Winchester Model 70 Safari Express Classic .375 H&H mag LH 24” Rifle & Box

SOLD FOR: $2,825

LSB#: 231222DH507

Make: Winchester

Model: 70 Classic Safari Express Left Handed

Serial Number: G2598772

Year of Manufacture: 2005 (Date on end label)

Caliber: .375 H&H Magnum

Action Type: Left Handed Bolt Action Rifle Fed By Internal Magazine

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade in a ramped mount fixed to the barrel above the muzzle. The rear express sight is a U-notch in a fully adjustable mount fixed to the top rear of the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled to accommodate mounts for rings and optics (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut featuring a semi-pistol grip, a fluted straight comb with a cheek piece and black rubber buttpad. There is a sling stud in the belly and one banded to the barrel. The wood shows a couple light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. This stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The metal shows a couple of light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition (new old stock).

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. We have cleaned this firearm and performed a mechanic’s check but expect many will want to clean the firearm again depending on their standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a factory cardboard box with serial matching end label, paperwork including the manual, and a locking device with key.

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 rifleman’s rifle” and is one of the most iconic rifles around. This example is the Safari Express Classic model with a 24” barrel, express sights, and a handsome checkered walnut stock. Efforts were made to set things back to rights when it came to the Model 70 and this model has the feature of the lauded control-feed bolt. This example was manufactured in 2004 and includes its original factory box. Chambered in the robust .375 H&H Magnum. 375 H&H Magnum is one of the most versatile cartridges and is referred to by Jack O’Connor as the “Queen of the Medium Bores”. The cartridge is very popular in Africa where it is considered one of the best all-round rifle cartridges. It is capable of taking any big species including all the Big Five game animals. By appearances, this rifle appears to have spent more time in the box than out, as there are only a few light handling marks. The rifle rates in Outstanding condition and looks great, this will make for a powerful addition to a Winchester or hunting rifle collection. Please see our photos and good luck!


Winchester Model 70 Safari Express Classic .375 H&H mag LH 24” Rifle & Box
Winchester Model 70 Safari Express Classic .375 H&H mag LH 24” Rifle & Box