Winchester Model 70 Classic Super Express .375 H&H Mag Bolt Rifle 1993-1998
SOLD FOR: $1900
Model: 70 Classic Super Express
Serial Number: G276062
Year of Manufacture: 1993-1998
Caliber: .375 H&H (Holland & Holland) Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER MODEL 70 .375 H&H MAG.- / –MADE IN NEW HAVEN CT. U.S.A.–”. The top-rear has an ovalled “WP” proof. The left of the receiver has “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“. The right side of the barrel is marked “-CLASSIC SUPER EXPRESS-”. The bottom of the floorplate is marked in gold fill, “SUPER EXPRESS”. The right of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number and the bolt is matched and marked with the last four digits of the serial number.
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights/Optics: The original iron sights are not present. The front of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled. The rear of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled with a Burris rail for mounting a scout-style scope (no scope is included).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered wood with a two through bolts, capped pistol grip, monte carlo comb with cheekpiece, inlet sling swivel mount on the belly, and a solid orange rubber Winchester buttpad. There are a few little marks in the finish mainly on the grip. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad shows minor wear from handling. Overall, the stock is in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore, but minor stubborn fouling is peppered throughout.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks and a very minor nick on the tip of the barrel. There is minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent 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, and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 70 is an iconic American sporting rifle which has been a staple of hunters for more than 80 years. This example is a Classic Super Express with a blued finish, 24” barrel, and checkered monte carlo comb stock. It was made in the time Winchester was well out of its fallow period. Efforts were made to set things back to rights when it came to the Model 70 and the classic series saw the return of the lauded control-feed bolt and cut checkering as opposed to pressed. Overall build quality is improved, and the perceived cheapness of post-64 rifles is nowhere to be found. Chambered in the beastly .375 H&H, you have the capability of taking down any of the Big Five game animals. The rifle appears to have spent more time in the safe than out, there are only a few marks on the wood, mainly on the grip. The rifle rates in Excellent condition and looks great, this will make for a great addition to a Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!