A few days ago, I bought an older 700 rem in 30-06, factory installed barrel sights and a BDL stock with the mid 70's cut checkering. The price was very reasonable. After getting it home, I cleaned the barrel and got zero indications of any powder fouling or copper fouling. The barrel code indicates a July 1965 manufacture, with a 6 digit s/n. The bolt face is blue with no indication of brass or primer marks from being fired. The extractor appears to be riveted in. It appears to have never been shot. However, the rifle lived a hard life with some slight rusting on the outside of the barrel. The action does not have a guide rail for the bolt, nor a place in the right lug for a guide rail. The rear bridge looks to have a factory clip slot in it .500" long and .530" wide. All that for this question. Did the early 700's not have the bold guide? The clip slot also appears out of place.