SOLD FOR: $6176.99
Make: Cooper Arms
Model: 57-M Western Classic
Serial Number: M99
Year of Manufacture: 2002
Caliber: .22 WMR
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Removable Magazine
Barrel Length: 22″ Octagonal
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled and tapped holes which are empty. The rifle does not include bases but does include a pair of Talley case colored rings.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered AAA+ walnut with a pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, case colored grip cap, eboney forend tip, skeleton buttplate, and inlet sling studs front and rear. There are 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 butt. The plate and checkered wood butt exhibit light wear. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Case Colored
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. There are some little machining marks on the lands at the muzzle. In my opinion, this bore rates 9 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The bolt is serial matching. There are light handling marks and 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, paperwork including the manual, test target, Talley rings, box, and serial matching shipping box.
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 is a Model 57-M dressed in their Western Classic trim that features a 22″ octagonal barrel, case colored receiver, AAA+ checkered walnut stock, and blued barrel. The case color is vibrant, the bluing is rich, and the walnut has beautiful tiger stripes. The fit matches the finish and this rifle just screams premium! Some brands claim their rifles are “the best”, “top of the line”, “the finest quality” but Cooper doesn’t need to say anything at all…their products speak for themselves. This is a gorgeous rifle that will make short work of paper targets and game alike while enhancing any collection lucky enough to have it. Please see our photos and good luck!
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