SOLD FOR: $1012
Serial Number: 76158
Year of Manufacture: 1966 (DN Date Code)
Caliber: .243 Win.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Remington / MODEL 600” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. .243 WIN.” and is also marked “9 DN 18”. The right side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks at the breech. The bolt is matched to the rifle and the bottom is inscribed “76158”.
Barrel Length: 18 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a square face at the top, a brass bead has been installed, it is integral to a base that is screwed to a vent rib that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight has been removed. The left of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece base and a pair of rings holding a Galaxy 2.5×32 scope. The scope has some scattered scuffs and a few little marks through the finish. The scope has a fine crosshair and the glass has a slight haze. It rates in about Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is press checkered wood with a pistol grip, fluted Monte Carlo comb, and a serrated black hard rubber Remington buttplate. There are some scattered scratches and some spots of finish loss scattered over the wood. There is a bit of weathered finish on the sides of the buttstock. There are some scattered compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the serrated black hard rubber Remington buttplate. The plate has some light scuffs and scratches, most noticeable on the heel. 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 is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The receiver has some light handling wear. The bolt handle has scattered spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation. The rear of the bolt has thinning on the edges. The barrel has some light handling marks and there are a few scattered freckles of surface frost. There is finish loss on the edge of the muzzle. The rib is cracked on the right side at the front. The black plastic floorplate is warping. The markings are strong and easily read. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. 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: Included is the previously described scope.
Our Assessment: This is a Remington Model 600 chambered in .243 Winchester with an 18 ½” barrel and monte carlo wood stock. These were produced from 1964-1968 and less than 95,000 were made. From their compact size, manageable weight, and versatile chamberings, these were originally designed as guide guns. Due to the looks and the guns being a bit ahead of their time, they were despised by critics which ultimately lead to their downfall. Even though that was the case, nearly everyone who actually owned and shot one loved it! Furthermore, it received attention from Jeff Cooper who used it as the basis for his “scout” rifles, an endorsement we will take over no-name critics any day. This one has some wear, but it is nearly all cosmetic and to the eood, the mechanics are solid and the bore is bright with sharp rifling. This is a cool rifle in a popular caliber, so pick it up as a field gun or Remington collection place holder, I would sure love to. Please see our photos and good luck!