SOLD FOR: $1725
Model: 70 XTR Sporter Varmint
Serial Number: G1635207
Year of Manufacture: 1983
Caliber: .223 Remington
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine with Hinged Floorplate
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER MODEL 70 XTR SPORTER VARMINT 223 REM.- / -MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”. The top of the barrel is marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver at the chamber is marked “G1635207”. The underside of the bolt body is etched “027”.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped with Weaver bases installed and rings holding a Tasco 3-9x scope with a Boone & Crockett rangefinding reticle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut with a capped forend and pistol grip, monte-carlo comb with a cheekpiece, orange rubber Winchester buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. The stock has a few scattered light nicks and scratches including a couple of spots of compressed checkers in the bottom of the forend. The checkering is otherwise well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has some minor wear. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
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 couple of scratches on the floorplate. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks and minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This rifle employs a push feed bolt. The safety is mounted at the back of the bolt on the right side. It has three positions. Pushed all the way forwards, the safety is off and ready to fire. In the middle position, the safety blocks the trigger, but allows the bolt to be opened for loading and unloading. In the rear position, the safety blocks the trigger and the bolt. 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 the installed scope, a Harris 1A2 Ultralight bipod and a black plastic case.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 70 XTR Sporter Varmint rifle chambered in .223 Remington produced in 1983. It has a 24” barrel, jeweled bolt with a knurled knob, and a checkered walnut stock. The rifle is in Fine-plus condition with 97% of its metal finish remaining, a great bore, and strong mechanics. This is a classic American rifle in a great varmint caliber. This rifle will be at home on your next target shooting or hunting outing, and already comes with a 3-9x Leupold scope. Please see our photos and good luck!