SOLD FOR: $1025
Serial Number: B6540741
Year of Manufacture: 1984 (BE Date Code)
Caliber: .223 Remington
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Detachable Box Magazine
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 “BE C” 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 “0741”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver has been installed with a one-piece base and a quick detach mount holding a Hi-Lux 4-16×44 scope. There are a few little marks through the finish. There are some scattered scuffs and rubs. The scope has a few scattered scuffs and rubs but there are no heavy defects. The scope has a BDC-style reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is an MTS INC. M70 Sport Chassis with a bubble level, AR handguard, contoured pistol grip for right-handed shooters, and a folding AR style adjustable folding stock. There are some scattered scuffs and rubs. There are some marks through the finish on the handguard and there are some scrapes from the installed bipod. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad when fully collapsed and 17″ when fully extended. The pad has some light wear. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original. The chassis is not original to the barreled action.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some scuffs on the barrel. There are some scattered hairline scratches on the barrel. There are a couple little nicks on the barrel. There is some faint edge wear. The bolt knob has a rubber cover installed. 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 Fine 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 the previously described scope, the installed bipod, and a 10-round magazine.
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 is one that has been customized and has an MTS Chassis with detachable magazines, an adjustable buttstock, and a bipod. It comes with a scope and is ready to make short work of paper or steel targets. Please see our photos and good luck!