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by 54bullseye
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
Replies: 258
Views: 159569

Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

These are serial numbers for my two 725 Kodiak rifles. There are no date codes as they were made in custom shop.

Serial # 718201-375 H&H-made in 1961- 26" barrel with factory muzzle brake

Serial # 718204-458 win mag-made in 1961-26"barrel with factory muzzle brake

The 375 is top gun 458 on bottom
by 54bullseye
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: John Lacy's The Remington 700 History/Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: John Lacy's The Remington 700 History/Manual

He goes into some detail about custom shop and he has approximate production numbers up to 1972. Some nice pictures of custom guns also. It is truly a great and must have book if you collect 700s or most of the earlier Remington bolt actions. Let me know if you have more questions. John Taylor
by 54bullseye
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: 721 722 725 dates of mfg
Replies: 258
Views: 159569

Re: 721 722 725 dates of mfg

The bluing sure looks original to me ! Could be the code was forgotten then overlooked by inspectors ? It is an early model. I have seen some goofy marks and codes on Remingtons. Nice rifle I would call it original other than the sights and there is nothing wrong with them ! John Taylor
by 54bullseye
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Hand checkering vs pressed checkering
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Hand checkering vs pressed checkering

I think it's just really figured Walnut but I could be wrong ? Sure is nice !! Lol John Taylor
by 54bullseye
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Hand checkering vs pressed checkering
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Hand checkering vs pressed checkering

Here is another. 1966 D-Grade in 300 win mag again CRAFTSMAN !!!
John Taylor
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by 54bullseye
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Hand checkering vs pressed checkering
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Hand checkering vs pressed checkering

To me the old hand done custom shop checkering was beautiful !!! And it was done by true craftsman. Take the anniversary edition 7mm rem mag gun I would spend my money on an original in good shape before I bought the copy ! Here are a few pictures of a 1964 Custom Shop / C Grade in 222 rem mag. Now ...
by 54bullseye
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 121 in " 22 SHORT ONLY "
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Remington Model 121 in " 22 SHORT ONLY "

To ChuckD I would love to see a picture of that 572 with the Simmons rib ! I know a guy that has a 572 marked SKEET TRAP ! I have a 572 smoothbore but they were more common. I also read that some 121s had a smooth bore that was 22 cal all the way through not like the Routledge and Mo Skeet O Bores. ...
by 54bullseye
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 121 in " 22 SHORT ONLY "
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Remington Model 121 in " 22 SHORT ONLY "

To Scorpion8 I have been collecting 22 slide action rifles of all brands for 20 years or a bit more and really watch all auction sites and classified adds and this is only the second 121 that I have seen in" 22 short only " so in my mind that is kind of rare !!! Maybe there are a lot of sleepers out...
by 54bullseye
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: 2016 Hunting photo w/M30
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: 2016 Hunting photo w/M30

Nice Moose !! I have applied for 17 year and no luck ! My girlfriend got a cow only permit first year she applied !! We went up around Eustis Maine and I shot a black bear and she got a nice cow moose. That was in the 90s. John
by 54bullseye
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 121 in " 22 SHORT ONLY "
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Remington Model 121 in " 22 SHORT ONLY "

I wanted to share what I believe to be a nice and pretty rare rifle I bought the other day. It is a mod 121 in " 22 SHORT ONLY " !! I have myself only heard of one other in the last five or so years I have been looking for one. The other I was supposed to buy from a fellow Remington Society Member b...
by 54bullseye
Wed May 03, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Transitional 725 / 700 - Kodiak / 1962 Safari
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Transitional 725 / 700 - Kodiak / 1962 Safari

Rem725 thanks for the reply. I think parts clean up guns are overlooked because people always think they are "messed with" !! As far as the one I showed pics of I talked to John Lacy about it and he said he has seen others similar to mine. You stop and think if a new gun is going to come out in say ...
by 54bullseye
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Transitional 725 / 700 - Kodiak / 1962 Safari
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Transitional 725 / 700 - Kodiak / 1962 Safari

Well I guess the 725 Kodiaks and the early 62 Safaris are about a dead subject on this board ??? I find it hard to believe with all these Remington collectors that there is no one interested except 600RemGuy and I thank you for the response ??? Any one in the future that finds this with interest ple...
by 54bullseye
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Transitional 725 / 700 - Kodiak / 1962 Safari
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Transitional 725 / 700 - Kodiak / 1962 Safari

Thanks for the reply ! Being out of the custom shop there is usually no barrel date code but I have owned one Kodiak that did have a barrel code of "WH" which signifies August of 1961 manufacture which is just right for a Kodiak. There is also one listed on Gunbroker right now with the same date cod...
by 54bullseye
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Transitional 725 / 700 - Kodiak / 1962 Safari
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Transitional 725 / 700 - Kodiak / 1962 Safari

Hi John T. here again talking about 725 Kodiak's and early 62-63 Safari's. I had zero response to my last post on the same subject I guess either not much interest or just no one on the forum that has these guns to talk about ? Any way I recently found and purchased a very interesting rifle that I b...
by 54bullseye
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: RKW finish
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Re: RKW finish

Den Thanks for the reply ! Like I said I have an older friend that lives in Arkansas that doesn't mess with the computer at all but loves older Remington bolt actions and he asked me to see what I could find on the RKW finish and what the letters stand for. I personally I am not crazy about the thic...