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Mod 71 info needed for investment purchase
March 19, 2013
12:39 pm
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Need to know:

year buttplates changed from metal to hardened rubber

Years offered with peep sight aperature and who made sight

LOP from end of wood without buttplate

length of long tang vs short tang.

how many screws should appear on each side of reciever

Thank you gods of the winchester.

please forward info to 7mmremingtonmag@gmail.com

March 19, 2013
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Ken S. wrote:

please forward info to 7mmremingtonmag@gmail.com

You might want to come up with a "Winchester" email address!!!

Good luck



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March 19, 2013
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The standard butt plate for the Model 71 was always the checkered steel type.

The No. 98A Bolt-peep was available from the first rifle all the way to the last rifle made.

The short tang replaced the long tang very near serial number 16,800, and it is not difficult to see the length difference in the two.

On the early production guns, there are two slotted screws on the left side, and two on the right side (one of them being for the loading gate). The rearmost screw on the left side extends through the receiver frame and the bitter end is visible on the right hand side. On the later production Model 71s (approximately serial 25,500), there are two extra holes drilled and tapped on the left upper rear part of the receiver for mounting a peep sight. The two extra holes were a special order option on the early serial numbers.

I do not know what the exact measurement is for the LOP, but it is something in the 13 - 13.5 inch range.

Bert H.

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March 19, 2013
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thanks for the info. Very appreciated.

Thanks michael. but the 7mm rem mag is in my humble opinion superior to the .284win in all respects. Not to say all rem calibers are (308win for example), but that one sure is. I have a few 308win chambered remingtons. as well as a win mod 70. Each sit the bench due to a custom Sako A5 Finbear chambered in 7mm rem mag

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