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Value of older Remington 700 adl w/ redfield scope?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Joshg, May 27, 2013.

  1. Joshg

    Joshg Portland Member

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    An old family friend of mine is going to sell me her husbands hunting rifle, he died some time ago. It's a remington 700 ADL 30-06 with a Redfield 3x-9x scope, the type with a square shaped eye piece.
    It's an old set-up, but looks to be in pretty great shape. I'd give the wood about 100%, barrel and action looks like 95%. No problems with it but could use a decent cleaning. Scope is in near perfect shape.
    I didn't get the date code off the barrel or a picture of it.
    Anyway, she told me to give her what I thought its worth and to be honest I'm not real sure.
    Anybody got any ideas on value?
    Just lookin for a ballpark figure, I'd like to make sure I'm in the proper neighborhood with what I'm going to pay.
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Here is an auction recently for a nice 700 ADL with Delux Monte Carlo stock, a Limbsaver and scope rings (no scope) stock was not cut.
    Does yours have the delux stock, is the original butt plate there, or has a rubber pad installed.
    Does the Redfield Widefield scope tube square on both ends, or only the eyepiece.
    They are sought after if in original condition.
    A decent price would be $475.00. Hope this helps.


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  3. Joshg

    Joshg Portland Member

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    The stock has the original buttplate. I don't know if its a deluxe stock but it is a Monte Carlo stock. The scope is only square on the eyepiece side.
    The rifle and scope look to be in nearly perfect original condition. I thought for sure there would be some rust, it had about an inch of dust on it and hasn't been handled in 3-4 years. Very pleasantly surprised with the condition.
     
  4. Panther

    Panther Keizer Active Member

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    I agree with jbett. Anywhere in the 4-5 range would be fair for all involved. I have several variations of the 700 (adl,sps,bdl) and all where in that range purchased used.
     
  5. Joshg

    Joshg Portland Member

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    Thanks for the input. She's been a good family friend and I'd like to do her a solid, but of course don't wanna over pay too much.
     
  6. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I agree, being an ADL I would be right around $400. Being a friend and a family gun I would lean towards $500. Those Redfield scopes are good ones, and Leupold will service them!!
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you are going to use the rifle, I would recommend having the action professionally glass bedded.
    The Remington stock has a raised button of wood that touches the barrel about four inches from the fore end.
    A little bit of moisture can swell the stock and throw off the accuracy.
    I have a 722 Remington in .257 Roberts, and since I had the glass bedding done and swapped to a 700 trigger (they are adjustable) it's a certified tack driver with a Leupold Vari Xll scope.
    The Redfield Wideview's are a cool vintage scope, but if your serious about hunting with the rifle, I would recommend replacing it with newer Leupold or other quality scope and bases. The Redfield could let you down when you need it the most.
     
  8. Joshg

    Joshg Portland Member

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    Yea, I plan on replacing the stock at some point. It's ok for now, but I'm a left handed shooter and the Monte Carlo stock isn't the best option for me.