SOLD FOR: $1080
Model: 70 Standard Rifle (Catalog Symbol No. G7033CN)
Serial Number: 190016
Year of Manufacture: 1951, First Year of Production
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-“, “MODEL 70 – 270 WIN.” in front of the rear sight and at the rear with an ovalled “WP” proof, found again on the left of the receiver’s chamber ring. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “190016”. The buttpad is marked “WINCHESTER”.
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The protective hood is not present The rear sight is a Lyman B16 flip-up “U”-notch sight with white triangle aiming reference, adjustable for elevation and drift-adjustable for windage in its dovetail on a bass at the rear of the barrel. The top of the receiver has two-piece Weaver-style bases which have installed a Weaver V8 2.5-8x scope with a crosshair reticle. The scope body has light scuffs and nicks most notable on the edges of both bells. The objective bell has a few more notable scuffs and scrapes on the top. The glass is fairly clear and overall, the scope rates in Very Good condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece hand checkered walnut with a pistol grip, fluted Monte Carlo comb, sling swivels front and rear, and an orange rubber ventilated Winchester recoil pad. There are a few minor compressions on the right side of the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad has wear along the edge, and a few areas with light staining. Overall, the stock rates in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. The barrel has scattered minor nicks most notably along the top. There are a few more notable long nicks and a few spots of light finish loss. The receiver has some minor thinning on the edges. The bolt knob has handling wear in the form of finish loss and the bolt body has light operational wear. The floorplate and trigger guard have a few light scuffs. The screw heads are tool marked but have strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Very Good-to-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the right side of the receiver. 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, and Accessories: This rifle comes with the installed scope as described.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifle chambered in .270 Winchester and made in 1951, just ahead of its 1952 commercial availability. The is the “Standard Rifle” version with monte-carlo stock and is one of the most popular styles in one of the most popular chamberings. With its high velocity and excellent ballistics coefficient, the .270 Winchester makes for a great hunting rifle where longer shots may need to be taken, it makes a fine long-range target rifle as well. This is a beautiful rifle in a great hunting cartridge that is ready to bag some game. That said, the Pre-64 Winchesters have high collector interest, and this would be a good addition to a Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!