This is a Remington 700 Classic that was owned by the original owner up until this year. Since then the action and barrel were professionally reblued by a gentleman who normally does very expensive shotguns. There was no pitting of the metal, just some light surface rust in a few spots from the previous owner storing it in his basement. It sports a 24 inch barrel and a beautiful wood stock. The stock has a few very small scratches from 30 years of use but none go through the finish and I've seen new guns on store shelves that have more wear than this one. I do note that the matte finish of the wood is a bit glossier on the right side below the action, likely due to being carried in the owner's right hand. I did have the trigger professionally tuned by a gunsmith and it is now set at 2 1/2 pounds.
In addition the rifle comes with 97 rounds of reloaded Remington from the previous owner, 1 box of empty and 1 box of reloaded Winchester brass, and 5 boxes of various types of factory ammo (55 factory loads still present). Each box of reloaded ammo also has a "recipe card" inside telling you exactly what load it is. There is also a set of RCBS reloading dies from the original owner.
I encourage you to look at the 18 photos here:
This rifle is in exceptionally nice condition. I would place the metal at 98-99% only because of nominal scratches on the floorplate. The wood has approximately 3 scratches, at least one of which is notable in the pictures if you look very hard, placing it at 95%+. Given the popularity of this caliber and the overall condition I am offering this package (rifle w/scope bases, ammo, reloading die) for $850 + $50 shipping since I have to ship as 2 packages. Given that just the rifle is over $1000 on Gunbroker I do not think this is unreasonable.
The scope, a Leupold VX-III in 4.5-14 is also available to the purchaser for additional cost.
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Not currently interested in trades.