hello, I have a remington 760 in .308. It was made only 1957 in that caliber. I'll describe it's condition so you may get closer to it's value. The gun is near excellent condition but two things. It's missing the aluminum butt plate and that's coming from Numerich. It has a pachmyer recoil pad that has dry rotted. The other is a thumb sized spot that took off the bluing on back/top right of receiver (as your looking down the barrel) where something looks to have been spilled and a 1/8" wide trickle that ran down to the triger gard from this spot. It even echeted the metal slightly in the trickel. I was told that blood (like Deer) if not cleaned off could do this??? The wood is in excellent shape. Stock/forearm and Finish is plain but completly void of dings and scrates. If it was free of the two items effecting the cosmetics and an original box, I would say it's new in box. Hey! I almost forgot. It has a beautiful period redfield 2 x 7 40mm scope and the Redfied quick switch mounts where you could flip the scop out of the way and use the iron sights. Scope complete with redfield inspection "round" inspection sticker on top of scope. If it's been shot, it's been very little. I would like to know it's value, and why did remington only make this rifle in this caliber for one year and why it stopped?
zip20, 1957 would be the year remington started production of the 308. remington was advertizing them in shooters bible in 1961 and 1967 ect. If the wood was cut to install pad that will hurt value. give serial # for a date of manufacture.
Actually I think he maybe right they were made only in 1957 they may have still been selling the production that late I don't know. I guess the quick answer would be to look at the date code stamp on the left side of the barrel just in front of receiver if the second letter is D that's 1957. Yes the cut stock will hurt some but not real bad because it's not collector grade and there's not a big interest in collecting them anyway.
I see from other post on the 760 that people go to the remington web site and use the date there. One man posted that the 760 in 270 was only made in 1953. Those dates are for year of the start of production. The 308 was made from 1957 till 1980 when the 760 was disc. The 308 was about 8% of prouction or close to 100,000 made. Those guns that were disc. earlier like the 300 savage says 1952-1960. Hope this helps.
Ok, stamping on this gun's left side of barrel just below the rear sight and after .308 Win is an underlind "G". Then same side down by receiver is what looks like it could be a number 5 or a small letter b then B K S. On right side of barrle down by receiver is two identical stamps but can't make out what they are then the oval circle with R.E.P. inside.The stock is slightly concave with about 15" pull with recoil pad. There are room for confusion here because on Remington site, it says that the .308 was only made in 1957. Just like .270 only made in 1953, .243 in 1968. As is 35 Rem. Other calibers were listed as produced in multiple years.S# 4060xx. The "K" should mean a 1963 production??? Hope this helps. I don't know, if it's not a 1957 production or if it's made in 1963. It's still a fine example of AMERICAN design and crafstmanship and a **** fine rifle. Something of short supply these days.
Yes that would be January of 1963
Yes the 760 is an excellent firearm. You do have a great rifle. If the stock at the recoil pad is curved and is 15 in. overall than the stock has not been cut.(great) If you are going to keep you may want a (good) gunsmith to reblue only reciever. I have done these and you would not know it, if done right. Depends on how deep pitting on spot. Or just leave as is and enjoy.
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did remington produce a lefthanded stock with a cheek piece on the right side of the stock in 1957