Sadly, I inherited it from him in 1996. Parts are not interchangeable with the pre 64 guns. Marine Corps snipers who used the Winchester Model 70 during the was Gunnery Sergeant who used a Winchester Model 70 sniper rifle chambered in. Both pre- and post-'64 versions of the Model 70 actions have their strengths and weaknesses. You will need the Adobe Reader program to open this file.
Later, Winchester expanded the Classic line, putting the Classic action on all their modern stocks, giving a wide range of choice in rifle types. All true, except, Classic's are no problem. There was a striker cap on the rear of the bolt sleeve covering the rear of the firing pin, serving as a gas deflector. But the fact remains; there is no original, single, totally accurate database of serial numbers from 1866 forward that we are aware of. Marine Corps snipers who used the Winchester Model 70 during the Vietnam War was Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock who used a Winchester Model 70 sniper rifle chambered in. That is probably as close as you're going to get. They continued their progression until beginning of 2003 when something big happened.
We bought a Winchester model 70 with serial number G1741812. However, these short magnum cartridges reduce magazine capacity and feeding reliability, due to their extra width and rebated rim. When I checked the serial numbers listed in the Winchester book, my rifle is a 1942 mfg. Winchester's Model 70 bolt-action rifle is without a doubt, one of the darlings of the American rifle shooter. Next was a 670A, which was basically the same but had the bolt sleeve mounted conventional M 70 pivoting safety.
Many extras that were offered before were dropped from the catalogs, probably because they had no one skilled enough to produce the extras. Pre-'64 Model 70s bring a substantial price premium due to a public perception that they were better, as they had several desirable features Mauser-type controlled round feed, cut checkering that the post-'64 version did not. The bolt face was enclosed so that it fully surrounded the cartridge rim, in a similar way to the Remington 700 bolt. Go ahead and enter the G prefix into the site set up to tell collectors what year a model 70 serial number from 1 - 1,537,135 was manufactured in and report back to all of us what it says. I read somwhere else that that at some point Winchester dropped back and began to use the lower, 5 and 6 digit numbers with the G prefix. Now, putting serial numbers with years after records were no longer kept, starting in 1992, can only come with 30 years of owning, buying, selling and studying the Model 70.
By continuing to use our website, you agree to our use of such cookies. As far as specific numbers, I can pretty much put a year on them, but could always be off by the last months of the year before or firsts months the year after. The most collectable Model 70s and 94s are the pre-64 guns, manufactured before a significant production change in 1964. The G went away with New Haven. Features such as controlled-round feeding and the three-position safety--not to mention classic good looks and a reputation for quality and accuracy--are just some of those measures. Box Code Caliber Type of Extractor Box Code Type of Extractor Caliber A 223 Rem. Short action 7 between screw holes All semi-inlet products require final fitting to your action and final sanding and finish of exterior of stock.
Not the point of this thread, nor does it matter. The reconditioned rifles were used in competitive shooting matches; and the United States Army purchased approximately 200 new Model 70 National Match Rifles with medium heavy barrels for match use between 1954 and 1957. No attempt has been made to determine the value of any Winchester products. In design terms enclosed bolt face, plunger ejector, 3-piece brazed bolt construction it is fairly similar to the Remington Model 700 which has a worldwide following and is considered to be very reliable. I'm not reading it wrong either. Generally, the years posted above by southtexas are correct, 5 digit through sometime in 1994 and six digit through 2002.
Despite this initial reaction, O'Connor grudgingly went on to say, Actually the post-1964 Model 70 is not a bad rifle in spite of the fact that rifle aficionados have never taken it to their bosoms the way they did its predecessor. Repeating Arms Company, are both subsidiaries of. This feed is called controlled round feeding and is favored by a number of shooters, especially those who pursue dangerous game. Pre 64 Winchester Model 70 Series 1 has cloverleaf rear tang. Anyway, could you tell me where you located the info.
Winchester can be reached directly at 800-333-3288. Rule also states that this didn't begin until August 25, 1971 at serial number 1,028,977 page 319 and it's fairly apparent that that's not true either. Just a guess, but maybe the internet data is based on the rules book dates? The popular Shadow variants feature black stocks, which reduce the price of the firearm significantly, and hold up better than wood stocks over time. They were serial numbered in the 41000 to 50000 range and were fitted with leaf sights and checkered stocks with steel butt plates, one-inch sling swivels, and leather slings. They also came out with stainless steel versions. None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program.
The new design of the rifle was swiftly and severely criticized by both gun writers and riflemen alike for its perceived lesser amount of control and feed issues, making the original action much more prized. The Winchester Model 70 is a bolt action sporting rifle. Carbon fiber barrels are also found on select models to reduce weight and dissipate heat faster. I need your help and guidance, please, to share some information and point me in the right direction for additional research. The alloy trigger guard was retained. The Model 70 was originally manufactured by the between 1936 and 1980.
This type of extractor does not engage the cartridge rim as it rises from the magazine into the action, but rather clips over the cartridge rim after the cartridge has been pushed into the chamber and the bolt handle is turned down. Answer If the serial number is above 92000, it was made in 1965 or later. The action has some design similarities to Mauser designs and it is a development of the earlier Winchester Model 54. In 1992, Winchester began producing a controlled round feed Model 70 that was marketed as the Classic model. In order to shop on this Web store, you must have cookies enabled. All things considered, in normal situations there is now not much to choose between the two versions at present, apart from personal preference. With this extractor the cartridge is not as surely controlled as it is with the -type extractor.