Remington Model 700 VSF .17 Fireball 26″ Fluted Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 2007
SOLD FOR: $1602
Model: 700 VSF, Varmint Special Fluted
Serial Number: G6657235
Year of Manufacture: 2007 (PB Date Code)
Caliber: .17 Fireball
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 “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC., ILION, NY”, “17 REM. FIREBALL.”, and is also marked “PB” 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 “7235”.
Barrel Length: 26” Fluted
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece Leupold base.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is textured tan composite with black webbing, a palm swell pistol grip, a straight comb, enlarged forend with finger grooves, and a black rubber buttpad. There are two swivel studs on the bottom of the forend and one on the belly. There are some light rubs and handling marks, no major defects. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the textured rubber Remington buttpad. The buttpad has some light wear. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is mostly sharp. There is some erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks, no major defects. The markings are strong. The screw sockets are strong. Overall, this rifle appears in about Excellent condition but rates in about Fine condition due to the bore.
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. 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 example has a 26? fluted barrel chambered for .17 Remington Fireball, a textured synthetic stock with a straight comb, and a blued finish. This one will be great for target shooting or varmint hunting once you install an optic. This is a proven American classic and something you definitely need if you have not added one to your arsenal yet! Please see our photos and good luck!