Rifle History

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by LotzORemmies, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    Alright guys, could use a little help. My brother in law had this thing stashed away in his garage for the last 16 years. It's a model 700 in 30.06.
    I was just wondering what it may be worth today, and if I could find out when it was manufactured. Thanks for any help!
     

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  2. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    Just cleaned it too. It's been sitting in a golf club case that was deteriorating pretty bad, resulting in ever nook and cranny being packed with material and dust. Looks pretty damn good now though.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    go to remington and with the serial number they can tell you how old it is and who purchased the rifle.
     
  4. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    Is there a link or do I just have to email them? Couldn't find anywhere on their website where I could plug in the serial number.
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    You need to call them. It make take a few days but they will turn up at least when it was made.

    Remington Arms Company, Inc.
    870 Remington Drive
    P.O. Box 700
    Madison, NC 27025-0700 TEL: 1-800-243-9700
     
  6. Wambli

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    What you have there is a Remington 700 ADL (blind mag is a dead giveaway). Very popular gun and boatloads have been manufactured over the years in 30-06 and .270 being the great majority of them. There is little to no collector value and the fact that the stock has been refinished and the receiver drilled for the Williams sight takes away some of the value of the gun.

    That being said the gun is a great rifle and well worth keeping. The caliber makes it a good all around NA hunting rifle. I woul take the Williams off, fill the holes with filler screws, install a new recoil pad and mount a decent scope on it and you'll have a great hunting rig.

    Value "as is" in my neck of the woods would be about $250-325 depending on how motivated the seller is.
     
  7. LotzORemmies

    LotzORemmies New Member

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    Thank you guys for your help! I've decided to go all the way with this stick. Im going to free float the barrel, refinish the stock, I got a new hard case, I'll be throwing the BSA I have on my 700 on here since I'll be getting that millet soon, got a bipod for it, and I got a slip on ammo sleeve too. Also ordered a sako style extractor and a new bolt shroud as the old one was rusted. The firing pin looks to be in great shape so won't be doing anything to that.
     
  8. Wambli

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    Just a thought but for the effort you will put on refinishing the stock (specially since it's missing wood where it was inletted for the peep) if I was in your shoes I would:

    Buy a nice Bell and Calrson Carbelite stock for it (about $150 at Midwayusa.com) and bed the action to it. Take the sights off and fill the barrel screw holes with epoxy or bondo. Polish the metal work with steel wool so there is no pitting visible and paint it with a good finish like Alumahyde II from Brownells (which also makes it rust resistant).

    For less than a $200 investment that 30-06 will look like one of the Remington high end synthetics and will be a world class, all business, weather proof hunting rig. I'll bet you in doing this you will cut in half the group sizes it shoots too.

    Like I said, just a thought...