SOLD FOR: $1500
Model: 30S Express
Serial Number: 26360
Year of Manufacture: 1926-1940, C&R
Caliber: .30-06 Sprg.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SPRINGFIELD / 30 CAL. 1906”. The right side of the barrel at the chamber is marked with magnaflux, proof, and inspection marks. The right side of the receiver is marked “Remington / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.”. The left side of the receiver is marked “MODEL 30S / Express / 26360”. The bolt is marked “26360” but the “6” is small and within a “0”, appears to be a factory mistake. The top of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO., INC., REMINGTON / ILION WORKS, ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade pinned into a serrated barrel band base at the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a Lyman aperture peep sight. The rear of the barrel has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The top of the receiver has three drilled, tapped, and filled holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The one-piece stock is checkered wood with a straight comb and capped pistol grip. There are some scattered draglines, compressions, and some little scratches and dings into the finish. Some of the most noticeable marks are on the comb and on the forend towards the front. There are some areas with touched-up finish at the front of the comb. The checkering is mostly strong. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the black rubber buttpad and 12 1/2″ to the wood. The pad has light wear. The stock rates in about Fine 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 90% of its metal finish. There are some hardly noticeable freckles of faint frost on the barrel. There are a few little scuffs and light handling marks on the barrel. There is some finish loss on the chamber ring with a few spots of light erosion and little scabs. There is some mottled thinning on the receiver. There are a few little marks into the finish on the receiver. The bottom metal has some mottled thinning and patina with some spots of discoloration from oxidation. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are lightly worn with strong serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This is a cock on open model. When in safety the bolt is locked and cannot be cycled. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Long before the ever-popular Model 700, there was the Model 30. The Model 30 is a factory sporter from Remington which took form after WWI when they had a surplus of 1917 parts. They took the rear sight wings off, strengthened the floorplate, and slightly changed the receiver bridge. This resulted in a much more visually appealing rifle and at the cost of only one round of capacity. These rifles were produced in many calibers and with different grades. This is a 30S Express which was the deluxe offering and is chambered in the popular .30-06 chambering. These were Remington’s first high powered sporting rifle and are the grandfather of their world-famous bolt actions today. While to the untrained eye this may look like “just another sporter”, this is a fine factory offering from Remington that the experienced collectors will take interest in. Please see our photos and good luck!