Sold For: $1,375.00
Model: 700 BDL
Serial Number: B6513652
Year of Manufacture: 1983 (RD Date Code)
Caliber: .308 Win.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate
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 “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.” and “308 WIN.”. The left side of the chamber has inspection marks and the “RD” date code and “30”. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspectors marks at the breech. The bolt is hand-marked “3652”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The iron sights have been removed. The front pair of drilled and tapped holes have been filled, the rear holes are empty. The left side of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes at the rear. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and rings that hold a Leupold M8-6X scope. There are a few scattered scuffs which have caused thinning and a few little marks through the finish. The scope has a croshair and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skipline checkered wood with a capped pistol grip, monte carlo comb, cheekpiece, capped forend, and black hard rubber buttplate. The left side of the stock has been notched at the rear of the receiver for use with an aperture peep sight. There are some scattered little compressions and draglines. There are a few scuffs which have thinned the finish, most noticeable on the nosecap. There are a few little marks through the finish. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the black Remington buttplate. The plate has some scattered little nicks, scuffs, and light scratches. 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 of tiny spots of minor surface erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some faint wear on the bolt handle from use. There are patches of stubborn dried glue at the filled screws for the front sight. There are a few scattered light marks. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. When the safety is on the bolt is locked and cannot be cycled. 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 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 is a nice BDL chambered for .308 Winchester with a 22″ barrel. It has a good bore and with its nice Leupold scope this would be a nice rifle to take hunting and should be a nice shooter. Please see our photos and good luck!