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Model: 70 Alaskan, Product No. G7035
Serial Number: 477021
Year of Manufacture: 1960
Caliber: .338 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Control-Feed Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-MADE IN U.S.A.- / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“, “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-“, “-MODEL-70-338 WIN. MAGNUM-”. The left side of the barrel at the receiver and the receiver at the barrel are marked with a circled “WP” proof. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “477021”, found again hand-etched on the bolt body.
Barrel Length: 25?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood, but none is present. The rear sight is a Lyman 16B folding “U”-notch sight with white triangle aiming reference, adjustable for elevation and drift adjustable for windage in its dovetail on a boss at the rear of the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a one-piece Redfield base and rings holding a Lyman Alaskan 2.5x scope with post reticle. The scope has light wear in the body with fairly clear glass. The left of the receiver at the rear is drilled, tapped and filled for a peep-sight mount (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with pistol grip, monte carlo comb, orange rubber Winchester buttpad and sling swivels mounted front and rear. The stock has light handling wear with some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There are a few more notable nicks in the left in and behind the grip and a ding at the bottom edge of the grip in the front. There is some odd red residue at the heel. The checkering is 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 pad. The pad has scattered light wear and discoloration but is still fairly supple. The stock rates in Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There are infrequent light nicks and scuffs. There are a few spots of light oxidation, most notable on the front of the trigger guard. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the rear of the bolt. Pushed forwards, the safety is OFF. If pulled back all the way, it locks 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: This rifle comes with the installed scope as described and a brown leather military-style sling.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifle chambered in .338 Winchester Magnum and made in 1960, the year after the “Alaskan” style was first offered. The original Alaskan style was chambered only in .338 Winchester Magnum with a 25? barrel. Considered to be one of the finest cartridges for brown bear, the cartridge is one of the most popular medium-bore cartridges in North America and should make for a great hunting rifle for anything you’d encounter on the continent.
This example is in Fine condition, showing wear consistent with responsible use in the field. In addition to being the “Alaskan” style, it is also equipped with a vintage Lyman Alaskan 2.5x scope. The rifle retains a great bore and strong mechanics. This is a classic rifle in a great hunting cartridge that is ready to bag some game or add to your Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!