Remington Model XP-100 XP100 FIREBALL 10.75″ Single Shot Bolt Pistol

SOLD FOR: $975

WOA#: WY240108HL17

Make: Remington

Model: XP-100

Serial Number: 2248

Year of Manufacture: 1963–1985

Caliber: .221 REM. FIREBALL

Action Type: Bolt Action Single Shot Pistol with thumb safety.

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “2248” and “Remington / MODEL XP-100”. The Left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC.. ILION. N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. .221 REM. FIREBALL”.  The proofs on the barrel read “LV3  BK  G”. The right side of the barrel is marked “PAT. PEND.”.

Barrel Length: 10.75”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a large shark fin style blade sight screwed into a raised vented rib style sight rail mounted on the barrel. The rear sight is an adjustable rectangular notch sight screwed to the sight rail. The receiver has been drilled and tapped for scope rings.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The action is mounted to Brown wood grain Nylon frame/grip with a center mounted pistol grip with large thumb shelf, palm swell and palm shelf. The Nylon shows light surface scratches throughout with no visible chips or cracks. There is one small bubble separation on the left side. The grip/frame is in Very Good to Excellent Condition.  

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel bolt, Blued receiver and barrel.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is some fouling in the grooves. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8.5/10.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks, most noticeable on the left side of the receiver. The screwheads show light use with some dirt in the ones for the front sight. However, they are all still sharp with minimal tool marks on the slots . The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger pull is light and crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Brown Vinyl case Marked with “Remington Model XP-100” and Original instruction “Folder” pamphlet.

Our Assessment: The Remington XP-100 is a unique and innovative bolt-action pistol designed for precision shooting and hunting purposes. Chambered in the .221 Remington Fireball cartridge, it offers a blend of accuracy, power, and portability suitable for various applications. Introduced in the 1960s, the XP-100 was one of the earliest examples of a purpose-built bolt-action pistol. The .221 Fireball cartridge, derived from the .222 Remington, provided sufficient power for small to medium game hunting while offering reduced recoil and noise compared to larger calibers. One of the standout features of the XP-100 was its accuracy potential. The bolt-action design, combined with free-floating barrel and a crisp trigger, allowed for exceptional precision at extended ranges. Shooters could achieve impressive accuracy with carefully handloaded ammunition or factory-loaded match-grade cartridges. It was often used for varmint hunting, target shooting competitions, and plinking. Despite being discontinued by Remington in the early 2000s, the XP-100 remains a sought-after collector’s item and continues to be appreciated for its unique design and performance capabilities in the world of handgun shooting. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Remington Model XP-100 XP100 FIREBALL 10.75" Single Shot Bolt Pistol
Remington Model XP-100 XP100 FIREBALL 10.75″ Single Shot Bolt Pistol