SOLD FOR: $1375
Model: 700 Classic Limited Edition
Serial Number: C6288171
Year of Manufacture: 1988 (WI Datecode)
Caliber: .35 Whelen
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate
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 with a warning above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC., ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.”, “35 WHELEN”, and is also marked with an inspection mark and “WI 71” at the receiver. The right side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks at the breech. The bolt is matched to the rifle and the bottom is marked “8171”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base screwed to the barrel. The front sight has a protective hood. The rear sight is a “U” notched sight on a slider on an elevation ramp fixed to the rear of the barrel and is adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered wood with a pistol grip and a fluted straight comb. There are a few scattered compressions, the most noticeable are located on the front of the pistol grip. There are light handling marks. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered brown rubber Remington buttpad. The buttpad has some light wear. 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 97% of its metal finish. The iron sights appear aftermarket. There are a few scattered light marks from use and storage. There are some oil marks. There are some little scratches and scrapes on the bottom metal. The markings are strong, the screw heads are sharp. 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: None.
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. This example is chambered in .35 Whelen and would be good for hunting or target shooting. We think that the iron sights are an addition made by a previous owner, the caliber is correct for the year and the serial number prefix is also correct. This 700 Classic Limited Edition looks like it sat in a safe for much of its life, has strong mechanics, and a stellar bore. Pick up this American classic and take her out into the field, chances are you won’t be disappointed. Please see our photos and good luck!