SOLD FOR: $2525
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 22 Custom Classic
Serial Number: 2736
Year of Manufacture: 1997-2000s
Caliber: 6.5×284 Norma
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 22” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC., STEVENSVILLE, MT USA”” and “6.5×284” on the chamber. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “2739”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is AAA+ Claro walnut with a checkered pistol grip, steel grip cap, ebony forend cap, straight comb, cheekpiece, solid black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. There are a few little nicks and tiny marks through the finish. The most noticeable marks are on the right side at about the action, bottom in front of the trigger guard, left side below the cheekpiece, and on the belly above the two. The checkering is mostly sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber basketweave buttpad. The recoil pad exhibits light wear. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Case Color & Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few little marks on the bolt knob. There are some scattered light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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: None
Our Assessment: This is a Model 22 Westen Classic 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 6.5×284 Norma, a beautiful AAA+ Claro walnut stock with nice tiger striping, and a polished blued & rich case color finish. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make short work of paper targets and game alike…should you even want to shoot it. Please see our photos and good luck!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!