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Unusual model 70
July 18, 2021
8:02 pm
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This is an odd gun.  What do you make of it?  Looks like a post 64 address on a pre 64 barrel pattern.  Did Winchester make replacement barrels for the pre 64 model 70 in the late 60s or 70s?  

 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/905858894

July 18, 2021
8:29 pm
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That’s a pre64 barrel that looks like it’s been shortened. There’s also an extra hole in the rear bridge.

July 18, 2021
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I don’t think the barrel has the correct pre 64 address

July 18, 2021
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Tedk said
That’s a pre64 barrel that looks like it’s been shortened. There’s also an extra hole in the rear bridge.  

How stupid not to use a base of the correct length!  .300 Win Mag was introduced in 1963, so how would you get one in ’55?

Gun isn’t worth half the asking price.

July 19, 2021
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IMHO…

This rifle is a late 1950s (type III-3 action) that was probably chambered originally in 30-06 and subsequently restocked/rebarreled to 300 WIN MAGNUM. 

Since I’m “borrowing” e-mail access I’ve not looked too close at the barrel stamp but it MIGHT (???) be a genuine pre-64 barrel with the front sight ramp (silver brazed on) removed or barrel shortened.  Note there is a rear barrel sight boss (dovetail blank installed) and that the “R” trademark symbol is on about half-ish of the pre-64 300 WIN MAGNUM barrels (check Rule – he’s right on this)…  The stock is much than the gun (narrow panel machine checkering) and probably has a non-factory pad.

If the term “Frankenchester” were considered appropriately applied to late pre-64 guns, this would be one.  Probably an “in-use” upgrade by the owner, but pretty much “parts” now…

Just my take LaughSmileWink

Lou

WACA 9519; Studying Pre-64 Model 70 Winchesters

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