SOLD FOR: $1600
Model: 70 Standard (Symbol No. G7033CN)
Serial Number: 253923
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Caliber: .270 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action 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-”, and “MODEL-70 – 270 WIN-”. The left side of the barrel at the receiver and the left side of the receiver at the barrel are marked with a circled “WP” proof. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “253923”. The serial number is also hand-scribed on the bottom of the bolt body.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade with a protective hood that is dovetailed into a ramped base. The rear sight is an adjustable flip-up u-notch with a white diamond aiming reference that is dovetailed into the barrel boss. The receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled for mounting a rear sight (none installed). The receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled with a Leupold rail which has attached a Bushnell Scope Chief 4x optic with light nicks and minor scuffs in spots, the glass is rather cloudy, and overall rates in Good-to-Very Good condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with semi-pistol grip, fluted Monte Carlo comb, and ventilated brown rubber Pachmayr White Line recoil pad. There are sling swivels on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. The stock has scattered light nicks and scuffs along with small spots of finish loss most notable on either side of the buttstock and on the comb. 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 pad is very dry and brittle. Overall, the stock rates in Very Good-to-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is rather bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion, but there are a few spots of minor stubborn fouling scattered about, mostly on the lands.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The action has very minor operational wear. The barrel has only a few minor nicks concentrated primarily near the tip. The receiver has minor thinning on most edges. The screw heads are sharp with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on 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, and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 standard rifle manufactured in 1953 and chambered in .270 Winchester. The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling and only a scant amount of minor fouling. The rifle has provision for just about any kind of sighting system you would want to install. Presently, the rifle is fitted with a vintage Bushnell scope. The pre-64 Winchester Model 70 actions are prized by shooters and collectors alike for their smoothness and reliability, and this one is no exception. Chambered in .270 Winchester, this rifle is suitable for game such as deer. In its condition, this rifle will make a great addition to a Model 70 collection. Please see our photos and good luck!