SOLD FOR: $1325
Model: 70 Standard (Symbol No. G7004C)
Serial Number: 148778
Year of Manufacture: 1950
Caliber: .30 Gov’t ‘06
Action Type: Internal Magazine-Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
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 – .30 GOV’T ‘06-”. 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 “148778”. 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 dovetailed into a serrated ramped base screwed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a 22-G elevator tang sight that is dovetailed into the barrel boss. The top and left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled for mounting sights or optics. The top of the receiver has installed a Redfield optic rail which has attached two two optic rings which have mounted in them a Lyman ‘Alaskan’ scope. The scope body has moderate thinning on most edges and is going to white on the ends, the glass is fairly clear, and overall, the scope is Good-Very Good condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut with semi-pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a checkered sheet steel buttplate. There are sling swivels on the belly and forearm. There are clusters of light draglines, nicks, scuffs, and nicks scattered about the wood. There are larger areas of finish loss on either side of the buttstock. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has moderate scuff wear at the heel and toe, and finish loss throughout. Overall, the stock is in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright with well-defined rifling. There is no erosion apparent in the bore, but there is light stubborn fouling throughout.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 65% of its metal finish. Many areas of the barrel are going to white and there are light nicks, scuffs, and spots of minor surface oxidation scattered throughout. There is minor thinning on the edges of the receiver, and the bolt has light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the rear of 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, 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 made in 1950 and chambered in .30 Gov’t ‘06. The rifle has a 24” barrel and a checkered stock, the bore is semi-bright with well-defined. The rifle has provision for just about any kind of sights or optics you would want to install, and a previous owner saw fit to install a Lyman Alaskan scope. The pre-64 Winchester Model 70 actions are prized by shooters and collectors alike for their smoothness and reliability, and this one is hardly an exception. This should still make a fantastic rifle! Good luck and happy bidding!