Remington Model 600 .35 Rem. 18.5″ Vent Rib Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1965 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1660

LSB#: 220117LJ028

Make: Remington

Model: 600

Serial Number: 39621

Year of Manufacture: 1965 (AM Date Code)

Caliber: .35 Remington

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Remington / MODEL 600” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. .35 REM.” and is also marked “29 AM V”. 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 inscribed “39621”.

Barrel Length: 18 1/2”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass bead at the top, it is integral to a base that is screwed to a vent rib that is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is an adjustable “U” notch sight that is attached to a base on the barrel and is adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped in three places. The left rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is press checkered wood with a pistol grip, fluted Monte Carlo comb, and a serrated black hard rubber Remington buttplate. There are some scattered patches of finish loss, little dings, nicks, compressions, and scratches. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the aftermarket rubber buttpad and 13 5/8″ to the wood. The pad has scattered wear. The stock rates in about Very Good-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 in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are cracks in the plastic vent-rib which is common for these, it is most noticeable at the front posts. The black plastic floorplate is warping. There is some thinning on the edges of the muzzle. There is some light handling wear on the receiver. There are scattered spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation on the bolt handle. The markings are strong and easily read. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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: This is a Remington Model 600 chambered in .35 Remington with an 18 ½” barrel and monte carlo wood stock. These were produced from 1964-1968 and less than 95,000 were made. From their compact size, manageable weight, and versatile chamberings, these were originally designed as guide guns. Due to the looks and the guns being a bit ahead of their time, they were despised by critics which ultimately lead to their downfall. Even though that was the case, nearly everyone who actually owned and shot one loved it! Furthermore, it received attention from Jeff Cooper who used it as the basis for his “scout” rifles, an endorsement we will take over no-name critics any day. This one has some wear, but it is nearly all cosmetic and to the wood, the mechanics are solid and the bore is bright with sharp rifling. This is a cool rifle in a cool caliber, so pick it up as a field gun or Remington collection place holder, I would sure love to. Please see our photos and good luck!

Remington Model 600 .35 Rem. 18.5" Vent Rib Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1965 C&R
Remington Model 600 .35 Rem. 18.5″ Vent Rib Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1965 C&R