SOLD FOR: $2850
Model: 70 (Safari Express)
Serial Number: G343509
Year of Manufacture: 1990’s-2006
Caliber: .375 H&H Mag.
Action Type: Bolt-Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded white beaded blade dovetailed onto the muzzle of the barrel, the rear sight is fixed adjustable U-notch. Mounted on this rifle is a Leupold VX-III 1.5-5x20mm variable scope with clear glass and fine crosshair reticle. This scope has a Leupold soft cover.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered hardwood with pistol grip attached to the buttpad. The texturing is sharp with a few minor marks. The wood shows light handling and storage marks. This gun was well taken care of. The LOP measures 13 ¾” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light draglines and storage marks. This gun was very well taken care of and has a heavy barrel. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included with this firearm are spare parts.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 70 Safari Express is a bolt-action rifle designed for hunting big game in Africa and other parts of the world. It is built on a rugged and reliable Mauser-style action, with a controlled round feed system that ensures reliable feeding of cartridges under any conditions. The rifle features a cold hammer-forged barrel and a strong, one-piece steel receiver, which is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. The stock is made of high-grade walnut,, with a classic design that is both functional and attractive.
The Safari Express is available in a variety of calibers, including the .375 H&H Magnum, .416 Remington Magnum, and .458 Winchester Magnum, among others. These calibers are powerful enough to take down the largest and most dangerous game animals, such as elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. Overall, the Winchester Model 70 Safari Express is a reliable and powerful hunting rifle that is designed to withstand the toughest conditions and take on the biggest game.
This Winchester Model 70 Safari at auction above is absolutely stunning. The wood and finish are both in excellent condition, the bore is bright, bolt-action is smooth, trigger is crisp, and it even comes with a Leupold scope. What more could you ask for? Place your bid on this one before I do!