Originally Posted by geargrinder
Looks fine to me.
A couple dings from use and the sights are removed. I might not call it excellent, but I would expect to see some handling marks on anything that wasn't new.
Far from excellent and definitely beyond "normal handling" marks as well. We have some 700's that are over 25 years old (this one was produced 1984) that have been used well over 100 times, mostly in the WV mountains, with way less marking. If you look at the front cap there is a ~1.5" blemish where it looks like some type of corrosive liquid was spilled on the stock. The front sling mount has a large indention all the way around it where I'm assuming a bipod had been mounted. The sights have been removed, yes, but they left a horrible mark AND there is a screw broken off in the front sight hole that was, of course, undisclosed. Base plate, trigger guard, and front of barrel have scratches/finish worn off. The only handling marks I don't have a problem with are where he obviously work a knife clipped or something similar on the same side he was carrying the rifle.
Originally Posted by Korhil78
Yup...I would be a little upset about that but then again, I always ask if there are any scratches or anything wrong with the gun.
It is definitely NOT in excellent condition and the pictures he posted are a little misleading.
My point exactly, he intentionally hid the damage and clearly stated "excellent" condition. IIRC, he also implied only 10-20 rounds have been fired from this rifle. Either he just tossed it in the closet after a hunt or this thing has seen MUCH more daylight then he stated.