Cooper Firearms Model 36 .22 LR 23″ Bolt Action Rifle & Leupold VARI-X
SOLD FOR: $4250
Make: Cooper Arms
Serial Number: 612
Year of Manufacture: 1990s
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number at the breech and “Cooper Arms Model 36” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “Cooper Firearms, Inc. Stevensville, MT USA” and is marked “22 LR” at the rear. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “612”.
Barrel Length: 23″
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and rings holding Leupold VARI-X 3-9 E.R. scope. The scope has light handling marks, no major defects. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered walnut with a steel-capped pistol grip, straight comb, checkered shotgun-style buttplate, and sling studs front and rear. There are a few faint marks on the belly. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate exhibits light wear. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is strong. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few very light marks through the finish on the trigger guard and bolt knob. There are a few little marks that have thinned the finish on the barrel, the most noticeable are on the right side toward the muzzle. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are light operational 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: Included is a 5 round magazine and the previously described Leupold scope.
Our Assessment: This is a Model 36 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 23? barrel chambered for .22 Long Rifle, a beautiful walnut stock with wonderful grain, and a polished blued 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!