Sold For: $3,275.00
Model: M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS). Built on a Remington Model 700
Serial Number: RR12174B
Year of Manufacture: March, 1987 Date Code on Barrel
Caliber: . 308 Winchester (7.62x51mm, 7.62 NATO)
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “Remington / MODEL 700 M24”. The left side of the barrel is marked “7.62 NATO”. The left side of the barrel shank is marked “AH” (date code) and with a partially visible mark at the stock line. The right side of the barrel shank is stamped with proof and test marks. The area next to the safety is marked “F / S”. The top of the bolt handle is marked “”circled M”. The bottom of the bolt handle is marked “2170” and “C”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 24 Inches
Sights / Optics: A front sight base is installed at the front of the barrel. The backup globe sight is missing from the rifle case. A rear sight base is installed on the left rear of the receiver. The backup adjustable aperture sight is missing from the rifle case. The top of the receiver has a 6 /14 inch piece of rail attached to it by 4 screws. A set of scope rings is secured to the base by two hex nuts on the left. The rights & base have been painted. They show several scrapes & scratches that have removed portions of paint. They are in about Very Good Plus condition.
The optic is a Leupold Ultra 3A 10×42 fixed power scope. It has been painted over a few times so the markings are covered. The top knob is marked from “1 -10m” and “7.62mm NATO / M118”. It uses a mil dot reticle. The glass appears clear and the adjustment knobs turn. The tube shows scrapes, scratches and an uneven application of paint. Overall it is in about Very Good to Fine condition.
The rifle case has a separate plastic case with nylon straps for the detachable scope & back up sights. The interior has foam cutouts. It is in about Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The H-S Precision stock is made of Kevlar reinforced fiberglass and uses an aluminum bedding block. The stock has been painted and touched up with paint. It shows several scrapes & scratches that have removed paint. The bottom of the forearm, grip and belly each show deep scratches. Some have removed small portions of surface material. The recoil pad is scrapped & scratched. The buttplate has an adjustable LOP between 12 and 14 inches. It is stock is in about Very Good Plus condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Black
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep & sharp. There is no erosion. The bore shows an M.E. of – 1 (negative 1).
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90+% of its metal finish as refinished. The bottom metal shows scrapes & scratches that have removed finish from the metal. The barrel & receiver show light marks. The screw heads are intact. The markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very God to Fine condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: The rifle comes in a green 50x17x11 ½ inch hard case that is lined with heavy black styrofoam cutouts. The exterior of the case shows various scrapes & scratches. It is in about Very Good to Fine condition. The case contains a separate case for the scope (see above), a deployment kit (a black pelican case with lots of extra tools & parts) that is in Excellent condition, an M42 “OPERATOR’S MANUAL” that is in Excellent condition, an M24 leather sling that is in Fine condition (still in a plastic bag), a Harris bipod that is in Very Good Plus condition, a green canvas sing that is in Very Good plus condition as well as various scope caps & lens sun shades. Please see photo’s as all items are not listed here individually.
Our Assessment: This Remington M24 Sniper Weapons System is built upon a Remington 700 Long action. The US Army adopted the M24 as its standard sniper rifle 1988. It comes with a Leupold Ultra M3A 10×42mm fixed-power scope mounted. It also comes in a green hard case with tons of accessories (even tools and spare parts). The glass in the scope is in great shape and the bore on the rifle is strong & bright. This is a great package for a military collector that should be shooting nice tight groups for a long time to come.
For an interesting article on the M24 Sniper Weapon System see the Sniper Central article posted at: http://www.snipercentral.com/u-s-army-m24-sws/ . Good luck.