Early Winchester Pre64 Model 70 Standard G7008C 270 Rem Bolt Rifle 1937 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1928

LSB#: 220116JC002

Make: Winchester

Model: 70 Standard Rifle, Product Code G7008C

Serial Number: 2476

Year of Manufacture: 1937

Caliber: .270 WCF (Winchester Center Fire)

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked -“WINCHESTER / PROOF STEEL”-“MODEL 70”-“WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“-“.270 W.C.F.” in front of the rear sight boss and at the rear with an ovalled “WP” proof, found again on the left of the receiver’s chamber ring. The right side is marked “MADE IN USA WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN. PATENTED” The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “7714”.

Barrel Length: 24″

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear sight is a “U”-notch leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to a boss at the rear of the barrel, the notch is fine adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled with two holes in the chamber ring and one on the bridge. The top of the chamber ring and bridge are finely serrated for glare reduction. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none included).

Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece hand checkered walnut with a pistol grip, straight comb, sling swivels front and rear, and a checkered steel buttplate. The stock has scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There are more notable dings along the upper edges of the forend. There is a series of light dings and compressions along the top of the comb. The checkering is generally well defined. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has mostly worn to white on the edges but has well-defined checkering. Overall, the stock is in Good-plus condition as refinished.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion, but minor stubborn fouling persists in spots.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 89% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear. The barrel has scattered light-to-moderate nicks, scuffs, and dings along with a few more notable dings through the finish on the top of the barrel forward of the boss. Screws are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good-plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the top-rear rear of the control feed bolt. Pulled to the OFF, pushed to the front 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: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 Standard Rifle chambered for the .270 Winchester Centerfire cartridge and made in 1937, the 2nd year of production. The rifle has some wear that is most prominent on the barrel. It has strong mechanics and a quality bore. Whether you’re looking to add to your Winchester collection or just want a great hunting rifle, this will be a great gun to add to any safe in America. Please see our photos and good luck!

Early Winchester Pre64 Model 70 Standard G7008C 270 Rem Bolt Rifle 1937 C&R
Early Winchester Pre64 Model 70 Standard G7008C 270 Rem Bolt Rifle 1937 C&R