SOLD FOR: $1425
Model: 70 Featherweight, Product Code G7060CN
Serial Number: 524854
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-“, “MODEL – 70 FEATHERWEIGHT – / MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”, “-308 WIN.-” and at the rear with an ovalled “WP” proof. The left-front the receiver also has a “WP” proof and “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“. The right of the chamber ring is marked “524854”, found again hand-scribed on the bottom of the bolt body.
Barrel Length: 22″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded, serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a folding “U”-notch sight with white diamond aiming reference dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch is fine adjustable for elevation and can be reversed to present a “V”-notch. The top of the receiver has two pairs of empty drilled and tapped holes. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled for a receiver sight (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece hand checkered walnut with a pistol grip, Monte Carlo comb, sling swivels front and rear, and an aftermarket black rubber buttpad. There are some scattered little scuffs, draglines, and some compressions. There are a couple of light scratches, most noticeable on the left side of the buttstock. There are a few little dings. There is a small scrape on the left side of the buttstock. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the Whiteline buttpad and 12 1/8″ to the wood. The pad has some scattered minor wear. Overall, the stock is in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: 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 96% of its metal finish. There is some light handling wear on the receiver and some light finish wear on the edges. There are a few light marks on the edges of the trigger guard. There is some thinning on the bolt knob. There are a few little scuffs that have thinned the finish and a few little marks through the finish. There is some light wear on the muzzle but the crown is not affected. There is wear on the front edges of the front sight base on the slots. The screw heads are sharp to tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine Plus 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 & Accessories: included is a leather sling.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight rifle chambered for .308 Winchester and made in 1961. The rifle appears to have seen some light use at the range with scattered light wear in the stock and metal, but retains about 96% of its metal finish with a great bore and strong mechanics. Ammunition for this rifle is readily available in a variety of loadings and makes for a great all-around hunting rifle. Whether you’re looking to add to your Winchester collection or just want a great hunting rifle, this will be a great rifle to add to any safe in America. Please see our photos and good luck!