Model 29-T

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dsc1000
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Model 29-T

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My father in-law willed my wife a Remington Shotgun Model 29-T Serial Number 25462. In his gun collection description dated 1979, it states: "This gun was a presentation model gun given by Remington to the man with Du Pont who invented smokeless powder." Is there any way I can verify this or get a record of it?

Also, does anyone have more information or history of the 29T? It is hard to find much information on the 29T.
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Smokeless powder was developed in the 1880s, and DuPont Bulk Smokeless was introduced about 1893
Scientific American Supplement, Oct. 4, 1890 “Smokeless Powder”
https://books.google.com/books?id=6d45A ... pg=PA12308

It IS possible that the gun was gifted to the DuPont chemist who invented DuPont Oval. I can't find if it was Hudson Maxim, who invented many of the powders. He died in 1927.
Progressive Burning DuPont Improved Military Rifle (I.M.R.) Powders were introduced in 1914.
November, 1924 “DuPont Magazine”
https://digital.hagley.org/1924_18_11?s ... 1/mode/2up
“Experiments and tests made with Dupont No. 93 Rifle Powder in shotgun shells resulted in the perfection of DuPont Oval…” in 1921.
DuPont Oval was developed for the 1922 introduction of Western Cartridge Company’s 12g ‘Super-X Field’ 2 3/4” 1 1/4 oz. 3 3/4 Dram Equiv. shell.

Without a letter from DuPont confirming the gift, there is no way to document the history.

The Model 29 was an improved version of the Model 10 but made only 1929-1933. DOM should be about 1930, but there is a 2 letter date code on the barrel to confirm.
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Thanks Drew!
I was able to find this on the Remington website but not much more.

MODEL 29
Description: Pump action, hammerless tubular-magazine, bottom-ejecting, takedown shotgun

Introduction Year: 1930

Year Discontinued: 1933

Total Production: Approximately: 38,000

Designer/Inventor: C.C. Loomis

Action Type: Pump Action

Caliber/Gauge: 12 Gauge Only for use with 2-inch shells

Serial Number Blocks: Starting: 001 – 38,000

Grades Offered:
29A – Standard Grade
29B – Special Grade
29C – Trap Grade
29D – Tournament Grade
29E – Expert Grade
29F – Premier Grade
29R – Riot Grade

Variations:
29T- Special Trap Gun including the Target, Tournament, Expert and Premier grades
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1929 Catalog
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Thanks!

Ours is the Model 29T. Any idea what it is worth?
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I have been looking for a Trap Grade model 29.
Most have had barrels cut and PolyChokes installed.
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Ok, I purchased this very nice looking Model 29-T. In fact, it looks so good, it appears that it was never fired. I have included pictures. The white spots in the pictures below are light reflections, there are no marks whatsoever on the bluing.

My question is, Anybody know of how can I get a sales history from Remington about this shotgun? I would like to find out if this was actually a “ Presentation model gun “, as the original poster of this thread stated?
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That gun has been buffed and reblued. Doesn't look like original Remington Arms Co., Inc. finishes at all. Can see a few rust pits that weren't completely buffed out. There are very few restorers who seem to be able to duplicate the "between the wars" Remington metal finishes.

The Model 29 was a follow-on of the John D. Pedersen designed Remington Repeating Shotgun/Model 10. The Model 29 was sort of a gap filler until the well-respected Remington Model 31 was ready for production. The vent-ribbed Model 10T added to the line in 1921 and the Model 29T filled the gap until the Model 31 Target Grade was ready.
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Maybe a little help?
I bought on auction a Model 29 (trap?) It has a straight grip checkered stock and fore end.
It is a 28" full with a tapered solid milled rib. The side is marked Model 29.I am guessing it's maybe a 29S?
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