SOLD FOR: $1231
Serial Number: S7628412
Year of Manufacture: 1997 (ER Date Code)
Caliber: .260 Remington
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a warning above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC. ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” and “260 REM”. The left side of the chamber is marked with an inspection mark and “ER BH”. The left side of the receiver is marked “S7628412 MODEL SEVEN”. The bolt sleeve is etched with the last four digits of the serial number. The right side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks.
Barrel Length: 20″
Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for iron sights. The receiver is mounted with a one-piece base and a pair of rings holding a Leupold VARI-X III 2.5-8×36 scope. The scope has a few scattered scuffs and light handling marks. There are a few little marks on the edge of the focal lens housing. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear, in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is textured black polymer with a pistol grip, sling swivel studs, and a fluted straight comb. There are only a few little marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the Remington black rubber buttpad. The buttpad does not have any notable defects, just light handling wear. Overall, the stock rates in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered rubs and scuffs, some have caused smooth spots, the majority are on the barrel. There are some little nicks and marks on the bolt knob. There are a few little marks on the trigger guard and a little scratch on the floorplate. There are a few light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep and clear. Overall this rifle rates in about Fine Plus 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: Included is the previously described Leupold scope.
Our Assessment: The Model Seven is Remington’s attempt at a less expensive but high-quality bolt-action rifle. The main difference was the design of the receiver which is pretty much a miniaturized 700 receiver and is optimized for short action calibers. Upon picking up this rifle the quality is apparent and they certainly achieved making a high-quality rifle for a more budget-minded price. With its stainless finish, durable textured black polymer stock, and a premium Leupold scope, this rifle is ready for just about anything. Please see our photos and good luck!