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Greetings all.

 I have just become a member and a collector of Winchesters with the purchase of a pre 64 model 70  Super grade in 300 win mag.

 The serial number indicates the action and stock were made in 1954 but of course the barrel has to be 1963 or later so I believe this firearm made a visit to the Winchester custom shop some time after 1963. 

 Any insights from members would be appreciated.

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Give us the serial number and maybe someone can help you.  Where did you get the manufacture date info?

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Guess that anything is possible, but I’d bet very heavily that the barrel was not installed at the Custom Shop.

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When a rifle was rebarreled at the factory, was some special mark added to the brl in addition to all the standard marks on the bottom? 

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The serial # is G297042.

I got the date of Manufacture off the internet.   Underneath between the recoil lug and the magazine well there is stamped CC on one side of the bolt hole and N on the other with one other mark that might be a lower case l or an exclamation point missing the period.

  I am guessing Winchester custom shop only on the quality of the work but some of you would know better then I.

 The quality of the stock wood figure alone makes this a special specimen.

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What is the procedure to post a picture from my computer file to here.?

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warren Lathrop said
What is the procedure to post a picture from my computer file to here.?  

Warren,

Per your profile, you are a “Guest” member on the WACA website.  As such, you will need to post your pictures on a photo hosting website, then post the URL to them here on the WACA forums.

If you are a paid WACA member, you can upload and post the pictures directly to the forum.

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warren Lathrop said
The serial # is G297042.

I got the date of Manufacture off the internet.   Underneath between the recoil lug and the magazine well there is stamped CC on one side of the bolt hole and N on the other with one other mark that might be a lower case l or an exclamation point missing the period.

  I am guessing Winchester custom shop only on the quality of the work but some of you would know better then I.

 The quality of the stock wood figure alone makes this a special specimen.  

Warren,

Model 70 S/N G297042 was manufactured sometime in the late 1990s by the U.S. Repeating Arms Company (U.S.R.A.Co.).  It is not an original pre-64 Winchester Model 70.

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Thank you.

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Welcome, Warren. I’m sorry your Winchester isn’t what you thought it was. Model 70’s are awesome rifles but if you want a collectable example you’ll need to do your homework. I hope your next acquisition goes better.

 

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I did not buy it as a pre 64 so am not out any money. I did not realize the g prefix in the serial number mattered and thought I had stumbled onto a collectable. At any rate it is a beautiful gun and well worth what I paid for it. Cool

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