SOLD FOR: $1825
Model: 70 Classic Featherweight Dark Maple Stainless (2018 SHOT Show Special)
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Caliber/Gauge: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with 5 Round Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “—WINCHESTER® MODEL 70 30-06 SPRG ONLY— / —WINCHESTER IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF OLIN CORPORATION—”. The right side of the barrel is marked “—MODEL 70 – FEATHERWEIGHT— / —Imported by BACO Inc., Morgan Utah – Made In Portugal by Browning Viana—”. The left side of the barrel is marked with a “PW” in an oval proof mark. The left side of the receiver is marked with a “PW” in an oval proof mark and the right side is marked with the serial number, “35GZP08707”. The buttpad is marked “DECELERATOR”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled for attaching optic rails (none included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered wood with schnabel forend, black-capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a black rubber Decelerator buttpad. There are sling swivels on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. The comb has a more notable nick near the heel. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The buttpad is free of any notable wear or damage. Overall, the stock is in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is quite bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but minor stubborn fouling persists throughout.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 98% of its finish. There is a single notable nick on the top of the barrel just ahead of the forend. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, the rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: This Model 70 Classic Sporter includes:
—a Winchester box
—a bit of paperwork including the manual
Our Assessment: The Winchester 70 is a quintessential American rifle, owned happily by several generations now of enthusiastic shooters all over the world. This example is the—deep breath—2018 SHOT Show Exclusive Model 70 Classic Featherweight Dark Maple Stainless version, and is, in far fewer words, absolutely gorgeous. The wood is rich and pleasant to the touch and the ornate checkering pattern provides a strong grip. The stainless finish is near-immaculate, and the matte stainless bolt features fine machine jeweling. The bore is in great shape, and the mechanics are sound. Chambered in the ubiquitous .30-06 cartridge, this Model 70 is a truly neat rifle that any collector would be happy to own. Do not miss your chance to win this beauty. Good luck and happy bidding!