SOLD FOR: $1250
Model: 700 BDL
Serial Number: S6473957
Year of Manufacture: 2003 (WX Date Code)
Caliber: 7mm Remington Magnum
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 COMPANY INC., ILION, NY 7MM REM MAG” and with “WX” at the chamber. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspectors marks at the breech. The bottom of the bolt is matched and marked “3957”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and Talley rings holding a Zeiss Diavari V 3-12×56 T* scope. The scope has some scattered light handling marks and some wear from the rings. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a checkered black polymer with a pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, and black rubber buttpad. There are a few scattered light marks from use and storage, the most noticeable are a few little nicks on the left side of the forend above the checkering. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber buttpad. The pad has some wear and looks melted. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
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. There are some scattered little scuffs and marks that have caused smooth spots, most noticeable on the bottom of the barrel at the stock and bolt handle. There are a few light handling marks and standard operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads are mostly strong. 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: Included is the previously described scope.
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. Remington had been producing sporting rifles for decades, but their Post-WWI Model 30 Sporter took too much time & money to make and required too much milling. After WWII they designed the Model 721 which used a receiver made of bar stock, meaning it could be turned on a lathe, cutting production time & cost. The basic design of the 721 went through further developments under the direction of engineer Mike Walker, and Remington went on to produce the Model 722 and Model 725, and finally, in 1962, the Model 700 was born. With the design, Walker desired to increase accuracy over previous designs so tight bore & chamber tolerances, a short leade, and fast lock time were used. Since its inception in 1962, it has been produced in just about any caliber and configuration you could think of. If it hasn’t there are custom parts and gunsmiths out there to get it exactly how you like. This 700 is chambered for the powerful 7mm Rem Mag and has a 24” barrel, matte stainless finish, and polymer stock. This one is perfect for your next hunt and hitting your mark should be no problem with the Zeiss scope. Please see our photos and good luck!