This is a target rifle chambered in the hard to find .243 Win chambering. Although a cataloged configuration, just 683 target rifles were produced in .243 Win - less than half-a-percent of total model 70 target rifle production. This one is a factory-original special-order custom rifle, grading in NRA excellent condition.
The original bluing on the rifle is nearly perfect condition at 98%. Only some slight edgewear to the butt plate and a few light scrapes to the bolt knob bluing show that it has any history of use at all. The bottom metal bluing is flawless.
The bore of the 26" custom-ordered stainless steel barrel grades a 9 out of 10 under borescope inspection, with almost no wear and zero pitting. The rifling is sharp, indicating that this gun has been fired only a very few times.
The stock retains its factory finish in excellent condition with only a few very minor surface-level scratches to the finish. There are no dents, scrapes, gouges, cracks or other damage to the wood, and there is no flaking of the finish. The stock has not been shortened, bedded or otherwise modified and retains its original steel buttplate. The correct 1.25" target swivels are present.
All parts are correct for the period and chambering and appear original to the rifle, including the factory target trigger. The jeweled bolt is serial number matched to the receiver, although the number is faint and hard to decipher.
NOTE: This rifle must be shipped to an FFL or C&R holder who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who can receive and transfer the rifle to you.