SOLD FOR: $1525
Make: Remington, MFG by Zastava
Serial Number: ZA850500574
Year of Manufacture: 2007 (BB Date Code)
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate
Markings: The left of the receiver is marked “USSG – Sharpes, FL / Zastava-Serbia” and “Remington Model 799”. The bolt handle is hand marked with an assembly number “0176” on the underside. The receiver tang is also marked “0176”. The left of the chamber is marked “Cal. 7.62×39”. The right of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The butt of the pistol grip is marked “R”.
Barrel Length: 20″
Sights / Optics: There is 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 a one-piece checkered laminate wood with a pistol grip, fluted monte carlo comb with a cheekpiece, sling swivels front and rear, and a checkered black hard rubber Remington buttplate. There are a few little marks through the finish. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the checkered black hard rubber Remington buttplate. The plate has some scattered light wear. The checkering and lettering are intact and strong. 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 98% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are strong and easily read. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching box and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: Beginning in 2006 and lasting only a couple of years, Remington Arms imported barreled actions based on the legendary Mauser action. They were produced by Zastava Arms of Serbia, one of the most experienced (in business since 1853) of the Eastern European arms companies. Zastava Oruzje has been manufacturing Mauser Model 98 actions since 1928. The Zastava barreled actions were then stocked in American made laminated hardwood stocks and marketed as the Remington Models 798 and 799. The Model 799 is based on a short action of modified Mauser type action. It does not use a true Mauser 98 action, does not have a Mauser pattern full-length extractor, and is not a controlled feed design. As opposed ot the traditional design, the Model 799 uses a Weatherby type claw extractor which is built into the front of the bolt, and a recessed bolt face. It is chambered for a line of .22 varmint cartridges and the popular 7.62×39 military cartridge. This one is chambered in 7.62×39 and looks almost brand new. If you’re looking for a bolt action that can share ammo with a host of modern sporting rifles, this would be it. Please see our photos and good luck!