SOLD FOR: $2776
Model: 70 Westerner-Alaskan, Catalog No. G7036
Serial Number: 508993
Year of Manufacture: The serial number was applied in 1961, this model was only offered in 1963, so the receiver was likely made prior to the introduction of the Westerner-Alaskan and this rifle was probably assembled with initial production of the Style.
Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a ramped serrated base that is fixed to the barrel. The front sight has a protective hood. The rear sight is a folding “U” notch sight with a white traingle reference and fine elevation adjustment, it is dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled holes. The left rear of the receiver has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with a Monte Carlo comb, pistol grip, ventilated orange rubber Winchester recoil pad and sling swivels front and rear. There are some compressions and a few minor marks throuhg the finish. There are areas of finish loss and thinning, the most notable is on the front of the pistol grip. There is dark discoloration on the edge of the the buttstock. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The recoil pad has light wear is slightly off-center. The stock rates in Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The grooves are bright and the lands are light gray. The rifling is sharp. There are a few freckles of minor surface erosion. In my opinion, this bore rates 9 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The bolt is serial matching. There are a few little nicks and marks in the metal, the most notable are at the front and rear of the barrel. There are some scattered scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish. There is finish wear on some of the edges. There are some scattered light hanlding marks. There is operational wear including some light thinning on the bolt handle. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 70 is an iconic American sporting rifle that has been a staple of hunters for more than 80 years; reliable, robust, and accurate, it is one of the benchmarks by which all bolt action rifles are measured. It has more than earned its nickname of “The Riflemans Rifle“, a true icon. The .300 Winchester Magnum caliber was authorized in September 1962, with rifles of standard grade only first shipped in early 1963. These rifles were known as Westerner-Alaskan rifles with 4,916 having been manufactured. This is a fairly early example, with the serial number applied in late. This would still make for a great hunting rifle today, with .300 Win. Mag. being a popular cartridge for larger game such as Moose and Elk. That said, the pre-64 Winchesters are very collectable, and this Westerner-Alaskan model is rare, accounting for less than 1% of total pre-64 Model 70 production. Whether you’re a hunter or a collector, this classic American rifle would be great to add to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
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