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Old 01-09-2008, 06:28 PM
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Hello all, I am a new member and have a question. I recently purchased a Winchester model 70 used, classic stainless serial number G 177xxx. Would anyone know the year of manufacture. I cannot seem to find out for sure. When I drop the G prefix, it comes back as 1951, but can't seem to find this serial number with the G prefix. Any help would be appreciated.Don
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum herky. Rules are simple, be nice and join in. Here's some Winchester data, but I don't know what year your gun is. Is it a controlled round feed or push feed rifle? This info only goes to 1981.



Winchester Pre 64 Model 70 Information

Bolt action rifle, made in Short Rifle (Carbine), Standard, Featherweight, Magnum, Varmint, Super Grade or Match versions.
Introduced in 1935 but not sold until 1937 starting at S/N 1 & made to up 1963 at S/N 581,471 for the pre-64 versions.

Cataloged calibers were, 22 Hornet, 220 Swift, 243 Win., 250 Savage, 257 Roberts, 264 Win Mag. 270 Win., 7x57mm Mauser, 7.65 Argentine, 300 Savage, 308 Win., 30-06, 300 H&H magnum, 300 Win. Mag. 338 Win Mag. 35 Remington, 358 Win. 9x97 mm, 375 H&H magnum, 458 Win. magnum

These guns were made in carbine, (20"), featherweight, (22"), standard (24"), magnum & varmint (26") barrels. The carbine & standard barrels had a raised ring, (boss) at the rear sight dovetail so that the dovetail was above the normal slot cut in the barrel. The featherweight & varmint barrels did not have the rear sight boss. The breech end of the barrel copied the 1903 <st1:City><st1lace>Springfield</st1lace></st1:City> coned breech.

All guns other than the target versions used a barrel with an integral front ramp until 1955 when the ramps were silver soldered on. Sling swivels were the standard on-detachable bows for the standard grade. Buttplates were a forged checkered steel with a lip on top, until later when they were black plastic.

All the stocks were walnut & were hand checkered, except some match guns which were plain. The non magnum caliber magazines held 5 rounds. The steel hinged magazine cover was held in place at the rear by a plunger that was housed inside the front of the guard bow, (trigger guard). Triggers were simple, but adjustable.

There were 3 different types of safeties used on these guns. The original spatula thumb piece which blocked the line of sight for iron sights in the safe position & had to be moved to the left to fire. The transition & others thereafter will swing to the right or the muzzle to fire.

The pre-64 was only made in a "long" action, as when using shorter calibers, the magazine box had spacers added in either the rear or front, or both to allow feeding. A filler (spacer) block was added to the extractor ring that acted as a bolt stop & was made different lengths to accommodate each caliber other than the standard (30-06 & magnums). The ejector was made longer to compensate for shorter calibers.

Pre-War:
The "Pre-War" (up to early 1942) version had a cloverleaf rear tang & was made from s/n 1 to about s/n 60,500
The bolt shrouds on the pre-war will be flat on top and the transition model will be round.

The bolt handle on the pre-war will have a 90 degree step at the base and the transition does not.

The pre-war will have clip slots at the front of the rear receiver bridge on all of the standard actions. The transition model has the clip slots on the target rifles in 30-06 only or by special order.

The rear bridge on the pre-war has no original holes in the recessed and matted wavy line area. It does have (2) peep sight holes on the LH side of the rear receiver. Scope mounts in that era used a rear base that was made to use these peep sight holes on the side.

Transition guns:

The "Transition" was then made from 1945 until 1951 from approximately s/n 60,500 - 87,700 on the standard action and s/n 63,200 - 121,700 for the magnum action. The reason for this is that it appears there was 2 assembly lines. The carbines were discontinued about 1947.

The transition safety lever was changed to swing to the muzzle to fire. These 3 position safeties had an abbreviated lever that did not hang lower than the top of the sleeve. The transition version has two holes on the rear bridge with a space of .865 center to center, and no recessed wavy line area.

The "Later" pre-64 version went up into late 1963 & ended at s/n 581,471. It's safety had a extension protruding over the side of the sleeve & could have been called a full safety lever

There was supposed to be a gap in serial numbers between the ending of the "Pre 64" at s/n 581,471, and the new "Post 64" guns that started at s/n 700,000.

Featherweight:

The Featherweight was introduced in 1952 & used a shorter barrel, 22", with no rear sight hump, & the guard bow (trigger guard) & magazine cover were made of black annodized aluminum. The buttplate was also aluminum. The stock had 2 holes drilled about 7" deep under the buttplate. All other metal parts interchanged with the standard gun.

The Super Grade:

The Super grade guns had a sling swivel similar to the now commonly known Quick Take-Down type only they were about ½" wide at the base. The bows were made of a crude casting. Very late SG guns & factory replacement parts, used a narrower base that is compatible with the common QD bases. The magazine cover has "SUPER GRADE" stamped in the outside of the cover. The front sight was a Redfield sourdough. Wood was a higher grade than was found on the standard grade guns. There was a grip cap on these versions.

Westerner:

The Westerner was available in either the 264 or 300 Win. Mag. with a 26" barrel.

Alaskan:

The Alaskan could be had in either a 338 Win mag. or the 375 H&H mag. It came with a 25" barrel.

African:

The Afican was available only in the 458 Win Mag with a 25" barrel.

Serial Numbers for date manufactured for pre-64 guns
Year S/N start S/N end Quantity
1936 1 2,238 2,238
1937 2,239 11,573 9,335
1938 11,574 17,844 6,271
1939 17,845 23,991 6,147
1940 23,992 31,675 7,684
1941 31,676 41,753 10,078
1942 41,754 49,206 7,453
1943 49,207 49,983 777
1944 49,984 49,997 14
1945 49,998 50,921 924
1946 50,922 58,382 7,461
1947 58,383 75,675 17,293
1948 75,676 101,680 26,005
1949 101,681 131,580 29,900
1950 131,581 173,150 41,570
1951 173,151 206,625 33,475
1952 206,626 238,820 32,195
1953 238,821 282,735 43,915
1954 282,736 323,530 40,795
1955 323,531 361,025 37,495
1956 361,026 393,595 32,570
1957 393,596 425,283 31,688
1958 425,284 440,792 15,509
1959 440,793 465,040 24,248
1960 465,041 504,257 39,217
1961 504,258 545,446 41,189
1962 545,447 565,592 20,146
1963 562,593 581,471 15,879

Winchester Post 64 Model 70 Information

POST 64 GUNS:
Gun production methods had changed to the point that Olin had to look at just how they made this model as compared to how Remington was making the model 700's. <st1:City><st1lace>Winchester</st1lace></st1:City> was making guns the "<st1:Street><st1:address>OLD WAY</st1:address></st1:Street>" using many machines & multiple operations to complete each part.

Remington on the other hand had gained much from WWII production insight by using stamped parts wherever possible & different design methods when they introduced their new model 721 & 722 right after the war.

<st1:City><st1lace>Winchester</st1lace></st1:City> on the other hand was kind of stuck with the established & well thought of model 70, which did not lend itself with modernization without suffering dramatic cosmetic changes. The upper level management at Olin must have thought that they could convince the buying public that the newer models were just as good.

Mechanically they were, but just try to convince the older generation that knew what they wanted, not what somebody thought they wanted. This time frame also saw one of our greatest inflationary periods ever. Increased shortages of good walnut for stocks & the rise in cost of steel & other alloy materials.

Raising demands for American skilled labor also was a contributing factor. 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. This may have been so to a point, but my thoughts are that the company needed to cut production costs to survive & the R & D crew was given a task. They did an admirable job while yet maintaining the somewhat resemblance of the predecessor.

Serial numbers were supposed to have started at 700,000 when the new model was introduced in1964. However a few have been noticed at numbers below that established guideline.

Many things changed on this model as compared to just the year before. The most obvious was the impressed checkering & stock finish. The old Mauser type extractor was eliminated & a new style smaller unit was moved into the RH bolt lug & it used a spring loaded plungered system. The ejector was a small spring loaded plunger incorporated into the bottom front of the bolt face. There was a striker cap on the rear of the bolt sleeve covering the rear of the firing pin, serving as a gas deflector.

The sights were made by Williams Gunsight Co. as their standard replacement sights for gunsmiths that screwed onto the barrel. The action was lengthened slightly to accommodate the longer cartridges.

The magazine boxes were stamped & utilized feed rails/lips instead of the receiver having to be machined for each cartridge.

The trigger guard (guard bow as the factory calls it) was made from an aluminum casting that was painted black. The floorplate was a steel casting that was copper plated & then black chromed.

The barrel used the same threads as before, but did not keep the coned breech. The trigger & sear were a casting. The bolt handle was cast & silver solder welded onto the rear of the bolt body. There was no anti bind lug on the middle left side of the bolt body.

After the 1968 Federal gun control law, (put thru congress after JF Kennedy was assassinated), all the Post 64 guns then carried a "G" s/n prefix at near 874,000. This was also the time the "Anti-Bind" bolt was initiated. This new bolt used a lip on the lower edge of the RH locking lug. The lip rode under a part of the receiver rail that help prevent bolt binding.

USRAC:

Over the years since 1964 this model has went thru many cosmetic changes. These ranged from cheaper guns with blind magazines & walnut stained birch stocks, to Mannlicher stocks, to hard finished walnut with machine cut checkering. The list goes on which included 11 different styles.

USRAC (United States Repeating Arms Corp.) was formed and continued manufacturing <st1:City><st1lace>Winchester</st1lace></st1:City> brand rifles and shotguns under license from Olin Corp. on <st1:date month="7" day="20" year="1981">7-20-1981</st1:date>. This final year of Olin production saw a new "XTR Featherweight". But very few actually made it to the dealers shelves before USRAC took over.

The only way I have been able to discern the difference is that the thin red/brown rubber Pachmayr buttplate would have been the only difference displaying either the name "<st1:City><st1lace>Winchester</st1lace></st1:City>" or "USRAC".

USRAC, which licenses the Winchester name from Olin Corp., was acquired by the French government owned defense contractor giant GIAT Industries in late 1990.

Many changes were made to the model 70 under USRAC's leadership. They came up with a detachable magazine in about 1989, then changed the magazine again the next year when they reintroduced the claw type extractor similar to the pre-64 type. One problem was that they called it the "pre 64 type". Many not so knowledgeable customers thought it was indeed a pre 64, as they did not read the word TYPE when they needed spare parts. Parts are not interchangeable with the pre 64 guns.

USRA came out with short action guns to accommodate the shorter 223 or 243 length cartridges. They also came out with stainless steel versions.

In about 1992 the BOSS accurizeing system was introduced as an adjustable unit on the muzzle.

A new $15 million plant was opened in October 1994 in New Haven, Conn., the 225,000-square-foot plant house state-of-the-art equipment run by approximately 550 employees.

One bad situation encountered is that now if you need factory repair, ( bolt or barrel replacement), for a gun made before 1981, the USRA factory will send the gun back, saying no parts are available. Parts ARE the same as currently used & are available, BUT since Olin made the gun & not USRA, the lawyers for the factory have decided that since USRA did not make the gun that they will not repair it because of liability concerns.

The above discontinuance of repairs was not limited to the model 70, as it covers all the other models including the model 94.

Serial Numbers for date manufactured for post-64 guns

Year S/N start S/N end Quantity
1964 700,000 757,180 57,181
1965 757,181 818,500 61,320
1966 818,501 855,860 37,360
1967 855,861 873,694 17,834
1968 G873,695 G929,990 56,296
1969 G929,991 G965,200 35,210
1970 G965,201 G1,000,436 43,236
1971 G1,000,437 G1,041,884 33,448
1972 G1,041,885 G1,088,291 46,407
1973 G1,088,292 G1,130,146 41,855
1974 G1,130,147 G1,176,878 46,732
1975 G1,176,879 G1,235,041 58,163
1976 G1,235,042 G1,298,272 63,231
1977 G1,298,273 G1,380,667 82,395
1978 G1,380,668 G1,423,869 43,202
1979 G1,423,870 G1,450,135 26,266
1980 G1,450,135 G1,493,463 43,328
1981 G1,493,464 G1,525,323 31,860
Guns made after 1981 would have been made by USRA & not shown on this chart
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Here's some more Win info.

<table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr style=""> <td style="padding: 6pt;"> FAQ<o></o>
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<table class="MsoNormalTable" style="background: white none repeat scroll 0% 50%; width: 100%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr style=""> <td style="padding: 6pt;"> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="background: white none repeat scroll 0% 50%; width: 100%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr style=""> <td style="padding: 6pt;" valign="top">
Q<o>></o>>
</td> <td style="padding: 6pt;" valign="top"> What is the historical timeline for <st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city> firearms
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 6pt;" valign="top">
A<o>></o>>
</td> <td style="padding: 6pt;" valign="top"> <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="background: white none repeat scroll 0% 50%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3"> <tbody><tr style=""> <td colspan="2" style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Below is a brief timeline of historical information regarding Winchester Firearms:<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Year<o></o>>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Event<o></o> </td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1854<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Introduction of volcanic repeating handguns.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1855<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Volcanic Repeating Arms Company formed.
Oliver Winchester buys stock in Volcanic Repeating Arms.
Volcanic carbine introduced<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1856<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Offices moved to <st1><st1:city>New Haven</st1:city>, <st1:state>Connecticut</st1:state></st1>.
Name changed to New Haven Arms Company.<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1860<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Henry rifle patented.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1862<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> First Henry rifles are sold.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1866<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Oliver Winchester buys control of New Haven Arms Company and changes name to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Model 1866 "Yellow Boy lever action introduced -- first gun to bear the
<st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city> name.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1868<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Assets of Spencer Company purchased by <st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city>.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1873<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1873 lever action introduced in centerfire and rimfire.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1875<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> <st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city> buys rights to Hotchkiss bolt action centerfire.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1876<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1876 lever action introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1879<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> John Browning patents his single shot rifle<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1880<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Oliver Winchester passes on.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1883<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1883 Hotchkiss Magazine Gun introduced. First <st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city> bolt action.<o></o>
In the spring of 1883, rights to the Model 1878 Single Shot, (later called the Model 1885), were purchased by T.G. Bennett of <st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city>. The Browning Shop had begun a partnership with <st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city> that would last the next 19 years.<o></o> </td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1886<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1886 lever action introduced.<o></o> </td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1887<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1887 lever action shotgun introduced.
Model 1887 pump action shotgun introduced.<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1890<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> T.G. Bennett becomes president of Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Model 1890 slide action .22 rimfire introduced.<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1892<o></o> </td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1892 lever action introduced.<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1894<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1894 lever action introduced. The 94 is without doubt the most famous of all deer hunting rifles in history. In addition, no rifle came to symbolize the romance of the West more that the Winchester Model 94.
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1895<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1895 centerfire rifle introduced. Utilizes a box magazine especially designed to accommodate the recently introduced high power smokeless cartridges and pointed bullets.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1899<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1890 bolt action .22 rimfire introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1903<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1903 semi-auto .22 rimfire introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1911<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1911 semi-auto shotgun introduced. The first <st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city> semi-auto shotgun.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1912<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1912 pump shotgun introduced. Later called the Model 12.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1919<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 52 rimfire bolt action introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1925<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 54 centerfire bolt action rifle introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1930<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 21 side-by-side. Considered the premiere American made double.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1931<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Olin purchases Winchester Repeating Arms Company and combines it with the Western Cartridge Company.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1932<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 62 slide action .22 rimfire is introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1936<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 centerfire bolt action rifle introduced. The first centerfire bolt action designed by <st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city> specifically for sporting use.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1937<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 37 single shot shotgun introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1954<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 50 semi-auto shotgun.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1959<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 59 semi-auto shotgun introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1963<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Original Model 70 discontinued. Rifles before this date became known as Pre-'64 Model 70s. Model 101 over/under shotgun introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1964<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> New Model 70 introduced.
Original Model 1400 introduced.
Model 1200 pump shotgun introduced. Model 94 antique.<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1966<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 66 introduced -- first commemorative produced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1967<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 94 saddle ring carbine.
Model 94 Classic.<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1972<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 9422 introduced.
S.L.L.. Magnum<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1974<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Super-X Model 1 semi-auto shotgun introduced.<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1978<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1300 pump & 1500 semi-auto shotguns introduced.
Model 23 XTR<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 24pt;"> <td style="padding: 2.25pt; height: 24pt;" valign="top"> 1979<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt; height: 24pt;" valign="top"> Model 94 XTR
Model 94 XTR Big Bore<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1982<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 Westerner<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 26.25pt;"> <td style="padding: 2.25pt; height: 26.25pt;" valign="top"> 1983<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt; height: 26.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 94 Chief Crazy Horse Commemorative
Model 9422 Annie Oakley Commemorative<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1984<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 94 angle eject
Winchester & Colt Commemorative set
Model 1300 Featherweight pump shotgun, 12 ga. and 20 ga.
Model Winchester Ranger semi-auto shotgun, 12 ga. and 20 ga.
Model 1300 pistol grip models
Model 70 Featherweight Ultra Grade<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1985<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 Lightweight carbine standard action
Model 70 Lightweight mini-carbine short action
Model 70 XTR Sporter
Model 70 XTR Super Express Magnum
Model 70 XTR Sporter Varmint
Model 94 angle eject standard Big Bore carbine
Model 9422 XTR rifle standard or magnum calibers
Model 9422 XTR Classic rifle standard or magnum calibers
Model 9422 Eagle Scout Limited Edition
Model 9422 Boy Scouts of American Commemorative
Model 1300 magnum Waterfowl
Model 70 Ranger youth model carbine
Model 1300 Ranger youth slide action
Model 70 Ranger bolt action, standard action
Model 94 Ranger lever action carbine<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1986<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 23 Classic Series -- Quail Special, Super, Pigeon, two barrel hunting set
Model 23 Classic 12 gauge
Model 23 Classic 20 gauge
Model 23 Classic 28 gauge
Model 23 Classic .410 gauge
Model 23 Custom two barrel set
Model 23 Golden Quail
Model 23 Light Duck
Model 94 120th Commemorative Anniversary Carbine
Model 9422 "The Lady"<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1987<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 50th Anniversary Edition
Model 70 Lightweight rifle longer barrel
Model 70 "WinTuff" "WinCam" and "WinLite"
Model 94 WinTuff carbine
Model 94 long barrel rifle
Model 9422 WinCam .22 magnum
Model 1300 Camo Pack 22" and 30" barrels
Model 1300 Ranger Deer combination pack
Model 1300 Ranger shotgun combination<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1988<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1300 Wild Turkey Federation "Gun of the Year"
Model 1300 XTR 28" barrel
Model 1300 XTR Featherweight 22" barrel
Model 1300 WinTuff magnum
Model 1300 WinTuff Deer gun with rifled barrel<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1989<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 Varmint 26" barrel<o></o> </td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1990<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 Sporter 25-06,
Model 70 Custom Super Grade 7mm Rem. Mag., 300 Win. Mag., 338 Win. Mag.
Model 70 Super Express .375 H&H Mag., 458 Win. Mag., .375 Standard
Model 9422 Exclusive Magnum models
Model 1400 28", 20 ga. barrels -- Slug Hunter
Model 1300 Slug Hunter
Model 1300 28" barrels
Model 1300 Stainless Marine, corrosion resistant finishes
Model 70 Super Grade .270 Win., 30-06 Springfield
Model 70 Featherweight calibers, 65X55, 7mm Rem. Mag., 300 Win. Mag.
Model 70 Ranger -- Adult .243 Win.-- Ladies/Youth .308 Win.
Model 94 improved sights, quarter action
Model 1400 26" barrel, High Grade model
Model 1400 Walnut Slug Hunter
Model 1400 all combos and deer guns drilled & tapped for scope
Model 1300 White Tails Unlimited "Gun of the Year"
Model 1300 26" barrels, custom model
Model 1300 Ranger 26", all deer
Model 1300 20 gauge Defender<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1992<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> New management at U.S. Repeating Arms. Plans for entirely new, modern production facility in <st1><st1:city>New Haven</st1:city>, <st1:state>Connecticut</st1:state></st1>, under license from Olin Corporation.
Model 70 Stainless rifle
Model 70 Featherweight classic with controlled round feeding
Model 70 detachable magazine
Model 70 .308 Win. in composite stock
Model 70 Ranger in .223 Rem.
Model 94 Large
<st1>Loop</st1> Wrangler model in .357 Mag.
Model 1300 National Wild Turkey Federation Series III "Gun of the Year"<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1993<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 Custom Sharpshooter 7mm STW
Model 70 Super Express model
Model 70 Heavy Varmint, synthetic stock, heavy barrel
Model 70 DBM-S, detachable box magazine
Model 12 Classic Traditions, 20 ga. Grade I-IV
Model 52 Classic Traditions .22 Sporting rifle
Model 42 Classic Traditions .410 High Grade
Model 1001 over/under shotgun
Model 1300 National Wild Turkey Federation Series IV
Model 1400 Quail Unlimited<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1994<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Return of the Pre-'64 Model 70 type action design with claw extraction, controlled round feed, fixed-type ejection and many other features that made the original the most loved and prized bolt action rifle in history. Of all the Winchesters, no rifle design has been revered more among hunters, collectors, target shooters and outdoor writers than the Model 70 with the Pre-'64 type action
One Hundredth Anniversary of the Winchester Model 94 lever action. Specially engraved anniversary models are offered to commemorate the most famous of all
<st1:city><st1>Winchester</st1></st1:city> lever actions. Often called "The Gun that Won the West." Its design and effectiveness is so superior that it remains one of the most popular deer rifles in the world.
Model 94 Custom Limited Edition Centennial
Model 94 Limited Edition Grade I and High Grade
Model 70 Classic Custom Sharpshooter .220 Swift
Model 70 Classic Super Express .416 Rem. Mag.
Model 70 Heavy Varmint .220 Swift
Model 70 Classic DBM .284 Win.
Model 1300 Realtree
<st1:country-region><st1>Turkey</st1></st1:country-region> gun<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1995<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 Ultimate Classic with fluted barrel
Model 70 Ultimate Classic stainless with full octagon barrel
Model 94 Legacy
Model 1895 Limited Edition High Grade
Model 1895 Limited Edition Grade I
Model 9422 High Grade
Model 1001 discontinued
Model 1300 Turkey
Model 1300 Deer with rifle barrel, Full Advantage camo pattern
Model 1300 Deer with smoothbore barrel with Full Advantage camo pattern<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1996<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 Custom Classic Sharpshooter II stainless steel
Model 70 Custom Classic Sporting Sharpshooter II
CR BOSS
Model 70 Classic Featherweight All-Terrain
Model 9422 Trapper<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1997<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 70 Ultimate Classic Stainless with full octagonal barrel, left-hand version
Model 63 High Grade semi-auto
Model 1895 Grade I
Model 1892 High Grade and Grade I
Model 70 Classic Featherweight Stainless
Model 70 Classic Laredo Long Range Hunter
Model 70 Classic Sporter right or left-hand
Model 94 Trails End with American Walnut stock
Model 9422 Anniversary Edition High Grade
Model 9422 Anniversary Edition Grade I
Model 1300 Turkey with gray all purpose Realtree camo full camo coverage
Model 1300 Advantage Field
Model 1300 Lady Defender 8 shot, 20 ga. with synthetic stock
Model 1300 Lady Defender 8 shot, 20 ga. with synthetic pistol grip stock<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1998<o></o>>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Model 1886 High Grade
Model 70 Classic Compact
Model 70 Classic Laredo LRH fluted barrel
Model 70 Classic Laminated Camo Stainless
Model 70 Black Shadow
Model 94 Black Shadow
Model 94 Ranger Compact
Model 9422 Legacy
Model 9422 Large Loop and walnut
Model 9422 High Grade Series II<o></o>
</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 1999<o></o>>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Super X2 3 1/2"
Super X2 Turkey 3 1/2"
Super X2 3"
Super X2 Field 3"
Model 1300 Upland Special
Model 1300 Camp Defender
Model 70 Classic Safari Express
Model 94 Timber Carbine
Model 70 Custom African Safari, .358 STR
Model 70 Custom "Ultra Light" Mannlicher<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 2000<o></o>>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Super X2 receives Guns and Ammo's Reader's Choice Gun of the Year.
<st1:city><st1>lace>Winchester</st1> lace></st1:city> rugged outdoor clothing introduced.
Model 70 named “Bolt Action of the Century” by acclaimed Shooting Times editor, Rick Jamison.
Supreme Over/Under shotgun introduced
Model 1300 Black Shadow Cantilever Deer, Black Shadow Deer, Camo Turkey, and Compact Deer offered
Model 70 Coyote push-feed rifle and the 7mm STW caliber offered
Model 94 Pack Rifle available
Winchester offers historic rifles in the Model 1885 Low Wall rimfire, the extra light Model 1886, and the Model 1895 in 405 Winchester. (This caliber not immediately available).
Many new models from the Custom Gun shop in both Model 70’s and Model 94’s offered <o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 2001 <o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> Super X2 in 3 1/2” NWTF Turkey black synthetic stock, and camo option offered, as well as a Sporting Clays shotgun.
Model 1300 NWTF Black Shadow, Turkey Superflage and Buck & Tom, Superflage Camo offered with TRUGLO sights
Model 9410, a .410 bore lever action shotgun makes it debut. It received the “Shotgun of the Year” award from the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence. 24” barrel, cylinder choke holds up to 10 rounds.
The 300 WSM (
<st1:city><st1>lace>Winchester</st1>lace></st1:city> Short Magnum is developed and introduced as a joint effort between Browning/Winchester Olin Corp. It wins the prestigious “Ammunition of the Year” award. Three Model 70’s were chambered for this cartridge, which gave maximum power in a short action rifle.
Model 70 in Classic Stainless offered in new Rem. 300 Ultra Mag caliber
Model 1895 in 405 caliber again announced in a Grade I and High Grade.
Custom Shop offers the Model 70 in 416 Rigby, 470 Capstick, 375 Ultra Mag., 300 WSM and 450 Marlin. A takedown Model 70 is introduced.
Model 94 “Classic Custom” limited edition in 38-55 announced.<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 2002<o></o>>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> The Winchester Short Magnum in 270 WSM and 7mm WSM available in the Model 70
Model 94 in an exquisite, I of 1000, and 1 of 100 Heritage Model 94 Limited edition in 38-55 caliber
Model 9410 Packer shotgun, shorter barrel
Super X2 Greenhead with a Dura-Touch stock
Model 1300 NWTF introduced in a Short Turkey version
The 270 WSM wins “Ammunition of the Year” by the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence. <o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 2003<o></o>>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> New 223 and 243 Winchester Super Short Magnum (WSSM) cartridges introduced
New Model 70 Super Shadow and Ultimate Shadow Blued and Stainless with new over-molded stocks with rubber gripping surfaces
Model 70 Featherweight Super Short, Coyote, Camo Ultimate Shadow and RMEF Super Grade Stainless
The Model 94 and 9410 offered with new top tang safety to preserve looks
The Model 9417 offered in Traditional and Legacy models
New Supreme Select Elegance, Field and Sporting models offered
Dura-Touch® Armor Coating added to many models
SX2 in the Universal Hunter Field and Signature Red Sporting added
Custom Shop offered a Custom Carbon and Custom Featherweight Model 70 and Custom Limited Edition, New Generation Model 94<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 2004<o>></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> The 25 WSSM caliber added
Model 70s offered in the new WSSM calibers. New RMEF Super Grade and Sporter LT models and new Coyote Model 70 in stainless
Controlled Round Push Feed models emphasized in the Model 70s, Super Shadow Blued, Coyote Stainless and Stealth II
The Model 94s offered Trails end Octagon barrel with case-colored receiver, a Trails End Octagon<o></o>

</td> </tr> <tr style=""> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> 2005<o></o>
</td> <td style="padding: 2.25pt;" valign="top"> The 325 WSM caliber was added to the Model 70 line. Used for thick-skinned, big game animals.
A Super Grade III, and Sporter III stock were added to the Model 70 line.
A Camo Ultimate Shadow with blued barrel offered.
A Super Grade III Model 70 and a model for the RMEF is offered.
Featherweight in stainless and a new Sporter III is introduced.
The Coyote now comes in a stainless, Lite stainless or Lite blued model.
In the Historical guns section, the Model 1885 High Wall comes is offered in all three WSM calibers, and the Low Wall model is offered in 17 Mach 2 caliber.
The Model 94 lever action is now available in a Trails End Hunter model, with a round or octagon barrel. A Marble’s front sight is featured on most Model 94 rifles.
The new Timber Scout, a very fast, quick rifle is offered in 30-30 or 44 Rem. Mag.
The Model 94 Legacy, with a 26” round or octagon barrel, is offered with a blued or case-colored receiver.
The Model 9422, one of the most popular 22 rimfire rifles ever, is discontinued. Several high-grade “Tribute” models are available for a limited time.
In the over/under shotgun line, there is a new Energy Sporting and Energy Trap, with or without an adjustable comb.
The Super X2 now has a fine camo finish on the 3 1/2” Camo Waterfowl model, and a new Light Field is available. The 3” Sporting Clays Signature has a red anodized receiver and magazine cap. There is a new Model 1300 in a NWTF Short Turkey, and a new Practical Defender.
From the Custom Shop comes a custom case-colored Model 9410 lever-action shotgun.<o></o>

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model 70

thanks for your reply. As far as I can tell, it is a crf. It is in such great shape It looks brand new. I just don't know why I cannot find that serial number? everything I can find say's that if it is prefixed by a "G" that it should start at 700,000, and mine is 177xxx?
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CRF is easy enought to verify... First of all if the rifle says classic it is a new, post 64, CRF. If the words Classic doesn't convince you, if the rifle has a large claw, mauser type extractor it is CRF. As far as the serial numbers...you will find no info on them short of possibly contact Winchester/ Browning.

1994
Return of the Pre-'64 Model 70 type action design with claw extraction, controlled round feed, fixed-type ejection and many other features that made the original the most loved and prized bolt action rifle in history. Of all the Winchesters, no rifle design has been revered more among hunters, collectors, target shooters and outdoor writers than the Model 70 with the Pre-'64 type action
One Hundredth Anniversary of the Winchester Model 94 lever action. Specially engraved anniversary models are offered to commemorate the most famous of all Winchester lever actions. Often called "The Gun that Won the West." Its design and effectiveness is so superior that it remains one of the most popular deer rifles in the world.
Model 94 Custom Limited Edition Centennial
Model 94 Limited Edition Grade I and High Grade
Model 70 Classic Custom Sharpshooter .220 Swift
Model 70 Classic Super Express .416 Rem. Mag.
Model 70 Heavy Varmint .220 Swift
Model 70 Classic DBM .284 Win.
Model 1300 Realtree Turkey gun
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Winchester Model 70 Extractor??

Regharding Model 70's, I purchased several hundred M70 parts recently and among the extractos there were three that are about 1/2 inch longer than either the standard or magnum pre-64 claw extractor. It is marked with an M like a pre-64 and has a 64 on it. It will actually fit a pre-64 bolt but will not close becase the length binds in the rear of the action. Any idea what it fits? Is the "classic" M70 extractor longer than a true pre-64?
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herky,

I can't be exactly on the money here, but a G177XXX was manufactured approximately in 1997. Good shooting!
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i have a what i think is a pre 64 m70 .270 but it has the german brid on it and dose not say win on it if you have any info on one that would be grat
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Smile Winchester M70 Serial numbers starting with "G"

Dear
herky 1963,

Having just purchased one of the above, I can tell you that all serial numbers starting with the letter "G" were manufactured by the USRAC (US Repeating Arms Co) at their plant (now defunct) in Connecticut (New Haven). For some reason USRAC were not very particular about their serial numbers, or keeping records of them. If you want confirmation of your year of manufacture (probably 1996/7) I suggest you contact Browning/Winchester in Morgan Utah at 800-945-5237 and ask to be put through to Customer Service.

Should you require any sort of repair or service, phone Browning/Winchester at 800-3224626 x 860 as all work on "G" Winchesters is carried out there.

I hope this of assistance.
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model 70 parts??

I also have just purchased a Pre 64 model 70

is there any parts that break I should be looking for??

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Model 70 post 64 Bolt 270 Cal

Hi,
This is my first posting....
Can anyone help in locating a complete bolt for a Model 70, post 64?
I purchased one without the bolt at a state sale, and am having a hard time in
locating one.
Winchester, aka Browning, is wanting an arm and a leg for the bolt plus labor.
Surely somewhere out here is an extra bolt or pieces for one. I've tried gunparts.com
and couple others.
The actual model is an Westerner 270 cal.

Thanks....
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Might check here:

www.e-gunparts.com

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Wherever you do get a new bolt you are going to have to make sure that it head spaces correctly to your rifle.
Please DO NOT fire your rifle until you have it checked by a competent gunsmith.
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Question on Value of a Model 70 Mannlicher configured rifle

My father-in-law passed away recently and in going through his possessions I came across a Model 70 rifle in the 913,000 serial number range. It did not have the box, but the Winchester hang tag was still attached to the trigger guard along with a separate price tag from a local department store which has long since gone out of business. The hang tage reads:
WINCHESTER
MODEL 70
30-06 SPRINGFIELD
SYMBOL 7004 19 INCH BARREL
MANNLICHER TYPE STOCK
PRICE

The rifle has no sight attached, but the four screws which fill the holes tapped in the receiver are still present. Their are two sling posts screwed into the stock and detachable metal mounts with a leather sling are present. There is a rubber butt plate marked with Winchester name present. The finish is 100%, the bore is bright, and I doubt if he ever fired the rifle.

I know that Winchester only made about 2400 of the Model 70's using the 19 inch barrel with the Mannlicher type stock.

I'm trying to determine an approximate value for purposes of disposing of his estate and would appreciate any comments on the values for this rifle
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Thanks for the Winchester Model 70 repair info. I have several Winchester Model 70 XTR's from the late 1970's/early 1980's and it was my understanding USRAC would not perform repairs to the OLIN Winchester/Western built firearms(Pre 1982 70's,94's etc.). However the "G" serial # prefix on Model 70's started in/after 1968,so many thousands of M-70's built by Winchester Repeating Arms(OLIN) have a "G" then 700,001 or there abouts. I think the cut-off date in July '81 ended around G1,55,XXXX. Some day a book might be written with specific info. on this subject, specifically:OLIN Winchester/Western Model 70 Rifle build dates/serial # I.D. Post 1968(starting with the G) then include all models/options/grade through 1978. Then XTR's, and finally the XTR Featherweight ending sometime in the summer of 1981. Good luck getting all that vintage info. and checking it for accuracy. I believe with all the interest in these rifles it would be very helpfull.
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herky 1963,

Having just purchased one of the above, I can tell you that all serial numbers starting with the letter "G" were manufactured by the USRAC (US Repeating Arms Co) at their plant (now defunct) in Connecticut (New Haven). For some reason USRAC were not very particular about their serial numbers, or keeping records of them. If you want confirmation of your year of manufacture (probably 1996/7) I suggest you contact Browning/Winchester in Morgan Utah at 800-945-5237 and ask to be put through to Customer Service.

Should you require any sort of repair or service, phone Browning/Winchester at 800-3224626 x 860 as all work on "G" Winchesters is carried out there.

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Locating /replacing Your Missing Model 70 Bolt

It was/is not uncommon for bolt action rifle owners to remove and store(hide) their rifle bolt(s) seperate from the corresponding rifle(s). I remember back in the 1970's companies made plactic storage box's for this purpose. That way if the rifle was stolen it was nearly impossible(for the reasons your experiencing), for the "new owner" to use the gun, so it was practically useless as a firearm and valueless except for a few parts. I'd say somewhere there's this past owner of your rifle that's been wodering what this "thing" is in this box. They may have no idea of what it is or does. If may be possible to "backtrack" the sale of your rifle and with proper explaining ,possible to locate the original owner or person who may have inhearited the rifle and hopefully some other "items". When the rifle was delivered from the factory the bolt had the last five or six #'s of the rifles serial # plainly visible(engraved), on it. This will help you identify it. QUOTE=Barney DH;471670]Hi,
This is my first posting....
Can anyone help in locating a complete bolt for a Model 70, post 64?
I purchased one without the bolt at a state sale, and am having a hard time in
locating one.
Winchester, aka Browning, is wanting an arm and a leg for the bolt plus labor.
Surely somewhere out here is an extra bolt or pieces for one. I've tried gunparts.com
and couple others.
The actual model is an Westerner 270 cal.

Thanks....[/QUOTE]
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Smile Barney DH's search for missing Model 70 bolt

It was/is not uncommon for bolt action rifle owners to remove and store(hide), the rifles bolt(s) seperately. If the rifle was stolen this missing "part" would make the rifle useless as a firearm and almost valueless except for a few parts. I remember back in the 1970's a company made plastic box's just for this purpose(bolt storage). Some where there may be a previous owner of your rifle who's been wondering what this "thing" is they have. I'd try to "back-track" the rifles prior owners(if possible), and see what you could find out. When the rifle left the factory it had the last five or six #'s of the guns serial number engraved on it and they are/should be plainly visible. This will help you identify it once you locate it. As mentioned in other posting regarding replacing this rifles bolt: MAKE CERTAIN THAT AN EXACT PART(ASSEMBLY) IS USED AND PROPERLY FITTED/DESIGNED FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE,OTHERWISE SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER/BYSTANDERS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE MAY RESULT IF THE GUN IS FIRED.
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Smile Barney DH's search/replacement of missing Model 70 bolt

It was/is not uncommon for bolt action rifle owners to remove and store(hide), the rifles bolt(s) seperately. If the rifle was stolen this missing "part" would make the rifle useless as a firearm and almost valueless except for a few parts. I remember back in the 1970's a company made plastic box's just for this purpose(bolt storage). Some where there may be a previous owner of your rifle who's been wondering what this "thing" is they have. I'd try to "back-track" the rifles prior owners(if possible), and see what you could find out. When the rifle left the factory it had the last five or six #'s of the guns serial number engraved on it and they are/should be plainly visible. This will help you identify it once you locate it. As mentioned in other posting regarding replacing this rifles bolt: MAKE CERTAIN THAT AN EXACT PART(ASSEMBLY) IS USED AND PROPERLY FITTED/DESIGNED FOR ITS INTENDED PURPOSE,OTHERWISE SERIOUS INJURY TO THE SHOOTER/BYSTANDERS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE MAY RESULT IF THE GUN IS FIRED.
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