Remington Model 700 Classic 7mm-08 Remington. Originating from the estate of Tom Siatos, serial B6897034 features a 22-inch light sporter barrel, wrap-around checkering, cheekpiece and includes a Leupold base. The barrel has a recessed target crown and the trigger has been tuned. DIMENSIONS: Weight (with base) is 6.4 pounds and length-of-pull is 13.4 inches. CONDITION: Bore appears new. Metal and wood finishes are about 98 percent. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $750 plus shipping.