Pre-War Winchester Model 70 G7009C .300 H&H Mag 26″ Pre-64 Rifle, 1938 C&R

SOLD FOR: $3775

LSB#: 230925WS006


70, No. G7009C

Serial Number: 14063

Year of Manufacture: 1938

Caliber: .300 Holland & Holland Magnum

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Hinged Floorplate Internal Magazine

Barrel Length: 26” 

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base forged to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is installed. The rear sight is a “U” notch elevator sight dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece base and a pair of rings holding a Lyman Alaskan 2.5 power scope. The scope has some scattered areas of finish loss, scratches, scrapes, and areas of minor oxidation. The reticle consists of a graduated post with a thin horizontal crosshair. The glass is clear. the scope rates in Very Good condition. The left rear of the receiver has two drilled, tapped, and filled holes.

Stock Configuration and Condition: 
The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with pistol grip, sling swivels front and rear, and a checkered steel buttplate. There are some scratches and draglines. There are a few areas of thinning and finish loss. There are some little dings and compressions. There are handling marks. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 13 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the plate. The plate has some areas of finish wear, light oxidation, and scratches. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: 

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: 
The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion. In my opinionthis bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: 
The rifle retains about 95% of its finish. The bolt is serial matched. There are a few little marks through the finish and tiny scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish. There are some spots of discoloration from previous oxidation and pinprick erosion at the muzzle. There is a small scratch on the left of the chamber ring. There are some scattered light handling marks. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine condition.

The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: 
Included is the previously described scope.

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. This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 chambered in .300 H&H Magnum. It retains about 95% of its blued finish, has good mechanics, and a great bore! It is in Fine condition, having been used sparingly and upgraded with a nice Lyman scope. The quality of these vintages rifles is unmatched, the fit and finish are superb, the craftsmanship is evident and everything comes together in perfect harmony for a wonderful rifle the likes of which aren’t encountered much these days. Pre-64 Model 70s have significant collector interest, this Pre-War model will be a fantastic addition to your collection. With its vintage scope, crisp bore, and cool Magnum caliber would still make a nice hunting rifle today just as it did over 80 years ago. Please see our photos and good luck!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Pre-War Winchester Model 70 G7009C .300 H&H Mag 26" Pre-64 Rifle, 1938 C&R
Pre-War Winchester Model 70 G7009C .300 H&H Mag 26″ Pre-64 Rifle, 1938 C&R