SOLD FOR: $1425
Model: 700 BDL Varmint Special
Serial Number: B6381566
Year of Manufacture: 1982 (CC Date Code)
Caliber: .22-250 Remington
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 CO., INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” above patent numbers, “22-250 REM”, and is also marked with inspection marks, and “CC” at the receiver. 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 marked “1566”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for a front sight. The rear of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled for use with a Model 40XB target rifle style base. The receiver is installed with a one-piece base that secures a pair of rings holding a Leupold VARI-X III 3.5×10 scope. The scope some light handling wear. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skipline checkered wood with black caps, white spacers, brass reinforcing pin, and a fluted Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece. There are a few light handling marks and draglines. There are some scattered light compressions from normal use. There are a few little marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the belly. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is intact and strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the aftermarket buttpad and 12 5/8″ to the wood. The pad has some scattered light handling marks. 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 98% of its metal finish. There is a shim installed under the receiver tang. There are some little marks through the finish on the bottom metal, the most noticeable is a scrape on the front tang. There is some light wear on the bolt handle. There are a couple of little marks through the finish on the barrel, the most noticeable is on the top towards the front. There is some standard operational wear. The markings are strong, the screw sockets are lightly worn. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a shim installed under the receiver tang. 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 700 BDL Varmint Special looks like it sat in a safe for much of its life, has strong mechanics, and a stellar bore. This rifle is ready to make short work of paper targets and varmints alike. Pick up this American classic and take her out into the field, chances are you won’t be disappointed. Please see our photos and good luck!