SOLD FOR: $1200
Serial Number: 17806
Year of Manufacture: 1964 (PL Date Code)
Caliber: .222 Remington
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Remington / MODEL 600” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. / PAT. PENDING”, “.222 REM.” and is also marked “PLV”. 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 inscribed “17806”.
Barrel Length: 18 1/2”
Sights / Optics: There are no iron sights installed. The left rear of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece rail and a pair of rings holding a Redfield 6x wideview scope. The scope has a few scattered little marks through the finish and there are some scattered light handling marks. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope is in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is press checkered wood with a pistol grip, fluted Monte Carlo comb, and a serrated black hard rubber Remington buttplate. There are few scattered light marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the aftermarket rubber buttpad and 13 3/4″ to the wood. The pad has scattered 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 is a small area of minor erosion in the midsection which may prove to be stubborn fouling.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The rib has warped but there are no cracks. The trigger guard/floorplate has warped. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are a few areas of faint discoloration from previous oxidation on the bolt. There is standard operational wear. There are some spots of finish loss, the most noticeable are on the bottom of the barrel. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus 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.
Our Assessment: This is a Remington Model 600 chambered in .222 Remington with an 18 ½” barrel and monte carlo wood stock. These were produced from 1964-1968 and less than 95,000 were made. From their compact size, manageable weight, and versatile chamberings, these were originally designed as guide guns. Due to the looks and the guns being a bit ahead of their time, they were despised by critics which ultimately lead to their downfall. Even though that was the case, nearly everyone who actually owned and shot one loved it! Furthermore, it received attention from Jeff Cooper who used it as the basis for his “scout” rifles, an endorsement we will take over no-name critics any day. This one has minimal wear, the mechanics are solid and the bore is bright with sharp rifling. This is a cool rifle in a cool caliber, so pick it up as a field gun or addition to a Remington collection, I would sure love to. Please see our photos and good luck!