SOLD FOR: $2725
Model: 70 Classic Sporter Stainless
Serial Number: G167260
Year of Manufacture: 1996
Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER MODEL 70 300 WIN. MAG.- / –MADE IN NEW HAVEN CT. U.S.A.–”. The top-rear has an ovalled “WP” proof. The left of the receiver has “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“. The right side of the barrel is marked “-CLASSIC STAINLESS-”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number, “G167260” and the bolt is serial-matched, hand-scribed with the last four digits of the serial number, “7260”.
Barrel Length: 26?
Sights/Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is installed with a pair of Leupold-style bases.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with a capped pistol grip, fluted straight comb, cheekpiece, and a black rubber Pachmayr buttpad. There are a few scattered light handling marks. The most noticeable wear are some compressions on the nose of the forend. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad and 12 3/8” to the back of the wood. The pad shows only minor wear from handling. Overall, the stock is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered scuffs and rubs which have caused smooth spots to the matte finish. There is minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent 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, and Accessories: Included is a serial matching box with paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 70 is an iconic American sporting rifle that has been a staple of hunters for more than 80 years. It has more than earned its nickname of “the riflemans rifle” and is one of the most iconic rifles around. This example is a Classic Sporter Stainless with a 26” barrel and a handsome checkered walnut stock. Efforts were made to set things back to rights when it came to the Model 70 and the classic series saw the return of the lauded control-feed bolt. Well out of the company’s fallow period, this example was produced in 1996. Chambered as it is in the beastly .300 Win Mag, you have the capability of taking just about anything in North America with this rifle. By appearances, this rifle appears to have spent more time in the box than out, as there are only a few marks on the stock. The rifle rates in Excellent condition and looks great, this will make for a powerful addition to a Winchester or hunting rifle collection. Good luck and happy bidding!