SOLD FOR: $1275
Model: 70 Target
Serial Number: 860487
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-MADE IN U.S.A.- / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, “-WINCHESTER MODEL- 70 – 30-06 SPRG.-“. The top of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a circled “WP” proof, found again on the receiver’s chamber ring to the left of the optic base. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “860487”, found again hand-scribed on the bottom of the bolt body.
Barrel Length: 24″, Flat Muzzle, Approximately 0.80″ Muzzle Diameter
Sights / Optics: There are no sights installed or included. The front of the barrel has two drilled, tapped and filled holes for a front sight. The rear of the barrel and the chamber ring are each drilled and tapped with male dovetail optic bases installed. The bridge is drilled, tapped and filled for an optic or receiver sight mount. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece smooth walnut with beavertail forend, 4″ accessory plate inlet to the forend, pistol grip, straight comb, serrated black rubber Winchester buttpad, a sling swivel in the belly and a sling swivel mounted to the accessory plate in the forend. The stock has some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is a spot of thinning finish at the bottom-front edge of the grip. There is light wear on the forend from the installed sling swivel. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has minor wear with well defined serrations. Overall, the stock is in Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Black Alloy Trigger Guard Assembly
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows and ME of about 1.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The barrel has some light wear around the outside of the muzzle and scattered tiny nicks, scratches and spots of minor surface oxidation forward of the forend, most on the bottom. The action has minor operational wear. The bottom metal has a few scattered light marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The receiver is notched for use with stripper clips. There is a three-position safety on the right-rear of the bolt. 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a nice looking Winchester Model 70 Target made in 1967, after Winchester’s reorganization and revision to the Model 70 design which included a push-feed bolt instead of the original control-feed. The Target model is also notched for use with stripper clips. It has a 24” barrel chambered in the classic .30-06 Springfield cartridge. It has provision for a wide variety of sights or optics to be installed, so you can set it up with just about whatever you want. The rifle is in Fine condition with wear consistent with use by a responsible shooter. The rifle retains a great bore and strong mechanics and should still make for a wonderful target rifle. It will also help round out a Winchester Model 70 collection missing this variant. Please see our photos and good luck!