SOLD FOR: $1340
Model: 700 BDL Varmint Special
Serial Number: B6434488
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (BD 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 “BD 47” and has an inspection mark. 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 “4488”.
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 receiver is installed with a one-piece base that secures a pair of rings holding a Tasco 6-24×40 scope. The scope some light handling wear. The scope has a range finding duplex-style reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skipline 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, light compressions, and draglines. The most noticeable marks are on the right side of the buttstock. There is a faint hairline scratch on the front of the pistol grip. 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 Plus 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 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of little tiny marks, most noticeable on the bolt knob. 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 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 requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle is installed with the previously described scope and a leather sling. The sling has a few light marks and creases, in about Fine condition.
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 the BDL Varmint Special model. It has a hinged floorplate, skipline 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 looks like it has hardly seen any use! Please see our photos and good luck!