SOLD FOR: $2200
Model: 70 Standard Rifle, Product No. G7038CN
Serial Number: 415541
Year of Manufacture: 1957
Caliber: .220 Swift
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle 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 70-220 SWIFT-”. The left side of the barrel at the receiver and 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 “415541”. The bottom of the bolt is hand-scribed “415541”.
Barrel Length: 26?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood, but none is present. There is a dovetail in a boss at the rear of the barrel, currently filled with a Williams base. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a receiver sight (none included). The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for mounting an optic (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with pistol grip, monte-carlo comb, checkered black plastic buttplate and sling swivels front and rear. The stock has scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is a more notable ding in the right of the buttstock near the rear edge and a few more in the left of the buttstock and on the left under the receiver. The checkering is generally well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light-moderate wear with well defined checkering. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered minor nicks and scuffs. The action shows light operational wear and there is light handling wear on the bolt handle. The bright-finished bolt body has some scattered discoloration from oxidation. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good-Fine condition and would rate Fine-plus but for the wear in the stock.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the bolt sleeve. 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 & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifle chambered in .220 Swift and made in 1957. It is a Standard Rifle configuration with 26″ matte finish, and Monte-Carlo comb. The .220 Swift cartridge is a wonderful varmint cartridge capable of velocities exceeding 4,000 fps and some find it suitable for medium game due to the outsized damage velocity grants to its rather small projectiles. The rifle is in Very Good-Fine condition with about 97% of its finish remaining, wear in the stocks consistent with use in the field, a bright bore with sharp rifling, and strong mechanics. This is a beautiful rifle in a great varmint cartridge that is ready to blow up some prairie dogs or add to your Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!