bird and the primary scene in the center has two game dogs. The right side of the receiver is marked with three game scenes, two scenes feature a single game bird and the primary scene in the center has two waterfowl. The trigger guard is marked with a game dog. The top of the receiver at the rear is marked with a game bird. The action bar, chamber, and receiver extension also have Grade F engraving.
Barrel Length: 30″
Choke: Fixed Full
Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead set on the solid rib at the muzzle. There is a smaller metal alignment bead. The rib is serrated for glare reduction. The top of the receiver has a raised, serrated rib for a sighting plane.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped pistol grip, monte carlo comb with cheekpiece, initial plate in the belly (unmarked), and aftermarket ventilated rubber buttpad. There is a hairline crack on the left side of the wrist at the receiver. There is a more noticeable crack on the right side of the wrist at the receiver. There is a crack on the bottom of the right side of the wrist at the receiver. There are some scattered light compressions and dings. There is a scratch on the left side of the buttstock at the rear. The checkering is mostly strong but there are a few compressions and marks, most noticeable on the forend. The LOP measures 13 5/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad adn 12 5/8″ to the wood. The pad has some scattered light wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and there is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is some finish wear on the muzzle. There are some scattered little nicks and small marks through the finish on the barrel, most noticeable towards the front. There is thinning and discoloration on the sides of the barrel in front of the magazine tube. There are some scattered small spots of oxidation on the barrel, mostly towards the front. There are some slight handling marks. There are a few scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish. There is some finish wear on the edges. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are mostly clear though some are light and rounded. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. 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 10 is a pump-action shotgun designed by John Pedersen, perhaps best known for the Pedersen device he designed during WWI to convert 1903 rifles to detachable magazine, semi-automatic rifles. The shotgun is a takedown, bottom-ejecting shotgun with an internal hammer. This was a nice set of features for an early repeating shotgun, with the bottom-ejection making it friendly to both right and left-handed shooters, the takedown design making it easy to store and transport, and the internal hammer removing a point of ingress for foreign matter which might jam up the action. This is a rare factory engraved Premier model, also designated the 10F. It has the highest grade of factory hand engraving featuring game scenes, scroll work, a high polished finish, and solid rib 30″ barrel. This one has some scattered wear but still looks great and will make a nice addition to any collection! Please see our pictures and good luck!