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Thread: Model 70 Winchester

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    Model 70 Winchester

    Ladies and gentlemen, for a while now I have been looking for a Winchester model 54 in 30GOVT’06 (30-06). Today at the gun show I stumbled across an EARLY model 70 4 digit serial number made in 1937 that was in good shape for being 82.Has what I believe is a Redfeild? Peep sight on it. Picked it up and but it back down on the shelf a few times until I finally decided to buy it. Paid six Benjamin’s for it and will be the rifle I take if I ever get lucky enough to draw a moose permit here in Maine. Now to work up some cast bullets for it.

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    Nice score on a primo early cloverleaf Model 70 !

    You got at least a 50% discount on that model...……

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    You did good IMO. Just a hair steep for me, but its not in my stable so as long as yor happy. Enjoy figuring out what she wants to eat.
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    Looks like you got a great deal on a great rifle. It will be worth a lot more the longer you keep it.
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    Nice rifle, the wood and bluing look great!

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    That's in wonderful shape. Was it pulled out of a museum?
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    That is a very nice rifle, I didn't know that early of M70 Win was drilled and tapped receiver?
    Hell, I was there!

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    Had to do a little research on what clover leaf meant. Would have never know it was referring to the tang.
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    Thank you I’ve pretty much figured if I want it I might as well get it. I can always make more money and these old Winchester’s are getting hard to find. Btw I used to live in Logan By the old AL’s sporting goods location.
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    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    That's in wonderful shape. Was it pulled out of a museum?

    I believe someone had it laying in there closet somewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by swheeler View Post
    That is a very nice rifle, I didn't know that early of M70 Win was drilled and tapped receiver?

    I wasn’t either but it looks like it left the factory that way? Anyone know if they were?
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    My ca. 1942 Winchester Model 70 does have the receiver drilled and tapped for scope mounts, also has a stripper clip slot and the left side of the receiver bridge is drilled and tapped for a Lyman 48 receiver sight. My Winchester 54 has the rear receiver bridge drilled and tapped on top for a scope base, and the left sidewall for a Lyman 48, but the top of the receiver ring was not factory drilled and tapped, but done afterward before I got it.

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    Very nice for both of you. I would happily pay that for either one. Very classy hunting rifles indeed.

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    I'm bummed cause I missed a gun show...

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    Beautiful rifle!

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    The sight is a Lyman 48. I have a model 70 made in 1939. In 30-06 of course. I wish it were in 7x57 Mauser.
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    Nice snag !

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    Good price IMO plus nice rifle!
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