Remington Model 700 BDL Custom Deluxe .223 24″ Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1998

SOLD FOR: $1650

LSB#: 211210DC23

Make: Remington

Model: 700 BDL Custom Deluxe

Serial Number: E6512197

Year of Manufacture: 1998 (XS Date Code)

Caliber: .223 Rem.

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate

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 with a warning above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC. ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” and “223 REM”. The left side of the chamber has inspection marks and the “XS” date code. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspectors marks at the breech. The bolt is marked “2197”. The receiver and floorplate are marked with scroll engraving, and the floorplate also features a rams head.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front and rear of the barrel both have a pair of drilled and tapped holes, one of the front holes is empty, the rest of the holes have filler screws. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and rings holding a Simmons Altec 2.8-10 power scope. The scope has a few scattered light handling marks. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Excellent condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skipline checkered wood with black caps, white spacers, and a fluted Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece. There are a couple of minor compressions, most noticeable on the top of the combat the heel. There are a couple of little spots of finish loss, most noticeable on the pistol grip cap. The checkering is intact and strong. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black checkered black plastic Remington buttplate. The plate has some scattered little nicks and scratches, mainly on the heel and toe. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few spots of light surface erosion at the muzzle.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple of light handling marks on the receiver. There are a few light marks on the trigger guard. There are a few tiny nicks on the barrel, mostly at the front. The muzzle has some thinning on the edges. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. 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 is a BDL Custom Deluxe with a rich blued finish, checkered walnut stock, and scroll engraving. This one is perfect for target shooting or varmint hunting and hitting your mark should be no problem with the scope. Please see our photos and good luck!

Remington Model 700 BDL Custom Deluxe .223 24" Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1998
Remington Model 700 BDL Custom Deluxe .223 24″ Bolt Action Rifle MFD 1998