SOLD FOR: $2125
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 57-M Classic
Serial Number: 856
Year of Manufacture: 2000-Present
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Cooper Arms Model 57-M” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC., STEVENSVILLE, MT USA” and “.22 LR” on the chamber. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “856”.
Barrel Length: 22”
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 checkered AA Claro walnut with a capped pistol grip, straight comb, solid black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. There are a few light handling marks and faint compressions from normal use. The most noticeable mark is on the right side of the forend below the checkering. The checkering is sharp. There are no major defects. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber basketweave buttpad. The recoil pad exhibits light wear. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued
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 98% of its metal finish. The barrel and receiver have a few light handling marks. The bolt handle has a few little scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. 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 5-round magazine.
Our Assessment: This is a Model 57-M Classic bolt action rifle from Cooper Firearms of Montana. Cooper made their way into the rifle market producing high-quality rifles at “affordable” prices, though their quality means that affordable is in relation to rifles such as Blaser, Dakota and other high-end manufacturers. Beginning in 1990 a handful of former employees from Kimber of Oregon, with over 50 years in combined experience, set out to design and build the finest production rifles made in the United States. They have been known as one of the top makers of bolt action rifles ever since. This example has a 22″ barrel chambered for .22 Long Rifle, beautiful AA Claro walnut stock, and a matte blued finish. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make short work of paper targets and varmints alike and will be a classy addition to any safe in America. Please see our photos and good luck!