Remington Announces They Are Auctioning Bicentennial Collection

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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.

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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.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • USMC03Vet

    I just don’t see the appeal of manufactured “collector” pieces. For the price you can just get a custom piece that to me would hold the same value. Real collector pieces being those with some sort of historical significance or limited quantities not made to be entirely to collector pieces. Obviously the presidential guns being an exception.

  • Anonymoose

    Can I get that on an 11-87?

  • Nashvone

    It would be a shame to destroy the value of these beautiful pieces by pulling the trigger, which is why I would never own any of them. If I buy it, I’m shooting it!

  • Wow they are beautiful!

  • McThag

    What I am most disappointed about is they didn’t even pull out the stops and make a commemorative version of the gun they actually made 200 years ago.

    The 870 is 65 years old, the 700 is 54 and while the 1911 is 105, it isn’t even theirs.

    Pimped up versions of guns we already happen to make is more what they’ve done.