SOLD FOR: $3325
Model: 70 Classic Super Grade III
Serial Number: G330802
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Caliber: .264 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt action Rifle fed by Internal Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “ – WINCHESTER® MODEL 70 .264 WIN. MAG. – / — MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CT U.S.A. —”. The right side of the barrel is marked “ – CLASSIC SUPER GRADE–“. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / – TRADE MARK —”. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “G330802”, the bolt is hand-scribed with “0802”.
Barrel Length: 26”
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The receiver is drilled and tapped with a one-piece Leupold base and rings holding a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5-10×50 scope with duplex reticle. The scope has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks and the glass is clear.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered select walnut with ebony forend cap, capped pistol grip, straight comb with cheekpiece black rubber Winchester buttpad and sling plates front and rear with QD swivels for the included Brownells Competitor Plus leather sling. The stock has a few light nicks, most notable on the left below the receiver. The checkering is 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 buttpad. The pad has minor wear and is still supple. Overall, the stock is in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is right with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance is in minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with the installed scope as described and a leather Brownells Competitor Plus sling. The sling shows minor wear.
Our Assessment: The .264 Winchester Magnum is one of the smaller calibers derived from the classic .375 Holland & Holland belted magnum case. Capable of pushing a 140gr projectile to 3,200 fps, the .264 Win. Mag. is a flat-shooting round that still has some punch over distance, making it suitable for American plains game as well as varmint. This Winchester Classic Super Grade III is in Excellent condition, by all appearances it may have only been used to zero the included Leupold VX-III scope. This would be an incredible addition to any serious hunter’s roster, and the .264 Win Mag was only offered as a Classic Super Grade for one year, so it would be a good addition for the collectors, as well. Good luck in your bidding!