I have a somewhat different set of serial numbers than those previously posted here. The ejector was made longer to compensate for shorter calibers. Repeating Arms Company is formed and continues manufacturing Winchester brand rifles and shotguns in New Haven, Connecticut, under license from Olin Corporation. The 264 Westerner came with a plastic buttplate. Manufactured in 1949 I don't believe it has been fired but need to check into it further. There were many issues with the early models of Model 70 Winchesters and there were revisions in later years to fix problems.
For Parts and Service call: 800. Rarity -- caliber and model 2. I would like to buy this gun but I can't afford it. I know it is a Pre-War by the serial and the cloverleaf tang. Rifles before this date became known as Pre-'64 Model 70s. This will be sold for a friend whose father passed away.
The transition model has the clip slots on the target rifles in 30-06 only or by special order. Winchester's Model 70 bolt-action rifle is without a doubt, one of the darlings of the American rifle shooter. It will also be stamped on the right side or left side of the barrel, usually just ahead of the chamber. I would not discount the possibility that your barrel was made far earlier than it was fitted to a rifle since these are war years we are talking about. An older weapon with matching serial numbers throughout will be more valuable than firearm rebuilt with parts from different firearms.
. Since then, a long-term license agreement has been struck with Browning to manufacture and distribute Winchester-brand rifles and shotguns. Many extras that were offered before were dropped from the catalogs, probably because they had no one skilled enough to produce the extras. One author stated that the existing tooling was wearing out. Answer: Below is a brief timeline of historical information regarding Winchester Firearms: Year Event 1854 Introduction of volcanic repeating handguns.
I have read that production of Pre-1964 Model 70's stopped at serial number 581,471. Checkered walnut pistol grip stocks were universal. This caliber not immediately available. Alaskan: The Alaskan could be had in either a 338 Win mag. The sights were made by Williams Gunsight Co.
They also came out with stainless steel versions. Whether it be the famous Winchester Repeating Rifle, the Model 70 bolt action hunting rifle or any other make of firearm, owning a firearm is owning a piece of history. Cataloged calibers were, 22 Hornet, 220 Swift, 243 Win. The Cody site lists M70 sn range of 49135 to 54805. Utilizes a box magazine especially designed to accommodate the recently introduced high power smokeless cartridges and pointed bullets.
Adobe Reader is available free from Adobe. When it comes to guns I am pretty much only interested in performance. It would be sold for a friends mother. Hold on to it a couple more years if you can. They might could tell you the exact date of mfg. This meant it could have parts from first and second models etc etc. Redfield peep sight mounted to side of receiver.
Model 70 in Classic Stainless offered in new Rem. The Blue Book states serial number G941900 in 1969. The non magnum caliber magazines held 5 rounds. Serial numbers were supposed to have started at 700,000 when the new model was introduced in1964. Not claiming they are more accurate, just posting to show the info I received from Win. If your firearm is not listed, we probably do not have any additional information. The buttplate was also aluminum.
That would be pretty big of me, wouldn't it? Most pre-64 M70's came with a checkered steel buttplate. I've never been into collecting guns. The ejector was a small spring loaded plunger incorporated into the bottom front of the bolt face. The British contracts were canceled shortly before we entered the war in 1917, and since our supply of M1903 Springfield rifles was not sufficient to arm our troops and manufacturing capacity at Springfield and Rock Island arsenals was also not sufficient to meet the needs, minor changes were made to the Pattern 14 Enfield rifles that were already in production from. Oliver Winchester buys stock in Volcanic Repeating Arms. But not just a plain Jane version Model 70. © Winchester Repeating Arms, 2012, 2015, R.
The Model 70 came out in 1935 and in only a couple of calibers to start with. I have a model 70, 270, super grade, classic series, Ser G18180, made in 1989-1990 I think, that has the last 3 of the serial on the bolt. You gun could have been damaged and repaired and not original. None of the page scans are of original documents but are simply transcribed information typed into a word processing program. However a few have been noticed at numbers below that established guideline.