Remington Model 37 Rangemaster .22 LR 28” Bolt Action Target Rifle 1947 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,855.00

WOA#: WY240531EA001

Make: Remington

Model: 37 Rangemaster

Serial Number: 06036

Year of Manufacture: Sep, 1947 (DSS Date Code)

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Bolt Action with Removable Magazine. Also comes with a Single Shot conversion magazine.

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. / PATENT NUMBERS 2,005,866—2,007,019—2,125,350” and “THE / RANGEMASTER / TRADE MARK / MODEL 37”. The left side of the barrel is marked “Remington / REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.” and “22 LONG RIFLE”. The right side of the barrel is marked with inspection marks and the “DSS” date code. The left side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “06036”. The bolt is matched and marked “06036”. The base of the rear sight is marked with a patent number.

Barrel Length: 28″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Redfield Olympic globe sight with a circular aperture insert, it is attached to a male dovetail base screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a micrometer aperture peep sight screwed to the left of the receiver and is fully adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the barrel has two additional male dovetail mounts installed. There are 6 additional interchangeable front sight inserts.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece walnut with a semi-pistol grip, straight comb, inlaid accessory rail on the bottom, wide beavertail forend, and an checkered steel buttplate. There is a sling swivel installed on the accessory rail.  There are a few scattered light compressions and some spots of light residue. There are light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back the buttplate. The stock is in about Fine Plus 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 this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some little spots of oxidation on the bolt handle. The barrel has some thinning on the edge of the muzzle. There is some thinning on the edges of the receiver. There are some light handling marks. The screwheads are lightly worn with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition for C&R.

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 standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a single shot adapter in lieu of a magazine, 6 extra front sight interchangeable inserts, and adjustment tool.

Our Assessment: Remington started making the Model 37 rifle in 1937 as a high quality target rifle. There were less than 12,200 made, with production ceasing in 1954. Remington spent some time making these rifles, and equipped them with top of the line sights. This Model 37 has a Redfield Olympic front sight, two scope bases mounted on the barrel, and a micrometer aperture sight mounted on the receiver. This one has a great bore, good mechanics, and most of its original finish. The Model 37 rifles are collector’s pieces, especially those with nice original finishes and in their original condition like this one. Those with nice bores are also prized by shooters for their accuracy so this is a nice find for the shooters and collectors. This would make a very nice addition to a Remington collection or a collection of vintage target rifles. Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Remington Model 37 Rangemaster .22 LR 28” Bolt Action Target Rifle 1947 C&R
Remington Model 37 Rangemaster .22 LR 28” Bolt Action Target Rifle 1947 C&R