This a standard rifle in the scarce chambering of 7mm (7x57mm Mauser) produced in 1954. It is in pristine condition - easily one of the highest condition rifles to come through our shop. It presents in the correct factory configuration with with all factory finishes at 98%+. This rifle grades in NRA excellent approaching perfect condition. The 7mm chambering is the 3rd most rare of the cataloged model 70 chamberings, representing just a fraction of a percent of total pre-64 model 70 production. The scarcity of the 7mm chambering and the exceptional condition of this rifle make it a particularly desirable and collectible rifle.
The stock is a deep colored piece of American walnut which retains its factory finish in perfect condition with no notable blemishes in the wood or finish. The factory steel buttplate is intact with just the lightest of wear. The original bluing is perfect, grading at better than 98%. There is not a hint of edge wear or muzzle wear. The bottom metal is perfect as well. The bore of the 24" barrel is pristine with no problems. A borescope inspection shows little evidence of this rifle ever being fired. There are no tool marks on the action screws. The bolt is serial numbered to the receiver but the marking is light and may have been polished.
This is a truly spectacular example of this scarce and highly collectible model 70.
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 receive and transfer the rifle to you.