Custom Remington Model 700 .338 Win Mag 24″ Shilen BBL Bolt Action Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1626

LSB#: 220114RH002

Make: Remington

Model: Custom Model 700

Serial Number: B6872805

Year of Manufacture: The receiver was produced in the 1980s, we do not know when it was customized.

Caliber: .338 Win. Mag.

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 bolt is hand marked “2805”. The left side of the chamber is marked “338 Win Mag”.

Barrel Length: 24″ Shilen Barrel

Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of Talley bases and rings that hold a Leupold VX-5HD 3-15×44 scope. The scope has a few little scuffs and light handling marks. The glass is clear and the scope has a BDC style reticle. The scope rates in about Fine Plus condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a gray H-S Precision composite stock with black webbing texture, pistol grip, straight comb, and black rubber buttpad. There are some scattered scuffs and light handling marks but no major defects. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber buttpad. The pad has some light wear. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Black Receiver with Stainless Barrel

Finish Originality: Original, the barrel is not original to the receiver.

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. The bolt knob has been upgraded. There are a few little scuffs that have thinned the finish on the receiver, the most noticeable are on the right side at the rear and left side towards the front. There are some scuffs that have caused smooth spots on the matte-finished barrel, most noticeable on the sides towards the front. There are a couple small marks through the finish on the trigger guard and floorplate. There is scattered handling wear. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. When on safe the bolt is locked. 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 one has been customized and has been installed with a Shilen barrel, H-S Precision stock, and a Leupold scope. The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp, this rifle promises to be a tack driver. Please see our photos and good luck!

Custom Remington Model 700 .338 Win Mag 24" Shilen BBL Bolt Action Rifle
Custom Remington Model 700 .338 Win Mag 24″ Shilen BBL Bolt Action Rifle