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An authentic pre-64 M70 SG FWT stock available?
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May 18, 2021 - 2:25 am
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Please be skeptical of my stock.  I have no reputation on this forum having just joined to try to get this stock to an appropriate collector.

I’ve lived in Montana for 30 years, love old Winchester 70’s, have a couple hundred transactions on GB, but couldn’t imagine being able to collect pre-64 SGs, much less FWT SGs.

I’ve ended up with this stock, which came to me mis-matched to a standard grade pre-64 FWT.  To my eye (and the opinion of a few other gun guys) it is original and is a “late” example, perhaps from the early 60’s. And the condition is very high.

See pictures at this link- 

Pre-64 FWT Supergrade Stock

Please contact me if seriously interested at my email: [email protected] 

I’m aware how rare it is (less than .2% of pre-64 70’s were SG FWTs?), and probably won’t be accepting a first offer unless it is really strong.

Thanks for your interest, and for collecting Winchesters!

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Hello Ben-

I saw the discussion of your stock over on another forum, and was the guy who sent some photos of a M70 SG FWT stock to my Friend “poconojack” that got linked to that thread.  I will post the photos here on WACA in hope that it will give folks here something to compare.  These photos show a SG FWT stock side-by-side with a low comb standard FWT stock.  Both of these, I believe, are factory original pieces and the SG FWT stock appears never to have been used:

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Apart from the composition butt plate on your stock and the difference in lighting of my indoor photos, your stock appears to me to be very similar to the one pictured above.  It’s pure hearsay, but I have been told that many NOS Winchester parts, including SG stocks, were sold off when USRA took over the Winchester factory from Olin Corporation.  So it’s certainly plausible that you could have a genuine unused factory stock there…

Hope this helps…

Lou

P.S.  My stocks are not for sale, just posting photos that may assist anyone looking at Ben’s stock to make up their own minds. Laugh

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Louis Luttrell said  It’s pure hearsay, but I have been told that many NOS Winchester parts, including SG stocks, were sold off when USRA took over the Winchester factory from Olin Corporation.  So it’s certainly plausible that you could have a genuine unused factory stock there…
 

Not hearsay that late production SG floorplates were sold off–saw quite a number of them on ebay after the sale to USRA.

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A photo of the butt with the plate removed would help determine if it is a factory stock.  

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I’ve pulled the butt plate.  There isn’t any finish under the plate, just raw wood.  The butt also hasn’t been drilled to reduce the weight of the stock. 

On my Ohaus scale, it already weighs just under 2.3 lbs. which seems light to me for a Monte Carlo stock with a large cheek piece.  Is it possible they only drilled the denser and heavier SG FWT stocks?

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