SOLD FOR: $1075
Model: 70 Standard Rifle, Product Code G7004C
Serial Number: 143214
Year of Manufacture: 1950
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
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 – .30 GOV’T ’06-” in front of the rear sight boss and at the rear with an ovalled “WP” proof at the rear, 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 “143214”. The bottom of the bolt body is hand-scribed “143214”.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: There is a textured, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The base has a dovetail filled with a blank and is grooved for a hood which is not present. There is a dovetailed boss at the rear of the barrel filled with a blank. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a one-piece Buehler base installed and rings holding a J. Unertl Falcon 2.75x scope with post reticle. The body of the scope has some light wear and spots of minor oxidation, the glass is fairly clear, in about Very Good 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 hand checkered walnut with a pistol grip, straight comb, sling swivels front and rear, and a checkered steel buttplate. The stock has some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches with a more notable scratch at the toe on the left. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is well defined. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered light wear and oxidation, heaviest at the toe. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at some edges. There are some scattered minor nicks and scratches. There is some light wear and minor surface oxidation on the bottom metal. The action shows operational wear and there is handling wear on the bolt knob. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the rear of the bolt. Pulled to the rear, the safety is ON, locking 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 vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 Standard Rifle chambered for the classic .30-06 cartridge and made in 1950. The rifle appears to have seen light use in the field, retaining about 95% of its metal finish with light wear in the stock, a great bore and strong mechanics. Ammunition for this rifle is (usually) readily available in a variety of loadings and makes for a wonderful hunting rifle that can be used on just about any game in North America. Whether you’re looking to add to your Winchester collection or just want a great hunting rifle, this will be a great gun to add to any safe in America. Please see our photos and good luck!