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#1956801 - Wed Nov 03 2010 09:16 AM Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts
PeteMacMahon Offline
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I just looked at a Remington model 722 in 257 Roberts, but turned the guy down because before we met, he told me it was a 700. The stock and butt pad are not original and it's missing the rear sight but has a Vari-X III 3-10 on it. The trigger is excellent. I'm meeting him today to give it back to him but figured I see if anyone has any interest. He's in Berks County. It was manufactured in Nov. of 1948.


Edited by PeteMacMahon (Wed Nov 03 2010 09:17 AM)
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#1956860 - Wed Nov 03 2010 09:47 AM Re: Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts [Re: PeteMacMahon]
winchesterbob Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 27 2002
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Loc: forest county, pa
That rifle was not originally D&T, FWIW......

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#1956871 - Wed Nov 03 2010 09:51 AM Re: Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts [Re: PeteMacMahon]
stonehousemike Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 06 2003
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Loc: Snyder County
I might be interested. What does he want for it?

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#1956874 - Wed Nov 03 2010 09:53 AM Re: Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts [Re: winchesterbob]
PeteMacMahon Offline
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Winchesterbob, Yeah that was my thought too. I wonder when they started delivering them drilled and tapped? I could have shot it to see how it shot, but since I was not serious enough, I did not. BTW, what does FWIW stand for?
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#1956890 - Wed Nov 03 2010 10:00 AM Re: Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts [Re: PeteMacMahon]
Jericho Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 20 2004
Posts: 1964
Loc: NW PA
Remington still makes this caliber in the M700CDL.
M722s while scarce, are not rare in my opinion, you
will pay more for condition in this caliber.

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#1956892 - Wed Nov 03 2010 10:01 AM Re: Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts [Re: PeteMacMahon]
DennyF Offline
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"For What It's Worth"/FWIW.

M722s in 257 aren't that rare, but I've seen two that I wanted and didn't get. If I recall, they were tapped for receiver sights, as all of them I've seen, were so equipped?

Prices vary. Saw one in mint condition about three years ago at an auction, with a Unertl scope. It had once worn a receiver sight, because the stock was notched out there.

No one seemed to be interested in it, when I looked at all the firearms laid-out in the farmhouse where the sale was. The room was full of M94s and M12 Winchesters, which drew most of the attention. Left before the auction, because someone I knew showed up and wanted the M722.

He later said two guys both wanted it and the price went up rapidly, think it went for close to $600, which was likely more than it was worth?

A Tioga cousin's wife has had one for many years and killed an awful lot of deer with hers, but she won't sell it to me.

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#1956928 - Wed Nov 03 2010 10:22 AM Re: Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts [Re: DennyF]
PeteMacMahon Offline
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Stonehousemike,

The original asking price was $600. I did not try to dicker with him.


Edited by PeteMacMahon (Wed Nov 03 2010 04:17 PM)
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#1956979 - Wed Nov 03 2010 11:04 AM Re: Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts [Re: PeteMacMahon]
winchesterbob Offline
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722s were D&T beginning around 1950 when the .222 was introduced....I'd have to look up a more exact date in Lacy's book....

That rifle is not worth $600, IMO, in the condition you describe....Nice, original versions are frequently encountered.....starting in the same price range....

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#1957556 - Wed Nov 03 2010 04:23 PM Re: Remington Model 722 in 257 Roberts [Re: winchesterbob]
PeteMacMahon Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2003
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Loc: Mohnton, PA
Hey guys, quick update. I just gave it back to him and he told me he would consider going into the $400 bracket but since I was still not interested I did not take that discussion anywhere.
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