SOLD FOR: $1,935.00
Model: 70 Ultra Match
Serial Number: G1028174
Year of Manufacture: 1972, Second Year Offered
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Bolt Action Target Rifle with Blind Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER MODEL 70-308 WIN.- / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The top of the barrel at the receiver is marked with a circled “SP” proof with another on the top of the chamber ring to the left of the base installed there. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver’s chamber ring is marked “G1028174”. The bottom of the bolt is lightly scribed “G1028174”.
Barrel Length: 26″ Medium-Heavy Barrel with Recessed Crown
Sights / Optics: The top of the barrel, front and rear, and the top of the chamber ring have male-dovtail sight/scope bases installed. The base at the muzzle has a globe sight with integral bubble-level installed which can accept interchangeable inserts with a total of 9 aperture inserts included. The top of the receiver’s bridge is drilled, tapped and filled for a scope base. The left-rear of the receiver has a John Wilkes Precision fully adjustable peep sight installed with no aperture, leaving only a ghost-ring.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece smooth walnut Marksman stock with 9 1/2″ accessory rail in the beavertail forend, sling swivels front and rear, pistol grip, straight comb and serrated black rubber Winchester buttpad. The stock has a few scattered light compressions, most along the sides of the accessory rail and at the toe, there is a peppering of light rim-wear on the top-right edge behind the loading/ejection port and light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad has a few scattered spots of light wear, in about Fine condition. The stock is in about Fine-plus condition, overall.
Type of Finish: Matte Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore. Our gauge shows an ME of about 1.0.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel has some light scuffing on the top near the front of the forend and light handling marks. The receiver has light operational wear in the bolt channel and very light wear in the stripper-clip channel with light handling marks. The bolt body shows light operational wear in its jeweling and the bolt knob has a few light marks The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent 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. There are two small hex-head screws in the rear tang for trigger adjustment. 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 basesa and sights as described, an alloy handstop with sling swivel and a hard-sided black Freeland case with steel bolsters and latches, internal stand for the rifle and carry handle. The case has some scattered light scuffs, in about Very Good-Fine overall condition. Also included is an envelope with seventeen 100, 200 and 300 yard slow and rapid fire score sheets. The score sheets do not have a serial number listed, but they are marked for a Win. 70 Ultra and are likely from use with this rifle.
Our Assessment: This is a Winchester model 70 Ultra Match made in 1972 and chambered in the .308 Winchester cartridge. The rifle is in Fine-Excellent condition with about 97% of its finish, a Marksman stock with accessory rail and handstop, only light wear and a great bore. The .308 Winchester was adopted as the 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge in 1954 in an attempt to get similar ballistics to the .30-06 in a more compact case. The cartridge should be suitable for rifle matches out to 600 or more yards. The Ultra Match rifles were built in the Custom Shop and so exhibit excellent bedding with extra care taken in the crafting of the action and chamber and come with an externally adjustable trigger. This is a beautiful rifle in a great cartridge that comes in a great Feerland case and with excellent competition iron sights. It is ready to hit the range and punch some paper. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.