Remington Lifter Action Model 1876
Grade 1. Serial No. 5046.: Marked on the top rib “E. Remington &
Sons, Ilion, N.Y.” Since it was made in 1877 or 8 it is an antique and
requires no FFL for transfer. This is actually a transition gun form model
1876 to 1878. The serial number is in the M ’76 range with all that model’s
standard characteristics (lifter action, pinned forend, Hepburn’s 1875
patent locks, flat hammer faces, and non-sliding top plate on the action
between the balls). However, like on the Model 1878 there are no vestigial
flash shields. It is a 12 gauge with 30” full choke bored barrels. The
gun is mechanically excellent and cosmetically an even patina with no rust.
Bores are bright with a little roughness. The stock has the original steel
butt plate, has been cleaned, and a professional repair made to the head.
Checkering is worn but clear. This is a difficult model to find and would
make a fine addition to your collection of early American Shotguns and
it is ready to shoot.