Remington Sportsman 78


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ducktapehero
August 12, 2004, 10:59 PM
I did some horsetrading and ended up with a Remington bolt action rifle chambered in 270. It's a "Sportsman 78". The serial number is B68691**. Does anyone know anything about this rifle?

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Barrelmaker
August 13, 2004, 12:44 AM
Just your basic 700 action rifle in a birch stock. A cheaper version of an ADL. Usually found for significantly less than an action marked Remington 700, but a 700 none the less. I like em.

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
August 13, 2004, 01:27 AM
Got a good friend who has 2 of them, in 6mm and .243. Rugged, reliable, homely. Best of everything, unless you're talking about women.

Well, maybe Eastern European women.


Regards,
Rabbit.

Grayrock
January 18, 2007, 09:19 AM
I just acquired one in .30-06. When were these made? What are they worth?

The Rifleman
January 18, 2007, 12:04 PM
Like they said - they were a special run gun. Nothing spectacular

http://www.remington.com/library/history/firearm_models/centerfire/model_78.asp

Here is what it is worth..

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=383844&page=

If you paid or traded for more than this - you got took.

Grayrock
January 18, 2007, 04:11 PM
Thanks. That link you supplied indicated it was a K-Mart version of the 700. I inherited it- so I guess it's worth what I paid- except some nimrod installed a front flip-up scope cover that won't clear the rear sight. I'm guessing they never even shot it after installing this scope, since you can't open the cover:banghead:

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