Remington .35 mm

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by driver1610, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. driver1610

    driver1610 New Member

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    Sep 6, 2012
    Can anyone tell me if I am making a mistake. I have a Remington .35 cal. Gamemaster model 760 pump, serial number of 55018. It now has iron sights. I am thinking of putting a scope on it, but will not if I am going to be destroying the value of the gun by doing so. I have no idea of it's worth right now. Will you help?
     
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  2. Rusty Dusty

    Rusty Dusty New Member

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    Feb 13, 2009
    I do believe you mean .35 cal. not mm. ;-)
     

  3. driver1610

    driver1610 New Member

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    Sep 6, 2012
    You are correct. As you can tell. I'm pretty new at this. Thanks
     
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    If the gun is factory drilled and tapped for scope mounts (look at the top of the receiver - there should be four little bitty screws), then scoping it won't hurt anything.

    If you have to have it drilled and tapped, that would put a dent in any collector value. But, really, is there a collector market for 760s?

    But I'm pretty sure it's gonna be factory drilled and tapped.
     
  5. It should be drilled an dtapped for scope mounts so if it is you will not destroy any value. Where you do destroy or decrease value is to drill and tap a firearm that was never factory drilled and tapped. Military mausers are aprime example as are otehr military actions. Same with SOME Savage 99s.
     
  6. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    If it was made after 1960 it's factory drilled and tapped for a scope.

    The serial number doesn't date Remington rifles, there's a few letters stamped in the barrel near the left side of the receiver that tell the date.

    Link to Remington date codes;
    http://www.remingtonsociety.com/questions/BLACKPOWDERX.htm
     
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  7. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    Based on the YY dated code on your barrel it was made in 1952. That makes it a first year of production for that model.
     
  8. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap New Member

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    Feb 28, 2012
    760s weren't factory tapped till 1955 . If you have an unmolested first year production , 760 in .35 Rem. , don't mess it up ! There is indeed collector interest in 760s ! If it's unmolested , then it's a mattter of condition that will determine collector value . I had a customer recently bring me a YY code 760 with 100% bluing and 99% wood , it would have been a collector gun , if it hadn't had 8 holes drilled and tapped for different scope mounts . Four holes for a Pachmayer side/pivot mount , and four more for a Weaver # 62 base . Bummer ! It's still a nice rifle though .
     
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