Remington 700 Classic Limited .221 Fireball 24″ Bolt Action Rifle MFD 2002

SOLD FOR: $1580

LSB#: 220504GM021

Make: Remington

Model: 700 Classic Limited

Serial Number: G6282310

Year of Manufacture: 2002 (EW Date Code on Label)

Caliber: .221 Rem. Fireball

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number followed by “Remington / MODEL 700”. The left of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY INC., ILION, NY .221 REM. FIREBALL”. The right of the chamber is marked with magnaflux, proof, and test marks. The bolt is matched and marked “2310”.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: There are no iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered walnut with a fluted straight comb, pistol grip, solid brown rubber buttpad, and sling swivel studs front and rear. There are no major defects, just light handling wear. The LOP measures approximately 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the brown rubber buttpad. The buttpad has light handling wear. 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 are some little patches of light surface oxidation.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of light marks through the finish, the most noticeable is on the top of the barrel. Otherwise, there is just light handling and operational wear. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are sharp. 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: Included is a serial matching box with a 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 700 Classic Limited Edition looks like it sat in a safe for much of its life, has strong mechanics, and a stellar bore. The Classic was a standard offering in the Remington product lineup before it became a limited offering on a one caliber a year basis. The one caliber chosen for the year 2002 was .221 Remington Fireball and they only made 3567. Pick up this American classic and take her out into the field or stow her away in your safe, chances are you won’t be disappointed.  Please see our photos and good luck!

Remington 700 Classic Limited .221 Fireball 24" Bolt Action Rifle MFD 2002
Remington 700 Classic Limited .221 Fireball 24″ Bolt Action Rifle MFD 2002