SOLD FOR: $1500
Model: Bob Gilkey Custom 700LH, 700 Left Hand
Serial Number: B6271669
Year of Manufacture: 1980s
Caliber: .375 H&H Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The right 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 “One of Damn Few”, “375 H&H Mag”, “GILKEY”, and with an elks head. The bolt its matched and hand inscribed “1669”.
Barrel Length: 20” Gilkey Custom
Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for iron sights. The right rear 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 custom checkered walnut with fleur di lis accents, pistol grip with steel cap, Pachmayr swivel bases, two capped recoil lugs, and a fluted straight comb with a cheekpiece. There is a crack on the right side at the very front of the forend. There are some scattered draglines and light compressions. There are a few marks through the finish but they have colored with age. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the brown rubber Pachmayr buttpad and 12 3/8″ to the wood. The pad has some scattered wear. The stock rates in about Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original to Custom Build
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some little freckles of mottled discoloration on the receiver, likely from oil during storage. There are a few little marks through the finish on the bolt handle and some thinning. The barrel has some little nicks and a few hairline scratches, mainly on the left side towards the front. There are a few little tiny spots of finish loss scattered over the barrel and there are draglines. There is thinning on the edge of the muzzle. There are some light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The markings are clear. The screw heads show light use. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition as custom.
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. Being so popular and well like, a host of aftermarket parts are available and there are a number of gunsmiths who specialize on the platform. This is a custom done by Bob Gilkey who was a Northern California-based gunsmith in the 1980s. This is one of his custom 700s built on a left-handed action. It is chambered for the .375 H&H Magnum cartridge and has a custom crowned 20″ barrel. It has a custom checkered walnut stock with a straight comb and cheekpiece and comes topped with bases for a scope. It has a nice trigger pull and will be fun to take a few shots with. Please see our photos and good luck!