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Special Order Pre64 Featherweight???
January 30, 2018
2:16 pm
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Hello,

I recently purchased this 1960 Featherweight in 270 as a shooter/user.  I notice that it has some unique features such as:

super grade style forearm checkering

super grade style grip cap

22 LPI checkering

Winchester Pad (may have been added later LOP is 13")

Low Comb Stock (disc. by 1960?)

I pulled the action and the inletting looks factory to me, but I'm going to compare it to another FW I have.  Any insight would be appreciated...again I bought this to enjoy, because it felt good to me, not because I thought it was worth big $$$.

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanley1980/shares/WW6Zwt

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanley1980/shares/CW6jin

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanley1980/shares/3ZB3b6

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanley1980/shares/3ZB3b6

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanley1980/shares/U0o769

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanley1980/shares/Z72M2B

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanley1980/shares/133Qbn

February 2, 2018
8:20 pm
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Are you guys able to see the links to the photos?  

February 2, 2018
8:42 pm
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photos dont show up in the link....at least from my computer..

February 2, 2018
9:14 pm
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Here are the pics....any insight would be appreciated

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February 3, 2018
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 Hi 7x57hunter-

These images may help.  They are side-by-side comparisons of a M70 low comb standard FWT stock and a M70 Super Grade FWT stock, both in near new condition:

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They illustrate the checkering patterns, grip cap, swivel attachment, and fore end tip from the inside, so might be of some help comparing to your stock.

Best,

Lou

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WACA 9519; Studying Pre-64 Model 70 Winchesters

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February 4, 2018
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Lou, Thank you!  

I compared it side by side to another featherweight.  It looks entirely possible to "re-work" a standard stock to add a grip cap and recontour the grip to match.  Obviously re-checkering would be required.  The forend would then need to be sanded past the checkering and recheckered too.  

Either way the grip, being oval and slimmer than the featherweight I compared it to, makes the standard feel like you are gripping a 2x4.  I really like how this stock feels and I'm going to use it and enjoy it. 

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