Winchester Model 70 Classic Super Express 416 Remington Mag Bolt Rifle 1984

SOLD FOR: $2746

LSB#: 211210DC10

Make: Winchester

Model: 70

Serial Number: G166662

Year of Manufacture: 1984

Caliber: .416 Remington Magnum

Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine

Markings: Barrel left shoulder marked “–WINCHESTER ® MODEL 70  416 REM. MAG.– / ——MADE IN NEW HAVEN CT, U.S.A.——”. Barrel right shoulder marked “—CLASSIC SUPER EXPRESS—”. Receiver left side marked “WINCHESTER / —TRADE MARK—”. Chamber ring right side marked with serial number, “G166662”. Buttpad marked “WINCHESTER® / Winchester trademarks licensed from Olin Corp. / Mtd. by U.S. Repeating Arms Company / Pad made in U.S.A. by Pachmayr®”. Serial-matching bolt hand scribed, “6662”. The recoil lug heads are engraved.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights/Optics: While no iron sights are installed, the front of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled and the rear has installed a Burris optic rail (no optic is installed or included). The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled (no rail or base in installed).

Stock Configuration and Condition: The one-piece checkered wood has a capped pistol grip, fluted Monte-Carlo comb with cheek-piece, and an orange rubber Winchester buttpad. There are sling studs on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the barrel. The cheek-piece has a few light compressions, a spot of checkering on the right side of the forend is lightly worn down while a few spots on the underside are lightly nicked. The checkering is otherwise quite sharp. Length-of-pull measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad is supple, there are a few spots of edge wear as well as light discoloration in spots. Overall, the stock rates in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. Light stubborn fouling can be seen throughout.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are a few light nicks on the outer edge of the barrel tip, the barrel itself has scattered minor nicks and a few scuffs mainly in the area where the rail is mounted, the top of the receiver has residue from a previously installed rail or base, and the action has light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine-plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a three-position safety on the right-rear of the control-feed 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, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: On offer here is a Winchester Model 70 rifle made in 1984, well after Winchester’s reorganization and revisions to the Model 70 design. It has a 24” barrel chambered for .416 Remington Magnum, a cartridge modeled closely to the .416 Rigby and meant for dangerous game such as rhinoceros or African Cape buffalo. Much hay has been made about the quality of 70s-era Model 70 rifles, and while major changes did result in consumer dissatisfaction, Winchester did bring back many of the key features that made pre-64 rifles so noteworthy. This “Classic Super Express” has the vaunted control-feed bolt. The rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent condition with very little wear, a fine bore and strong mechanics. Good luck and happy bidding!

Winchester Model 70 Classic Super Express 416 Remington Mag Bolt Rifle 1984
Winchester Model 70 Classic Super Express 416 Remington Mag Bolt Rifle 1984