SOLD FOR: $3,325
Model: 70 Super Grade, Product Number G7063C
Serial Number: 96049
Year of Manufacture: 1949
Caliber: .270 Wincheseter
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
Barrel Length: 24?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded, textured, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight dovetailed to a boss at the rear of the barrel, the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for mounting an optic (none present). There are two drilled, tapped and filled holes at the left-rear of the receiver for a receiver sight (none present).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece hand checkered walnut with an ebony nosecap, capped pistol grip, straight comb with cheekpiece, sling plates front and rear, and a checkered steel buttplate. There are some scattered light compressions. There are some scratches, the most noticeable is a patch of scratches on the left side at the action. There are a few little scrapes and spots of finish loss. 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 buttplate. The plate has some scattered nicks, scuffs, areas of finsih wear, and some oxidation. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion. In my opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is a cut on the rear of the bolt handle at the safety lever that is in the white. There are some spots of pitting on the bottom of the barrel. There are a few spots of finish loss. There is finish wear on the edges. There are some scattered nicks, scuffs, and light scratches, mostly on the bottom metal assembly. There is finish wear on the bolt handle. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in 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: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 Super Grade rifle chambered in .270 Winchester made in 1949. The Super Grade was supplied with an upgraded stock, having an ebony nosecap, capped pistol grip, checkering which wraps around the top of the wrist and the bottom of the forend, as well as inlaid sling plates for Super Grade sling swivels. This rifle is in Fine condition showing light wear from responsible use over the last 75 years. With its stellar bore, it should still make for a great hunting rifle. That said, the Pre-64 Winchesters have high collector interest, and this example would be a great choice to add to your Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!