Remington Model 700 BDL Custom Deluxe .17 Rem 24″ Bolt Action Rifle 1985
SOLD FOR: $1736
Model: 700 BDL Custom Deluxe
Serial Number: B6683925
Year of Manufacture: 1985 (BF Date Code)
Caliber: .17 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 with a warning above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC., ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” and “17 REM”. The left side of the chamber is marked with an inspection mark and “PF F”. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspectors marks at the breech. The bolt is hand marked “3925”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of Leupold-style bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skipline checkered wood with black caps, white spacers, and a fluted Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece. There are a few light scuffs, minor draglines, and faint compressions infrequently scattered over the wood. There is some finish that has separated from the wood on the top of the wrist. The checkering is intact and strong. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black checkered black plastic Remington buttplate. The plate has some scattered light wear, mostly at the heel and toe. The stock rates in about Fine Plus 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 96% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks. There are some areas on the barrel towards the rear where the bluing is a slightly lighter hue. There are some little nicks and marks through the finish on the right side of the barrel at the midsection. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. 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 a serial matching box and paperwork including the manual.
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 BDL Custom Deluxe with a rich blued finish, checkered walnut stock, and a 24″ barrel chambered for .17 Remington. It only has some scattered light wear and comes with its original box, perfect for your Remington collection. Please see our photos and good luck!