Sold For: $6,825.00
Make: Dakota Arms
Model: 76 Safari Grade Left Hand
Serial Number: 0171L
Year of Manufacture: 1980s-2000s
Caliber: .30-06 Sprg.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The right side of the receiver is marked “DAKOTA ARMS / 76” and wtih the serial number. The right side of the chamber is marked “.30-06”. The underside of the bolt handle is marked
Barrel Length: 22″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed parallel to the bore in a textured ramped base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is an express sight with a fixed “V” notch and two folding leafs, it is dovetailed into a quarter rib. The top of the receiver has bases that are installed with a pair of quick detach rings holding a Zeiss Diavari-Z 1.5-6×42 scope. There are a few scattered light marks from use and storage. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Express condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered walnut with a skeleton capped pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, wood forend tip, sling swivel stud on the belly, and a solid rubber buttpad. The grain has exceptional tiger striping. There are some draglines and some minor compressions. There are some scattered handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is mostly strong. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid rubber basketweave buttpad. The recoil pad exhibits light wear. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued
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 97% of its metal finish. There are a few little scuffs on the bolt handle from use. There are some areas of mottled discoloration on the receiver bridge. The receiver and extractor are slightly plum. There are a few scattered light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are lightly worn. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. 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: The epitome of strength and beauty among bolt action rifles, the famous Model 76 is well built, pleasing to the eye and deadly accurate. Its exceptionally solid Mauser type action and controlled feed bolt produce world-renowned accuracy and shot-to-shot consistency, and the fit and finish are impeccable. This is a Model 76 Safari Grade bolt action rifle from Dakota Arms. Dakota made their way into the rifle market producing high-quality rifles at “affordable” prices, though their quality means that affordable is in relation to rifles such as Blaser, Cooper and other high-end manufacturers. Beginning in 1982, they have been known as one of the top makers of bolt action rifles ever since. This example has a 22? barrel chambered for .30-06 Springfield with a beautiful walnut stock and a matte blued finish. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make a nice safari gun for one lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!