SOLD FOR: $3776
Model: R8 Professional Pro Package
Serial Number: RR017364
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Caliber: .300 Win Mag
Action Type: Straight Pull Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Blaser Germany/DE R/017364 MA / R8 Cal. .300 Win. Mag.” with the date code “BD”, and proofs. The bottom of the barrel is marked “35 BL3170”. The left side of the receiver is marked “MADE BY BLASER GERMANY/DE Blaser USA San Antonio, TX”. The right side of the receiver is marked “RR017364 Warning: Read owners manual before use”. The collet bolt head is marked “RB062525 / Blaser DE”. The bolt body is marked “BA3180” twice and “SW3111”.
Barrel Length: 25”, a clamp-on muzzle brake has been installed, the overall length is 27”.
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for irons sights. The top of the barrel is grooved for a proprietary Blaser scope mount. A Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10×40 MC scope is included. The scope shows light handling marks and there are a couple dings into the finish, most noticeable on the objective lens bell. The glass is crystal clear and the scope has a duplex reticle. The scope rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one piece green synthetic with black rubberized inlays, recoil pad, palm swell, and black forearm tip. The stock shows a few light scrapes and scratches, most noticeable on the left of the buttstock up towards the front of the comb. The LOP measures 15” from the front of the trigger to the back of the soft rubber LimbSaver buttpad. The stock rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion present.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its original metal finish. The balance of finish shows only the lightest of handling and storage marks. There is no notable wear or damage. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The actions functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle includes a foam cut Pelican Case, Zeiss scope, padded sling, “special” grease, magazine well dust cover, spare screws, scope mount, screwdrivers, original Blaser buttpad, and factory paperwork. The scope rates in about Fine Plus condition and the rest of the accessories all rate in about Excellent condition with little signs of use.
Assessment: The Blaser Model R8 Professional rifles are known for their ease of barrel interchangeability and their sub minute of angle accuracy. They have unusual features for a hunting rifle such as a floating barrel and a safety that locks both the bolt and firing pin. This model was built in 2013 and is considered the Pro Package. This includes a sturdy Pelican Case with foam cutouts for each specific piece of the rifle and accessories. This rifle package is everything needed for you to travel for your big hunt this year. The .300 Win Mag is perfect for those big game hunts, and replacement barrels in other calibers are available with no gunsmithing required. Please see our photos and good luck!