Remington Model 700 BDL 6mm Rem. 22″ Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1969 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1125

LSB#: 211002DC66

Make: Remington

Model: 700 BDL

Serial Number: 6231944

Year of Manufacture: 1969 (AS Date Code)

Caliber: 6mm Remington

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 series of patent numbers followed by “6MM. REM.” and is also marked “9 AS 97”. The right side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks at the breech. The bolt is inscribed “317979”.

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics: There are no iron sights. The front and rear of the barrel each have a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The left side of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is press checkered wood with a pistol grip, sling swivels front & rear, a monte carlo comb and cheekpiece. There are scattered compressions, draglines, plus a few little areas of finish loss, and a couple light scratches. Some of the most noticeable marks are scattered over the left side. The checkering is mostly intact. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the ventilated rubber WhiteLine buttpad and 12″ to the wood. The buttpad has some scattered light wear. The stock rates in about Very Good 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 scattered little nicks, scuffs, and hairline scratches on the barrel. There are some light scabs on the top of the barrel at the edge of the muzzle. There are a few little spots of light frost, mostly on the receiver. There are a few light scuffs on the bottom metal. There is some light thinning on the bolt handle. The markings are strong. The screw heads are lightly worn with strong slots. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This does not function like the current production 700s, when the safety is on you cannot run the bolt. 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: The rifle is included with a leather sling.

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 one is from 1969 and has a 22″ barrel chambered in 6mm Remington. It has some scattered cosmetic wear but has a great bore and solid mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!

Remington Model 700 BDL 6mm Rem. 22" Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1969 C&R
Remington Model 700 BDL 6mm Rem. 22″ Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1969 C&R