North American Auction Company
Live Auction

Legends of the West: Western & Native American Sale

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 37

Remington Hepburn No. 3 Target Model Sharps Rifle

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Featured in this lot we have aan E. Remington & Son’s Hepburn No. 3 target rolling block rifle chambered in 40 2 ½. This lever activated falling block single shot target rifle was designed by Lewis Hepburn and was manufactured from 1883 to 1907 with approximately 10,000 in total production. The top barrel flat is marked "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y." between the rear sight and breech, the lower right side of the receiver is marked "HEPBURNS PAT. / OCT 7TH 1879" and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. The barrel under the forearm is marked with "40 2 1/2" ahead of the forearm. The firearm has a blue barrel, breechblock, hammer and trigger, casehardened remaining metal parts and mounted with a checkered forearm with an iron forend insert, and multi point checkered round knob pistol grip stock with iron carbine style buttplate. The 40 2 ½ caliber designation is a 40-70 Sharp’s straight caliber. The rifle shows good condition overall with some light wear due to handling and age. The rifle weights 9lbs 14oz. Serial Number: 4813. This firearm qualifies as an Antique, and does not require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check.

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