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Old June 19, 2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Remington Model 700 6mm-rem Identification Help

Hey Guys,

I am trying to find out any information about the rifle pictured below. A friend recommended that you guys may be able to help.

This is a Remington Model 700 chambered in 6mm-rem. I am not sure if it is all original or not.

Let me know if you need any other pics or questions.

Thanks in advance for you expertise.








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Old June 19, 2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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Here is a barrel date code chart to date it.
http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/...ns/barrelcodes

It is a factory stock because it has impressed checkering.
Just an exceptionally nice fiddleback one.

Probably a BDL model, but maybe a custom shop due to the fancy wood?

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Old June 19, 2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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I don't know just what it is.
A 700 ADL has a blind magazine.
A 700 BDL has a hinged floorplate like this one, but also a black foreend tip and pistol grip cap.
A 700 C would have cut checkering.
I think the 700 Classic would have machine cut checkering.

An ADL that chanced to have nice wood and upgraded with a BDL hinged floorplate is my best GUESS.
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Old June 19, 2014, 01:24 PM   #4
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That's a better guess then mine was!

I plum forgot about the BDL foreend tip & grip cap.

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Old June 19, 2014, 01:26 PM   #5
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Old June 19, 2014, 01:41 PM   #6
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Thanks

Thanks for all the replies! I am glad that I am not the only one kinda puzzled by this gun.

I added two more pictures with some curious screws on the side of the receiver and there are also two on top of the barrel for a rear sight. Would anyone know what the screws on the side of the receiver are for? Also there is a brass pin in the stock?

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Old June 19, 2014, 01:47 PM   #7
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The two plug screws in the receiver are for mounting a receiver sight.

The brass pin is to reenforce the stock against splitting in the thin section near the trigger housing and rear guard screw.

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Old June 19, 2014, 01:51 PM   #8
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Ah ha! That is what we thought. But then would you have to modify the stock to make clearance for the sight? Would that suggest this is an aftermarket stock of some sort?
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Old June 19, 2014, 01:59 PM   #9
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No, it is a factory Remington stock.
Nobody else used that type of impressed checkering except Remington.

Yes, the stock would have to be inletted to clear the base of a receiver sight.

They drilled & tapped the holes, but didn't inlet the stock, because very few people would ever put a receiver sight on one.

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Old June 19, 2014, 02:16 PM   #10
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Excellent information! Thanks RC.

Now for the next question!
What would be the manufacture date? The markings to me look like U K L 32. I am not completely sure about the K or the 32. But when I looked it up U is not a date code, K=May and L=1942 or 1991 from the link above.

So would we agree May 1991? And what is the U?
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Old June 19, 2014, 02:24 PM   #11
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May 1991 is what I came up with.
They didn't make the 700 in 1942!

I don't know what the U is.

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Old June 19, 2014, 03:12 PM   #12
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oops, double post.

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Old June 19, 2014, 03:30 PM   #13
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Do a search at Remington link below or Contact them

Ask Remington here http://remington.custhelp.com/
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If you will call or email us the serial number and model number we can determine the approximate age of your firearm.

Serial numbers were not required until 1968. For models without a serial number, we may be able to determine the age by the 2-3 letters that are stamped on the barrel.

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Old June 19, 2014, 03:49 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the information guys! I really appreciate it.
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Old June 25, 2014, 10:48 PM   #15
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The BDL usually came with a jeweled bolt. This appears to have a smooth bolt. I say usually because I saw one just like this at a gun show in St. Louis around 1990.
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Old June 26, 2014, 07:42 PM   #16
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At one time, Remington came up with some very, very nice wood. We never knew where they got it, and AFAIK, they never said. Fiddleback like that was seen as well as other beautifully figured walnut. Some folks claimed it was Philippine mahogany, but as far as I could tell it was walnut. Oddly enough, the really great wood seemed to turn up on the low-end model, the 700 ADL; I have a 6mm ADL with a simply gorgeous stock.

Of course, the impressed checkering and bowling-ball finish did a bit to spoil the effect, and quite a few owners paid to have the checkering recut and the finish stripped and replaced with an oil finish.

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