SOLD FOR: $1875
Model: 700 BDL
Serial Number: A6816916
Year of Manufacture: 1979 (DV Date Code)
Caliber: 7mm Express Remington (.280 Remington)
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 “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” and “7MM EXP. REM.”. The left side of the chamber has inspection marks and the “DV” date code and “25”. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspectors marks at the breech. The bolt is hand-marked “6916”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base that is screwed to the barrel. The front sight has a protective hood. The barrel has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled at the rear. The left side of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes at the rear. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and rings that hold a Weaver V9-II. The scope has some scattered light wear and a few little tiny nicks 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 wood with a capped pistol grip, monte carlo comb, cheekpiece, capped forend, and black hard rubber buttplate. There are some scattered light compressions and handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is mostly strong. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black Remington buttplate. The plate has some scattered light wear from normal use. 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 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are some light operational marks. The most noticeable defect is a small scratch on the right side of the barrel at the muzzle. There is some light thinning on the edges of the bottom metal. The bolt handle has a few light marks from use. The screw heads are sharp to very lightly worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. When the safety is on the bolt is locked and cannot be cycled. 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: 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 nice BDL chambered for .280 Remington with a 22″ barrel. This would be a nice rifle to take hunting and should be a nice shooter. Please see our photos and good luck!