Its performance was good, and probably would have satisfied anyone in deer country, but it was not quite up to my expectations, which were based on the reputations of both the. Army's M24 Sniper Weapon System and U. The bolt handle came off that in the late '70's when he tried to open it up to eject an unfired round. So there was a 2 year gap in rifle date coded barrels and the normal consumer, or gunsmith would have to contact the factory for this information. When purchasing this rifle, a buyer had the additional choice of magazine configuration. Then the whole got a finish of polyurethane varnish. I will say, however, that if you have a reputation for being impatient, or of not being handy, perhaps even of being all thumbs, then proceed with caution.
He's told me that he's seen a number of 788's on which the bolt handle let go under similar circumstances, that is with an unfired round in the chamber. Back in Time: A Harrington and Richardson Single Shot. With the hundreds of different Remington models produced over the past 200 years, it can sometimes be difficult to determine the age of your firearm. It puzzles me as it works slick as can be with no cartridges in the chamber. He was given the opportunity to look the rifle over before the sale and brought it by my house for an exam. The factory says all barrels are date code stamped, well I have found some that are not, or if they are, are so erratic stamping that trying to decipher them is impossible.
Model 700s can be ordered with different barrel, caliber and stock configurations. That rifle has served me well over the years, never a problem. You can see in the picture that I installed a pillar for the front action screw and that the barrel is floated ahead of the bedding. Externally the rifle is in near new condition. Most of the 788s require quite of bit of forward force before applying the turndown force to lock the action. For my money, the queen of the Plain Rifles is the Model 788 Remington. I have contacted Remington and they confirmed that information above is correct.
Due to this design, the bolt handle lifts only 60 degrees on opening giving more clearance for scopes compared to the 90 degrees required for the Model 700 and other two-lug rifles. The second distinguishing feature is the receiver. Remington 700 Tactical Long Range - This is the sniper rifle used by many military and police units. Try some other factory loads in there to be certain. Maybe just handload for and enjoy shooting your plain rifle, or have someone else do the work to preserve your investment. You can call Remington at 1-800-243-9700 and go thru the menu selection. The photos below may help a bit.
Instead of a checkered it has some feathering around the corners. The following table presents a breakdown of this rifle's 15 year production run by caliber, year, and configuration. A model was also produced known as the depending on its method of feed. According to Remington, this model is the most accurate rifle for sale today, and sports a fluted heavy barrel. Knowing that can also help you to better decipher the date codes from your Remington firearms serial numbers. I like semi-gloss, but you might like satin. There is no inspector mark on this side.
It can only be seen as an assault on American freedom. Attractive way to display guns. Serial Numbers on Remington Firearms If you are looking for more information about your particular Remington firearms, then the serial number can give you some useful insight into the date of manufacture of your specific gun. I do think it's the 2x4 or the rubber hammer that breaks the bolt. At any rate, I have a black plastic RamLine stock which this rifle can wear for formal occasions.
Now you can do this automatically using Rem870. The 700 contains three different lengths for its action. If you understand these configurations then you can request them from most gun dealers. Maybe 25% of the time it works as it should, but the majority of the time the bolt will not close downward with a round in the chamber. The long action will be the most powerful, so use them if you want to take down big targets. It is possible to find out Remington 700 age by serial number. The Remington 788 has two distinguishing design features.
Using these barrel codes to date a shotgun is somewhat unreliable, as shotgun barrels are often interchanged at random. It wasn't the best way to do things. At any rate, use a spray can and light coatings, several times. A scope is often attached to the offering, but if not, bases by Weaver and others are readily available for mounting your own. And observe the Cardinal Rule : Have no live ammunition in your work area! You read off your serial number and the guy looks up in the database the year the gun was made and what the original barrel was for that gun if gun had barrel options like shotguns do. They were manufactured by Remington Arms, which is a reputable weapons manufacturer that primarily makes rifles, shotguns and handguns. That included removing old finish, filling pores, and applying a good grade of polyurethane varnish.