The 721 is pretty close to a 700, the biggest difference I'm aware of is the extractor ring in the bolt face. Rather than having an extractor milled into the bolt face, the 721 has a ring of rolled/stamped metal that clips into the inside of the bolt face.
This ring is relatively weak compared to a 700 and occasionally breaks.
I thought all the original 721's came in blued steel.
the one i have was made in 1956 and it does have a stainless steel barrel i had a friend that is really into guns check it out he said it is stainless he said it is probably a rare one the letters on the barrel say it was made in 1956
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...