Remington to sell commemorative guns

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Remington Custom Bicentennial Collector firearm to be auctioned Oct. 6, via James D. Julia Inc. (http://jamesdjulia.com/item/3000-394/).

Where better than the Farm and Dairy to announce the upcoming, once-in-a-lifetime auction of three of the finest American-made collectable firearms ever offered to the general public.

To honor and commemorate 200 uninterrupted years of production, Remington Arms has produced three Custom Bicentennial Collector guns, each one a spectacular, engraved, inlaid, and artistically decorated edition of their most popular models.

Actually, the company’s most respected engravers were given the task and a handful of gold to make four of each of the three models but only one set will be auctioned to the public, and what a fine job they did.

The models

The three models selected by Remington include a Model 870 pump shotgun in 12 gauge; a Model 700, 7mm magnum centerfire rifle; and a Model 1911, 45 APC. Great selections in my opinion, simply because all three are of the most recognized firearms in the country.

Certainly the 870 has become the most popular repeating shotgun, bar none, and the 700 has established itself as a flagship model of the company. As a handgun, the model 1911 is easily the most copied full-size handgun in the world.

Special guns

To describe these three commemorative guns as spectacular is an understatement. Not to be confused as your everyday 870, 700, or 1911, and even though they are certainly shootable, it would be unthinkable to use them for anything but a lock and key treasure, a museum display, or a solid investment.

The live auction will be held Oct. 6, by nationally-known firearms auction company, James D. Julia Auctions.

The preregistration deadline is Oct. 3, so times a-fly’n. For registration information, call 297-453- 7125 or 800-565- 9298. Fax 207-453-2502, and the email address is bid@jamesdjulia.com.

Know the law

Archery hunters, many of whom are already afield, need to be sure they know the regulations such as daily and seasonal limits as well as the proper permits for the counties being hunted.

Seasonal county-by-county limits vary from two to four and the use of antlerless permits is legal only in three deer and four deer counties. CCW permit holders may carry their handgun, but may not use it to kill a deer under any circumstances.

Hunters may not pursue or recover a wounded deer on private property without obtaining written permission from the property owner.

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Mike Tontimonia has been writing weekly columns and magazine features about the outdoors for over 25 years, a career that continues to hold the same excitement for him as it did at the beginning. Mike is a retired educator, a licensed auctioneer and marketing consultant. He lives in Ravenna, Ohio and enjoys spending time at his Carroll County cabin. Mike has hunted and fished in several states and Canada from the Carolinas to Alaska and from Idaho to Delaware. His readers have often commented that the stories about his adventures are about as close to being there as possible. He is past president of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Mike is also very involved in his community as a school board member and a Rotarian.

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