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Old 05-02-2002, 04:21 PM
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Can anyone tell me what year my Winchester Model 70 was made.The serial number is #G16767xx.Thanks in advance,Butch



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Winchester Repeating Arms Company's last M70 was serial number 1,525,323 on 20 JUL 1981 (per Roger Rule in his book "The Rifleman's Rifle". &nbsp;Yours was made by USRAC, but is an early one. &nbsp;They might could tell you the exact date of mfg. &nbsp;You could estimate it though, and be plenty close; WRA averaged 45,851 post-64 M70's per year from 1964-1981. &nbsp;If USRAC held to that average it would put yours as being made somewhere around 1983. &nbsp;Odessa
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Butch,

Odessa's correct, your M-70 was made in 1983. 1982 started at serial number 1,537,134 and there were 49,307 made.
1983 would have begun at 1,586,441.
Technically, rifle 1,525,323 is a USRAC, they took over from Winchester on July 1, 1981.
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Check out www.armscollectors.com for manufacture date info. Just look around, you'll find the links!!
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I tried that website- I too am looking for a date of mfg.... My aerial number is G343*** anyone?
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I tried that website- I too am looking for a date of mfg.... My aerial number is G343*** anyone?
According to my information the "G" prefix started in 1968 with the serial number G873,695.
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So a G343 prefix must be even earlier!?
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So a G343 prefix must be even earlier!?
From what I understand the production run ended in 1967 with serial number 873,694 and started with G873,695 in 1968. I'm not sure where your lower G number came from. Your rifle is a Model 70, correct?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:39 AM
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Yes. Model 70-458win mag
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Hi all my first post, I am looking forward to learning alot from this site. Just wish I had more $ to invest...
Anyway I have a Model 70 I bought in Austin, Tx back in 85 or 86, XTR featherweight 30-06. Wondering about the build date & approximate value? TIA, Don in Tucson
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DUH! The serial # is G1573XXX. Also any recommends on the ammunition it might like?
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Thanks cvc944! That makes sense - suprised it sat that long it was new when I bought it. didn't PCS to Bergstrom AFB til 04/85. It is good condition (babied)
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Welcome dbaer. The XTR's are nice rifles; not sure about the 'XTR' AND featherweight designation? I have an XTR from the mid-70's in 25-06; good rifle. Anything post-'64 with 'featherweight' label I associate with a schnabel forend, not the black forend tip w/whiteline spacer that the XTR's have, but I could be wrong about that.
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Shawn it does indeed have the schnable stock, kinda matte finish to the walnut. Did not come with sights put weaver mounts & bases & a Luepold 1.5x5 vari-x 3 on it

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Don, does it kick like a mule?

A friend has a .270 featherweight that is brutal at the bench. It is also very picky on ammo; perhaps a consequence of the light barrel?

Sounds like a nice rifle for climbing the mountains.....
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Mike ,It does have a little punch ;-) but nothing like the 30-30 Trapper I had sold that shoulder bruiser
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Shawn it does indeed have the schnable stock, kinda matte finish to the walnut. Did not come with sights put weaver mounts & bases & a Luepold 1.5x5 vari-x 3 on it
I just reviewed the 'Blue Book of Gun Values', in the post-'64 section for Win bolt actions, under 'Model 70 Featherweight (USRA took over in 1981; these models made from 1981-1994), 'This model had an "XTR" suffix until 1989'. The classic CRF was being made starting in 1992.
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I just reviewed the 'Blue Book of Gun Values', in the post-'64 section for Win bolt actions, under 'Model 70 Featherweight (USRA took over in 1981; these models made from 1981-1994), 'This model had an "XTR" suffix until 1989'. The classic CRF was being made starting in 1992.
I was talking about this thread with a guy that knows a little about Winchesters. He told me when USRA started making the Classic the serial numbers started with G1. I certainly wouldn't bet on how accurate that information is but it could explain the low G number in question.
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I have one of the very first 416 Remington Mag model 70s after the re-introduction of the CRF action.
It was made in 1994, and is not a Classic, but has Super Express on the floorplate in gold. Serial #G64xxx.

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I have one of the very first 416 Remington Mag model 70s after the re-introduction of the CRF action.
It was made in 1994, and is not a Classic, but has Super Express on the floorplate in gold. Serial #G64xxx.


Very nice looking rifle there!! Is that a 2-7 Leupold on top?
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