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.