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2013 M70 XTR Featherweight Maple
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I recently purchased an unfired NOS M70 Featherweight XTR .257 Roberts push feed with a floorplate that says 1 of 250, 257 ROBERTS, 2013 Maple Limited Edition with a G1509XXX Serial Number. I have searched and searched and can’t figure out what I have. I assumed all Featherweights used the classic action like the two I own that are from the late 90’s. Any interesting info would be appreciated.M70Image Enlarger

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Nobody knows?

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Nobody knows?  

Most likely not.  For the most part, most WACA members & collectors focus on the Pre-1964 production Model 70 rifles (those manufactured by the original Winchester arms company in New Haven, CT).  The rifle you are asking about was manufactured by Fabrique Nationale (FN) in Columbia, SC long after Winchester got out of the firearms manufacturing business.  As of today, there simply is not much collector interest in any of the modern Model 70 rifles.

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I recently saw a nice late-model M70 with a maple stock but can’t recall if it was push feed or not. When I was growing up I had a neighbor who made bird’s eye maple stocks. Would love to run across one of them today.

 

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I have the Shot Show special Maple Winchester in .300 win mag. Stunning gun!! It’s been to Africa twice and out west for elk and mules. It’s beat to hell at this point but each ding is a memory. 
Agree it’s not “collectable” and appropriate for THIS forum.  

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I was just trying to figure out if and or why a Featherweight from 2013 could be had with two different actions. All of the Model 70 lovers I know seem to think there were no Featherweight Push Feeds built that late, and all I’ve seen are the Classic CRF action. So sorry. I didn’t realize it was beneath the dignity of this site to answer a simple question.

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I’m sorry to disappoint you, Preston. As I understand it the later Super Grades had CRF and others had push feed. I can’t say where the FW’s fall in this but it may have changed over the years as the company you call Winchester went through some dramatic changes after 1963. It’s not beneath our dignity, it’s simply beyond the scope of the interests of many of our members. We gather here to discuss a very specific group of firearms, yours is about 50 years too new for most of us.

 

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Preston Brandt said
I was just trying to figure out if and or why a Featherweight from 2013 could be had with two different actions. All of the Model 70 lovers I know seem to think there were no Featherweight Push Feeds built that late, and all I’ve seen are the Classic CRF action. So sorry. I didn’t realize it was beneath the dignity of this site to answer a simple question.  

We can’t answer questions about a topic that we have very little (or No) knowledge of… it has nothing to do with a lack of “dignity”.

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