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hburney
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760 Deluxe

Post by hburney » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:37 pm

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The attached pictures show a model 760 with what looks like factory wood as found on the high grade engraved rifles. it has barrel codes that indicate a 53 build date and a later return to the factory. Its a 270. I see where a deluxe version was listed in the 53 specs along with a BDL grade, could this be a deluxe? Anyone care to opine on what this is. Thanks Hank

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Re: 760 Deluxe

Post by Wulfman » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:57 pm

You don't have any pictures of the "metal" part of the rifle.
In other words, we can't see whether the rest of the rifle was of a higher grade.
If the metal is pretty much "standard", there are a couple of possibilities. The grip cap and butt plate do appear to be "standard".
1. The original wood needed to be replaced at some point and somebody came up with some nicer looking wood.
2. Someone at the factory just happened to grab some nicer looking wood when it was originally being assembled.
3. Or, it could actually be a higher-grade gun.

On a side note, years ago I purchased a (new)1971 Remington 700 ADL in 7mm Rem Mag which has a beautifully-figured stock.
In fact, the buttstock is very similar to this one:

https://www.remington.com/custom-shop/c ... om-c-grade

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So, there could be several circumstances where some nice-looking wood could get put on a rifle.


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Re: 760 Deluxe

Post by hburney » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:17 pm

the metal is strictly standard, no embellishment at all. The wood in the stock and forend are finely figured, finished and matched. The checkering pattern matches a friends premier grade rifle from the 50's except mine has better wood figure. Would they have put premier grade wood on a standard rifle? Thanks.

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Re: 760 Deluxe

Post by umcpumpgun » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:08 pm

You might check the checkering pattern by the pic's of my early "F" grade 760. Most patterns are very similar even in the different grades. The grip cap is definitely from the custom shop. I have only seen that type cap on upgraded guns from Remington. The end of the forearm looks but just the angle of the pics. Try posting some more close up pics ofrom the wood. One last is the serial number stamped with a roll die or engraved by hand??? This gun is documented in Gene Myszkowski's book Auto Loading and Pump Action Remington rifles as being the third "F"grade rifle built and engraved by R.P. Runge. The first "F" went to C.Ken. Davis president of Remington. More pics would help. It has 7 game scenes, 3 on each side with one on top.
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Re: 760 Deluxe

Post by Wulfman » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:00 pm

hburney wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:17 pm
the metal is strictly standard, no embellishment at all. The wood in the stock and forend are finely figured, finished and matched. The checkering pattern matches a friends premier grade rifle from the 50's except mine has better wood figure. Would they have put premier grade wood on a standard rifle? Thanks.
Then, you've got options 1. and 2. from my previous post.
Standard grade firearms aren't normally adorned with fancy wood, but it's possible in the two circumstances I listed.

I just noticed that in the second line of "date code" data, there's a "3" struck into the barrel. From my understanding, a "3" means the gun was sent back to the factory for "repairs".

https://www.remingtonsociety.org/manufacture-dates/

So, it would appear that you're down to option #1.
Maybe April of 1979.


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Re: 760 Deluxe

Post by hburney » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:15 am

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More Pics, From the responses I guess the standard rifle was returned to the factory for a wood upgrade. This seems like the most likely scenario. Thanks for the help. Hank
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Re: 760 Deluxe

Post by umcpumpgun » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:53 am

The forearm is nowhere close to the correct shape, and I really can't tell about the butt stock. However I can assure the grip cap is 100% Remington custom shop. I own several grade guns and all wear that grip cap from early 1900's till past your serial #. Beautiful Wood and nice work,but Remington did not make the wood. And yes Remington did send out a few guns with killer Wood with no metal embellishment. I own several of them. Some have the employee stamp behind the barrel code,some don't. I think some employees had friends in the wood shop. LOL

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