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REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 “B” QUALITY SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 1707. Cal. appears to be 38-40 Remington Hepburn. Fine target rifle with 30″ oct to rnd bbl, spirit level windgage front sight, Remington leaf rear sight with sliding peep & thick base vernier tang sight with 3-1/4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with checkered, tapered, rnd forearm that has nickeled steel schnable forearm tip and checkered rnd knob stock with high comb, cheek piece and dainty nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. Accompanied by a notarized letter from Alexandra McCain Morgan, Mrs. Henry Sturgis Morgan, Jr. wherein she states that this firearm was from her husband’s collection which she inherited upon his death in 2011. Mr. Morgan was the oldest son of Henry Sturgis Morgan, grandson of J. Pierpont Morgan Jr. and great-grandson of J. Pierpont Morgan, the world renowned financier, railroad tycoon and founder of U.S. Steel and several other well-known companies around the U.S. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were fewer than 1,000 of these rifles produced in the period 1883 to 1907 in 8 different calibers in both “A” and “B” quality. These rifles were among the pace setters of their day and remained in use well into the 20th Century. Rarely are they found today in completely orig configuration with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Henry S. Morgan Jr. Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue with the balance turned to a medium brown patina. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, moderately faded on the sides and bottom with the trigger guard and lower tang faded to silver. Buttplate retains thin silver finish. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches, shows moderate to heavy wear on the checkering and retains a dark handrubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-49130 JR272 (4,500-7,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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