SOLD FOR: $1475
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 57-M Classic
Serial Number: HMR1516
Year of Manufacture: 2000-Present
Caliber: .17 HMR
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Cooper Arms Model 57-M” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC., STEVENSVILLE, MT USA” and “17 HMR” on the chamber. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “HMR / 1516”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped and filled holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered AA Claro walnut with a capped pistol grip, straight comb, solid black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. There are a couple of compressions, some of the most noticeable are on the left at the action and bottom of the pistol grip. There is a little scratch on the bottom of the forend. There are some little draglines. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” 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 overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued
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 receiver has a couple of little dings through the finish. There are a few little marks through the finish on the barrel, most noticeable on the right side at the front. There are some little marks on the sides of the trigger guard and a few little rubs. There are some scuffs on the bolt knob that have thinned the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus 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 shipping box, factory box with paperwork including a manual, and a 3-round magazine.
Our Assessment: This is a Model 57-M Classic bolt action rifle from Cooper Firearms of Montana. 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 22″ barrel chambered for .17 HMR, beautiful AA Claro walnut stock and a matte blued & stainless finish. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make short work of paper targets and varmints alike. Please see our photos and good luck!