Remington Model 700 Varmint Special .223 Rem 24″ Bolt Action Rifle 1974

SOLD FOR: $1150

LSB#: 210916DC14

Make: Remington

Model: 700 BDL Varmint Special

Serial Number: 6712127

Year of Manufacture: 1974 (LY Date Code)

Caliber: .223 Rem.

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine

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 “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” above a host of patent numbers followed by “.223 REM.”. The right side of the chamber is marked “9LY91” and has an inspection mark. The right side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks at the breech. The bottom of the bolt is matched and hand-marked “2127”.

Barrel Length: 24” Heavy

Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for a front sight. The rear of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled for use with a Model 40XB target rifle-style base. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The left of the receiver has a pair drilled, tapped, and filled holes.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered wood with black caps, white spacers, brass reinforcing pin on the left, and a fluted Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece. There are a few compressions and draglines, the most noticeable are on the belly. There are a few little light scratches, most noticeable on the nosecap. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered black hard rubber Remington buttplate which displays some light wear mainly at the heel and toe. 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 are a few scattered small little spots of light surface erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered little rubs and light marks. There is a bit of thinning on the edge of the barrel. There are a few little scuffs on the trigger guard. There is light handling and standard operational wear. The screw heads are lightly worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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 and has been produced in just about any caliber and configuration you could think of. This one is the BDL Varmint Special model. It has a hinged floorplate, checkered wood stock, heavy barrel, and is drilled and tapped at the rear of the barrel for a 40XB style scope base. This example is chambered in .223 Remington and would make a great varminting or target shooting rifle. This is a classic Remington rifle in a classic Remington caliber and looks like it has hardly seen any use! Please see our photos and good luck!

Remington Model 700 Varmint Special .223 Rem 24" Bolt Action Rifle 1974
Remington Model 700 Varmint Special .223 Rem 24″ Bolt Action Rifle 1974