SOLD FOR: $851
Model: 760 Gamemaster
Serial Number: 6943104
Year of Manufacture: May 1969
Caliber: .30-06 SPRINGFIELD
Action Type: Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. / PAT. NO. 2,743,373 OTHERS PENDING”, “.30-06 SPRINGFIELD”, a “h” inside a triangle and at the receiver with an inspection mark, “KS” and “S”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington / 6943104” and “Gamemaster / MODEL 760”. The right side of the barrel is marked with an ovalled “R.E.P.”, an “A” and 2 inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a steel bead dovetailed into a serrated and ramped base screwed to the top of the barrel. There is a flat topped “U” notched elevator sight with a white diamond aiming point below the notch fixed to the top of the barrel. There is a Bushnell Scopechief IV 3-9X variable power scope mounted to the top of the receiver with Weaver mounts and a one piece Weaver style base. The reticle is a post, superimposed over fine crosshairs that Bushnell refers to as a “Command Post”. The lenses are clear and free of distortion and the power ring turns freely throughout its normal range. There are a few handling marks in the body with dings and scratches in the adjustment screw covers. The scope is in about Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece press checkered walnut with a lacquered finish, with smooth Fleur-de-lis patterns in the checkered surfaces. The buttstock has a pistol grip with black grip cap and white spacer and there is a vented black rubber recoil pad marked “WHITE LINE” mounted with two white and one black spacer on the butt. The forend is large and rounded, and has a black nosecap with a white spacer. There is a sling swivel stud mounted on the bottom of a barrel band in front of the forend, and another in the belly of the stock near the toe. There are a few dings in the left side of the buttstock and a few drag lines and tiny dings in the right side. There is a small ding and a few light handling marks in the forend. The checkering in the wrist is sharp and the forend checkering shows very light wear: all without mars. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The pad is still soft on its edges and shows very light wear at the edges of the heel and toe, with slight disfigurement of the mounting holes. The recoil pad is in about Fine condition. The stocks are in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: The rifle is blued with a black alloy trigger guard.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. Our bore gauge measures a ME of 0.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99+% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks scattered over the surfaces, with a tiny ding in the slide. The scope mount screws are sharp and the markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. It has a cross-bolt safety at the back of the trigger guard. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a single four round blued steel magazine, marked on the right side with “30-06” in a box. The magazine shows minimal wear and is in Excellent condition. Also included is a two piece leather target style sling marked with a “HUNTER” logo mounted with quick detachable swivels. The sling has two two-pronged brass hooks for adjusting overall length and two leather sliders. The leather is soft and flexible, with no cracks, but there is Verdigris growing around the hooks, which should clean up with a little alcohol. The sling is in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Remington Model 760 Gamemaster pump-action rifle chambered in .30-06 Springfield. In addition to its iron sights, there is a Bushnell Scopechief IV 3-9X variable scope mounted to the receiver with a one-piece Weaver mount and rings. This rifle is in about Excellent condition with 99+% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion, and has a ME of 0.0. The .30-06 Springfield cartridge is a great all-around cartridge that can be used for everything from varmints up to the largest North American game animals. With its short 22” barrel and pump action, this rifle should be great for deer hunting in the heavy woods and should excel against large, running pigs, where a fast shooting rifle is sometimes necessary to avoid getting gored. We expect the collectors and shooters to be bidding against each other on this one.