My grandfather lived his whole life in Little Falls, NY and passed away a long time ago but had a close friend who worked at the Remington factory in Ilion, NY a few miles down the road. I don't know of a direct connection but since everything in his collection was Remington I assume it all came through his friend. I inherited his firearms after he passed which included this rifle that I've recently come to realize is unusual. He took many deer with it and has been well used and taken care of and still runs great. From my understanding, the Remington 14 only came in Remington's rimless calibers (.25, .30, .32, .35) which for the most part aren't available any longer. Except mine is chambered in 30-30! It came with a couple boxes of vintage ammo as well. Like all of the vintage Remingtons it has the bottom of a casing embedded in the left side of the action. Wikipedia says that the original prototypes of the Model 14 were made in 30-30 but that these were never made available for sale. But here I have one. The other difference is in the tube magazine. For the Remington rimless cartridges it was spiraled to allow for pointed bullets to be used. But mine is smooth. Does anyone have an idea of what this is? I don't even know for sure if it's a Model 14 since there's no markings on it for the model.