Make: The Remington Model 90-T shotguns were made by Kolar Arms of Wisconsin
Serial Number: ST00904
Year of Manufacture: 1991-1997 (http://www.remington.com/products/archived/shotguns/single-shot/model-90-t.aspx)
Action Type: Single Barrel Top Lever Break Open Action
Markings: The sideplates and the bottom of the receiver are marked “REMINGTON 90-T”. The left side of the barrel is marked “12GA 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 a “1” in a triangle and “1” on the left side and with a circled “R.E.P.” and an inspection mark on the right side. 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 “ST00904”.
Barrel Length: The factory ported barrel is 34” in length and has a full-length vented rib. This is the low rib, not the optional high rib.
Choke: The choke is approximately Full. Our bore gauge measured 0.034” of constriction.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a full-length vented rib. There is a small steel mid-bead and a large white bead near the muzzle. The top of the rib is finely serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered fancy walnut with a high luster finish. The buttstock has a fiddleback pattern with streaks of gold and red that is very striking – please see our pictures to see how beautiful this stock really looks. The forend is a beavertail with wide finger grooves at the top. The buttstock has a pistol grip, a Monte Carlo comb that is adjustable for height and a solid black rubber recoil pad marked “Decelerator”. The forend shows a single sharp compression mark on its bottom front edge. The buttstock shows a few light marks in the toe area, a compression mark on the right side below the rear of the comb and a light mark below the checkering on the left side of the grip. The checkering is sharp and without mars. The drop at the comb is 1 17/32” and the drop at the heel is 2 3/32”. The LOP measures 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The recoil pad fits the butt well, shows no wear and is still soft. The recoil pad and the stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel and receiver have a black matte finish and the sideplates are blued.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are two tiny marks in the left top edge of the barrel rib about 9” from the muzzle and a light mark in the underside of the barrel about 5” in front of the forend. The receiver shows very light thinning on its edges and on the top edge of the barrel latch. The sideplate screws show light marks from a screwdriver. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The safety does not come on automatically, but must be engaged manually. This shotgun is equipped with ejectors. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes with a factory metal fitted case. The case has a tag on the front marked “Americase”. The lid is hinged at the rear with a full-length piano hinge and is secured at the front with two locking clasps (keys provided) and a center latch. The outside of the case is aluminum with a vinyl insert in the center of the lid and the bottom of the case. The inside of the case is fitted for this shotgun and accessories, and is lined with dark blue felt. The inside of the lid is marked “Remington / 90T” in large gold letters. The outside of the case shows a few light wear marks in the edges aluminum borders. The front face of the case (around latches and handle) may show marks in the pictures, but this was dirt and greasy marks, which came off with cleaner after the pictures were taken. The inside of the case shows no wear. The case is in about Fine to Excellent condition. The accessories in the case include the original factory tag on the gun, two keys to the case, an Allen wrench for adjusting the comb height and spare screws for the sideplates and trigger guard. All are in Excellent 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 low profile rib, but includes the factory porting and adjustable comb. The stock is beautiful, with a fiddleback pattern that shows streaks of red and gold. The shotgun is in about Excellent condition with 98% of its finish remaining. It shows two tiny marks in the edge of the rib, a light mark on the underside of the barrel and thinning on the edges of the receiver. 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 factory fitted metal case to keep it well protected to and from the range.