SOLD FOR: $1776
Model: 70 Standard Rifle, Product Code G7003C
Serial Number: 135567
Year of Manufacture: 1950
Caliber: .270 Winchester
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-“, “MODEL 70 – 270 W.C.F. -” in front of the rear sight boss and at the rear with an ovalled “WP” proof at the rear, found again on the left of the receiver’s chamber ring. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “135567”. The bottom of the bolt body is hand-scribed “135567”.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a textured ramped base that is fixed to the barrel, there is a protective hood installed. The rear sight is a “U” notched elevator sight dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled 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, straight comb, sling swivels front and rear, and a checkered blued steel shotgun-style buttplate. There are some scattered minor compressions, little marks through the finish, and a few spots of finish loss. The most noticeable wear is on the comb at the rear, bottom of the forend, and belly of the buttstock. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scattered finish loss and thinning, plus a few little nicks and light scratches. 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 are a few tiny spots of minor surface erosion on one of the lands, hardly noticeable.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The receiver has some light handling marks and light finish wear on the edges. There is some soft thinning on the bolt knob. There are a few minor marks on the bottom metal assembly. The barrel has some scattered light handling marks. The barrel has some spots of finish loss on the top and bottom towards the front. There are light handling marks and standard operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong 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 Standard rifle chambered in 270 Winchester and was manufactured in 1950. The rifle is in Fine-plus condition with evidence of careful use in the field, retaining a decent bore and strong mechanics. The .270 Winchester is a suitable cartridge for hunting deer-sized game at open ranges making it suitable for plains game and mountain hunting. Standard ballistics tests show that the .270 is highly appropriate for hunting screeching boars and pigs, plus it has been one of America’s favorite deer hunting cartridges for decades. It may be chambered in standard length actions and though the optimum barrel size is considered to be 24 inches, making it a suitable cartridge for developing a light mountain rifle. The Pre-64 Winchesters have sincere collector interest, and in this ones high condition it would be a wonderful addition—or an incredible start—to a Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!