At an event late last year, Remington announced that they had built some very special guns for their 200th anniversary at the West Virginia Remington Writer’s Seminar. Our very own Phil White did a great job of showcasing the special edition firearms; you can check it out HERE. Instead of selling the last four sets of special edition guns on the open market, Remington has decided to partner with James D. Julia auction house to offer the last in the run to collectors.
No doubt the prices the collections bring will make most people’s eyes bulge out of their head, but the collectors that are willing to play ball will be happy to know that the proceeds from the auctions will go to Remington’s conservation funds.
Each collection will include a Remington 700, a Remington 870, and a Remington R1, all expertly hand engraved by master engraver Jesse Kaufman. Jesse clearly poured his heart and soul into each firearm with some of the best-looking engravings I have seen on a production firearm since the days of the Colt Python.
The live auction will be conducted on October 6th, 2016 so that serious collectors can have a chance to own one of the collections of hand-crafted, high-grade examples of firearms that have changed history. You can learn more about the auction on Remington’s website and even register to bid. Click HERE to see more photos of the collection.
Phil Note: These guns are truly works of art. Jesse Kaufman hand engraves each gun then inlays them with gold. Each gun takes 6 months or more to engrave. Jesse is one of a dwindling number of master engravers. Holding one of these guns and examining the work he had done was a real joy.