SOLD FOR: $4025
Make: Dakota Arms
Model: 76 Classic
Serial Number: 2385
Year of Manufacture: 1980s-2000s
Caliber: .338 Win. Mag.
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “DAKOTA ARMS / 76 / STURGIS, SD”. The left side of the chamber is marked “338 WIN MAG”. The underside of the bolt handle is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 23? Barrel, 25″ to Muzzle Brake
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 checkered walnut with a skeleton capped pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, ebony forend tip, inlet sling swivel mount on the belly, and a solid rubber buttpad. There are some infrequent draglines and little marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid rubber basketweave buttpad. The recoil pad exhibits light wear. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are some little spots of fouling which should clean up. 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 faint marks, the most noticeable are on the floorplate. There are some spots of finish loss on the bolt handle. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are lightly worn. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is 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: The epitome of strength and beauty among bolt action rifles, the famous Model 76 is well built, pleasing to the eye and deadly accurate. Its exceptionally solid Mauser-type action and controlled feed bolt produce world-renowned accuracy and shot-to-shot consistency, and the fit and finish are impeccable. This is a Model 76 bolt action rifle from Dakota Arms. Dakota 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, Cooper and other high-end manufacturers. Beginning in 1982, they have been known as one of the top makers of bolt action rifles ever since. This example has a 23″ barrel chambered for .338 Winchester Magnum with a beautiful walnut stock and a matte blued finish. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make a nice addition to the collection of one lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!
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