SOLD FOR: $4,025
Make: Cooper Firearms
Model: 36 Custom Classic
Serial Number: 801
Year of Manufacture: 1990s-2000s
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Detachable Magazine Bolt Action Rifle
Barrel Length: 24”
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 AAA French walnut with a wood nosecap, capped pistol grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, sling studs front & rear, and checkered steel shotgun-style buttplate. There are a couple tiny compressions and a light mark in front of the bottom metal front tang. There are some scattered light handling marks. 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 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 99% of its metal finish. The bolt is serial matching. There are a few faint marks, most noticeable on the top of the barrel toward the muzzle. There are light handling marks. 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 a Cooper box with no label and a 5-round magazine.
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 36 dressed in their Custom Classic trim that features a 24″ barrel and blued finish. This one has some factory optional upgrades including French walnut, Niedner buttplate, and checkered bolt knob. The bluing is rich, the checkering is crisp, and the walnut has beautiful grain patterns. 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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