SOLD FOR: $1136
Model: 700 Classic Limited Edition
Serial Number: C6286806
Year of Manufacture: 1988 (WI Datecode)
Caliber: .35 Whelen
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.”, “35 WHELEN”, and is also marked with an inspection mark and “WI 97” 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 “6806”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base screwed to the barrel. The front sight has a protective hood. The rear sight is a “U” notched sight on a slider on an elevation ramp fixed to the rear of the barrel and is adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and rings.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered wood with a pistol grip and a fluted straight comb. The stock has brass reinforcing pins. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are a few little marks through the finish on the belly at the sling stud. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the skipline checkered brown rubber Remington buttpad. The buttpad has some light wear. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks on the rifle. There are a few light marks through the finish, some of the most noticeable are on the trigger guard. There is faint finish wear on the muzzle. There is standard operational wear. The markings are strong, the screw heads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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: 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 700 Classic Limited Edition looks like it sat in a safe for much of its life, has strong mechanics, and a stellar bore. The Classic was a standard offering in the Remington product lineup before it became a limited offering on a one caliber a year basis. The one caliber chosen for the year 1988 was .35 Whelen and they only made 8805. 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!