Sold For: $1,501.01
Model: 700 BDL Varmint Special
Serial Number: B6845761
Year of Manufacture: 1987 (LH Date Code)
Caliber: .22-250 Remington
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 with a warning above “REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY, INC., ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.”, “22-250 REM.”, and is also marked with an inspection mark, and “LH 30” 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 “5761”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The barrel has no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece base and a pair of rings holding a Leupold VARI-X III 6.5-20 scope. The scope has some scattered light marks, a few of which go through the finish. There are a few light scrapes on the adjustment caps. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is skipline checkered wood with black caps, white spacers, brass reinforcing pin, and a fluted Monte Carlo comb with a cheekpiece. There are a few light handling marks and draglines. There are a few compressions and minor marks through the finish. There are some scuffs that have thinned the finish. Some of the most noticeable wear on the stock is on the cheekpiece. The checkering is intact and strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered black plastic Remington buttplate. The plate has a couple of scattered scuffs, nicks, and 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 is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few little marks on the bottom metal assembly. The bolt handle has some light wear from use. There are a few light handling marks and faint scuffs on the receiver and barrel. There is standard operational wear. The markings are strong, the screw heads are lightly used. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent 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: 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 BDL Varmint Special looks like it sat in a safe for much of its life, has strong mechanics, and a stellar bore. This rifle is ready to make short work of paper targets and varmints alike. Pick up this American classic and take her out into the field, chances are you won’t be disappointed. Please see our photos and good luck!