Remington Model 12

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Introduction | I. History of Remington Rifles | II. Model 12Types |  III. Model 12 Variations | IV. Outline of Features | V. Condition  | VI. Diagrams

A Brief History of Remington  Rifles and the Model 12

Remington  was established just after the War of 1812 by Eliphalet Remington II.  The first model produced under his name was a flintlock rifle.  There had been many earlier flintlock rifles produced, but Remington far exceeded the shooting ability of many.  In 1827 Remington moved their firearms business so that it could be closer to the Erie Canal, in Illion, NY.  This original location is still part of the present day Remington Plant. 

In 1865 the partnership of E. Remington & Sons was incorporated as a stock company.  Over the years, the partnership and the succeeding corporation developed the first hammerless solid breech repeating shotgun, the first hammerless autoloading shotgun, the first successful high-power slide action repeating rifle, and the first lock breach autoloading rifle.  In 1865-66, Remington produced the state-of-the-art Rolling Block Rifle for the US and then sold these guns to armies of various countries throughout the world.

Remington  Repeating Arms Company established itself as one of the world's leading firearms manufacturers, and many of the early rifles and pistols produced by Remington  are highly prized by collectors today.

About  Remington  Model 12 Rifles

The Remington  Model 12 is a slide-action, solid-breech, hammerless, takedown, side-ejection rifle.  This gun, designed by J. D. Pederson, was introduced in 1909 and produced through 1936.  During the 37-year period, there were 820,759 guns sold.   The gun featured a hammerless action and competed quite successfully with the 1906 Winchester which still had an exposed hammer.   The Model 12 Remington was available in several different configurations (herein called 'Models').    THIS APPRAISAL COURSE WILL PROVIDE VALUES FOR ALL Model 12 Remington  GUNS.

For a complete outline of the history of Remington  Rifles

To determine the value of your firearm, you must first analyze it carefully.  There will be sufficient information in this course to accurately price and date your Remington  Model 12 rifle.  As you go through the process fill in appropriate boxes in the right-hand column by clicking the mouse-pointer on the open circle that is most appropriate.

As you complete the appraisal, enter the information in the column to the right, then determine the final value


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There are six distinct Model Configurations of Remington  Model 12 Rifle, and they can vary a great deal in value.  In appraising your gun, you must initially determine your Model Configuration, then if it is a 12C, what variety.   After selecting the appropriate Model you will be easily guided through the variations and condition, to the value range.  There are also additional informational pages on the history of Remington  firearms.

 There are 4 steps to this process.

Step 1: Determine the Model-Configuration of firearm
Step 2:
Determine Variations of model type
Step 3: Determine your rifle Condition
Step 4:
Determine the Value of your firearm

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Introduction | I. History of Remington Rifles | II. Model 12 Types |  III. Model 12 Variations | IV. Outline of Features | V. Condition  | VI. Diagrams