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Retry: How to identify a Win M70 Stock
April 3, 2021 - 3:57 am

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For some reason, no matter what I did in my prior post, I could not get the pictures to display, and if they did, they were truncated. When I created this new post, I did not have that problem when I “previewed” it, so I’m hoping the pictures will stick this time. Sorry if this is the wrong way to go about fixing the post. I was not able to delete the old post.

Is there any way to date a Winchester Model 70 stock?

I’m downsizing my firearm parts and digging through my collection of rifle stocks. I ran across the Model 70 stock, and I can’t remember where or when I got it ;). I’m just guessing that it’s a 63′ Featherweight?

I really appreciate any help you can provide.
Bill

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April 3, 2021 - 12:28 pm

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That’s a Standard Rifle stock with a Monte Carlo comb and the larger, hand cut checkered panels (1952-1960). It’s inlet for the barrel boss which accommodates the rear sight. Been fitted with an aftermarket recoil pad and it’s also been shortened.

April 3, 2021 - 3:42 pm

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Tedk said
 it’s also been shortened.  

Hi Ted, Are you sure it been shorten? It is the same length as all the other two stocks (non-Monty Carlo) that I have and the finish looks to be original.

Thank you for your help in identifying this stock

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April 3, 2021 - 4:57 pm

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Bill,

Does the heel of the stock still have the inlet for the ‘widows peak’ found on the original steel butt plate? If one looks closely there is very fine chipping (caused by the blade) in the finish along the entire length of the butt where it meets the first black layer of the recoil pad. Are you including the approx. 1” length of the replacement recoil pad when comparing the overall length of this stock to your two others?

The finish does appear to be original.

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April 3, 2021 - 7:40 pm

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Hi Ted, Are you sure it been shorten? It is the same length as all the other two stocks (non-Monty Carlo) that I have and the finish looks to be original.

Thank you for your help in identifying this stock

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It’s been shortened. The factory length from forearm tip to heel of stock w/o buttplate is 31.9″.

Steve

April 4, 2021 - 12:01 am

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Tedk said
Does the heel of the stock still have the inlet for the ‘widows peak’ found on the original steel butt plate? If one looks closely there is very fine chipping (caused by the blade) in the finish along the entire length of the butt where it meets the first black layer of the recoil pad. Are you including the approx. 1” length of the replacement recoil pad when comparing the overall length of this stock to your two others?

Sometimes I wonder about my brain. LOL I just don’t know why my brain didn’t consider that “shorten” was the trim for the recoil pad. For some reason, it didn’t click and I was thinking forend shortened. Man do I feel humpdy-dumpty now 😉

Ted & Steve..  Thank you again, even more so for putting up with my apparent lapse in brain function.

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