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BigJon
January 30, 2006, 04:25 PM
Picked up a beautiful rifle last week. Not sure what I have, though. It's a Remington that a fellow won in a sales contest over twenty years ago, and it appears unfired. It appears to be a Remington short action with jeweled bolt and the standard two-position safety. The rifle is in .243 caliber. What I found so unusual is the stock - it appears to be what I'd call a light varmint stock - flat foreend, but very thin, and the toe of the forestock angles up and back and is angled and sharp, not rounded. The wood is flat gorgeous - appears to be some sort of feathered or tiger-striped walnut, and it has no end cap at the forward end of the stock. The stock is checkered on the forestock and the pistol grip. The stock is a low Monte-Carlo. Very light and handy little rifle.

Any idea what this is?

Best,
Jon

Mike Irwin
January 30, 2006, 06:00 PM
Hum...

It might well be a custom stock. The terms Remington and Gorgeous Wood don't normally go together.

Harley Nolden
January 31, 2006, 04:55 AM
A photo would be most helpful

HJN

BigJon
January 31, 2006, 12:56 PM
Here you are, sir.

Best,
Jon

BigJon
January 31, 2006, 12:57 PM
And two more photos.

Best,
Jon

Steven Mace
January 31, 2006, 02:39 PM
Jon, it looks like you have a Remington Model 700 ADL.These were made from 1962-2005. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

BigJon
February 1, 2006, 02:01 PM
It does, Steven. Thanks. Yep, I figured it was an ADL (no toe cap or grip cap, no floor plate), but I had never seen one with wood that nice. Thought maybe it was either an early production run or a limited run, either of which might account for better-appearing wood.

Thanks again.

Best,
Jon

BigJon
February 1, 2006, 02:23 PM
Yep. I think this settles it. Two photos attached from GunsAmerica. The first is an older ADL that does not appear to have the varmint-styled toe to its stock, and the second is another that has irons, which mine doesn't, but which does have the varmint-style toe. My rifle has nicer wood than the first photo and appears to be of the same tint as that shown in the second.

So, I have a standard issue ADL in .243 with no irons and a varmint stock.

Best,
Jon