SOLD FOR: $1300
Model: 700 BDL Varmint Special
Serial Number: B6766460
Year of Manufacture: 1986 (BG Date Code)
Caliber: .223 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 with a warning above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC., ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.”, “223 REM.”, and is also marked with an inspection mark, and “BG 31” at the receiver. 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 marked “6460”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skipline checkered wood with black caps, white spacers, brass reinforcing pin, and a fluted Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece. There are a few light handling marks and draglines. There are a few compressions and minor marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the belly and on the front of the pistol grip. The checkering is intact and strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered black plastic Remington buttplate. The plate has a couple of scattered scuffs and scratches. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few freckles of faint surface erosion at the muzzle, they are light and nearly invisible…most other shops wouldn’t even mention it. This bore is a shooter for sure.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is faint finish wear on the edge of the muzzle. There are a couple of infrequent light marks, some of the most noticeable are on the trigger guard. There is light handling wear. There is standard operational wear. The markings are strong, the screw sockets are lightly used. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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: 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 custom parts and gunsmiths out there to get it exactly how you like. This 700 BDL Varmint Special looks like it sat in a safe for much of its life, has strong mechanics, and a stellar bore. This rifle is ready to make short work of paper targets and varmints alike. Pick up this American classic and take her out into the field, chances are you won’t be disappointed. Please see our photos and good luck!