SOLD FOR: $1100.99
Model: 70 Super Grade
Serial Number: G18577
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Internal Magazine Fed Bolt-Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “—WINCHESTER ® MODEL 70 SUPER GRADE CAL.30-06 SPRG.— / —MADE IN NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL—”. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / —TRADE MARK—”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number, “G18577”. The magazine cover is marked “—SUPER GRADE—”. The bolt is serial-matching, hand-scribed “577”. The buttpad is marked “WINCHESTER” over patent and license information.
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights on this rifle. The receiver has been installed with a pair of bases and rings holding a Burris 3-9x scope. The scope has some scattered light marks from light use and storage. The scope has a range finding reticle and the glass is clear, it rates in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut with a capped pistol-grip, fluted straight comb with cheek-piece, recoil lug, and an orange rubber buttpad. There are sling studs installed on the belly of the buttstock and the underside of the forend. There are a couple of minor marks, the most noticeable are on the nose of the forend. 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 pad. The pad has light wear, no major defects. Overall, the stock rates in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a scuff on the trigger guard that has thinned the finish. The trigger guard has turned plum. There are a few little marks through the finish on the bolt handle. 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 top-rear of the bolt. Pushed to the front, the safety is OFF. If pulled to the rear 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, and Accessories: Included is the previously described scope, military style leather sling, serial matching box, and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 70 Super Grade rifle chambered in .30-06 Springfield and was manufactured in 1969. The post-64 Super Grade has nicer-grain wood and features the classic cut checkering rather than the less expensive to produce press-checkering. The rifle is in Fine-to-Excellent condition with scant evidence of use. The bluing is rich, the bore is bright, and the action is smooth. The .30-06 is a classic cartridge and a perfect caliber to get a classic American rifle like the Model 70 in, you literally cant go wrong here. There are differing opinions on the quality and merit of post-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifles, but rest assured this Super Grade version has all the virtue of its predecessors. Good luck and happy bidding!