Remington Model 700 .243 Win Sporter Wood Stock MFD 1974 w/ Leupold Scope

SOLD FOR: $755

WOA#:  WY240119WB009

Make: Remington

Model: 700

Serial Number: 6779326

Year of Manufacture: August 1974

Caliber: .243 Win

Action Type: Bolt Action, internal magazine

Markings:The left side of the barrel is marked, “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILLION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. .243 WIN.” and just in front of the action is marked “(Circle X proof) WY 46”. The left side of the receiver is marked with serial number “6779326” and “REMINGTON MODEL 700”. The right side of the barrel just in front of the action is marked with several proofs and “R.E.P. V”

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics: Mounted with a mono base scope mount is a Leupold M8-6x scope. This is a fixed 6x magnification, 42mm objective lens and simple duplex reticle. The glass is clear with no visible obstructions.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a checkered wood stock with a semi-pistol grip, raised comb with left side cheek rest, 2 sling studs, and black plastic checkered buttpad. The LOP measures 13.5” inches from the front of the trigger to the end of the buttpad. The stock has no cracks, however it has scuffs, compressions marks and handling wear throughout with three scratches that have removed the finish two on the left side below the serial number and one on the right side just in front of the butt plate. The checkering is sharp and clean on the wood. The buttplate has no chips or cracks the checkering has dulled slightly and shows signs of handling wear. The screw heads throughout the rifle are sharp and show no signs of tool marks. Overall the stock rates in about Good Condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is shiny and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion it rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: This Rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows small rust marks and patches throughout. The barrel is drilled and tapped for iron sights and has been plugged with set screws. The bolt cycles smoothly and has no play while in battery. The safety is functional with positive lock up in both positions. The internal magazine spring is strong. The trigger is crisp with very little take up or overtravel. The bolt release is built inside the trigger guard just in front of the trigger shoe and has a strong spring. The checkering on the bold knob is still clearly defined and the ejector spring is strong. This Rifle overall is in about Good+ 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: Rifle comes with scope as stated above and a leather padded and stitched sling.

Our Assessment: This Remington 700, chambered in .243 Winchester, paired with a Leupold M8-6x scope, represents a classic and reliable combination that has stood the test of time in the realm of bolt-action rifles. The Remington 700 is renowned for its accuracy, dependability, and versatility. Produced since 1962, this iconic rifle has become a staple among hunters, sport shooters, and precision rifle enthusiasts. The .243 Winchester chambering, known for its flat trajectory and moderate recoil, adds to the rifle’s versatility, making it well-suited for varmint hunting, medium-sized game, and target shooting. The rifle’s bolt-action design provides smooth and precise cycling of rounds. The inclusion of a Leupold M8-6x scope adds a touch of vintage precision to this rifle setup. Leupold, a respected name in optics, has a longstanding reputation for producing high-quality scopes. The M8-6x, with its fixed 6x magnification, is well-suited for mid-range shooting. The simplicity and ruggedness of the M8-6x make it a fitting companion for the Remington 700, enhancing the rifle’s accuracy potential. Whether used for hunting, target shooting, or as a collector’s item, this rifle and scope pairing captures the essence of timeless design and functionality, showcasing the enduring appeal of classic firearms in the ever-evolving landscape of rifles and optics. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Remington Model 700 .243 Win Sporter Wood Stock MFD 1974 w/ Leupold Scope
Remington Model 700 .243 Win Sporter Wood Stock MFD 1974 w/ Leupold Scope