SOLD FOR: $1,300.00
Model: 70 Standard Rifle, Product Number G7033CN
Serial Number: 229949
Year of Manufacture: 1952, First Year Offered
Caliber: .270 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine
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 – 270 WIN.” in front of the rear sight and at the rear with an ovalled “WP” proof, found again on the left of the receiver’s chamber ring. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “229949”.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a hooded, textured, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a folding “U”-notch sight with white diamond aiming reference, adjustable for elevation and drift adustaable for windage in its dovetail on a boss at the rear of the barrel. The top of the receiver has two-piece Weaver-style bases installed marked “35” and “37”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece hand checkered walnut with a pistol grip, Monte Carlo comb, sling swivels front and rear, and a checkered blued steel shotgun-style buttplate. The stock has several scattered light compressions, drag lines and scuffs. 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 wear around the edges, heaviest at the heel, with otherwise strong finish and sharp checkering, in about Very Good-plus condition. The stock rates in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The finish is lightly thinning at all edges. The barrel has a couple of nicks at the outside edge of the muzzle and a few scattered light marks. The receiver appears to have some very light frosting, but it is difficult to make out in the matte finish. The bolt knob has handling wear and the bolt body has light-moderate operational wear. The floorplate and trigger guard have a few light scuffs. The screw heads are tool marked but have strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is a safety mounted on the right side of the receiver. Pushed forwards, the safety is OFF. If pulled back all the way, it locks both the bolt and the trigger. If pulled back half-way, it blocks only the trigger. 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: This rifle comes with the installed scope-bases as described.
Our Assessment: This is a vintage pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifle chambered in .270 Winchester and made in 1952. The rifle is the “Standard Rifle” style with monte-carlo stock and is one of the most popular styles in one of the most popular chamberings. With its high velocity and excellent ballistics coefficient, the .270 Winchester makes for a great hunting rifle where longer shots may need to be taken, it makes a fine long-range target rifle as well. This is a beautiful rifle in a great hunting cartridge that is ready to bag some game. That said, the Pre-64 Winchesters have high collector interest, and this would be a good addition to a Winchester collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible rifle can be transferred in California.