SOLD FOR: $5175
Serial Number: 54832
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle w/ Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “AL BIESEN”, “GUNMAKER”, and “SPOKANE, WN”. The left rear of the barrel is marked “30 06”. The right side of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER”. The bolt body is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 24? Al Biesen Heavy Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight has been removed and replaced with a blank dovetail. Equipped to the top of the barrel at the rear is a J. Unertl 12x scope with a fine crosshair reticle. The scope shows areas of thinning on the tube, scattered light oxidation, and some dispersed light scratches throughout. The lenses are clear and the original lens caps are included. The scope rates in about Good-Very Good overall condition. The left side of the receiver has a side mount base equipped (no optic piece included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is nicely finished smooth wood with a beavertail forend, pistol grip, straight comb, and a serrated White Line hard rubber butt plate. There is a rail in the forearm and a rear sling swivel. There are scattered compressions, draglines, and light scratches. The left side of the buttstock shows the highest concentration of these imperfections. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13? from the trigger to the rear of the butt plate, which shows moderate wear with material loss around the toe and heel. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Matte Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some light erosion in the grooves which may prove to be fouling after a thorough cleaning.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is light thinning on the leading edges of the receiver and lower metal. The floorplate and trigger guard also show little nicks and scratches. The screw heads are lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is light and crisp. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The previously mentioned scope is included and a black protective hard case.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 Standard Rifle sporting an aftermarket Al Biesen 24” heavy barrel that is chambered for .30-06. Also attached is a vintage J. Unertl optic. The rifle appears to have seen responsible use in the field, retaining about 95% of its metal finish with light wear in the stock, a great bore and strong mechanics. Ammunition for this rifle is typically readily available in a variety of loadings and makes for a wonderful hunting rifle. Whether you’re looking to add to your Winchester collection or just want a great hunting rifle, this will be a great gun to add to any safe in America. Please see our photos and good luck!