SOLD FOR: $3684
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 21 Varminter
Serial Number: M604
Year of Manufacture: 1999-Early 2000s
Caliber: .22 PPC
Action Type: Single Shot Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Cooper Arms Model 21” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC., STEVENSVILLE, MT USA” and “22 PPC” on the chamber. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “M / 604”.
Barrel Length: 24” Fluted
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of Talley bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is AA Claro walnut with a checkered pistol grip, skeleton pistol grip cap, straight comb, skeleton buttplate, and a beavertail forend. There are some scattered draglines, compressions, little nicks, and light scratches. Some of the most noticeable marks are on the sides of the forend but the wear is scattered throughout the stock. There is a ding into the checkering on the right side of the pistol grip along the bottom edge. There are light holding marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt. The checkered wood has some light wear while the buttplate has some finish wear on the edges, some little marks through the finish, and a bit of discoloration at the heel. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued with Matte Stainless Barrel
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 95% of its metal finish. The barrel has some scattered scuffs and rubs that have caused smooth spots to the finish. There are a couple of little nicks on the barrel. The receiver has some light handling wear. The trigger guard and bolt handle have some scattered little marks and some areas of thinning. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and 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 Cooper box.
Our Assessment: This is a Model 21 Varminter bolt action rifle from Cooper Firearms of Montana. Cooper 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, Dakota and other high-end manufacturers. Beginning in 1990 a handful of former employees from Kimber of Oregon, with over 50 years in combined experience, set out to design and build the finest production rifles made in the United States. They have been known as one of the top makers of bolt action rifles ever since. This example has a 24? barrel chambered for .223 Remington, beautiful AA Claro walnut stock, and a matte blued & stainless finish. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make short work of paper targets and varmints alike and this one is a must-have! Please see our photos and good luck!