SOLD FOR: $3225
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 57-M Classic
Serial Number: 630
Year of Manufacture: 2000-Present
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Bolt Action Rifle
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of Leupold-style bases, rings, and a Swarovski 3-10 power scope. The scope has some scattered scuffs that have caused smooth spots. There are some scattered light handling marks. The glass is clear and the scope has a duplex reticle, the scope rates in Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered AA Claro walnut with a capped pistol grip, straight comb, solid black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. There are a few tiny little hairline scratches, none are large and most will go unnoticed. There are a few scattered minor marks. There are little freckles on the buttstock appearing to be from solvent or oil. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the solid black rubber basketweave buttpad. The recoil pad exhibits light wear. The stock rates in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte 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 95% of its metal finish. The bolt is serial matched. There are some spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation and from oil, mostly on the barrel. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 and three 5-round magazines.
Our Assessment: This is a Model 57-M 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 22? barrel chambered for .22 Long Rifle, beautiful AA Claro walnut stock, and a matte blued finish. 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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