SOLD FOR: $1650
Make: Cooper Arms
Serial Number: 318
Year of Manufacture: 1990s
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Cooper Arms Model 36” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “22 LR” on the chamber. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “318”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered walnut with a pistol grip, straight comb, solid black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. There are a couple of little marks through the finish, most noticeable on the comb at the front. There are a few compressions, the most noticeable is on the left side of the stock at about the chamber. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber basketweave buttpad. The recoil pad exhibits light wear. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Stainless
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 few little marks on the barrel that have caused smooth spots, most noticeable at the front. There is light handling wear on the receiver. There are some scuffs that have thinned the finish on the bolt handle. There are a couple of light marks on the top tang. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. 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 a 5 round magazine in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Model 36 bolt action rifle from Cooper Arms. Cooper made their way into the rifle market producing high-quality rifles at “affordable” prices, though their quality means that affordable is in relation to rifles such as Blaser, Dakota and other high-end manufacturers. This example has a 24″ barrel chambered for .22 LR, beautiful select-walnut stock and a matte blued & stainless finish. This is a gorgeous rifle in a fun caliber that will make short work of game and paper targets alike. Please see our photos and good luck!