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G20460xx

Model 70 SA LIGHTWEIGHT .223

Walnut stock

How rare is this beast?

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Tnnewbie said
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G20460xx

Model 70 SA LIGHTWEIGHT .223

Walnut stock

How rare is this beast?  

No idea.  The Model 70 you are asking about is not a Pre-1964 production (collectible) rifle.

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From my research, it’s a post-64 1997 production. Serial number is not documented in winchester archive. However, it has the red butt stock and light walnut wood. The stock is flat on the cheek rest. I understand this is an indicator of being produced before they closed, but after they stopped documenting the serial numbers.

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From my research, it’s a post-64 1997 production. Serial number is not documented in winchester archive. However, it has the red butt stock and light walnut wood. The stock is flat on the cheek rest. I understand this is an indicator of being produced before they closed, but after they stopped documenting the serial numbers.  

The reason the S/N is not documented in the Winchester archives is because your Model 70 was not manufactured by “Winchester”.  Instead, it was manufactured by the U.S. Repeating Arms Company (U.S.R.A.Co.), who was a wholly owned subsidiary of Fabrique Nationale (FN).  All serial numbers were documented by Federal law, FN just purposefully chose to disclose them to the public.

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 Is anybody doing research on post 64 model 70s? I bought mine in 1984 made by US Repeating Arms of New Haven. I will share info if research is being done. Don

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Don,

Nobody that I am aware of.

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