Serial Number: B8211721
Year of Manufacture: 1994 (from “DO” date code on barrel)
Caliber: .35 Whelen
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Warning – Read Instruction Book For Safe Operation – Free From / Remington Arms Corporation, Inc. Ilion, N.Y. U.S.A.”, “.35 Whelen” in white filled letters, “B” in a triangle, an inspection mark, “DO” and “43”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Remington / B8211721” and “Model 1400”. The right side of the barrel is marked with “REP” in an oval, “A” and a proof.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The barrel is drilled, tapped and filled for iron sights and the receiver is drilled and tapped for a scope mount.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a two piece black checkered synthetic. The buttstock is a Monte Carlo style with a pistol grip and a solid black rubber recoil pad marked “Remington”. The buttstock has a blued sling swivel stud with white spacer. There are multiple light handling marks on the buttstock and forend, and a compression mark at the front edge of the grip. The checkering is sharp, but with mars on the left side of the grip and both sides of the forend. The buttstock is tight on the receiver, but does not sit flush against the back of the receiver. The recoil pad is becoming hard but still has some give. The LOP measures 13 3/16” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, which rates in about Very Good to Fine condition. The stock rates in about Very Good to overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is surface loss on the top of the barrel at the muzzle and light handling marks along its length from the muzzle to the forend. The receiver shows handling marks through the finish on both sides. The trigger guard shows surface loss on its edges and handling marks on its surface. The knurling on the magazine plug is sharp. The magazine plug screw and the screws used to fill the barrel holes are disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One blued magazine is included. It is marked “.30-06” on the right side and with a previous owner’s name and address etched into the left side. It shows light wear on the sides and a few handling marks on the bottom surface. It is in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: As paraphrased from Wikipedia: “The .35 Whelen is a powerful medium-bore rifle cartridge that does not require a magnum action or a magnum bolt-face. The parent of this cartridge is the .30-06 Springfield, which is necked-up to accept a bullet diameter of .358 in. This cartridge is more powerful than its parent, especially in killing power on large game. Suitable .358 in. bullets range in weight from 150 to 300 grains. This round can use .38/.357 pistol bullets for cheap practice, low recoil target shooting, and varmint hunting. Using a 250-grain bullet, the .35 Whelen will generate 3,500 ft-lb at the muzzle.” This is a light semi-auto rifle with a few handling marks on the receiver. The buttstock doesn’t fit the receiver well, and may have originally been made for a different Remington rifle. This rifle will make a nice all around rifle. Its light weight, semi-auto action and short barrel make it ideal for deer hunting in the woods, and getting multiple shots off against running targets that would be useful for pig hunts down in the Southwest. With 3500 ft-lb of muzzle energy, you can take any game animal in North America.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.
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