SOLD FOR: $1301
Model: Cecil Tucker Custom Model 700
Serial Number: A6870053
Year of Manufacture: The receiver was produced in the 1970s, we do not know when it was customized. ATF MODERN
Caliber: .220 Swift
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle. Now a single shot.
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 chamber is marked “220 SWIFT / CECIL TUCKER”. The bolt is marked “0053”.
Barrel Length: 26″ Heavy Barrel
Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for iron sights. The left side of the receiver has two drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The top of the receiver has two pairs of empty drilled and tapped holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is smooth marbled black, gray, and white composite with a pistol grip, straight comb, and flat bottom forend. The stock has a custom bedding job. The stock has some scattered scuffs and light handling marks. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt. The stock rates in about FIne Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued with Stainless Barrel
Finish Originality: The receiver finish is Original but the parts are not original to the receiver.
Bore Condition: The tri-groove bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish. There are scattered scuffs, draglines, and light hairline scratches on the barrel. The receiver has some scattered handling marks and a few light marks on the top from previously installed accessories. There is some light wear on the bolt handle. The trigger guard has some scuffs and light marks through the finish. The action has been bedded and a single shot sled has been installed to convert the action to a single shot. There are standard operational marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition as Custom.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger pull is light. 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 gunsmiths and parts available to meet your needs and get it just how you like. This one has been installed with a host of aftermarket parts and is setup for benchrest shooting. This is a great option to bring to the range for your next benchrest outing after you install an optic. Please see our photos and good luck!