SOLD FOR: $1225
Model: 700 BDL Varmint Special
Serial Number: 6228026
Year of Manufacture: 1969 (CS Date Code)
Caliber: .22-250 Rem.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Remington / MODEL 700” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” above a host of patent numbers followed by “.22-250 REM.”. The right side of the chamber is marked “6 CS” and has inspection marks. The right side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks at the breech. The bottom of the bolt is matched and hand-marked “8026”.
Barrel Length: 24” Heavy
Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for a front sight. The rear of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled for use with a Model 40XB target rifle style base. The left of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The receiver is installed with a pair of two-piece bases that secures a pair of Weaver rings holding a Redfield 4-12×42 scope. The scope has a few little marks into the finish and some light handing wear. The scope has a range finding reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is press checkered wood with black caps, white spacers, brass reinforcing pin on the left, and a fluted Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece. There are a few light handling marks and draglines. There are a few marks into the finish, most noticeable at the toe. There are a few little compressions, most noticeable on the left side at about the action. There is some finish flaking off of the pistol grip cap. The checkering is intact and strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered black hard rubber Remington buttplate which displays some light wear mainly at the heel and toe. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish. The barrel has some scattered spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation and there are some small spots of finish loss from previous oxidation. The bolt has some discoloration from previous oxidation. There are some spots of light surface oxidation and a few light scratches, the most noticeable are on the bottom of the barrel. There is also some oxidation on the bolt knob in the checkering and in some of the markings. There is light handling and standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The main markings are strong, some of the inspection marks are light. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle is installed with the previously described scope.
Our Assessment: The Remington 700 needs no introduction. It has been one of the most popular bolt action rifles in America for decades, seeing use in target shooting, hunting, and in law enforcement and has been produced in just about any caliber and configuration you could think of. This one is a C&R example and is the BDL Varmint Special model. It has a hinged bottom metal, press checkered wood stock, heavy barrel, and is drilled and tapped at the rear of the barrel for a 40XB style scope base. This example is chambered in .22-250 Remington and would make a great varminting or target shooting rifle. This is a classic Remington rifle in a classic caliber and better still it’s C&R eligible! Please see our photos and good luck!