SOLD FOR: $2025
Model: 70 Standard Rifle, Catalog No. G7039CN
Serial Number: 333928
Year of Manufacture: 1955
Caliber: .300 Holland & Holland Magnum
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 – 300 H&H MAGNUM-” in front of the rear sight boss 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 should be marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”, we were not able to remove the scope mount to inspect. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “333928”. The bottom of the bolt body is hand-scribed “333928”.
Barrel Length: 26″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded, textured, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a folding Lyman 16B “U”-notch sight with white triangle aiming reference dovetailed to a boss at the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none included). The left of the receiver has been drilled and tapped with a Pachmayr Lo-Swing mount holding a Weaver KV 60 2.75x-5x scope with crosshair reticle. The scope body shows minor handling wear and the glass is fairly clear, in Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with pistol grip, monte-carlo comb, checkered steel buttplate and sling swivels front and rear. The stock has been inlet on the left at the receiver for the Pachmayr mount. The stock has some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is an intermittent, thin line of stuttered scuffing on the left side of the stock, most on the buttstock and below the receiver. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light wear at the heel and toe, a couple of spots of very minor erosion and sharp checkering. Overall, the stock is in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. There is infrequent but stubborn copper fouling on the lands. Our gauge shows an ME of about 0.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The finish is strong throughout. There are a few minor marks, most notable on the bottom of the barrel near the muzzle. The action shows light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-plus condition and would rate Excellent but for the light wear in the stock.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the rear of the bolt. Pushed to the front, the safety is OFF. Rotated 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.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifle chambered in .300 H&H Magnum and made in 1955. The rifle has had a Vintage Weaver scope mounted in a Pachmayr Lo-Swing scope base installed, allowing for the use of the factory iron sights, as well. The .300 H&H Magnum is one of the most powerful cartridges available in the early Model 70s, able to be used for any game in North America and also popular for hunting in Africa. 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!