SOLD FOR: $3254
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 57-M Classic
Serial Number: 2987
Year of Manufacture: 2000-Present
Caliber: .22 LR
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 57M” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC., STEVENSVILLE, MT USA” and “22 LR” on the chamber. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “2987”. The receiver, chamber, muzzle, bottom metal, rear of the bolt, and magazine floorplate all feature beautiful scroll engraving.
Barrel Length: 22” Fluted
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases. Also included is a pair of Talley rings.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered AAA Claro walnut with a pistol grip with a skeleton grip cap, straight comb, solid black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. There are a few light handling marks. 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 Excellent 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 98% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks. There is a bit of light wear on the bolt knob. 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 serial matching shipping box, factory box, Talley rings, and a 4-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 fluted 22″ barrel chambered for .22 LR, beautiful AAA Claro walnut stock and a matte blued & stainless finish but what really sets it apart is the beautiful scroll engraving. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make short work of paper targets and varmints alike and deserves a spot in your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!