The Model 1889 shotgun was the first shotgun made by Remington Arms Company, successor to E. Remington & Sons. It was essentially a redesign of E. Remington & Sonsâ€™ M1887 double gun. Factory records indicate that 38 Model 1889 shotguns were shipped in late 1888, with full production achieved by 1889, when an additional 2,237 guns were shipped. The features that distinguish the M1889 shotgun from its predecessors are its â€œcircularâ€ shaped hammers.
They were made in three gauges: 10 ga., 12 ga. and 16 ga. And in 1889 the shotguns sold for $30ÂºÂº to $100ÂºÂº, depending on finish and type of barrels ordered. Grades 4 through 7 were made to order only.
In the 1889 Remington catalogue the Model 1889 shotgun was offered in seven grades:
Grade 1 – Decarbonized steel barrels – $30.00
Grade 2 – Fine twist barrels – $35.00
Grade 3 – Damascus steel barrels – $40.00
Grade 4 – Better quality Damascus steel barrels, engraved, curly walnut stock – $60.00
Grade 5 – Damascus steel barrels, extra engraving, selected curly walnut stock – $70.00
Grade 6 – Extra fine quality Damascus steel barrels, scroll engraving, fine selected curly walnut stock – $80.00
Grade 7 – Superior quality Damascus steel barrels, extra fine scroll engraving, elegant curly walnut stock – $100.00
RSA Member Doug Drummond’s Ilion Display
RSA Member Doug Drummond’s display of Dr. William H. Elliot’s Remington Double Deringers at the Remington Arms Co. Museum July 2011 – July 2012.
An elaborately engraved Double Deringer displayed in the Remington Museum Engraving Table.
Six address variations found on 1889 – 1913 Double Deringers
RSA Member Andy Anderson’s Ilion Display
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RSA Member Andy Anderson’s Display of Remington Model 1894 Hammerless Double Barrel Shotguns at the Remington Arms Company Museum July 2010 – July 2011.
Two High Grade Model 1894 Shotguns Displayed in the Remington Museum Engraving Table – a Grade EE 16 gauge known as “The Mexican Gun” and a Grade DE 12 Gauge with a Swan engraved on the trigger plate.
Closeup of the Swan engraved on the trigger plate of the Model 1894 DE Grade Shotgun
A Model 1894 Grade DEO Trap Gun known as “The Jersey Gun” in a modern casing. Remington presented this shotgun to Mr. E. I. Van Derveer, an ardent trapshooter and New Jersey political figure.
RSA Member Bob Funk Displays –
His Remington Pocket Pistols
At the Remington Arms Company Museum –
Ilion, new York – July 2009 – July 2010
RSA display at the Remington Arms Co. Museum in Ilion, NY has been updated for 2008.