Remington Model 600 6.5mm Rem Mag 18.5″ Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1966 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1003

LSB#: 220518DS015

Make: Remington

Model: 600

Serial Number: 75109

Year of Manufacture: 1966 (WN Date Code)

Caliber: 6.5mm Rem. Mag.

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. 6.5MM REM. MAG.” and is also marked “9 WN 58”. 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 “75109”.

Barrel Length: 18 1/2”

Sights / Optics: The front sight has been removed. The rear sight is an adjustable “U” notch sight that is attached to a base on the barrel and is adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece base and a pair of rings that hold a Bushnell 2.75 power Scopechief II scope. The scope has some scattered light nicks and little marks. There are some scattered little nicks and marks through the finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. The scope has a changeable reticle, it can have a fine crosshair or a wide post crosshair. The scope rates in about Fine condition. The left rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is press checkered laminate wood with a pistol grip, fluted Monte Carlo comb, and a black rubber Remington buttpad. There are some scattered compressions, a few draglines, and a few little dings through the finish. There is finish loss on the bottom edges of the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the aftermarket rubber buttpad. The pad has scattered wear. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a couple small patches of faint surface erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The rib has cracked towards the muzzle. Some of the rib screws are replacements. There are some scattered little spots of frost, mostly on the barrel. There are a couple of scuffs that have thinned the finish and a few little light scratches, most noticeable on the bottom of the barrel at the front. There are light handling marks. The floorplate has warped which is common with this model and type of Remington plastic. There are scattered spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation on the bolt handle. The markings are strong and easily read. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good-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.

Our Assessment: This is a Remington Model 600 chambered in 6.5mm Remington Magnum 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 some wear, but it is nearly all cosmetic and to the wood, 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 Remington collection place holder, I would sure love to. Please see our photos and good luck!

Remington Model 600 6.5mm Rem Mag 18.5" Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1966 C&R
Remington Model 600 6.5mm Rem Mag 18.5″ Bolt Action Rifle, MFD 1966 C&R