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Model: Custom Model 70
Serial Number: 21082
Year of Manufacture: 1939
Caliber: .30-06 Springfield
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left of the receiver has a “WP” proof and “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“. The right side of the chamber ring is marked “21082”, found again hand-scribed on the bottom of the bolt. The action and rear of the barrel are bedded to the stock, we were not able to remove the action from the stock to inspect for additional markings.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights/Optics: There is a sight block at the front of the barrel for a front sight, but none is present. There are tow sight blocks on the rear of the barrel with rings holding a J. Unertl 20x scope with crosshair reticle. The scope has threaded lense caps and is adjusted using the rear ring. The scope body has some light wear and the glass remains clear. The top of the chamber ring is drilled, tapped and filled for an optic mount (none present), the bridge is not drilled and tapped. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled and tapped for a receiver sight (none present).
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stock is an aftermarket one-piece smooth walnut with beavertail forend, inlet 4″ accessory rail with handstop/sling swivel installed, pistol grip, straight comb and black rubber buttpad. The stock has a few scattered light nicks and scuffs, but no notable damage. There are no chips or cracks. The action and rear portion of the barrel are bedded to the stock, leaving the remainder of the barrel free-floating. the stock is relieved on the left for a receiver sight. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger’s installed wide, serrated shoe to the back of the pad, 12 5/8″ to the back of the wood. The pad has scattered wear. Overall, the stock is in about Fine condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original to the parts, the barrel is not original to the gun.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.5.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The most notable finish wear is on the magazine floorplate. The action has light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine condition as customized.
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: This rifle comes with the installed scope as described.
Our Assessment: This is a custom pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 which has been set up for target shooting. It has had a 24″ after-market barrel installed which has a strip of matte finish along the top to help reduce glare. There is provision for a wide variety of sights, but the rifle is currently wearing an impressive 20x Unertl scope. This has all been mounted in a custom walnut stock, resulting in a very attractive target rifle. The rifle has a great bore and strong mechanics and ought to be a great shooter for years to come. Please see our photos and good luck!