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Winchester Model 70

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Introduction | Step 1-Model | Step 2- Variation | Step 3- Condition  | Production Information | Gun Parts Diagram | Model 70 Features | History of Winchester Rifles


Which Type of Model 70 Winchester Rifle?

Step 1: Determine the model type of your Model 70 Winchester rifle

It was possible to purchase any one of 11 model (types), with variations (date manufactured) in the Model 70 Winchester.  The standard rifle had a plain walnut checkered pistol walnut stock.  Deluxe model types had different stocks and may have had  other added features.  

Use the Key to determine which gun you have.  Start at "a" and if this is not your gun, then  move on to "b," and so forth through the other choices until you find the one that best describes your gun.  Follow the path through the key to determine your rifle model type, confirm with the overall descriptions, then record the information in the box to the right.  These guns were very popular and some have gone through many hands.  Each owner had an opportunity to modify the gun, add parts, change parts, and remove features.  In the Model 70 check carefully that the serial number on the bolt matches the one on the rifle.  Be alert for such modifications, and remember that any modification from the original probably decreases value.

If you are unfamiliar with the names for the parts of your gun, examine the Parts Diagram by Clicking Here.

Easy Key:

a. My gun has a plain walnut checkered pistol stock and forend.  The barrel is 24" round (except 26" for .220 Swift and .300 H&H and 25" .375 H&H after 1937).  ---  You have the Standard Grade Model 70 Winchester. 

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Standard Model 70 stock

 

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b. My gun has a select walnut checkered  stock with a raised cheek-piece and the pistol-grip is capped.  The forend is checkered and has a black plastic tip.  The barrel is 24" round (except 26" for .220 Swift and .300 H&H, and 25" for the  .375 H&H after 1937) .  You have the Super Grade Model 70 Winchester. 
Enter the model of your gun in the box to the right, then go to Go to STEP 2.

 

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c. My gun has a plain walnut checkered pistol stock and forend.  The round barrel is 22" and the caliber is either .243, .264, .270, .308, .30-06, or .358.  Serial number on the gun is between 206,626 and 581,471.  The gun has an aluminum trigger guard and floor plate.  Butt plate is either aluminum in the earlier production guns and black plastic on guns with later serial numbers.  You have the Featherweight Model 70 Winchester. 
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Featherweight Model 70 Winchester

 

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d. My gun has a plain walnut checkered pistol stock and forend.  The round barrel is 20" and the front site is integral with the barrel (this is IMPORTANT!).  The caliber is either .22 Hornet, .250-3000, .257 Roberts, .270, 7mm, or .30-06.  You have the Carbine Model 70 Winchester. 

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30-06 Carbine

 

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e. My gun has a plain walnut target type stock.  The round barrel is 24" (National Match), 26" (Target), or 28" Bull Gun.  The caliber is either .243, .30-06, or .300 H&H magnum.  
     You have either a National Match, Target, or Bull Model 70 Winchester rifle. 

Enter the model of your gun in the box to the right, then go to Go to STEP 2.

300 H&H Magnum Model 70

 

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f. My gun has a plain walnut checkered pistol-grip stock and forend.  The round barrel is 26" long and the gun is chambered for the .264 Winchester Magnum. You have the Westerner Model 70 Winchester. 

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g. My gun has a plain walnut checkered pistol-grip stock and forend.  The round barrel is 25" long.  The gun is chambered for either .338 Winchester Magnum or the .375 H&H Magnum.   You have the Alaskan Model 70 Winchester. 

Enter the model of your gun in the box to the right, then go to Go to STEP 2.
 

.375 H&H Magnum - with conversion

 

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Continue to Step 2 and the Variations of Models

 


Introduction | Step 1-Model | Step 2- Variation | Step 3- Condition  | Production Information | Gun Parts Diagram | Model 70 Features | History of Winchester Rifles