SOLD FOR: $1,375
Model: 70 Standard Rifle
Serial Number: 160944
Year of Manufacture: 1950
Caliber: .270 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“, “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-” and “MODEL 70-270 WIN.-”. The left side of the barrel at the receiver and the receiver at the barrel are marked with a circled “WP” proof. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “160944”. The bottom of the bolt is hand-scribed “160944”.
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights / Optics: The front of the barrel has a fixed, textured, ramped base which is grooved for a hood which is not present and has a dovetail filled with a blank. The rear of the barrel has a boss with a dovetail filled with a blank. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a one-piece Buehler base and rings holding a Stith Kollmorgen 4x Double scope with crosshair reticle. The scope has scattered light wear, mostly from the rings, with clear glass, in about Very Good-plus condition. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with pistol grip, straight comb, checkered steel buttplate and sling swivels front and rear. The stock has minor handling wear with a few scattered light compressions and scratches. The left of the receiver appears to have been scribed in preparation for mounting a receiver sight, but has not been cut or relieved. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered light wear with well defined, mostly sharp checkering. Overall, the stock is in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The receiver and bolt show operational wear. There is a light scratch on the front of the trigger guard. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the bolt sleeve. Pushed forwards, the safety is OFF. If pulled back all the way, it locks both the bolt and the trigger. If pulled back half-way, it blocks only the trigger. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with the installed scope as described. Also included is a brown leather military-style sling. The sling has some light wear, in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifle chambered in .270 Winchester and made in 1950. It is a Standard Rifle configuration with straight comb and has been equipped with a vintage Stith Kollmorgen 4x scope. The .270 Winchester cartridge is a classic American round, essentially a necked-down .30-06 which benefits from the improved ballistics of the 7mm projectile making for a versatile round suitable for game and target shooting. The rifle is in Fine-plus condition with about 97% of its finish remaining, light wear in the stocks, a bright bore with sharp rifling, and strong mechanics. This is a beautiful rifle in a great hunting cartridge that is ready to bag some game or add to your Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!