SOLD FOR: $1725
Model: 700 BDL
Serial Number: A6605016
Year of Manufacture: 1978 (KQ Date Code)
Caliber: 6mm 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 “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” and “6MM REM”. The left side of the chamber has inspection marks and the “KQ” date code and “12”. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspectors marks at the breech. The bolt is marked “5016”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front and rear of the barrel both have a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The left rear of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece Leupold-style base and a pair of rings holding an SWFA Super Sniper 10×42 scope. The scope has some scrapes and scratches, mostly at the rear. There are some light scuffs. The scope has a mil-dot reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Fine condition.
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. There is a repaired chip loss at the toe. There are some scattered scuffs that have thinned the finish, compressions, draglines, light scratches, and a few dings. The defects are generally evenly scattered but some of the most noticeable marks through the finish are on the right side of the buttstock. The LOP measures 13 1/4” 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 Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a couple of small spots of light erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks on the receiver. There are a couple of little nicks on the receiver on the left side at the front edge. There are a few little nicks on the trigger guard. There are some little scuffs that have thinned the finish and little marks through the finish on the bolt handle. There are some nicks and scratches on the barrel, some of the most noticeable are towards the front and on the bottom at the forend. There are a few little spots of discoloration. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp to tool marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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 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 is a nice BDL chambered for 6mm Remington with a 22″ barrel. This one is perfect for target shooting or varmint hunting and hitting your mark should be no problem with the Super Sniper scope. Please see our photos and good luck!