SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Montana Rifle Co.
Model: American Standard Rifle Stainless
Serial Number: B13-0476
Year of Manufacture: With the B13 serial number prefix we suspect that this was made in 2013.
Caliber: 7mm-08 Remington
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “7mm 08″, the left is marked “ASR SS”. The left of the receiver has “Model 1999 / MONTANA RIFLE COMPANY / Kalispell, Montana”. The left of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number. The bolt body is faintly inscribed with the last four digits of the serial number “0476” but they are hardly visible.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped to accept optic mounts (none included). There is no provision for iron sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with a pistol grip, straight comb, sling studs front and rear, and a solid black rubber Decelerator buttpad. There are fleur di lis accents. There are light handling marks. There are a couple of little marks through the finish, they are on the right side of the buttstock up by the comb, front of the comb, and belly of the buttstock. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad shows minor wear from handling. Overall, the stock is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few little rubs that have caused small smooth spots, most noticeable on the barrel towards the muzzle, trigger guard, and on the bolt knob from use. There are standard operational marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the rear of the bolt. Pulled to the rear, the safety is ON, locking both the bolt and the trigger. If pulled back half-way, it blocks only the trigger. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Montana Rifle Company manufactured three different series of bolt action rifles, featuring its Model 1999 action, which is a hybrid between the Model 70 and the Mauser 98. This action utilized a clone Model 70 trigger and three-position safety, but also incorporated the Mauser 98 breeching system with the C-ring and large claw extractor, the action is noted for being top-notch quality and very strong. The company was formed in 1999 by gunsmith Keith Sipe who had a desire to produce high-quality controlled feed action rifles. This is the American Standard Rifle Stainless, or ASR SS, and has a 24″ barrel chambered for 7mm-08, and a checkered walnut stock. The company is not making guns at the moment as they restructure and seek investors, so this might be your last chance to get one of these high-quality rifles in such good condition. Please see our photos and good luck!