SOLD FOR: $1181
Model: 700 BDL
Serial Number: C6360252
Year of Manufacture: 1989 (XJ Date Code)
Caliber: .22-250 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 “22-250 REM”. The left side of the chamber has inspection marks and the “XJ” date code. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspectors marks at the breech. The bolt is marked “0252”.
Barrel Length: 24” Heavy
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece Leupold-style base and a pair of rings.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skipline checkered wood with black caps, white spacers, pistol grip, and a fluted Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece. The barreled action is bedded in the stock. There is bedding compound on the top of the wrist. There are some scattered little dings through the finish, the most noticeable are on the belly and the bottom of the nosecap. There are some scattered compressions. There are some little compressions and light draglines. There is wear on the rear edge of the heel. The checkering is 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 scrapes and scratches, mainly on the heel and toe. 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.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish. The receiver has light handling wear. The bolt handle has become plum and has some scattered light wear. There are a few little nicks and light scuffs on the bottom metal. The barrel has a few light scuffs that have thinned the finish at the front. There are a few scattered little marks through the finish on the barrel. The top of the barrel at the front has a small patch of finish loss from previous oxidation. The barrel has a variation in tone at the midsection, some areas may have been touched up. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. 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 a Score High benchrest magazine follower.
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 nice BDL chambered for .22-250 with a 24″ heavy barrel. This one is perfect for target shooting or varmint hunting and hitting your mark should be no problem once you install a scope. Please see our photos and good luck!