Serial Number: 84713
Year of Manufacture: 1948
Caliber: .375 Holland & Holland
Action Type: Bolt Action, Internal Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / WINCHESTER TRADE MARK / MODEL 70 / 375 MAGNUM”, the rear of the barrel and front of the receiver have Winchester proofs, the bolt is marked “84718”, the top of the upper tang is marked “G”, the lower tang is marked “W”, the right side of the receiver has the serial number. The scope mount is marked “Pachmayr / LOS ANGELES / MADE IN U.S.A.”. The recoil pad is marked “PATENTED JUNE 6, 1922 / NOSHOC / MADE IN U.S.A.”
Barrel Length: 25”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade, dovetailed onto a ramped base that is integral to the barrel, slotted and topped with a removable sight hood. The rear sight is a flip-adjustable express sight with two “U” notched leafs; the base is screw-secured to the barrel. The receiver is drilled and tapped, fixed with a Pachmayr tip-off scope mount for 1” scopes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered walnut with a pistol grip and fluted strait comb. The underside has sling swivels installed into the belly and forend. There are scattered light marks and some discoloration from handling. There is light compression on some of the checkers, please see our pictures. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the “Noshoc” brand recoil pad. The rubber pad is fit with a black spacer, which shows a small gap in the wood fit. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued, with Jeweled Bolt
Finish Originality: The barrel was refinished after the front sight modification, the bolt was jeweled outside of the factory, please read the “Overall Condition” for more details.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is very light frosting in sparse instances.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. This rifle was brought to us by the consignor as a “Pachmayr Tuned” rifle; the front sight was welded to the barrel and smoothed; the barrel was reblued after this process, showing marks under the finish. The bolt was jeweled, the receiver drilled and tapped to accept a Pachmayr tip-off scope mount. The mount has deeper marks. The internals and bolt show wear from normal operation, resulting in finish loss. The rifle has scattered scuff and scratch marks and areas of the metal have a dusting of patina; the trigger guard has some moderate depth scratches resulting in finish loss. The bolt has patina and light surface etching. The screw heads show screwdriver tooling but are highly serviceable. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition as modified.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This rifle was brought to us with a note that it was Pachmayr tuned; the front sight base was welded and smoothed into the barrel, then the barrel was refinished; the bolt was jeweled, the receiver drilled and tapped and fit with a Pachmayr tip-off scope mount. About 96% of the metal finish remains, the wood only has minor marks and the bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is very light frosting present which should not affect performance. In all, this is one sleek pre-64 Model 70 that should attract hunters for its functionality, and collectors for its unique features. Please see our pictures and good luck!