Cooper Firearms Model 38 Classic .22 Hornet 24″ Single Shot Bolt Rifle

SOLD FOR: $4500

LSB#: 230321RH004

Make: Cooper Firearms

Model: 38 Custom Classic

Serial Number: 77-23

Year of Manufacture: 1990s-2000s

Caliber: .22 Hornet

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 38” at the midsection. The left side of the barrel is marked “COOPER FIREARMS OF MONTANA, INC., STEVENSVILLE, MT USA” and “22 HNT” on the chamber. The underside of the bolt handle is hand-marked “77 / 23”.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of bases and rings holding a Leupold VARI-X III 4.5-14 scope. The scope has some scattered few light handling marks, no major defects. The scope has a fine duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in Excellent condition.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered AAA Claro walnut with a capped pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, sling studs front & rear, and checkered steel shotgun-style buttplate. There is a light compression on the left side of the buttstock behind the cheekpiece. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate pad 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 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 light handling marks. There are a few little marks on the bolt knob from use. There is standard operational wear. 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 the previously described scope.

Our Assessment: This is a Model 38 Custom 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 .22 Hornet with a beautiful AAA Claro walnut stock and a matte blued finish. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make short work of paper targets and varmints alike. Please see our photos and good luck!

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Cooper Firearms Model 38 Classic .22 Hornet 24" Single Shot Bolt Rifle
Cooper Firearms Model 38 Classic .22 Hornet 24″ Single Shot Bolt Rifle