SOLD FOR: $1275
Make: Sig Arms
Model: SHR 970
Serial Number: R17784
Year of Manufacture: 1998-2002
Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Removable Box Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “SIG Arms Inc. EXETER, NH Caliber .300 WIN MAG WARNING: Read owners manual before use”, “SAN SWISS PRECISION” around a circled cross, and “P” at the receiver. The left of the receiver is marked “SHR970”, “Made in Switzerland”, and “R17784”. The end of the bolt handle is marked “SHR” and the cut away portion of the bolt body is marked “Magnum Caliber”. The floorplate of the magazine is marked “SHR970”.
Barrel Length: 24″ Ventilated
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. Equipped to the top of the receiver via a two piece Leupold style rail and rings is a Simmons Aetec Model 2104 3.8-12×44 scope with a duplex reticle. The scope shows some faint handling marks and the lenses are crystal clear. The scope rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one piece McMillan stipple textured black polymer with a straight comb, flat-bottom pistol grip, solid black rubber weave-textured buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. The forend is equipped with a Harris S-25C bipod that extends from 13.5”-27” and swivels to compensate for uneven terrain. The bipod shows minimal wear, in about Excellent condition. The stock has only a few scattered light handling marks. There is a white mark in the bolt handle cut from contact with the bolt handle. The texturing in strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has hardly any wear with some light white discoloration along the outside. The stock rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is just a barely perceptible mark or two throughout the metal. The bolt shows faint operational wear. The markings are clear. The screw heads are undamaged. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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 standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes in a serial matching black hard case with the previously mentioned scope and bipod as well an adjustable black canvas sling with a shoulder pad that shows hardly notable wear with intact, strong stitching and a safety lock. One 4-round magazine is also included, in about Fine-Excellent condition. The case shows scattered light storage marks and has no chips or cracks, rating in about Fine-Plus condition.
Our Assessment: Though only produced from 1998 to 2002, the SIG Arms SHR 970 is a Swiss bolt action rifle with an interesting quick-change barrel design, allowing it to swiftly change calibers for different purposes. While this example only comes with the .300 Win Mag barrel, the cartridge is common and suitable for just about any game in North America, making it a great caliber to start with. The rifle is in Excellent condition with about 99% of its metal finish, a great bore, and strong mechanics. This would make for a great hunting rifle and for the Sig collector that’s gotta have them all, this is a not-so-common model in great condition. Please see our photos and good luck!