SOLD FOR: $1425
Model: 700 Stainless
Serial Number: S6425908
Year of Manufacture: 1999-2001 (No Date Code)
Caliber: .30-06 Sprg.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Magazine
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 30-06 SPRG”. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspectors marks at the breech. The bottom of the bolt is matched and marked “5908”.
Barrel Length: 18 1/2”, 21″ to Muzzle Brake
Sights / Optics: There are no iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and rings holding a Leupold VX-III 3.5x10x40 scope. The scope has a few scattered light marks and a few minor marks through the finish. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered laminate wood with a recoil lug, blackcaps, pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, and aftermarket black rubber buttpad. There are a few scratches on the bottom of the nosecap. There are a few faint compressions and light wear. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black rubber buttpad and 12 1/8″ to the wood. The pad has some wear appearing to be from excessive heat. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: The barrel was bead blasted when the muzzle brake was installed, the rest is 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 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple of scattered light marks from use and handling. There are some scuffs that have caused smooth spots. There are a couple of light scrapes, the most noticeable is on the bottom of the barrel. There are some standard operational marks. The markings are clear. The screw heads show light use. 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 Leupold 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 one is a stainless model chambered for the timless .30-06 Springfield and has a 21″ barrel with a muzzle brake. The rifle comes topped with a nice Leupold scope and is ready for the range or the field. Please see our photos and good luck!