SOLD FOR: $7034.99
Make: Dakota Arms
Model: 10 Deluxe
Serial Number: 0436
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1991
Caliber: 7mm Dakota
Action Type: Single Shot Rifle with Lever Operated Falling Block Action
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked at the receiver with “7MM DAKOTA”. The bottom of the trigger plate is marked “DAKOTA ARMS / -10- / STURGIS, SD” in front of the lever and “0436” behind.
Barrel Length: 26?
Sights / Optics: There are Talley bases installed. The base on the barrel is blued and the base on the receiver is case colored.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered exhibition grade walnut with case-color skeleton grip cap, straight comb, sling studs, and a Dakota Arms rubber buttpad. There are some little marks through the finish, most noticeable on the right side of the buttstock. There are a few minor scuffs. There is light handling wear. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The Dakota pad has some light wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there are areas of stubborn lead fouling. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some hairline scratches on the outer circumference of the muzzle. There are a few little scuffs on the barrel that have lightly thinned the finish. There are some spots of light discoloration on the receiver from previous oxidation, most noticeable on the bottom under the lever. There is some light thinning on the receiver. The action shows minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. There is a safety mounted on the upper tang. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: From Dakota Arms’ themselves: “The epitome of strength and beauty among single-shot rifles. Our famous Model 10 is lightweight, pleasing to the eye and deadly accurate. Its exceptionally solid falling-block design and fast lock time produce world-renowned accuracy and shot-to-shot consistency, and the fit and finish are impeccable.”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. This Model 10 Deluxe is a gorgeous rifle, chambered for the 7mm Dakota cartridge. The 7mm Dakota is one of seven hunting cartridges designed by Don Allen and based on the .404 Jeffery case shortened to function in standard (.30-06) length actions This 7mm cartridge is yet another entry in the increasingly popular caliber. Given the use of the non-belted 404 Jeff rey case, the 7mm Dakota gains an estimated 15% increase in capacity over a near rival such as the 7mm Remington Magnum. This wonderful cartridge is paired with exhibition grade walnut stocks, vibrant case color finish on the receiver, lever and tasteful skeleton grip cap and buttplate. Topped off with bases for a scope, this is going to make for a hunting rifle as functional as it is beautiful. Please see our photos and good luck!
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